Oreo Brookie Ice Cream Cake
This Oreo Brookie Ice Cream Cake is made with a layer of brownie on the bottom, chocolate chip cookie ice cream, chocolate ganache and Oreo ice cream! It is totally awesome and I’m in love!
So yesterday was totally one of those days that it felt like nothing could go right. It started off with me accidentally burning one of my photography backgrounds. Yep, a nice ring of burn mark. Kind of like a coffee stain that I can’t wipe up but bigger.
Then I had a cake totally not work the way I wanted it to. Lots of ingredients and time gone. The burn mark? Yep, for that cake it didn’t even end up the way I wanted it. So sad. 🙁
It was one of those days that gets me down, but hopefully today will turn it all around and I’ll nail a new version of that cake (and figure out a solution to my burn mark). Certainly today is at least a little bit better because I’m sharing this ice cream cake – and I’ve been so excited to share it with you!
Oreo brookie is basically one of the best flavor combos out there, let’s be real. Brownies + chocolate chip cookies + Oreos = everything that’s good in life and dessert. Between my Oreo Brookie Layer Cake, Oreo Brookie Tiramisu and now this ice cream cake, there are so many fun ways to enjoy it. And this one is perfect for summer!
It starts with a brownie on the bottom. I used a box mix just to keep it simple, but feel free to use this brownie from scratch if you like. It might not be quite as thick as the box, but it’d still be great. On top of that is no churn ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie crumbs, chopped cookies and mini chocolate chips. SO good! To get the crumbs I just popped some crunchy cookies into a food processor and let it grind ’em up!
Next is a layer of chocolate ganache topped with no churn Oreo ice cream full of Oreo crumbs and chopped Oreos. Love it! The no churn ice cream is super easy to make, with a primary base of cream cheese and whipped cream. Once made, divide it into two bowls and add your cookies!
I layered everything with a cake collar because I find it to be the easiest to work with. You could also build the cake inside a cake pan (more on that in the instructions below). Once built, you’ll want to freeze the cake. I usually let it sit overnight.
To decorate it, there’s more chocolate ganache drizzled down the sides and chocolate whipped cream topped with more brownies, chocolate chip cookies and Oreos. I bought the brownies on top at the store just to make it easy, but you could make those too if you want.
This cake is seriously heavenly! So much chocolate and cookie and Oreo flavor – I couldn’t get enough! It’s a dangerous cake that is totally work every bite!
Oreo Brookie Ice Cream Cake
Yield: 12-14 slices
18.4 oz brownie mix, plus ingredients on box
12 oz (339g) cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup (56g) sugar
1/2 cup (72g) brown sugar
3 tbsp (45ml) milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (420ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
3/4 cup (100g) chocolate chip cookie crumbs
6 chocolate chip cookies, chopped
1/4 cup (45g) mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup (86g) powdered sugar
3/4 cup (90) Oreo crumbs
6 Oreos, chopped
9 oz (254g) semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream, divided
Chocolate Whipped Cream
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
2 tbsp (15g) powdered sugar
2 tbsp (14g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
Chocolate Chip Cookies
NOTE: 8×3-inch springform pans are ideal for building this cake so that you can easily remove the cake once it’s been assembled. If you do not have a springform pan, line your cake pan with clear wrap before adding your parchment paper and cake board. You can use the clear wrap to lift your cake out of the pan once it’s assembled and frozen. You want to make your cake layers in the same pan you’ll use for layering the ice cream and cake together so that the cake layers fit in the final pan you use for layering. In lou of using a cake pan to build the cake, you could also use cake collars as I did.
To make the brownie:
1. Grease an 8-inch cake pan (preferably springform pan, see above) and line the bottom with parchment paper to allow for easy removal.
2. Make brownie batter according to instructions on back of box and bake in the 8 inch pan.
3. When brownie is done baking, allow to completely cool.
TO MAKE THE ICE CREAM:
10. When the brownie is cool, make the ice cream. In a large mixer bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and brown sugar and mix until smooth.
11. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Set aside.
12. In another mixer bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
13. Gently fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined, then fold in the remaining whipped cream.
14. Divide the ice cream mixture evenly between two bowls.
15. To one bowl, add the cookie crumbs, chopped cookies and mini chocolate chips. Fold to combine. Set aside.
15. To the other bowl, add the oreo crumbs and chopped oreos. Fold to combine. Set aside.
To assemble the cake:
16. Make the chocolate ganache. Add 3 oz of the chocolate chips to a small bowl.
17. Heat 1/4 cup of the heavy whipping cream until it begins to boil, then pour it over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to sit for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set aside.
18. If you are using a cake pan to build the cake, line the sides of an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. The parchment paper should stick up above the top edge of the pan, since the cake will probably be a little taller than your pan (see example). If you want, put a cardboard cake circle in the bottom of the pan. If not using a springform pan, you pan put some plastic wrap in the bottom of the pan and up the sides and use it to lift the cake out of the pan when it’s done. If you are using a cake collar, wrap it around the brownie and secure in place.
NOTE: You should be using the same 8-inch pan you used for the cake. Not all 8-inch pans are exactly the same size. Your cake needs to fit in this pan.
19. Add the cookie ice cream to the top of the brownie and spread into an even layer.
20. Add the chocolate ganache and spread into an even layer.
21. Add the oreo ice cream to the top of the ganache and spread into an even layer.
22. Freeze the cake for 6-8 hours or overnight. Once frozen, remove from springform pan and remove parchment paper from sides. If you used a cake collar, remove it.
To finish off the cake:
23. Make the chocolate ganache. Add 6 oz of the chocolate chips to a small bowl.
24. Heat 1/2 cup of the heavy whipping cream until it begins to boil, then pour it over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to sit for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set aside.
25. To make the chocolate whipped cream, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and cocoa powder to a large mixer bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
26. Drizzle the ganache around the edge of the cake. I use a squeeze bottle, but you could also use a spoon.
27. Fill in the top of the cake and smooth with an offset spatula.
28. Pipe a small dome of whipped cream into the center of the cake. Decorated the top of the cake with additional brownies, oreos and chocolate chip cookies.
29. Place cake in the freezer until ready to serve. Cake is best stored covered for 4-6 days.
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