This ice cream sandwich has it’s insides on the outside! Perfect for an Inside Out birthday or viewing party!
It was super easy to put together too! It just requires a gallon of ice cream or frozen custard (depending on the size of pan you use), a brownie mix (and the stuff the package recommends to make the brownies), colorful flake cereal, and of course a round pan (although you could use most simple pans to make it). The kind of cereal I used was ‘Fruity Crunchy Crisps.’
Once you pick out your ice cream flavors (I used vanilla custard, but you could experiment depending on your party), line your pan with plastic film wrap. This makes getting the ice cream layers out of the pan nice and easy. Allow the ice cream to soften enough that you can spread it in the pan, but not too runny. I think using the custard here really helped, because it isn’t whipped up with air like many types of ice cream. I would recommend that if you don’t use custard that you at least use a slow churned variety of ice cream.
Cover with more plastic wrap and freeze until solid. Of course, you should make sure you have a level area in your freezer to allow the most level frozen layers possible. I don’t have a lot of freezer space, so I used some of the cereal underneath the cake to try to level things out a bit as I put it together. If you have just one pan you can transfer the frozen layers, still completely covered in plastic to a different pan and keep them frozen until you put it all together.
Make sure your brownie layer cools overnight. That gives it a bit more strength to withstand all the handling and the ice cream, if it starts to melt!
To assemble, cover plate as needed with the cereal, unwrap and place the first ice cream layer, next the brownie layer, and finally the unwrapped top ice cream layer. Sprinkle with lots of the cereal and enjoy!