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
  • 3/4 cup Mini M&Ms, divided
  • 9 oz caramels
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound (4-5 cups) powdered sugar
  • 12 Tbsp milk
  • *sprinkles and waffle cone pieces to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Mix up brownies as directed on box. Stir in 1/2 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Brenda McNally
Brenda McNally

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

Renee @ Awesome on $20

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

Cookin Canuck

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

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

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

Nikki @Seeded at the Table

Love the idea of a big scoop of frosting!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

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

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

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


I ain’t scared!!

Rachel Cooks

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


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


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

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

Oh my word, I must eat this soon!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

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


My kind of dessert! Love!

Jenny Flake

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

Cookbook Queen

That caramel swirl is my soulmate 🙂

Bri | Bites of Bri

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!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

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

Joshua Hampton

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


Could I be more in love with a dessert that uses candy? Yep! Your swirls of caramel making me crave this right now in the morning.


Woah! Yumm!


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!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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