Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies...a rich caramel brownie loaded with M&Ms and topped with frosting that looks like ice cream!

These Ice Cream Sundae Brownies can be eaten on their own, or with a giant scoop of frosting on top that looks like ice cream! I highly recommend the frosting on top route.

So look here…if you are not on board with a giant scoop of frosting that looks like ice cream, you might-should cover your eyes.

Because that’s what we’re doing today…

I mean, you could certainly make these without the frosting…or even put actual ice cream on top…

But I kinda-sorta always wish ice cream tasted like frosting.

I mean, right?

Don’t EVEN get me started on ice cream cake…


Ice Cream Sundae Brownies..fake out ice cream with frosting!

I have been obsessed with these little Mini M&Ms lately. I used them here most recently and decided they needed another project to be part of.

Now I have to admit I am not a HUGE Ice Cream Sundae fan. I am more about the toppings…so these brownies solve all that. Because they are Ice Cream Sundae Brownies without the ice cream. Call me a wizard.

Just gather your favorite toppings…


And caramel. Because duh.


Use a boxed brownie mix for these, you’ll be fine, trust me.

Brownie Batter

And then pour your melted caramel on top…

Drizzling the caramel into the brownie batter

And swirl, like a good citizen.

Swirling the caramel into the batter


Caramel swirled brownies

And of course more M&Ms.

M&Ms on the brownies!

When they’re baked, little pockets of caramel will seep through. Not hating that…

Caramel baked into the brownies

And again. You could stop there…because look how perfect…

Sliced Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

Or really, just whip up a quick batch of frosting and plop that on top.

Stick a waffle cone piece in the side if you ain’t scared…

Caramel loaded brownies!

And just look how major…

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

No ice cream means no melting, so these can be made and assembled ahead for a party.

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

But if you really love your ice cream, grab your scooper and go to town!!

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies
  • 1 (18.3 oz) box brownies, prepared as package indicates
  • ¾ cup Mini M&Ms, divided
  • 9 oz caramels
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound (4-5 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • *sprinkles and waffle cone pieces to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9x9 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Mix up brownies as directed on box. Stir in ½ cup mini M&M Candies. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. In medium sauce pan combine unwrapped caramels and 2 Tbsp milk, heating on low until caramels are just melted. Drizzle caramel over top of the brownie batter, and swirl in with a knife. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top and bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are set and center is almost set.
  5. Allow brownies to cool completely before slicing.
  1. Mix butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer until combined. Add in milk and continue to mix until creamy.
  2. If desired scoop frosting with cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop to mimic ice creama nd garnish with sprinkles and waffle cone piece.


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25 Comments on "Ice Cream Sundae Brownies"


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June 29, 2014 9:41 pm

Several things to share:
1. Who are the people not down with frosting as big as an ice cream scoop? We should unfriend them in life.
2. I’m obsessed with your brownie pan! I have a few plates like that, and I’m always looking for more.
3. I hate to say it, but your little boy looks like such a little man in that photo. Growing up so fast!

June 29, 2014 10:06 pm

Woah! Yumm!

Joshua Hampton
June 29, 2014 11:53 pm

Chocolate caramel brownies topped with a big scoop of frosting that looks like ice cream? I am totally down with that.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
June 30, 2014 6:20 am

Digging these so hard!! Love the little M&Ms in there!!

Bri | Bites of Bri
June 30, 2014 7:11 am

These look insane! We went out last night to dinner and I wanted to order the brownie sundae, but my husband wanted cheesecake (which I don’t even like). This will be on the dessert line up for this weekend. Who cares about wearing a bathing suit!? not me!

Cookbook Queen
June 30, 2014 8:25 am

That caramel swirl is my soulmate 🙂

Jenny Flake
June 30, 2014 9:21 am

Ooooo, I am feeling brownies now!! I’m with Kristan….that caramel swirl, Mmm! xo

June 30, 2014 10:25 am

My kind of dessert! Love!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
June 30, 2014 11:00 am

Those caramel swirls…oh, my I can’t even think straight after seeing these brownies! And giant scoops of frosting are a definite must!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
June 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Oh my word, I must eat this soon!

June 30, 2014 1:37 pm

Wow what a great idea I’m using this. I always loved the toppings and iceing more than ice cream!

June 30, 2014 2:17 pm

“Swirl, like a good citizen.” I would buy that t-shirt.

Rachel Cooks
June 30, 2014 2:39 pm

Wait — who are these people who are not okay with giant scoops of frosting?

June 30, 2014 3:00 pm

I ain’t scared!!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
June 30, 2014 4:46 pm

this is probably the best thing I’ve seen in my life, ever. I need these now.

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
June 30, 2014 5:58 pm

Most brilliant brownies EVER! I am loving this!!!

Nikki @Seeded at the Table
June 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Love the idea of a big scoop of frosting!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction
July 1, 2014 9:55 am

I am fairly certain these are the most delicious brownies – ever. I love those little caramel baking candies!

Cookin Canuck
July 1, 2014 1:26 pm

Holy heck, does that ever look amazing! You lured me in with that caramel swirl.

Renee @ Awesome on $20
July 9, 2014 4:50 pm

Okay, what if that giant scoop of frosting was frozen? I’m gonna give it a try.

Brenda McNally
Brenda McNally
February 25, 2015 9:40 pm

Oh my the brownies look so yummy, and how many calories did we say????lol Love all of your recipes!!Thank you!!


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