These Nutella Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches feature Ferrero Rocher stuffed chocolate ice cream sandwiched between two fudgy Nutella brownies. These lovelies are taken to the next level with a chocolate/hazelnut coating! A fun treat for the summertime!
Who loves Nutella? Better yet, who DOESN’T love Nutella? I’m a huge fan of this silky chocolate hazelnut flavoured heaven in a jar. One of the best, and most popular ways to enjoy this hazelnut goodness is straight from the jar — but I prefer it inside of other desserts!
I’ve already shared a recipe for Nutella Pretzel Brownies, but with today being National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, I just HAD to turn my new favourite brownie into a yummy frozen treat!
This dessert is a Nutella dream come true! The combination of rich and fudgy Nutella brownies, chocolate ice cream and Ferrero Rochers coated in a hard chocolate hazelnut shell is unbeatable!
I made these during an insane heatwave and they kept melting, so they don’t look the prettiest — but the taste is absolutely incredible!
These Nutella brownie ice cream sandwiches are super easy to make, because the brownie is the only thing made from scratch.
The brownie itself is really easy to make and only requires one bowl! It’s modified from my tried and true brownie recipe I use in most of my delicious Fudge Brownie recipes. The only difference is that I replaced the chocolate chips with Nutella.
The process is exactly the same, melt the butter and Nutella, add sugar, eggs, vanilla, dry ingredients etc. The final brownie is just as fudgy as my chocolate brownie!
Since these are ice cream sandwiches, the brownie batter needs to be divided in half to make two thinner layers. Make sure your baking pan is sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper to make life easier. Then pour half of the brownie batter into a pan and spread into an even layer.
Now we want these brownies to stay nice and flat, so you’ll need to place a layer of parchment paper directly on top of the batter before baking. This actually made it difficult for me to tell when the brownies were done because I needed to remove the pan from the oven and take the parchment paper off, but in the end I found 16-20 minutes to be the perfect baking time.
When you remove the parchment, the surface of the brownie will look moist, but not wet. And a toothpick inserted into the brownie should come out with a few moist crumbs. Lift the brownies out of the pan and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.
Once the second brownie layer has finished baking, let it cool inside of the pan. This will be the bottom layer of the ice cream sandwich.
While the brownies are cooling, take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften at room temperature. Once cooled, scoop out some of the ice cream onto the brownie that’s still in the pan. I didn’t give any measurements for the ice cream because it’s not needed. Simply scoop enough to cover the brownie.
Spread the ice cream into an even layer, then place the halved Ferrero Rochers on top and gently push them down so they are inside of the ice cream. Add a few more spoonfuls of ice cream on top of the Ferrero Rochers and spread into an even layer to cover them completely. Gently flip the second brownie layer on top of the ice cream layer and gently push down to secure. Wrap the entire pan in plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
Once the ice cream is completely frozen, remove the brownies from the freezer and lift out of the pan. Using a sharp knife that has been sitting in hot water, slice into even portions. I sliced mine into 2×4-inch rectangles (perfect ice cream sandwich size), but since the brownies were super frozen and my knife isn’t very sharp, the slices weren’t as even as I wanted.
Because of the insane heatwave in my city, these ice cream sandwiches were melting like crazy! I would put the sandwiches back in the freezer for a few hours, but as soon as I took them out, they started melting immediately. With my lack of patience, I still dipped them in the chocolate and hazelnuts which was a disaster, to say the least.
I ended up rushing the photo-taking process because the sandwiches were quickly becoming a melted mess. Darn heatwave.
After re-freezing the sandwiches for the rest of the day and finally taking my first bite, I fell in love. You could even say it was “love at first bite”. After the first bite, I just knew these were gonna be on my favourite recipes list!
My favourite way to enjoy these is by putting the sandwiches into a bowl, letting the brownies soften for a few minutes, then eating it with a spoon. It’s like a Nutella Brownie Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae! Tell me that doesn’t sound amazing?
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Let’s get baking! - Feel free to spread some Nutella on the inside of the brownies to help the sandwiches stick together better.
Ice Cream Layer:
Chocolate Hazelnut Coating:
For the Nutella Brownies:
For the Ice Cream Layer:
For the Chocolate Hazelnut Coating:
- I recommend pouring the melted chocolate into a tall, wide dish or glass to make dipping easier.
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- Feel free to spread some Nutella on the inside of the brownies to help the sandwiches stick together better.