Naughty Ice Cream Sandwiches


For an extra special Valentines Day treat, create these decadent and elegant ice cream sandwiches for the one you love. Combining Kahlua-flavored dark chocolate chunk brownies and ice cream spiked with Bailey’s, these aren’t your children’s ice cream sandwiches!

I created this dessert especially for a Four Weeks Magazine article that highlights five proven aphrodisiacs and includes five aphrodisiac recipes. I managed to squeeze three of the five listed aphrodisiacs into this dessert: coffee, dark chocolate, and alcohol; so beware of this one 😉 There are four other recipes featured in the article from some of my favorite foodbloggers. Two that look very promising are a Double Chocolate Tiramisu for Two created by the lovely Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice and a Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Rum Cream Cheese Frosting from Rachel of Coconute & Lime fame. Wow! Read the article here to see the recipes for yourself.

This recipe is far from difficult but it does require a little planning and preparation. For best results (and no stress), prepare the ice cream and bake the brownies the night before, assemble sandwiches in the morning, and serve as a surprise to your sweetheart after a romantic Valentine’s day dinner.




Naughty Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare the filling:

1/2 Gallon of premium vanilla ice cream, softened but not melted
1/4 C. Irish Cream liquor (I used Baileys)

1. Line a jellyroll pan with plastic wrap.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the softened ice cream and Irish Cream until well combined.
3. Spread ice cream evenly in the jellyroll pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for several hours or overnight.

    Prepare the brownies:

    1 full-size box of brownie mix
    2 eggs
    1/2 C. oil
    1/4 C. coffee-flavored liquor (I used Kahlua)
    2 T. instant espresso
    1 t. vanilla
    4 oz. dark chocolate, cut into small chunks

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 18″x 13″ jellyroll pan then line the bottom with parchment paper.
    2. In a small bowl, combine Kahlua, instant espresso and vanilla; stir until coffee is dissolved.
    3. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, oil, and Kahlua mixture; stir together until well combined.
    4. Stir in chocolate pieces.
    5. Pour mixture into the jellyroll pan and, using a spatula, gently coax the mixture out to the edges of the pan. Once the mixture has been spread as evenly as possible, smooth the top with a spatula.
    6. Place pan in a preheated, 350 degree oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
    7. When brownies are done to your liking (12 minutes for gooey, 15 for well-done), remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

      Assemble the sandwiches:

      Cut brownies into heart shapes using a cookie cutter. Use a spatula to carefully lift and remove the cut brownies to a separate platter. After all the hearts have been cut, cut the remaining pieces of brownie into bite-size pieces and store in a plastic bag for nibbling later. Wash and dry jelly roll pan then spread the brownie hearts out in a single layer in the pan.

      Next, clear a large area on the counter and remove ice cream sheet from freezer. Place the tray of brownies within easy reach. Remove top layer of plastic wrap from ice cream. Working quickly, cut ice cream into shapes using the same cookie cutter you used for the brownies. As soon as you cut a piece of ice cream, quickly remove it by pushing up from the bottom with your fingers. This will get messy. Place the ice cream shape on top of one brownie and cover with another brownie. If desired, repeat this process to create a double decker sandwich. Continue until all brownie pieces have been used up.

      Cover pan of sandwiches with plastic wrap and immediately place in the freezer. Scoop remaining bits of ice cream into a plastic container and freeze for later (you can eat it with the extra brownie pieces). After about an hour, the sandwiches can be individually wrapped in plastic if desired.

      Ice cream sandwiches can be eaten by hand straight out of the freezer or for a special occasion, mix a little Kahlua with store-bought chocolate syrup, drizzle on a plate and top with the ice cream sandwich. You could even add a dollop of whipped cream!

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      1. Helen

        Picture perfect! These combine all my favorites!
        Can’t wait for saturday night to make them!

        10:55 pm  Feb 6th, 2007
      2. Linda

        how perfectly delectable. please oh please save me some, with a photography lesson on the side. please and thank you.

        11:45 pm  Feb 6th, 2007
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      4. rob

        Oh God that looks good. It’s about -20C here right now, so this recipe will likely have to wait for a few months before I make it.

        You have a wonderful blog and this is a great post.

        8:35 am  Feb 7th, 2007
      5. Nicole

        Thanks so much everyone for all of your comments!

        2:41 pm  Feb 7th, 2007
      6. Nora

        Hello from Singapore!

        Nice blog you got here! This recipe looks so good I am getting weak. Timely for Valentine’s Day. Btw I am a foodie myself and I have a free valentine recipe eCookbook at my site. Help yourself.

        5:43 pm  Feb 7th, 2007
      7. Marieke

        This is almost too much…all my favourite things combined..and the wonderful!

        Greetings from Holland,


        8:25 pm  Feb 7th, 2007
      8. soumya

        Hey im a new visitor to your blog.This one is simply devine and such a nice presentation.Lovely

        3:00 am  Feb 8th, 2007
      9. danielle

        The photos are gorgeous. Is it ok if I use these photos on my blog ( for a valentine day photo collage? Of course I will mention you as the photographer and link to your blog. Thanks for your reply!

        4:24 pm  Feb 8th, 2007
      10. Jun

        thank you for this recipe. i’m putting you in my blogroll. 🙂

        4:31 am  Feb 9th, 2007
      11. Jennifer Lynn

        Oh, these are perfect!

        6:01 am  Feb 9th, 2007
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      14. aria

        this is just stunning! major drooooools! you take the most beautiful pictures 🙂

        4:03 pm  Feb 10th, 2007
      15. elle

        I just love naughty confections-thanks.

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      17. Goody

        very nice, made it last night, talk about baileys 😛 YAY lets just say, i finished the bottle off, thanx for sharing

        11:34 am  Feb 12th, 2007
      18. Nic

        Oh wow, those look amazing!

        7:08 pm  Feb 12th, 2007
      19. ageekgirl

        Eeeeviiill! I like it a lot. Gotta try it sometime.

        6:39 am  Feb 14th, 2007
      20. spatulated

        looks so tasty! maybe i can woo emily with this one

        6:59 am  Feb 14th, 2007
      21. amanda

        happy v-day nicole!

        8:29 am  Feb 14th, 2007
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      23. carmen

        We ended up with 18 dinner guest at our Valentine Dinner Party Sat. night. I forgot to take the frozen naughty -ice-cream sandwhiches out of the freezer but had drizzled the plates with chocolate before the party started. I quickly placed one sandwhich per plate and microwaved each for 20 seconds before serving. They were perfect! Everyone just adored them. Monday I made my College Sophomore son heart shaped Khaluha brownies, and amaretto bars, froze them and then sent them to him yesterday fed. ex. They arrived at his campus this morning, Valentines Day! This recipe creates many great ideas and memories. Truly the most fun I’ve ever had making a dessert. Have a very Happy Valentines Day!

        10:16 pm  Feb 14th, 2007
      24. markruinsdinner

        Well I went and did it, and it was awesome. Thanks again, this was a very fortuitous find.

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      26. EVA

        Looks delicious !!

        6:24 pm  Feb 16th, 2007
      27. leslie r

        My husband and I made them for Valentines. They are absolutely delicious, I don’t want to share the last one with him, hehe.

        10:48 pm  Feb 16th, 2007
      28. Mae

        Wow. Nicole, these baby are just too cute for words. I heart them. 🙂

        4:14 pm  Feb 19th, 2007
      29. Kate

        Very late for these but i had to tell u they look amazing… i’m a big fan of sandwich icecreams…and i will definately make this.

        8:30 pm  Feb 27th, 2007
      30. William

        Wow! These things are beautiful. I’m definitely going to have to make these.

        9:16 pm  Feb 28th, 2007
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        Your pictures are just breathtaking!! Loved the food ones. Do you know that the Modica Chocolate Festival will be held from March 17-25? We are planning the usual PAO trip there..maybe you could write a story on that! Stop by at the office whenever ypu can and we will discuss the details!


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      34. Merry Strong

        I adore ice cream, chocolate, Bailey’s and Kahlua. Did you post this recipe, just for me? 🙂


        7:52 pm  Apr 19th, 2007
      35. Nicole

        Hi Merry,

        Of course I posted it just for you! Glad you finally found it 😉

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        OMG! I just discovered this site..and it is officially my fav. recipe website. I don’t know where to start…with all these yummy recipes here….its tough to choose a starter recipe. But, I think I’ll go with this “naughty ice cream sandwich” recipe first, since Valentine’s day is around the corner. All the ingredients listed are my hubby’s fave. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

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        I quite drinking liquor about 20 years ago. However- I don’t think this counts. I can’t wait to make a batch of these.

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