Mint Chocolate Brownies

5 from 2 votes

Mint Chocolate Brownies dessert is a decadent holiday recipe made with vegan brownies & topped with dairy-free ice cream, coconut whipped cream & chocolate

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If you’re looking for an easy festive holiday dessert, you should try these dairy-free Mint Chocolate Brownies, made with a one-bowl vegan brownie recipe, and topped with a you-won’t-believe-it’s-dairy-free mint fudge cookie ice cream! It’s an ultra-decadent rich dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Slice of mint chocolate brownies with the dairy free mint chip ice cream in the background

Creamy dairy-free ice cream

I’m so excited to be partnering again with Hudsonville Ice Cream to showcase another one of their fabulous new Dairy Free flavors. Their Dairy Free Mint Fudge Cookie flavor is so creamy and smooth that it’s hard to believe it’s vegan!

Like the other six flavors, it’s made with a combination of oat milk and coconut cream. It’s the ultimate premium ice cream experience where every scoop is heavenly. If you can resist just eating the pint on its own, make my mint chocolate brownies recipe with it, starting with some vegan brownies.

How to make vegan brownies

  1. Place the dry ingredients in one large bowl: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients thoroughly until they’re well blended.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the same bowl: water, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until there are no more flour streaks. Then transfer to a prepared square baking dish and you’re halfway to mint chocolate brownies!
Process shots showing how to make vegan brownies

How to assemble mint chocolate brownies

When the brownies are cooked, leave them at room temperature to cool completely. I recommend about 30-60 minutes.

Complete cooled brownie in pan with parchment paper

Once it’s completely cooled, you can add the Hudsonville Dairy Free Mint Fudge Cookie ice cream on top. You may need to leave the ice cream out for a few minutes before spreading. But you’ll find it’s pretty easy to spread because of how soft the ice cream is. I use two pints to generously cover a 9×9 baking dish.

Ice cream on top of the cooled brownies

Continue layering the mint chocolate brownies by adding a layer of coconut whipped cream, then shaved chocolate. You could get creative with these layers and use frosting and crushed mint candies if you’d like. Finally, freeze the mint chocolate brownies for 4-5 hours until it’s completely solid. This is the hardest part of the recipe – the waiting!

Process shots showing the layering of the frozen dessert

When it’s time to slice the mint chocolate brownies, use a large knife and wet it with warm water in between cuts to keep the slices pretty and clean.

Mint chocolate brownies cut up into 16 squares on parchment papper

Tips for Making Mint Chocolate Brownies

  1. Allow the brownies to cool before layering. The beauty of these mint chocolate brownies is the neatly stacked layers. Cooling the brownies completely ensures the ice cream doesn’t melt into the brownie layer.
  2. Cut the chocolate into very small pieces. Whatever you choose to top the brownies with, make sure to chop/shave them really small. When the mint chocolate brownies freeze, those will freeze as well, making it difficult to cut around and chew if they are too big.
  3. Cover the brownies with a piece of wax or parchment paper. This minimizes contact with the cold air and limits any freezer burn on the ice cream surface while freezing it.
  4. Slice the brownies with a hot wet knife. This isn’t necessary with the Hudsonville Ice Cream. But if you find that the brownies are frozen solid and difficult to cut, try the hot wet knife trick to make it easier. Wetting the knife between slices will also help keep the slices neat looking.
Bite taken out of mint chocolate brownies

This is a truly indulgent non-dairy dessert that’s filled with holiday flavors from the chocolate and the mint fudge cookie ice cream. It’s an easy dessert with a creamy texture and delicious taste of real ice cream. Make it to feed a crowd for parties, school festivities or other holiday gatherings.

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Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies dessert is a decadent holiday recipe made with vegan brownies & topped with dairy-free ice cream, coconut whipped cream & chocolate
5 from 2 votes
Servings 16 squares
Course Dessert
Calories 308
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pints Hudsonville Dairy Free Mint Fudge Cookie Ice Cream
  • 1 cup whipped coconut cream
  • Shaved chocolate for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F, and line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper or foil larger than the baking dish, so the foil extends at least an inch over edges of the pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny, about 25-30 minutes. Cool completely and place in freezer to chill.
  • Soften ice cream until you can easily stir it with a spoon. Gently spread in an even layer over cooled brownies. Top with cool whipped topping and spread out into an even layer. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top and cover with wax paper. Freeze until firm, about 4-5 hours.
  • When ready to serve, let sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes to soften. Remove from pan using the overhanging parchment paper, and then cut into squares.

Video

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in a freezer safe container covered properly. They will last about 2 weeks. It will be easy to slice immediately from the freezer, but you may want to allow a few minutes before eating for the ice cream and brownies to thaw slightly.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of vegetable oil, you can use coconut oil or butter if you don’t care for the recipe to stay vegan.
  • You can skip the whipped coconut cream or use a frosting of choice if you prefer.
  • Feel free to use different ice cream flavors of your choice.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. 

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 49mg, Potassium: 226mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 374IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 1mg

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Slice of mint chocolate brownies with the dairy free mint chip ice cream in the background

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