Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies

Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies

These Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies are easy to make, yet so delicious! Homemade brownies are topped with a thick layer of Toasted Coconut ice cream and a decadent, simple chocolate ganache. Sprinkle with some toasted coconut flakes and you've got one crowd-pleasing dessert!Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies | The Chef Next Door

I love making simple desserts, especially those that involve ice cream! No matter the season or time of year, I always have ice cream in my freezer. If you're anything like me you probably love a classic brownie too, and I've put them together to make one scrumptious dessert!

One of my absolute favorite classic flavors of Hudsonville Ice Cream is Toasted Coconut - chocolate covered toasted coconut pieces are mixed with a rich, creamy coconut ice cream. It's divine! Whenever I eat it I feel like I'm on a tropical getaway. And especially these days - we can all dream about being on a getaway, am I right?

Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies | The Chef Next Door

Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies | The Chef Next Door

If you've been around here long enough than you know my love for Hudsonville Ice Cream runs deep. They have been one of my long-time partners and I'm very passionate about supporting local, Michigan-based businesses. A few years back I had the opportunity to meet their team and tour the facility and it was truly one of the most memorable trips I've been on! The have more than 50 flavors that are sold in the Midwest, including pint size Dairy Free and Extra Indulgent varieties. You can visit the Hudsonville website and use their Scoop Locator to find ice cream in a store nearest you. And don’t forget to grab a coupon for $3 off two cartons of your favorite flavors!
Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies | The Chef Next Door

My Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies are easy to make but do require a little bit of "hands-off" time. You start with a homemade brownie base, then top it with softened ice cream. Let those two layers freeze before adding the chocolate ganache and toasted coconut flakes. After that, the dessert goes back in the freezer once more for the top to set up. Once the top is solid, it's time to dig in! We just need to exercise a bit of patience while the freezer does the work, mkay?

Frozen Toasted Coconut Brownies | The Chef Next Door

This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. All opinions, as always, are my own.


Toasted Coconut Frozen Brownies

Yield: 12
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 Mininactive time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 30 M

Ingredients

For the brownies
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For the ice cream layer
For the topping
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8-inch square pan with tin foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, cocoa and sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Gently stir in the flour until fully combined, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the batter in the pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the center is set. Make sure not to overbake!
  6. Let the brownies cool completely. While they cool, set the ice cream on the counter to soften.
  7. Spread a little over half the carton of softened ice cream on top of the brownies evenly. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
  8. To make the chocolate topping, heat the cream in a small pot over medium-low heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture over the ice cream layer, then sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Freeze for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  9. Remove the brownies from the freezer and use a very sharp knife to cut into 9 squares.
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