A stunning, yet simple Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake.
This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. Opinions are my own.
Scrumptious brownie layer topped with ice cream, crushed candy canes, and chocolate sauce. It’s also dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free, making it the perfect dessert for most dessert enthusiasts.
When I think of the holiday season, I think of family, friends, decorations, and candy canes. I love decorating cookies, stringing up lights, and stirring a good candy cane into hot chocolate.
In my opinion, chocolate and peppermint go together in almost any dessert. This holiday season I wanted to make something new, fun, festive, and loaded with chocolate and peppermint – Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake.
This Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake, like most of my dessert recipes, is super simple to make. I used Enjoy Life Foods Brownie Mix, dairy-free ice cream (or whipped cream if you want it lighter), crushed candy canes, and chocolate sauce.
That’s it! And doesn’t it look like one of those ice cream cakes you’d purchase at a specialty bakery or ice cream shop?
I can get Enjoy Life Foods mixes in my area. What else can I use?
You can use your favorite gluten-free brownie mix, or my gluten-free vegan brownie recipe. Really what you want is a yummy gluten-free brownie layer.
I used a spring foam pan for this cake so I could show you the sides and inside of the cake. You can use a regular cake pan if you don’t need to “display” the cake in it’s full Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake glory.
Can I use ice cream made from dairy?
Yes, you can but then it won’t be vegan. If you don’t need to eat dairy-free or vegan you can use your favorite ice cream in this recipe. Same goes for the brownie layer and the chocolate sauce, you can use your favorite. A little secret, this recipe is super versatile and it will work with almost all types of ice cream and any chocolate sauce.
Don’t be nervous to make this Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake. It really is simple, and anyone can make it. This next year I might see if I can develop a no-bake version, that way it’s even simpler.
If you love chocolate and peppermint, you’ll love this Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake. You can enjoy a slice at a time, and freeze the leftovers for up to three months.
Looking for more chocolate + peppermint desserts? Katie from Healthy Seasonal has a delicious, creamy Peppermint Patty Cheesecake that I’m sure you’ll love. Just make sure the cookies you use are gluten-free. If you need a grain-free option, Taylor from Food Faith Fitness has an amazing grain-free Chocolate No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Cups.