Brownies are great. Ice cream is great. Together, the’re FABULOUS! So what could be better than Brownie Ice Cream Cups? When I saw this pin on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a shot!
(Go look at that pin. Seriously. How beautiful is that?) I had to try it! It was time for another Tried it Tuesday!
I followed the directions exactly. I mixed up a batch of brownies, filled the muffin tins half full, and set my second set of muffin “tins” on top. All I had were silicone muffin “tins”, so that’s what I used.
I baked the allotted amount of time and when I took them out, I had brownies with muffin tins on top. They were flat, circular brownies with NO rims. So…I tried to do something a little different with the next batch. I filled the tins a little fuller and when I put the top tins on, I pushed them down until I could see the batter coming up over the rims. I once again baked and once again (to my disappointment), ended up with flat brownies. Delicious, but definitely not cups. This time, they had a little bit more of a rim, but nothing that would hold ice cream.
Brownie Ice Cream Cups: Pinterest Fail
So…PINTEREST: FAIL. But…I still had delicious brownies! And they were tasty mixed in with ice cream or as a motivational tool!
And they looked adorable at my daughter’s birthday party in a big, festive bowl!
There are a couple things I could have done differently that may have made it work better.
1. Use regular tins instead of silicone on top. They would have been a little heavier and might have helped.
2. Use an extra egg in the recipe to make more “cake-like” brownies.
Have you tried this recipe? Did it work for you? I’d love to know if I did something wrong!