Ice Cream Brownie Cake with Rolo Recipe

This is the perfect ice cream cake – combining all kinds of goodies!

It is a chocolate, ice cream and caramel kind of goodness.  It’s what I made for Father’s Day dessert.  You’re going to like and so is your father!

Ice Cream Brownie Cake with Rolos!

Ice Cream Cake


We are big ice cream fans at our house.  Growing up my dad was probably the biggest ice cream fan of all of us.  I remember each night he would scoop himself up a big fat bowl of ice cream from the freezer in the garage that was there for the soul person of housing ice cream.

All that ice cream hasn’t seem to hurt him as he has one of the lowest cholesterol levels his doctor has seen and at age 84 he is still going strong!

My dad and mom were coming for dinner on Father’s Day so I knew that any dessert with ice cream would be a big hit.  Combine ice cream with chocolate and caramel and you have an even bigger hit!

Ice Cream Cake

The recipe is as simple as they come.  Start with your favorite box of brownie mix.  If you are feeling super ambitious you can use your favorite from scratch brownie recipe too.  I like to use a chewy brownie.  The brownie becomes the crust of the cake.  I used a 10.5. inch spring form pan and baked my brownies right in the pan.

After the brownie bottom is nice and cool I spread a layer of hot fudge sauce on top of it.  I used store bought this time but often I will use my mom’s amazing hot fudge recipe.

Next, you will add the ice cream layer.  Soften a 1/2 gallon of ice cream.  I used vanilla bean but you could get creative and use any flavor that would go well with the candy you use.  I went with Rolos because I was going for that chocolate/caramel fix.  I used a whole bag of Rolos and cut them into quarters.  Set aside some to use on the top.

After the candy is all mixed into the ice cream spread it on top of the brownie/hot fudge layer and put it back in the freezer to harden back up.

Right before you are ready to serve it take it out of the freezer and remove the sides of the spring form pan.  You may need to run a knife around the edge to make sure it comes off clean.

Then whip up a pint of whipping cream and add it to the top.  Next, drizzle with more of that hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce.  Again, you can use store bought caramel sauce or this amazing caramel sauce recipe.  You can even make a salted caramel version.

The final step is to top it off with some of those Rolos you set aside, if you didn’t eat them that is!!  You can then pop it back in the freezer if you  need to or serve it right then and there.  Word of caution though – this is VERY rich so don’t cut the pieces too big!!

The next step is to ENJOY!

Ice Cream Brownie Cake with Rolo Recipe
  • 1 box of brownie mix(ingredients list on back)
  • ½ gallon of ice cream (I used vanilla)
  • Bag of Rolos, cut into quarters
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Pint of whip cream, whippe
  1. Bake brownies according to the box into a 10.5 inch spring form pan. Cool.
  2. Cover with a layer of hot fudge sauce.
  3. Unwrap candy and cut into quarters. Set aside enough to sprinkle on the top at the end. Soften ice cream and add candy into ice cream. Spread on top of brownie/hot fudge layer and return to the freezer to harden up.
  4. Before serving whip the cream. Remove the sides of the spring form pan and spread whipped cream on top. Drizzle with more hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce and top with remaining candy. Can return to the freezer or serve immediately. Enjoy!


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Wish I would have seen this before fathers day. Well we have a backyard party coming up, this will definitely be on the desert menu. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Donna Scrapp'n Nana says

    I would love to have this recipe but I can’t get to any of your recipes. I wanted to share this but I guess by me not being able to find them I can’t share them. I was so proud of your recipes that I was sharing them and sending my friends to your website to see your wonderful recipes. I have never taken credit for your work or anyone work but my own. Thanks anyhow.


    • says

      the recipe for this one is over at 30 Handmade Days – just click on the link to that blog at the top of the post and it will take you to the recipe. It was a guest post on another blog. You are welcome to share any of my recipe

      • Rena says

        is there another way to get this recipe? I cant seem to get on the site- I have tried for several days now.

  3. says

    Having a problem with the link to Mique’s site – 30 Handmade Days – will try and get it figured out today. Thanks for your patience. The recipe is worth the wait.

  4. Jenell says

    Hi – this looks amazing and I’m going to try it soon. But what I really want to know is where did you get that beautiful cake stand?

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