Ultra-rich homemade vegan brownie and creamy raspberry ripple ice-cream sandwiched together to create the perfect Summer treat! These Vegan Brownie Ice-Cream Sandwiches are chewy, fudgy, sweet, cream and extremely delicious!
Vegan Brownie Ice-Cream Sandwiches
How could you possible go through summer without tucking into some tasty ice-cream? I don’t know about you, but I am always in the mood for ice-cream.
Raspberry ripple ice-cream has to be one of my all time favourites. I love the swirls of raspberry rippling through the creamy vanilla ice-cream. It’s definitely one of the best ice-cream flavours ever created in my personal opinion. But pair it with brownie and we have a whole other story!
What is raspberry ripple ice-cream?
Raspberry ripple is extremely nostalgic to me. It’s one of mine and my dad’s favourite ice-cream flavours. It takes me back to being a kid, on the beach, licking a raspberry ripple cone from the old ice-cream van’s. They were the best things about going to the beach! Who agrees with me?
Raspberry ripple is a popular flavour of ice-cream, particularly in the UK. It consists of raspberry syrup swirled into sweet vanilla ice cream. A simple combination but mind-blowingly good!
How to make raspberry compote?
To create the scrumptious raspberry ripple in the middle of these ice-cream sandwiches, I made a simple raspberry compote. Compote is my favourite to make as it’s just so easy. I love how the tart flavour of the raspberry compliments the rich chocolate flavour of the brownie.
To make the compote, place all the raspberry compote ingredients into a sauce pan on the hob, place over medium heat and begin to cook. Make sure to use a wooden spoon or heat proof spatula to keep the mixture moving, this will prevent it from sticking and burning. The cornflour in the mixture will help the compote thicken. Once it’s thickened, turn off the heat then transfer into a heat proof bowl or dish and allow it to cool down fully.
This compote is great as it can be made a day in advance, simple store it in a sealed container in the fridge, and give it a little stir before use. I often make compote when I have fruit going spare, it’s a delicious way to jazz up any dessert.
How to make vegan ice-cream?
This ice-cream recipe couldn’t be easier. You need 3 simple ingredients : Vegan double cream, vegan condensed milk and vanilla.
I used The Coconut Collaborative Double Cream, as it whips up perfectly and set’s really creamy. I also used Natures Charm Condensed Oat Milk. Natures Charm make THE best vegan condensed milk.. there I said it! They have two in their range – Vegan Condensed Oat Milk, and the classic Vegan Condensed Coconut Milk. Both are equally as amazing, but i decided to use the condensed oat milk in this recipe, as it gives a slight oaty flavour to the vanilla ice-cream (it makes it taste like oat milk).
How to assemble ice-cream sandwiches :
The thing I love most about ice-cream sandwiches is how easy they are to make and put together. Using my easy vegan brownie recipe and 2 ingredient ice-cream recipe, they come together relatively fast. You do need the time for the brownie and raspberry compote to cool down and the ice-cream sandwiches to freeze, but it’s worth the short wait.. trust me!
Make the brownie:
This is my fudgiest and tastiest brownie, which I had to use for this recipe. It comes together fast, and is spread thin in a lined 8 x 8″ loose base square tin. Bake the brownie until it is only just baked (you want it to be nice and chewy when you’re assembling the brownie ice cream sandwiches).
Make the raspberry compote:
This compote takes less than 5 minutes to make and is great for swirling into the ice-cream. I also love using it in bakes such as cupcakes, tarts and cakes. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan, heat on low and cook until it thickens. Make sure it doesn’t burn, then transfer into a dish to cool before use. As you’ll be adding it into ice-cream, it has to be cool before you use it!
Trim down the brownie:
If you’r brownie is slightly larger than the tin, use a large secreted knife to carefully trim the edges down to size. Any left over pieces can be stored in a sealed container for snacking – thats what I do, lol!
Assemble the brownie ice-cream sandwiches:
This step is so easy. cut the brownie in half then place one in the base of your lined loaf tin. Pour the ice-cream on top (leaving some room for the second brownie slice). Swirl in the raspberry compote then place the other brownie on top. Press down slightly.
Freeze the brownie ice-cream sandwiches:
The ice-cream sandwiches need to go in the freezer until set. Once set, remove from the freezer and slice into bars. Serve and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions:
Is this recipe gluten-free?
I am so excited to say, this recipe is completely gluten-free, yay! To make these sandwiches gluten-free, I used a gluten-free plain flour from Doves Farm along with a dash of xanthan gum.
I used the Doves Farm Gluten-free Plain Flour, this is one of my favourite gluten-free flour blends to use. To help bind the ingredients, and improve the texture of the brownie, I added in some xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is essential in gluten-free baking, it’s definitely worth having a tub to hand if you are gluten-free baking! The ice-cream is naturally gluten-free, as is the compote. Everyone you serve these too will be in disbelief that they’re gluten-free, trust me!
How long do these ice-cream sandwiches last in the freezer?
These ice-cream sandwiches are best on the day, or second day of making, but can be enjoyed up to a week after. Simply store them in an sealed container in the freezer.
Do I use frozen or fresh raspberries for the compote?
I prefer to use frozen fruit when making compote as I find the flavour to be deeper and the colour to be more vibrant, but fresh work just as well! Use the exact same method and it’ll be perfect!
What size tin to use to make the brownie and ice-cream sandwiches?
To make the brownie, I used a 8” square loose base tin. I made sure the square tin I made the brownie in was double the size of the loaf tin in which I would assemble the brownie ice-cream sandwiches in.