I’m just going to preface this by saying, you need this recipe in your life or you might die. That’s it. Blog post over. Okay not really, but let’s talk about ice cream for a sec mmmmkay? Have you ever played that game, “Would you rather”? So someone gives you a super crazy scenario like, “Would you rather eat the same thing every day or never be able to eat the same thing again?” and then you have to answer. Inevitably you sit there and over-think the question like your life depends on it, when in reality you should just answer because it’s not like someone is ever going to hold a gun to your head, make you choose, and then follow you around 24/7 to enforce it. Obvs. It’s just fun to see what your friends would choose and then discuss amongst yourselves.
So another “Would you rather” is, “Would you rather eat all of your food hot or all of your food cold?” And yes, the “Would you rathers” are always about food because who cares about anything else?!?! I immediately answered, “I’d rather eat all my food hot.” Because how gross would cold filet mignon and mashed potatoes be or cold pancakes? And no ooey goey warm cookies straight from the oven, or Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, or warm apple pie, or hot pizza?! But then I started thinking about ice cream…oh ice cream you get me every time! If I had to choose a second favorite dessert (you all know molten chocolate lava cake is my first) it would be ice cream. I LOVE ice cream. I also love chocolate and brownies so it only seemed natural to take a few of my recipes and combine them together to be the one ice cream to rule them all. Well I Frankensteined the ish out of that crap and dang…it’s GOOD!
So what do you do for cones in a gluten filled world? Use gluten-free ones of course! I really like the Let’s Do Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones. I’m sure there would also be a way to make your own, but I haven’t had time to develop a recipe yet. I usually just eat my ice cream in a bowl anyway, but sometimes you just want a damn cone. What do you do if you want to make this recipe, but don’t own a copy of Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind? Go buy a copy of course! I’m sure I’m going to get someone that complains about this. Because people just love to complain, just remember, I’m under no obligation to provide free recipes, I just do most of the time because I love what I do and I feel like people shouldn’t have to pay money to make better choices for their health. Okay, rant over, I just had to say what I had to stay.
So besides ice cream what’s new with me? Getting ready to go on vacation in August. I haven’t drank a drop of alcohol since December 30th, 2016. A whole blog post about that is coming soon, just you wait! So much good info! Let’s see what else, I’m totally into that show Billions and binge watched it over the weekend. I have no idea what they’re talking about half the time, but I really like it. I need another show to binge. What are you guys loving right now? Tell me everything. Are you still thinking about whether or not you’d eat all your food hot or cold? I thought so. What’s your favorite “Would you rather”? I can’t wait to answer them and give you all my reasoning why, like you care and have nothing better to do than read my responses.
- Better Than Box Brownies from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind
- The Best Chocolate Ice Cream from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind
- 1 cup (200g) chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup (60ml) full-fat canned coconut milk or heavy cream
- Make the Better Than Box Brownies recipe as instructed on page 110. Set aside to cool. For faster cooling, place in the refrigerator.
- Make The Best Chocolate Ice Cream recipe as instructed on page 322. While the ice cream is churning make the Fudge Swirl.
- To make the Fudge Swirl, melt the chocolate chips and coconut milk or cream in a double boiler over low heat or in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Stir frequently, using a ribber spatula, until completely melted and combined. Set aside and let cool before mixing into ice cream.
- When the brownies are cooled, transfer half the batch to a large mixing bowl and use a fork to mash the brownie into large crumbs.
- When the ice cream is almost finished churning, sprinkle the brownie bits in while the ice cream maker is still on. The ice cream maker will mix the brownie bits into the ice cream as it churns. Once the ice cream is ready and the brownie crumbs are mixed in, turn the ice cream maker off to transfer the ice cream mixture to a separate container.
- Transfer 1/3 of the ice cream mixture into your container to create the first layer. Pour some of the Fudge on top and use a butter knife to swirl it into the ice cream. Repeat this process two more times to make two more layers, or until the ice cream has been completely transferred and no fudge remains.
- Eat immediately or for firmer ice cream, cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer. Let harden for 3 hours or overnight. Let it thaw for a bit at room temperature before scooping. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to a month.
- There are notes in each recipe that list subs to make the brownies and ice cream dairy-free. If you're body is stoked on dairy, there are also subs to include dairy. Make it your own!
- You will have extra brownies since this recipe only calls for half the batch to be used in the ice cream. When are leftover brownies ever a bad thing?
GingerMay 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm (6 years ago)
If anyone complains about you referencing recipes from your cookbook, they can go and make that Molten Chocolate cake that is on the website for free. OMG, both look so.damn.good.
Vanessa BarajasMay 8, 2017 at 11:08 am (6 years ago)
Haha! I appreciate that! I’m not going to lie, it’s SO good! Definitely make it if you get a chance! 😉
AnnikaNovember 25, 2017 at 7:10 pm (5 years ago)
Holy cow-a-moly, Vanessa, that looks amazing! Making this ASAP. Your photography is spectacular, too… 😉
~Annika (from http://www.paleoishliving.com)
Vanessa BarajasNovember 30, 2017 at 10:23 am (5 years ago)
Thanks Annika! I think I could eat this ice cream everyday for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. Haha!