Growing up in Upstate NY, when you say Price Chopper, everyone knows exactly what supermarket you are talking about. They have been a place I have shopped for over 25 years and I know I will always find savings from week to week with items on my shopping list. As the calendar flips to June, I know one of my favorite ads is just around the corner. For a few years, their TV ads had a blues-playing guitarist singing and playing a catchy jingle for their House of BBQ. Now the singer is gone, but the song still plays and that’s when I know it’s time to hit the store for everything I need for summer grilling and backyard picnics.
Our neighborhood loves to host picnics and we often take turns on major holidays such as July 4th. Folks are assigned a dish to bring and share potluck style. Lucky for me, most folks know I like to bake and dessert is my dish of choice, especially brownies. Who doesn’t love a brownie, right? You can cut them out into star shapes (or any shape for that matter), top it with ice cream, make it into a trifle or as I recently shared- make them into ice cream sandwiches! Perfect!
So this shopping trip, I decided to head down to the new Market Bistro Price Chopper Store located in Latham, NY. They have “food row”, full of everything from fresh sushi, salads, subs and of course BBQ! So I stopped at the butcher counter to see what types of meat they had on special…and found this grilling guide:
This is awesome because it is full of great tips for everything you need to know about grilling and so much more! #pricechopperbbq created a pamphlet I will keep with my cookbooks for handy reference. As I stuck this in my cart I noticed the aisle I needed was next and moved my cart along the boxes of brownie mix until I found the tried and true red spoon…and
Savings galore when I found good old Betty Crocker brownie mix on sale 2 for $5.00; perfect for my double batch of dessert!
When what to my wondering eye appeared at the end of the baked goods aisle? A full on display of the House of BBQ, complete with Neil Golub , aka: Mr. Price Chopper himself, complete with apron, BBQ fork, and I’m sure Certified Angus Beef slathered with his favorite steak sauce…which actually says, “Neil’s Favorite Steak Sauce!” See?
But, as much as my mouth was watering for a great steak on the grill, my task was to make brownies- and I was going to make them fancy! 🙂
Making brownie ice cream sandwiches is actually really easy! I ended up using the two boxes that I purchased and baked in separate 10 x 14 inch jelly roll pans. Because the pans are shallow, you only want to bake the brownies for 10-12 minutes or until the center is just set, otherwise they will become crisp and will make it difficult eating once put together.
You can make these plain or add your favorite flavor ice cream- I think mint chocolate chip or coffee ice cream would taste amazing with these…leave plain or dip each side in sprinkles like in the picture above. It’s totally up to you!
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 boxes Betty Crocker Fudge Browie Mix
1 gallon vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor)
Colored sprinkles (optional)
Line 10×14 inch jelly roll pan with foil so that some foil remains over the edges of pan (for easy lifting)
Coat foil with a little bit of Crisco.
Mix brownies according to package directions.
When done, cool completely in pan on rack.
Remove cooled brownies from one pan by lifting by foil edges. Place upside down on cutting board and peel off foil.
Cut brownies in 10 equal sections.
On remaining tray of brownies, place ice cream on top and let set for a few minutes until it is soft enough to spread.
Top ice cream layer with cut brownie sections.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to cut, remove tray from freezer. With foil edges, lift sandwiches out of tray and place on cutting board.
Cut along pre-cut segments.
Dip in sprinkles if desired.
Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and store in freezer.
I want to thank #CollectiveBias for sharing this opportunity with me so that I could share this amazing recipe with all of you!