Ice Cream Sundae Brick. This simple 4 ingredient dessert is bright, whimsical and fun!
Can you believe the 4th is over with. Thank goodness I still have a little bit of this Ice Cream Brick Sundae left to remind me of how much fun we had this weekend. All-american meal of hot dogs, hamburgers and potato chips. Great desserts of course. And fireworks, we even splurged and got a few of the professional looking ones. Sigh, so much fun and its all over, well there’s always next year.
Now onto the Ice Cream Sundae Brick attached to the fond memories above. I could make all the fancy shmancy desserts in the world but when my daughter sees sprinkles and whipped cream she goes nuts, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, what can I say. So I thought it would be fun to add ice cream to the dessert list, along with Key Lime Pie and Bavarian Cream Parfaits. Could I keep it simple and just have traditional ice cream in a bowl? Bowl-no, simple-yes. With four ingredients plus garnish this Ice Cream Sundae Brick is super colorful, delicious and simple to make. I used store bought ice cream and whipped cream, a loaf pan and plastic wrap. That’s it.
I was going for a red, white and blue theme. So I bought black cherry, vanilla and blue moon ice cream. Ahhh, blue moon ice cream, it was my all time favorite growing up, I probably bled blue I ate so much of it, sorry started day dreaming. I let the ice cream sit out for an hour, yup, an hour, something I would never usually do. I lined my loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving extra for over hang so I could lift it out onto a platter when ready. Starting with the black cherry ice cream I layered it on the bottom about an 1 1/2 inches thick. I scooped it in, smooshed it down and then took a small off set spatula and smoothed it out evenly. I took a bite of the cherry ice cream from the carton to taste it for quality control, lol. I then froze it for 10 minutes. I have to admit it was a bit on the pastel side from my original thought process but I thought it looked really awesome so I went with it. I then repeated the process with the vanilla and then blue moon, tasting each of course. But before the final freeze I added popsicle sticks in sets of two. The idea was an ice cream sundae popsicle of sorts. I then let it freeze over night.
Fast forward to the next day when it was ready to serve, using the plastic wrap I pull the brick out of the pan and carefully removed the plastic wrap one side at a time. Yes my hands got ice cream on them, no way around it. Now the fun part, WHIPPED CREAM!! I loaded the top with lots of whipped cream, my daughter came running as soon as she heard the noise of the can. I then drizzled it with hot fudge sauce and what else? Sprinkles! The end result was a really beautifully fun and whimsically colored dessert that everyone loved! I love it when a dessert looks as awesome as it tastes and tastes as awesome as it looks. I cut it at the table so everyone could see it prior to cutting. I cut large pieces across, so two popsicle sticks for the adults and smaller squares, one popsicle stick, for the kids.
The Ice Cream Sundae Brick is colorful in presentation and taste. Make this whimsical dessert for your next gathering.
- 1- 1.75 Qt of black cherry ice cream
- 1- 1.75 Qt of vanilla ice cream
- 1-1.75 Qt blue moon ice cream
- 1 can whipped cream such as Ready Whip
- hot fudge
- maraschino cherries
- Line loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving extra hang over so you can lift it out onto a platter when ready.
- Starting with the black cherry ice cream layer it on the bottom about an 1½ inches thick by pressing it down and then take a small off set spatula and smooth it out evenly.
- Freeze it for 10 minutes.
- Repeat the process with the vanilla ice cream.
- Repeat the process for the blue moon ice cream but before the final freeze add popsicle sticks in sets of two. I used 12 total.
- Freeze for at least five hours, over night preferable.
- When ready to serve take out of freezer and gently pull brick out of pan using plastic wrap as handles. Gently remove the plastic wrap from the ice cream brick and set on platter.
- Let sit for 10 minutes to soften.
- Add whipped cream, hot fudge, cherries and sprinkles.
*Popsicle sticks are fun but optional if you just want to cut this in slices like a cake.