Being single and living alone (at least when the kids are with Dad) had created some “single person behaviors” in me. The least embarrassing one I am willing to admit? I only eat ice cream straight from the carton when I am alone. Call me crazy, but I swear that it tastes better that way. And while I’m at it, I might also eat it for dinner. What?? I’m an adult, I can do what I want!
This ice cream is nothing short of amazing. No churn chocolate ice cream, brownie pieces- box mix is just fine here!- and coconut pecan frosting. I am not a cake person, so to me this combo blows german chocolate cake right out of the water!
I am obsessed with no churn ice cream. I love the ease and not having to cook anything. Just two steps and done!
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into 4 pieces
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups chopped brownie pieces
In a large bowl combine your condensed milk and your vanilla extract.
Whip your heavy cream and cocoa powder in a large bowl until stiff peaks are formed, about 5 minutes on high.
Fold your whipped cream into your sweetened condensed milk.
For the frosting: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cream, egg yolk, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly as the butter melts. Once boiling, cook another 3-5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
Remove from the heat and stir in pecans, coconut, and vanilla. Cool to room temperature. If making ahead of time, refrigerate in an airtight container then microwave in 5-10 second intervals or until spreadable.
Pour half of your ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container. Layer in half the brownie pieces and swirl in half the frosting. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Freeze 4 hours.