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Mini Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cakes

Try these Mini Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cakes with rich brownies, vanilla bean ice cream, homemade hot fudge, finished with whipped cream and cherry on top.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 9 -12
Calories: 763kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 6 pints vanilla bean ice cream or any flavor you desire.
  • 1 Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme brownie mix
  • 8-9 maraschino cherries with stems
  • sprinkles or chopped nuts for topping

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Prepare a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Make brownies according to package directions. Reduce baking time on box to 25-30 minutes, to not overcook the brownies. Remove brownies from oven and let them completely cool. Once cooled remove brownies from pan, using the parchment paper to lift them out. Use a biscuit cutter to cut 8-9 round pieces from the brownies. If you want to leave this as a large cake and just cut into square pieces, leave in 9x13 and follow the remaining directions. You will need an extra pint of ice cream or you could substitute the pints for ½ gallon of ice cream.
  • Set round pieces on a baking sheet. Set aside remaining brownie pieces aside for casual snacking or devouring.
  • Remove ice cream pints from freezer, using a sharp knife cut the ice cream pints into 1 inch sections, or how ever thick you want your ice cream. Watch this video if you need a visual on how to do this. Cut 8-9 slices depending on how many brownies you have.
  • Set one ice cream section on top of 1 brownie, repeat with remaining sliced ice cream sections and brownies. Set brownies top with ice cream in the freezer for 30-60 minutes or until ice cream is frozen and stuck to the brownie.
  • While the brownies are chilling, prepare fudge sauce and whipped cream.
  • In a bowl mix together, brown sugar and cocoa powder, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add butter and milk, bring to a slow boil, and let it bubble for 3-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Add cocoa and brown sugar mixture, stirring constantly and cook for 2-3 minutes and sauce is smooth.
  • Immediately remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Set aside to cool, to room temp. The sauce during this time will thicken.
  • To make whipped cream, whisk together heavy cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer or beater. Beat until it starts to form soft peaks. 
  • Once mini cakes are chilled and frozen, set each cake on its own serving dish, bowl or plate. Top with room temp hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, cherry, and sprinkles or nuts. Serve immediately.


[Hot Fudge Sauce recipe] from Crunchy Creamy Sweet


Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 0.7mg