Frozen Desserts

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

We need more hope. With all the loss, worry, loneliness, and inconvenience that riddles this new world we’re in, we need something of substance to set our hearts on. What are those positive truths, the bits of foundational goodness, swishing around your brain? What are the gentle reminders you can post at the forefront of your mind and hold onto when things feel uncertain?. I’ll be honest- I’m really grasping for straws here lately. I’ve discovered so much sweetness while sifting through the unfamiliar minutes of this time, but I also find myself intensely ready for a change of scenery. I want time to create and be still and to absorb the sound of my own thoughts. This is hard stuff we’re working through. I’ve seen so many blessings and rich opportunities coming out from the ashes of what was, but I also feel the weight of it all. It’s uncomfortable and foreign, and whether you’re celebrating the beauty of it all or seriously struggling, I want you to know that I hear you. Solidarity, y’all.

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

So here’s my social distanced hug- a smidge of love from one human to another. A reminder that we haven’t shared our last meal with friends or hired our last babysitter for a night out with our spouses. We haven’t walked into an office or stadium or church for the last time, and it won’t be long until we shake hands with colleagues or bump shoulders with strangers. We’ll soon be reminded of the smell of our best friend’s hair and our child’s classroom. My word to you this morning is the same one I hound myself with daily: this is all going to be okay. Our hope isn’t in a vaccine or a can of Lysol- we have so much more to set our sights on. Be gentle with yourself in the coming days and know you’ve got a friend here. And this friend just so happens to want to serve you mocha brownie ice cream cake.

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

I made this cake forever ago and have been waiting for warmer weather in which to share it. It stays ice cream weather in Alabama, but I totally get that my friends in Canada, Michigan, and wherever else are maybe not so keen on frozen desserts when it’s frozen outside. So here it is finally: a no-churn ice cream cake layered with brownies, sweet espresso-flavored cream, and a simple make-ahead method that literally anyone can do. It’s super easy, and I can’t wait for you to try it for yourself.

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

To make this mocha brownie ice cream cake, we start with our brownies. Eggs and sugar combine with butter, cocoa, and flour and are baked in a pan. Once cooled, prep your no-churn ice creams by whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk together Cocoa powder is added is added to the chocolate and espresso powder is dissolved into the coffee ice cream. Chocolate chips or bits are folded into the coffee ice cream and then the cake gets assembled. I decided to make my cake in a loaf pan. This means I ended up with an extra batch of brownies (save that stuff for later!), but it’s also super simple. I’ve also provided instructions for making a larger cake in a 9″ springform pan. Either works great!

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com


Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

This mocha brownie ice cream cake is a great treat for these warming days. Aren’t you so excited for a new season, like, in every sense of the phrase? Hang in there, keep calm, and make cake, okay? Happy Thursday, friends!

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this mocha brownie ice cream cake you should try:

Mocha Macarons
Jamocha Popsicles
Mocha Cookies
Hazelnut Mocha Cream Pie
No-Churn Mocha Brownie Fudge Ice Cream

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Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Wood and Spoon. This is a no churn ice cream cake with a slab of box brownie, espresso ice cream, and chocolate frozen dessert. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and can be garnished with chocolate cookie crumbs, cacao nibs or caramel! Find the how to on this make ahead freezer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

This mocha brownie ice cream cake is layered with homemade brownies and two flavors of no-churn ice cream!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 9 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the brownie (see notes for shortcut):

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
  • 8 ounces melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 21/2 teaspoons espresso powder or instant coffee
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate or mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cake topping:

  • 1 cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Either 18 ounce container of non-dairy whipped topping (Cool Whip) or
  • 1 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

To prepare the brownies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and spray your pan with baking spray. These brownies can be prepared in an 8” square/round pan, or, to prepare a loaf shaped ice cream cake as I did in my photos, bake in two bread loaf pans.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat to combine, about 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and stir on low until combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s) and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. For an 8” pan, this will take about 40-45 minutes, and for two loaf pans, it will take about 20-25 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool completely before assembling the cake. You can speed up this process by cooling them in the fridge, or by preparing the day before.

To prepare the coffee ice cream:

  1. Pour 1 cup of the heavy cream into a large bowl and sprinkle in the espresso powder. Stir and allow to dissolve, about 5 minutes. Add half (7 ounces) of the sweetened condensed milk to the mixing bowl beat the mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold in the chocolate and set aside in the fridge while you make the remaining elements. 

To prepare the chocolate ice cream:

  1. Pour half (7 ounces) of the sweetened condensed milk to a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla and beat until well combined and no lumps remain. Add the remaining one cup of the heavy whipping cream and beat the mixture until stiff peaks form. Set aside in the fridge while you prepare the remaining elements.

To prepare the cake topping:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl, whip the cream on low speed until it is frothy. Increase speed to high, beating until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and the extract and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside until ready to assemble cake.

To assemble the cake:

  1. Line a loaf pan or an 8” springform pan with plastic wrap, leaving several inches worth of wrap extending over the sides. This will make the removal process easier.
  2. If preparing in a loaf pan, spread the coffee ice cream evenly over the bottom of the pan. Top with a layer of brownie (see notes). Spread the chocolate ice cream over top and smooth out. Cover with a layer of plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight, if possible. When ready to frost, remove the cake from the pan to a serving dish. Peel off all the plastic wrap and cover with whipped cream or topping. Drizzle the ganache over top and allow to freeze for 2-4 hours or until frozen solid, if desired. Alternatively, you can serve immediately, but keep in mind the hot ganache may melt the cake some. Serve frozen and keep covered with plastic wrap and foil to maintain freshness for up to a week.
  3. If you want to prepare the cake in a round springform pan, I recommend layering as follows: brownies, coffee ice cream, chocolate ice cream. Then freeze your cake and frost with whipped cream as desired. Really you can assemble the cake in any manner you like, but the cake is easiest to cut when the brownies are toward the bottom. 

Notes

  • Feel free to use boxed brownies or store-bought prepared brownies. I prefer Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Brownie mix when using boxed brownies. Just remove the big chocolate chips from the powder mix before stirring together as the chocolate chips can make the brownie hard to cut once frozen. 
  • I recommend preparing your brownies in the pan you plan to assemble the cake in so that the brownie is the same size as the cake. However, you can also crumble your prepared brownies into the cake. It won’t make a difference on the final outcome of the cake. 

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream (No-Churn!)

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

There’s going to be a few haters out there- I can hear the protests now. “ICE CREAM? IN APRIL? Are we even out of winter yet?” Look, I get it. We’ve had some crummy weather, and the opportunities for ice cream desserts are few here too, but how about we all just snuggle up in some warm clothes, throw on a Jimmy Buffet record, and pretend it’s a warm summer day so that we can enjoy this strawberry shortcake ice cream? Deal? Cool, because I’m positively starving.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

No-churn ice creams like this strawberry shortcake ice cream are absolutely one of my favorite things to whip up. I love being able to use everyday kitchen appliances in lieu of the bulky occasional ones that I hide in the back of my pantry. With little more than a hand mixer you can have homemade frozen treats, and no-churn ice creams are so easy that I’ve basically given up making any other varieties.

This strawberry shortcake ice cream is conveniently timed, because the mini layer cake recipe I shared a few weeks ago will leave you with an extra bit of cake scraps to work with. While developing that recipe, I couldn’t stand to throw away those delicious little crumbs and decided a cake-loaded ice cream was just the ticket. After a bit of testing, I found this recipe to be as simple as it was delicious and I am thrilled to be sharing it with you today!

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

If you aren’t planning to make the mini layer cakes anytime soon you can also use leftover sweet biscuits, cake doughnuts, or those cute little strawberry shortcake shells. Anything soft and sweet that you can crumble will be great. I opted to soak the cake in a little milk and simple syrup too to make those bites of cake even more flavorful, but if your cake is super moist you can skip this. As the late Biggie Smalls used to say: More Flavor, More Better.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Give this strawberry shortcake ice cream a try and let me know what you think! I’ve slowly been chipping away at the freezer-full of it I have in my own home for the past month, and I am not mad about it. I feel like we need a bite of happiness, and this is definitely the ticket. I hope you all are well, safe, and finding contentment even in these days. All my love to you!

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

If you like this strawberry shortcake ice cream you should try:

Rhubarb Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake Macarons
Mini Victoria Cakes
Roasted Strawberry and Buttermilk Popsicles
Strawberry Almond Skillet Cake

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream (No-Churn!)

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a no-churn ice cream with a strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout. The no churn base has a bit of cream cheese to enhance the flavor and the strawberry sauce is a quick stovetop drizzle with a jam consistency. Learn more about the how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream machine and what to use leftover cake scraps for with this recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

This strawberry shortcake ice cream is a no-churn treat with strawberry sauce and bits of cake throughout!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 1 Quart 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the Strawberry Sauce:

  • 2 cups (300 gm) halved strawberries
  • 1/3 cup (70) sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the cake:

  • 1 cup (240 gm) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 cups cake crumbles (I used leftover white cake that I crumbled into dime-sized clumps but you could also use leftover sweet biscuits, vanilla dessert shells, or vanilla pound cake)

For the Ice Cream:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 14-ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (480 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

To prepare the strawberry sauce:

  1. Combine the strawberries, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Stir regularly bringing to a simmer and begin to smash the berries with a potato masher of the backs of forks. Continue cooking to break down the berries and thicken slightly, about 5-6 minutes. Pour into a heat-safe bowl and place in the fridge to cool completely.

To prepare the cake:

  1. Combine the milk and simple syrup in a medium-sized bowl. Toss in the cake and allow it to soak up the mixture. Set aside while you prep your ice cream.

To prepare the ice cream:

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk just until smooth. Add in the whipping cream and vanilla extract and, using the beaters of a hand mixer or the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, whip the mixture until it thickens to the consistency of medium-stiff whipped cream. Fold in the cake crumbles and begin layering the mixture your freezer-safe container (I like to use a metal loaf pan!), alternating with swirls of the strawberry sauce. Once combined, place in the fridge to freezer completely, about 6 hours. Allow to sit out for 5 minutes prior to scooping and enjoy!

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.com

I know, I know. It’s October, and you’re getting emailed an ice cream recipe? Unfortunately, here in Alabama, it’s still 50 shades of uncomfortable hot outside, so in lieu of another recipe that requires you to fire up the oven I wanted to share a simple no-churn peanut butter caramel ice cream that is only 5 ingredients and can be made in the comfort of your air conditioned kitchen. Honestly, it sounds more than a little delicious to me, so grab a spoon and let’s dive in.

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.comNo-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.com

What did we do before no-churn ice cream? Were we all just buying ice cream from the store? Using one of those old school hand-churning barrel devices? Were we simply not eating frozen desserts at all? I don’t want to live in a world where no-churn isn’t an option, and this  peanut butter caramel ice cream situation is approximately 99% of the reason why. With a creamy peanut butter base, a salted caramel swirl, and chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs sprinkled throughout (yes, I went there), this ice cream is my sweet and salty dreams come true. Anything boasting a peanut butter and caramel combo is basically food seduction to me, and throwing it all together into an easy frozen treat is maybe the sexiest idea I’ve had all summer fall. Let me tell you how to make it.

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.comNo-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.com

No-churn ice cream is typically made by combining freshly whipped cream and a can of sweetened condensed milk. Don’t ask me to explain the wizard science behind this concoction, but somehow these two ingredients combined create pure magic. For this peanut butter caramel ice cream, we add a good bit of creamy peanut butter to the sweetened condensed milk before folding it into the clouds of cream. Once incorporated, we have a delicious peanut buttery mixture that would be good enough to enjoy all on it’s own but we don’t stop there. Instead, we swirl in warm drizzles of salted caramel sauce and sprinkle in crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies, so each bite is brimming with rich flavors and nibbles of crunch. I like to spoon my prepared ice cream into metal loaf pans to firm up in the freezer, but any plastic Tupperware or freezer-safe dish works just fine. If you’re like me, you’ll likely end up eating a good bit of the ice cream before it even makes it to the freezer, and there’s no judging that either. It’s just that good.

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.com

If you need help in the homemade caramel department, be sure to check out my tutorial here. I like to keep a jar in the fridge for emergency (aka ice cream) situations. In the future I plan to do a mini tutorial describing how to create your own no-churn flavors at home, because the possibilities are endless. In the meantime, check out the recipes that are already on my site at the links below. Happy baking, err, ice cream-ing, and be sure to pop by next week for two new recipes!

If you like this no-churn peanut butter caramel ice cream you should try:

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

No-Churn Coffee Cookie Dough Ice Cream

No-Churn Samoa Ice Cream

No-Churn Cherry Chip Ice Cream

No-Churn Honey Salted Almond Ice Cream

 

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No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream

No-Churn Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon. This is a simple 5 ingredient ice cream with crushed chocolate Oreo cookies, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter flavor throughout. The perfect sweet and salty frozen dessert o make that requires no ice cream maker. Read more about to make easy ice cream at home on thewoodandspoon.com

This 5 ingredient no-churn peanut butter caramel ice cream is loaded with salted caramel sauce and chocolate cookies, and requires no ice cream machine!

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 240
  • Yield: 1 qt 1x
  • Category: ice cream
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup-1 cup creamy peanut butter (see notes)
  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup prepared caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, whisk together the condensed milk and peanut butter. Fold half of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture and then fold the remaining whipped cream and crushed cookies into the mixture. Layer 1/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a large loaf pan or ice cream container and drizzle on some of the caramel sauce. Repeat this process three more times and then use a knife to swirl the caramel and ice cream together. Freeze until solid and enjoy!

Notes

  • One cup of peanut butter will make for an intensely peanut buttery ice cream. The flavor is delicious but it is more difficult to fold together and you will find that the ice cream freezes more firm. 2/3 cup of peanut butter will yield a more mellow flavored, softer ice cream. Find the balance that works best for you!

Jamocha Popsicles (& Introducing Baby Charlie!)

Jamocha Popsicles by wood and spoon blog. Coffee mocha chocolate popsicles with a magic chocolate candy shell. these frozen treats taste like the cream Arby's milkshake copycat and are studded with cacao nibs and cookie crumbs. Find the recipe for this caffeinated homemade treat on thewoodandspoon.com

Popsicles and babies. Two of the world’s cutest // nom-able things. Of course I’m excited to share a new recipe for jamocha popsicles with you today, but can we just slow clap for the cuteness that is my newborn bun from the oven? A month ago we welcomed a baby boy into the world, and it fills my heart to no end to be able to introduce you to the healthy, happy snuggler that I get to call my own. Thank you in advance for letting me Mom all over this blog for a minute before we dive into the chocolate/ coffee/popsicle situation.

To start the story, let’s go back. Like, 500 years back to the end of January. I was about 20 weeks pregnant, we were gearing up for #MonthofChocolate on this site, and Brett and I were on the verge of hosting a gender reveal for our third baby. Remember this post when we announced it was a baby girl? Yes, we popped balloons, there was pink confetti stuck to the bottom of my shoes for a month, and we began preparing our toddlers for life with a new little sister. Let’s pause for a big LOL break, because the joke was on us.

Last month, I went in for my 39-week check-up and my OBGYN confirmed that we could induce labor since the baby was practically falling out. (Sorry, TMI.) I waddled myself right over to the hospital, strapped on that pantsless tarp that they call a “hospital gown,” and in less than 3 hours I was ready to push. The delivery was seamless, and with my husband, Mom, and BFF photographer at my bedside, we heard baby buddy’s first cries within a matter of minutes. Even after birthing two other children, there’s still nothing like the rattle of that first cry. It’s such a miracle every time, and even just the thought of it takes my breath away. Let’s take a quick cry break for the hormonal ones in the crowd (raises hand).

Long story short, the doctor called the time of delivery and announced we had a boy. Shocked isn’t even the word. This was a full-blown, brain-exploding, inexplicable bomb of joy that would later take me days to process and fully grasp. Brett was elated by the surprise, Aimee was thrilled to claim her spot as Mama’s only girl, and George quickly decided he wanted his “baby brudder” to be named… George. Our two days in the hospital were mostly spent deliberating on a name, and we finally landed on Charlie, a name that, ironically, means “Man.” Nothing girly about this kid.

So back to present day. We’re a month in, and I’m happy to report that the transition has been more than sweet. We’ve been getting relatively good sleep, Aimee and George adore their new sibling, and our family has been on the receiving end of so much love, help, and support from friends and family alike. Charlie is easy to soothe, a great eater, and mostly smells likes all those cozy clean new baby smells we all know and love. Thank God for this enormously surprising and joyful blessing we get to call our own! I’m so grateful for this addition and friends like you to share it with, so let’s cut to the chase and check out a few more cute baby pictures, ok?  Sidenote, my lifelong friend Jesse Walsh of Dreamtown Co. is the photographer behind these photos. Yes, she’s available for hire, and yes she’s worth every penny. Check out her site here.

Now on to these jamocha popsicles. Have you ever had a jamocha shake? You know, the ones from Arby’s? I have zero shame in declaring my adoration for this fast food treat and have long been antsy to turn that brown bag snack into a frozen popsicle that you guys could chill out with at home. I’m really pumped with how these turned out and I think you’ll like them too.

Jamocha Popsicles by wood and spoon blog. Coffee mocha chocolate popsicles with a magic chocolate candy shell. these frozen treats taste like the cream Arby's milkshake copycat and are studded with cacao nibs and cookie crumbs. Find the recipe for this caffeinated homemade treat on thewoodandspoon.com

These jamocha popsicles are seriously simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients. They freeze soft to the tooth and are more creamy than icy. The chocolate shell is completely optional, but I love it for an extra dose of rich chocolate and crunch. I like to keep my popsicles fresh in little twist-tie baggies, but you may find yourself gobbling them up faster than that! Give the recipe a look below and check out my favorite popsicle mold here.

Jamocha Popsicles by wood and spoon blog. Coffee mocha chocolate popsicles with a magic chocolate candy shell. these frozen treats taste like the cream Arby's milkshake copycat and are studded with cacao nibs and cookie crumbs. Find the recipe for this caffeinated homemade treat on thewoodandspoon.com

Thank you for sharing in our new baby bliss. I hope you enjoy these jamocha popsicles and give them a try ASAP. Have a great weekend!

If you like these jamocha popsicles you should try:

Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Bailey’s Banana and Coconut Popsicles

Rose Popsicles

Champagne Cocktail Popsicles

 

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Jamocha Popsicles

Jamocha Popsicles by wood and spoon blog. Coffee mocha chocolate popsicles with a magic chocolate candy shell. these frozen treats taste like the cream Arby's milkshake copycat and are studded with cacao nibs and cookie crumbs. Find the recipe for this caffeinated homemade treat on thewoodandspoon.com

These are a coffee and chocolate flavored creamy popsicle with a chocolate shell, cookie crumbs, and cacao nibs!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups (360 gm) milk
  • 11/2 cups (360 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 21/2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup (180 gm) simple syrup (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, solid
  • Chocolate cookies crumbs or cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk and heavy whipping cream in a bowl with a spout. Add the espresso powder and stir to combine. Allow the espresso powder to dissolve, about 5-10 minutes, whisking frequently to incorporate the powder. Stir in the simple syrup and vanilla extract.
  2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and allow to freeze per the manufacturer’s instructions. You can make bigger or smaller pops than what I made, but keep in mind that your yield may differ.
  3. Once frozen, make your magic shell topping. Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil and microwave in a bowl in 20 second intervals, whisking afterwards until the chips have melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes while you remove the pops from the forms. I like the dip to plastic forms in a cup of hot water for 15 seconds and then place the pops on a cold cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap. Pour the magic shell topping into a glass just wide enough to fit the popsicles and dip each popsicle in quickly. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs or cacao nibs if desired. Freeze until you’re ready to enjoy!

Notes

  • You can purchase simple syrup at the store, but I make my own. Combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool in a heat safe container. I usually cook 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and store in a mason jar in my fridge.

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

We’re totally in it- the thick of summer. A time for short shorts and frozen beverages. The days that smell like coconut sunscreen and salty hair. We’ve been indoor cats this summer, spending most of our daylight hours swaddling our new little babe in muslin and morning light, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy some of the best these months have to offer. In an effort to settle into the summer spirit, I’ve made a super tasty frozen treat that I think captures summer flavors at their finest: blueberry mascarpone ice cream. Let’s dive in.

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

Ice cream is always a favorite of mine. I love the variety of flavors and textures you can achieve and adore having a dessert that keeps in the freezer. Here, a creamy and mild vanilla mascarpone base is swirled with a quick stovetop blueberry sauce and little crumbles of Biscoff cookies. The end result is a flavor and texture that reminds me of a fruit crisp topped with loads of ice cream, aka, absolutely delicious.

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.comBlueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

To make this blueberry mascarpone ice cream, we start with the ice cream base. Milk is warmed and whisked into egg yolks and sugar before the whole mixture is cooked together. Mascarpone cheese and a pinch of salt is added next, and the creamy mixture is allowed to chill until it is room temperature. Chilling the mixture prevents overchurning and also makes for a creamier bite. The blueberry sauce is nothing more than fresh berries cooked down on the stove with sugar. Once the mixture is thickened and the berries have burst, remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely. 

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

This blueberry mascarpone ice cream can be churned in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mine usually takes about 20 minutes to whip up. Once it’s thickened to the consistency of frozen yogurt, turn your machine off and begin layering the mixture with swirls of the blueberry sauce and cookie crumbles. I like to store my ice cream in metal loaf pans, but any freezer-safe container will work. It won’t last too long anyways- it’s too delicious!

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

If your July has yet to include an oversized scoop of homemade ice cream, I hope you’ll give this blueberry mascarpone ice cream a whirl. It’s among some of my favorite treats I’ve enjoyed this year, and I think you’ll love it too. Happy Tuesday and enjoy!

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this blueberry mascarpone ice cream you should try:

Samoa Ice Cream

Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Oatmeal Cookie Chunk Ice Cream

Vegan Coconut Lime Ice Cream Pie

Apple Crisp Ice Cream

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Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream this is a frozen dessert adapted from Daniel Humm made with mascarpone cheese and vanilla bean. There is a biscoff cookie (speculoos cookie butter) crumb and a blueberry sauce swirled throughout to give this ice cream a berry crisp flavor. Find the recipe for this ice cream machine recipe and learn how to make it homemade on thewoodandspoon.com

This blueberry mascarpone ice cream feature a blueberry stovetop sauce and a biscoff cookie crumble in a vanilla bean mascarpone cheese base!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 240
  • Yield: 1 Quart 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the ice cream base (adapted from Daniel Humm):

  • 2 cups (480 gm) whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup (150 gm) sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ounces of crumbled Biscoff cookies (graham crackers or crunchy oatmeal cookies can be substituted in a pinch)

Instructions

To prepare the ice cream base:

  1. Combine the milk and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, combine the egg yolks and the remaining sugar in a bowl and whip with a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Once the milk mixture has come to a simmer, carefully add 1 cup of the warm milk into the egg mixture in a slow and steady stream, whisking all the while, over the course of 30 seconds. Don’t add it all at once or you’ll risk scrambling the eggs. Once the milk has been added, pour the mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk and cook over medium-low heat while stirring constantly until the mixture barely thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 4-5 minutes). Don’t let the mixture boil. Pull the saucepan off the heat and whisk in the mascarpone and salt until incorporated.
  2. Strain the custard into a gallon-sized plastic bag and seal it. Place the bag in a sink filled with ice and cold water to help the mixture chill quickly. Alternatively, you can strain the mixture in a bowl and allow it to chill more slowly in the fridge. Once the mixture has chilled, process the ice cream in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions, usually about 20 minutes. Once prepared, spread the custard into a loaf pan alternating with drizzles of the blueberries and crumbled cookies. I like to do three separate layers of custard and top each with a hefty amount of blueberry sauce and cookie crumbles. Swirl gently with a knife and then allow to freeze completely in the freezer. Enjoy!

To prepare the filling:

  1. Combine the blueberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat to cool completely prior to use.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

Wow. A ton has happened since we last spoke. We basically have a lifetime’s worth of stuff to talk about, so get ready to hear all about it in the coming weeks. For now, I’ll give you the reader’s digest version, and then we’ll dive into these brownie ice cream sandwiches. Here’s a quick close-up to awaken your tastebuds:

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

Last Monday, July 1, we had a baby! Remember me going on and on about being pregnant with our third child, a baby girl? Well, we had the baby, and it turns out HE’S A BOY. Yep. A boy. Who knew an ultrasound at 20 weeks (in 2019, no less) could be wrong!? Well, we are overjoyed, shocked, and ridiculously blown away at the turn of events and have been spending the past week and a half getting to know our little guy, Charlie. Everyone is healthy, Aimee and George are thrilled to love on a bitty brother, and we’re all getting at least 6 hours of sleep which is worth a set of praise hands all on its own. I can’t wait to introduce you all to him a bit more, but for now I’ll just share a couple of photos my friend Jesse of Dreamtown Co. took of the baby’s arrival.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.comBrownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.comOn to the second cutest thing in this post: brownie ice cream sandwiches. If you ask me, brownies are always best served a la mode. While I’ve long enjoyed the frozen supermarket version of brownie ice cream sandwiches, I really felt like we needed to explore a rich, ultra-chocolatey homemade version. What we finally landed on is nothing short of fabulous.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.comBrownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

Here we have a chewy, soft-baked brownie layered with a huge schemer of no-churn cookies and cream ice cream.The brownie is rich and pretty dense, so to keep it chewy once frozen be sure to not overbake it. The ice cream is a cinch to make and contains little more than whipped cream, chocolate sandwich cookies, and sweetened condensed milk. We whip it all together until it becomes thick and cloud-like and then spread it in on top of half of the brownies. The second half of brownies is pressed on top and left to freeze together until solid.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

There’s a few ways you can cut these brownie ice cream sandwiches. You’ll notice for the photos I opted to use a 2-1/2″ biscuit cutter, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend doing that. I found it much easier to trim out pieces with a chef’s knife and was able to maintain a more manageable portion size that way as well. If you like the cute circles- go for it! Just keep in mind you’ll have little scraps from the cut-out rounds leftover. After trying it both ways, I totally prefer to cut small rectangles.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

You definitely need to give these brownie ice cream sandwiches a try before the summer is up. They’re incredibly tasty and a delicious treat to add to your summertime dessert repertoire. Give them a try and let me know what you think! In the meantime, thank you for your prayers for baby Charlie and our new family of five. I can’t wait to introduce you more.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like these brownie ice cream sandwiches you should try:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

Peppermint Icebox Cake

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and Spoon blog. These are soft baked brownies stuffed with a no churn cookies and cream Oreo ice cream filling. The brownies stay chewy when frozen and this recipe makes a batch to feed a crew. Learn how to make homemade frozen treats without an ice cream maker on thewoodandspoon.com

These brownie ice cream sandwiches are chewy brownies filled with no-churn cookies and cream ice cream!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 240
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 cup (230 gm) unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces dark (I use 70%) chocolate
  • 11/4 cups (250 gm) sugar
  • ½ cup (100 gm) brown sugar packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (140 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (85 gm) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional, see notes)

For the ice cream:

  • 2 cups (480 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 18 (210 gm) chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos), chopped

Instructions

To prepare the brownie layers:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two quarter sheet pans (or two 9”x13” pans) with foil that extends up the sides and grease with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, gently heat the dark chocolate and butter, stirring regularly, just until barely melted. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and whisk in the sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in the eggs and the vanilla extract. Scrape the sides of the bowl and then fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly between the two pans and bake in the preheated oven for about 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted only comes out with a few moist crumbs. Set aside to cool completely.

To prepare the sandwiches:

  1. Once the brownie layers have cooled, flip them one layer out of the pan. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream on medium-high speed until thick and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk and cookie crumbs. Spread the thick filling on top of the brownie layer still inside the prepared pan. Smooth the top as much as possible and then place the second brownie layer directly on top. Gently press down to adhere, but avoid squishing the ice cream out the sides. Place in the freezer to freeze completely, about 6 hours. Use a 3” cookie or biscuit cutter to trim out sandwiches or use a chef’s knife to cut square. Keep frozen and covered until ready to eat!

Notes

  • The chocolate chips in the brownies will freeze FIRM. It is vital you use mini chips or skip them all together or you’ll risk breaking a tooth. 🙂
  • I used a biscuit cutter to trim out these sandwiches but FAR PREFER to slice into skinny rectangles. It’s much easier!

Adapted from Martha Collison

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Hi friends! In honor of Memorial Day and the coming summer days, I wanted to bring you a frozen, warm weather treat that I can’t believe I’ve lived 30 years without: CREME BRÛLÉE FROZEN CUSTARD. Yes, this dessert tastes like a cold and creamy version of the classic French dessert, and while making homemade ice cream can be a task for beginners, it’s a process worth learning. This custard is mind-blowing delish, and if you like creme brûlée you’re going to love the scoop on this one.

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

I traveled to Orlando this weekend for my sister’s high school graduation. I was 13 when she was born and we have spent the majority of our lives living in different states, but by some stroke of luck we’ve wound up being family that loves each other like friends. She will be moving to Alabama this fall to go to my alma mater, and I’m honestly so excited that I may strike a sorority pose and go back to college myself. (Okay, okay, I’m kidding but only a little.)

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

All of her transitions and big life moments are making me nostalgic and incredibly aware of my age and the phase of life I’m in. There’s a part of me that really misses the freedom, spontaneity, possibility of those college days, but on the other hand, thank God I’ve found myself in a season that feels grounded and safe. I don’t know if 18 year old me would have mapped out the life I’m currently living, but wow… I have a lot to give thanks for.

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Like this creme brûlée frozen custard. 18 year old Kate didn’t know how to make custard. She couldn’t afford an ice cream machine or discern the difference between a frozen custard and a push-pop. If we’re being honest, she probably couldn’t even spell creme brûlée. My late 20’s brought about an extra 10 pounds, 100 grey hairs, and a whole lot of extra responsibilities, but it also reinforced a firm foundation in the art of frozen dessert… hallelujer.

This creme brûlée frozen custard gets its taste from its eggy vanilla bean custard base and the crackly bits of burnt sugar crisp that are scattered throughout. Over time the sugar in the crisp breaks down and dissolves, causing those bits to turn into a thick syrupy swirl that is BEYOND. The taste unmistakably reads “creme brûlée,” and if you’re a fan of the original dessert you’re going to love it.

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Unfortunately, if you don’t have an ice cream machine this creme brûlée frozen custard is not for you. I can’t recommend a method of preparation that will yield equally delicious results, so maybe just borrow a machine from a friend of invest in an inexpensive one like this! I inherited my machine from a dear friend who understood the concept of “sharing is caring,” and it has been one of the more useful pieces of unnecessary kitchen equipment I own.

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

I hope you’ll give this creme brûlée frozen custard a try this Memorial Day weekend and let me know what you think! I’ll be sharing a second recipe later this week so stay tuned!

If you like this creme brûlée frozen custard you should try:

Pumpkin Cake with Burnt Sugar Frosting

Turtle Ice Cream

Coffee Cookie Dough Ice Cream

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Dough Ice Cream

 

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Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard

Creme Brûlée Frozen Custard by Wood and Spoon. This is a creamy vanilla bean ice cream that tastes just like creme brûlée. It has a swirls of toasty burnt sugar pieces in it that make it taste like the original French dessert. Make this frozen dessert in an ice cream machine! Read more about this summertime gourmet favorite on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

This creme brûlée frozen custard has swirls of toasty burnt sugar bits and a creamy mouthfeel just like the original dessert!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60
  • Yield: 1 Quart 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the custard:

  • 2 cups (480 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (240 gm) whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

For the burnt sugar crunch:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup (200 gm) sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 gm) water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

To prepare the custard:

  1. Combine the cream and whole milk in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, vigorously whisk or mix with a hand mixer on medium speed the eggs, yolks, and sugar until the mixture has started to turn pale and thicken slightly. Don’t whip to the point that it becomes bubbly or frothy.
  3. When the milk is done simmering, slowly pour one cup of the mixture into the egg, whisking vigorously the whole time. Don’t dump it in all at once or you’ll risk scrambling your eggs! Once the milk has been incorporated, carefully pour the mixture back into the saucepan and stir to combine. Gently cook over low heat until the mixture has thickened slightly enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 2 minutes) and then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove any clumps that may have formed and then place the entirety of the mixture into a large plastic bag. Fill the sink or a large bowl with icy water and place the plastic bag directly into it to chill the mixture quickly. While you wait for it to chill, you can begin making your burnt sugar crunch.

To prepare the burnt sugar crunch:

  1. Liberally butter a half sheet pan with rimmed sides that is lined with a full sheet of foil.
  2. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan combine the sugar and water over medium heat, stirring together occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Once the mixture gets hot enough it will begin to bubble. Increase the heat to medium-high and avoid stirring it any more. You can gently swirl the pan occasionally to keep the mixture from burning in one spot. Continue cooking over heat until the mixture turns amber colored, about 10 minutes. It may barely begin to smoke. Remove the pot from heat and carefully whisk in the baking soda quickly. Dump the mixture out onto the pan and barely spread it out with a spatula. Don’t overwork it though as this will deflate all the bubbles. Allow the mixture to cool completely prior to breaking and using in the custard. You’ll want to make the crunch within a day of processing the yogurt and keep it in a sealed bag as the crunch will absorb moisture from the air and get chewy/sticky over time.

To finish the custard:

  1. Pour the chilled custard in a prepared ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It takes about 15-20 minutes in my machine. In the last 5 minutes of processing, crush about 2/3 of the burnt sugar crunch into small, sandy pieces and pour into the custard. Make sure it is well incorporated. I like a majority of my crunch to be fine and sandy with a few 1/8-1/4” pieces throughout. Once the custard is finished, place in a freezer-safe container and freeze until frozen! Enjoy!

Adapted from Genius Kitchen

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

Look, I’m just going to say it: we have it really, really easy these days. In a world full of iPhones and Uber and meal delivery services, I’m pretty sure we’ve got it made in the shade. 

Every once in a while, I find myself getting caught up in a bad case of “First World Problems.” Though they’re merely minor inconveniences that typically pop up when someone has hacked onto my Netflix or my online purchase isn’t eligible for free two-day shipping, it does sometimes blow my mind how modernized life has become even the time since I was a kid. Back then we still had to flip our tape cassettes in order to listen to side B. We had to blow into the Nintendo to get it to work. We had to know how to read a paper map when we went anywhere. The world has evolved so much over the course of my lifetime, and lucky for us, sometimes those changes are just downright delicious.No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

Case and point: this no-churn sugar cookie ice cream. 

Can you imagine our forefathers trying to whip up something like this? They’d spend hours breaking ice, churning ice cream, making natural dyes for sprinkles. Instead of 10 minutes, a treat like this might take them all day, and I guarantee it wouldn’t taste as good. So thank you, America, for giving us just enough conveniences to make this life super yummy, festive, and fabulous. I’ll take a busted Netflix account if it means the opportunity to make homemade ice cream in a flash. So let’s get to the run-down on this no-churn sugar cookie ice cream.

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

As it’s name implies, this frozen treat tastes like a sprinkle sugar cookie and requires zero ice cream machine to make it. Like my other favorite no-churn ice creams, we use sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream to make the base for this ultra-creamy treat. To give it that authentic sugar cookie dough flavor, I’ve included chunks of eggless sugar cookie dough, a hefty helping of clear vanilla extract, and an abundance of sprinkles for flavor (and decorative flair, obviously). 

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

To make this no-churn sugar cookie ice cream, we start by whipping cream. Heavy whipping cream is transformed in the bowl of a stand mixer into a fluffy cloud of dairy that we fold into a single can of sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla extract and rainbow sprinkles are added to the mix along with tiny chunks of cookie dough. To make the dough, we cream butter with sugar, add a smidge of flour, vanilla, and baking powder for flavor, and follow that with even more sprinkles. Truly, this is a seriously festive treat.

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

The mixture freezes up into a soft and creamy no-churn sugar cookie ice cream that will keep in the freezer for a few weeks. Whenever I make this, I typically find myself hovering over the freezer drawer for five minutes at a time, devouring spoon after spoon of sugar cookie goodness. It’s just really hard to stop.

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

Waste no time getting around to making this no-churn sugar cookie ice cream! It’s a simple treat the whole family will enjoy, and it literally couldn’t be any easier. Enjoy!

If you like this no-churn sugar cookie ice cream you should try:

Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti Scones

Confetti Ice Cream Cake

No-Churn Coffee Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Cake

 

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No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

No-Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Recipe. This is a simple frozen treat made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Clear vanilla flavors this birthday cake ice cream and there are chunks of eggless sprinkle sugar cookie dough. This Ice cream tastes like confetti cookie dough! So yummy, fun for kids and parties, and simple to make- no ice cream machine required! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

This no-churn sugar cookie ice cream is loaded with chunks of eggless cookie dough, sprinkles, and that yummy birthday cake flavor! Read more about the how-to for this simple treat here!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the sugar cookie dough:

  • ¼ cup (55 gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50 gm) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (70 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

For the ice cream:

  • 2 cups (470 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

To prepare the sugar cookie dough:

  1. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed with a hand mixer for one minute. Add the clear vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir on low speed until the dough almost comes together into clumps. Add the sprinkles and stir just to combine. Set aside in the fridge while you make the ice cream.

For the ice cream:

  1. Whip the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of stand mixer on medium high speed until soft peaks form. Add the clear vanilla extract and continue whipping just until stiff peaks form. Fold the condensed milk into the whipped cream and add the sprinkles and the crumbled cookie dough when the milk is almost combined. Spread the mixture into a loaf-pan or freezer-safe container and allow to freeze until firm, about 6 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

The summer is in full-swing, and to keep you cool during these sweltering months, I’ve got a semi-homemade frozen treat that literally makes my mouth water just thinking about it: chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Chewy, sweet and salty chocolate chunk cookies filled with the ice cream of you choice, these bad boys have your name written all over them.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

We’ve spent the past few weeks in the sun with salty hair and bellies full of watermelon and frozen cocktails. Enjoying the beach with children is an activity I would more closely identify as “work” over “vacation,” but doing so with friends that feel like family make the effort worth it. My kids are slowly gaining a healthy respect and love for the water, and I have loved the opportunity to watch them experience new things for the first time. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

I’m realizing there’s a lot of things you take for granted when you go to the beach without children for most of your life. In fact, it wasn’t until I had two overheated toddlers plastered to my sweaty thighs that I realized just how oppressive the summer heat can be. There’s sunscreen in their eyes, life jacket-induced wedgies, and  never enough juice boxes to go around. The sun’s too hot, there’s sand in their pants, and somehow everyone in the water has a near-drowning experience. By the end of the trip, mom needs another vacation. #firstworldprobs

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.comAs a reprieve, I’ve retreated to the lake so that my mom can play grandmother to my babies and I can get some real R&R over the holiday week. To celebrate, you had better believe we’re noshing on these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. These frozen treats (and a few bottles of rose) are the reason I’ll be staying sane (ok, and five pounds over my usual body weight) for the remainder of the summer. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

The key to these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches is the cookie. In order to keep this dessert as simple and stress-free as possible, we need to be able to assemble and freeze them in advance. So I’ve made this recipe to be just barely soft and chewy when frozen so that you can enjoy the goods without fussing in the kitchen all week long.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

Like most cookies, we start these by creaming butter and sugar. These have a high percentage of brown sugar for extra chewiness. Next comes vanilla and eggs which get stirred in until combined. Finally we add the dry ingredients and the chopped chocolate. Be sure to use finely chopped chocolate so that you don’t bite into any huge hunks of chocolate once they’re baked! While I love huge chunks in normal cookies, I don’t want to be held responsible when you crack a tooth on a giant frozen piece of chocolate. So just chop it. These cookies get baked just until the edges are set and they still appear slightly underdone. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

Once the cookies are completely cooled, sandwich a big scoop of ice cream right between two of them. I prefer classic vanilla and chocolate ice cream, but caramel, cookies and cream, or even chocolate chip would be a great addition here. It’s your pick!Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

Stay extra cool for the remainder of this month. These chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are the ticket!

If you like these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches you should check out:

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candied Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

No-Churn Coffee Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Cake

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Wood and spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chunk cookies makes with a sprinkle of salt and chopped chocolate. They stay soft and chewy, even when frozen, which make these the best homemade ice cream sandwiches! Make these treats for summer, pool, bbq parties, and more! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

These chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches have homemade thin and chewy chocolate chip cookies and are filled with ice cream of your choice! You can assemble and freeze these in advance to have tasty treats on hand in the freezer!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 11 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 gm) packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (70 gm) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cups (180 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) finely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (your choice)
  • Ice cream of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar with a mixes on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing to incorporate. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir on low just until combined. Add the chocolate and fold to incorporate.
  3. Roll 1-1/2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the outer rim of the cookies are set, starting to bronze, and the inside of the cookies still look slightly underdone. If your cookie dough balls look shiny and greasy or if you know you used butter that was too soft, allow the dough to chill in the fridge briefly, about 20-30 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely (you can speed this process up in the freezer!) prior to filling with 1/3-1/2 cup sized scoops of ice cream of your choice. Freeze or eat immediately. You can store these wrapped in the freezer for up to two weeks. 

Notes

  • Chopping the chocolate finely is really important here! You don’t want to bite into big chunks of chocolate when the cookies are frozen. Also, using chopped chocolate instead of chips is important as the chips are designed to not melt well. 

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

There are some things that are just better off together. Take for instance peanut butter and jelly or popcorn at the movies. Likewise, cheese tastes best with wine, Justin is stellar with Selena, and jeans are always perfect with a good-fitting white tee. I have a lot of opinions about things that go well together, particularly as it pertains to food, and today I’m sharing with you a dessert featuring my favorite match made in heaven: cake and ice cream. Today’s baked Alaska dessert is a winning combination stuffed with the Bonnie and Clyde of sweets, so let’s dive right in!

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

Okay, I already know what some of you are thinking. “What is a baked Alaska?!” I hear you. Brett spent a solid month rolling his eyes at the name of this dessert, so if it’s new to you too, join the club. Baked Alaska is a classic frozen dessert with alternating layers of cake and ice cream coated in a toasted meringue. I’m not sure who came up with this little icy dream, but I’d love to give them a hug and a high five because it is delicious. I think you’ll like it too.

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

This recipe for baked Alaska comes from Jessie Sheehan’s new book, “The Vintage Baker.” Featuring loads of throwback mid-century recipes updated for modern tastes, Jessie’s book is filled with baked goods that will remind you of days of old and will leave you feeling seriously hungry. Although I was really interested in a ton of the recipes from her book, I opted to test out the baked Alaska first, and I am thrilled to share it with you today!

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.comTo make the baked Alaska, we start with the cake. A dark cocoa cake is baked in a thin layer at the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan. After cooling, the cake is cut into three equal-sized rectangles, sized to fit into a standard loaf pan. A layer of plastic wrap lines said pan before alternating layers of the cake and store-bought ice cream are stacked inside of it. Once the pan is filled to the brim, the cake is covered with plastic wrap and heads back to the freezer to firm up solid.

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

When the baked Alaska is frozen, we whip up a simple meringue made from egg whites and sugar. The frozen cake is inverted onto a prepared plate and the whole thing gets coated in a layer of fluffy meringue. To finish off the dessert, we toast the meringue with a kitchen torch (or briefly in the oven) until the whole thing is golden brown. Baked Alaska, although seemingly complex and difficult to make, is actually a semi-homemade treat that nearly anyone could achieve!

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

Congratulations to Jessie on the release of her new book! Give this baked Alaska a try and let me know what you think! This is the perfect treat to wow with at your upcoming summer shindigs. Happy baking and stay tuned for another recipe coming later this week!

If you like this baked Alaska you should try:

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry Icebox Pie

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

Vegan Coconut Lime Ice Cream Pie

Confetti Ice Cream Cake

 

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Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska recipe from the Wood and Spoon. This is a simple dark cocoa chocolate cake layered into a bread pan with store bought ice cream. The layered rectangle cake is frozen and then coated with fluffy French meringue before being toasted. the recipe for this classic vintage dessert comes from Jessie Sheehan new book. Find the recipe and how to for this summer dessert on thewoodandspoon.com

This recipe for baked Alaska features layers of homemade dark cocoa chocolate cake and store-bought ice cream. The whole thing is coated in toasted French meringue, making this is a show-stopping summertime dessert.

  • Author: Jessie Sheehan
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 420
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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons (125 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons (30 gm) dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (100 gm) packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Rounded ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 11/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (120 mL) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (120 mL) boiling water
  • 11/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 3 pints (1.4 liters) ice cream such as strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla

Meringue:

  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 gm) granulated sugar)

Instructions

To prepare the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-by-2- inch pan with nonstick cooking spray or softened butter, line with parchment paper, and grease again Line a 9-by-5-by-3 inch loaf pan with a piece of plastic wrap that hangs slightly over all four sides.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitter with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and baking powder, and salt on low speed until well incorporated.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the yolks, vanilla, oil, and buttermilk until combined. With the stand mixer on medium-low speed, slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  4. In the same bowl, combine the boiling water and espresso powder, add it to the batter in the mixer bowl and mix for 30 seconds on low speed until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the larger, parchment paper-lined pan and bake for 14-16 minutes, rotating at the halfway point. The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a moist crumb or two. Let cool completely and freeze for 30 minutes or up to 3 days, tightly wrapped.
  6. Place the strawberry ice cream in the microwave on high power for 20 seconds, or soften it on the counter until it scoops easily but isn’t melted. Place the ice cream on the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Drape a piece of plastic wrap over the ice cream and use your hands to press it down into a flat, even layer.
  7. Cut the cake into three 4-inc wide pieces. Place 1 piece of the cake over the strawberry ice cream and press down. Return the other two pieces to the freezer.
  8. Soften the chocolate ice cream as you did the strawberry. Using plastic wrap and your hands, spread it into an even flat layer over the cake. Place another piece of the cake over the chocolate ice cream and press down. Repeat with the vanilla ice cream and the last piece of cake The last piece will be above the edge of the pan.
  9. Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours, preferable overnight, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

For the meringue:

  1. Whisk the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium-high speed until foamy. Slowly add the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and whisk on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form, at least five minutes.
  2. Remove the loaf pan from the freezer and lift out the cake using the plastic wrap sling. Dip the bottom of the pan briefly in hot water if it has trouble releasing. Invert the cake onto a heatproof serving platter (the bottom layer is now the top) and generously cover the cake in meringue using an offset spatula or butter knife. Using a kitchen torch, if you have one, gently brown the meringue, or place the cake under the broiler for 1 or 2 minutes, watching closely to make sure it does not burn.
  3. Slice the cake with a long serrated knife and serve immediately. It is best the day it is made, but will keep in the freezer, lightly wrap in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.