Toffee Brownies A La Mode Ice Cream Cake #IceCreamWeek

by Kate on August 14, 2013

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I really have a soft spot for brownies. They’re one of my all-time favorite sweets. I like mine dense and fudgy, not cake-like. Plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and I’m a happy gal. Simplicity. This Toffee Brownies A La Mode Ice Cream Cake takes that simplicity just a step further with the addition of toffee to the ice cream and a layer of fudge in between and makes this cake something to really talk about.

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Now, don’t scoff here because this is a semi-homemade creation. There’s nothing to say you can’t make everything from scratch. You certainly can but sometimes you’ve got company coming and you need a few shortcuts. It’s okay to take shortcuts. Shortcuts are still delicious! Boxed brownies are still magical, especially if they’re Ghirardelli. Uh-huh! YUM! Then a carton of vanilla bean ice cream gets even better with the addition of toffee bits. Put it all together and you’ve got brownies a la mode perfection. This is seriously good folks! Brownies topped with fudge, vanilla ice cream and toffee. How could this be anything but amazing?

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I mean, just look at that thick, gooey fudge just beckoning to you and those butter bits of toffee! But maybe you don’t love toffee like I love toffee. Go ahead and change it up! How about cookies and cream ice cream? Or chocolate chip ice cream? Whatever flavor you choose if there are brownies and ice cream involved, it’s sure to be a hit.

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Toffee Brownies A La Mode Ice Cream Cake

5 hours

Yield: 15 servings

Toffee Brownies A La Mode Ice Cream Cake

Fudgy brownies topped with vanilla toffee ice cream and hot fudge for a decadent ice cream cake.


  • 1 box brownie mix and ingredients required to prepare them OR homemade
  • 1 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, divided
  • 1.5 quart high-quality vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped chocolate covered toffee bits, like Heath, divided


  1. Prepare brownies according to package directions or whip up a homemade batch in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish lined with parchment paper. Use a large piece of parchment and allow it to hang over the sides of the baking dish to make removing the ice cream cake easier later. Cool baked brownies completely.
  2. Warm 1 cup hot fudge just until spreadable consistency. Top cooled brownies with 1 cup hot fudge. Place baking dish in the freezer and remove the vanilla ice cream.
  3. Place ice cream on the counter to soften for about 15 minutes. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a large bowl. Stir in 1 cup chopped toffee bits. Spread ice cream toffee mixture over fudge layer. Return to freezer for 4 hours or until frozen solid.
  4. Warm remaining 1/4 cup fudge. Drizzle fudge over the top of the ice cream cake and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup toffee over the top of the cake. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, carefully lift brownie ice cream cake from the baking dish using the parchment paper and place on a serving dish. Cut into squares and serve.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

suzanne August 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

Look so delicious!!! I have to try this, the layer of ice cream on the brownies sounds so good.


Liz August 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

Did you say toffee? I LOVE your ice cream cake, Kate!


Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) August 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

You are kind of my hero because I am in love with everything in this cake. Awesome job!!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

What a fun way to serve brownies al la mode!


veronica gantley August 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

Goodness gracious!! This Brownies al la mode looks amazing! I will definitely want to try this over the summer for sure!


Kristen August 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

I like this convenient way to make a large brownie sundae for a crowd! The toffee crunch is a nice touch!


Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen August 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wow, what an amazing dessert, Kate! You’ve just taken ala mode to a whole new, delicious level!


Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

That looks sinful! It’s like every awesome dessert rolled into one. Not complaining!


Jennie @themessybakerblog August 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

Oh, Kate, how I love thee for this recipe creation. I want to reach through the screen and steal a bite.


Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I just pinned this amazing looking treat because just WOW!


Maria | Pink Patisserie August 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I love ice cream cakes! This one looks so refreshing and has all my favorite flavors. Yum!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips August 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Ghirardelli brownies are magic in a box. Add ice cream and toffee – heaven in a pan!!!


ChristineM August 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

oh Kate, you are killing me here with the sweetness of ice cream and brownies and toffee! Now I really have to make ice cream treats soon!


The Ninja Baker August 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Yay for semi-homemade creations! I’m a big Sandra Lee fan AND I’m a fan of your gorgeous toffee bits with chocolate dessert =)


Susan August 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

homemade, semi-homemade, whatever I just want this in ma belly!


Jen @JuanitasCocina August 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

You’re like…an evil genius. Because wow.


tanya August 15, 2013 at 8:01 am

Stop, your killing me! This dessert is totally calling me with all the fudge and toffee! I have a huge soft spot for brownies too!


Anne ~ Uni Homemaker August 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Oh my! That looks amazing! I can go for a few squares of these. Delicious!


Meg @ Sweet Twist August 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

What a great week of Ice cream recipes. They all look so tasty!


Kate August 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Thanks Meg! It was such a fun week of wonderful recipes.


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