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How to mke individual ice cream cakes

Easy to Make Decadent Dessert

This is a simple crowd-pleasing individual ice cream cake. These are perfect for gatherings. Extra easy to make too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
10 minutes 0 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 160 kcal


  • 6 individual spring form pans or size of your choice
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 mini food process to grind excess brownies
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 9x13 baking pan


  • 1 box Ducan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1 container pirouette cookies flavor of your choice
  • 1 container Vanilla ice cream or flavor of your choice


  • Make the brownies following the directions on the box I suggest making them fudgy style
  • Break the pirouette cookies in half or leave them the length to fit the size sping form pan you are using
  • Cut the brownies to size to fit your spring form pan and lightly press into the bottom
  • grind up the leftover brownies and store in the refrgerator so they are cold
  • After adding the cookies freeze overnight. This helps the ice cream to freeze better
  • Freeze overnight
  • Next day add the ice cream of your choice. Fill to the top and smooth
  • Sprinkle with the brownie crumbs and freeze at a minimum of overnight


Instructions For My Decadent Dessert

Begin by making Duncan Hines brownies in a 9 x 13 pan and make them fudgy style. 
This is Duncan Hinses chewy fudge browenie mmix and pirouette cookies
brownie mix
This is Duncan Hinses chewy fudge brownie mix and pirouette cookies
Follow the instructons on the box for the brownies.  I highly recommend fudge style brownies.
While they are baking begin breaking pirouette cookies. You can make these the height of the pan you will use for your ice cream cake. I'm using individual spring form pans.
Broken cookies
Break cookies in half
After the brownies have cooled slightly, begin cutting pieces using the pan and carefully cut with a knife to fit a single size spring form pan. 
cutting the brownies
Cut the brownies to fit the individual spring form pans
Press lightly into the bottom of the pan.
Brownie added to the pan
Add the cut brownie to the pan
Next lightly press the cookies into the brownie filling edges and freeze overnight. 
Add the pirouette cookies
Add the pirouette cookies around the outside and push lightly into brownie
Freeze these overnight.  This will make this very cold so the cookies are frozen into place.  And helps the ice cream get more firm when added and frozen.
After the brownies and cookies  have frozen
Let the brownies and cookies freeze overnight
Any leftover brownies place into a small food processor to grind.  After grinding them place this in a bowl and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight.  I also did this because the brownies are fudgy and needed to stiffen. 
gring leftover brownies in a food processor
After extra brownies are ground up in the food processer store in the refridgerator overnight. They will be stiff. No worries move them around with a spoon to lossen and sit at room temperature
The next day remove the crumbs from the refrigerator and they will be stiff.  Don't be concerned.  Move them around with a spoon slightly and allow to sit at room temperature.
Next, begin adding vanilla ice cream or ice cream of your choice. 
Start adding ice cream of your choice
After adding one scoop of vanilla ice cream for the cakes smoothe with the bottom of a glass
Use a drinking glass to press the ice cream slightly to flatten.  Continue this process until the ice cream is filled to the top.
Glass bottom to to push last scoop of ice cream
Glass pushing last scoop of ice cream into this sweet treat and making it smooth
Sprinkle the top with ground brownies
Add the ground brownies to the top
Lastly, sprinkle the tops with the ground up brownies and freeze at a minimum of overnight.
Remove from the pans and place on a serving dish just before serving to guests.  Enjoy these they are delicious, yummy desserts!
Finished ice cream cake
Freeze overnight and remove from the pans just before serving to your guests
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