Saturday, July 19, 2008

Brownie Batter Yum

Having seen all those commercials advertising DQs Brownie Batter Blizzard, and experiencing the sweltering heat of the summer, I've been longing for one of their chocolate, fudge-y, ice-y treats. But, also being the poor undergrad that I am, I wasn't about to go out and pay a whopping $4.95 for chocolate ice cream and brownie pieces... ridiculous, no matter how you slice it. So, you can probably guess what the baker in me decided to do... whip up my own brownie batter dessert.

Jo's Brownie Batter Dessert

- 1 recipe chocolate ganache
- 1 recipe of my random brownie (makes 3 "tart-sized" brownie cakes)
- 2 scoops of Breyer's Double Churn Chocolate Ice Cream per blizzard

Simple Chocolate Ganache:
1. Melt 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate with 3/4 cup of heavy cream in a small pot. Add in 2 tbsp light corn syrup and 1 tsp vanilla. Set aside to cool, then place in the fridge to become fudgy.

These brownies were seriously random

Jo's Random Brownie:
1. Combine 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with 1/3 cup sugar; add in 1.5 tbsp oil and 1/4 cup heavy cream.
2. Add in 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Mix well, pour into greased pans and bake at 350F for 10mins (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). Cool to room temp and set aside.

1. Combine 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream with some semi-warm crumbled brownie pieces.
2. Scoop in as much cold ganache as you like.
3. Swirl together, until it reaches a blizzard-like consistency, eat and enjoy.

The brownies in this recipe were seriously a random concoction of the various leftover ingredients I had laying around. I wanted to use us the heavy cream (since they come in 25oml cartons) and so I just added it into the "mock chocolate" I made using unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar and oil. Then I just dumped a bunch of flour into the chocolate mix, added a pinch of baking soda as a leavening agent and voila! Quick and easy brownies... no hassle, and no real recipe!

The "blizzard" was deliciously chocolate-y they had just the right amount of fudginess and the brownie chunks weren't overly sweet. The semi-warm brownie chunks helped melt the ice cream a bit and made it more liquidy and delicious. The fudge kinda stuck to the roof of my mouth, but hey... there's nothing wrong with that. This recipe made enough for 3 "mug-sized" blizzards! Woot! DQ without the hassle of having to pay for it... I'm lovin' it (wrong jingle I know :P)


Palidor said...

Wow, do you ever love your chocolate! They look just like DQ's blizzard.

Thanks for the comment on my roses! You know what? Your roses look just like mine! You're so silly. :)

silverrock said...

hehehe... well, yours look like they were done with ease. It took me many failed attempts and a lot of "patch-work" to fix up mine :P

Michelle said...

I just might have to make one of these of TGIF!