Learn how to make a sizzling brownie without a sizzler plate! The delicious sizzler brownie is a hot brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It’s like a sundae and chocolate lava cake wrapped into one. (Yum!) Don’t miss my super easy hot brownie with ice cream recipe- everyone is sure to love it, and it’s the perfect dessert for sharing.
➕ Sizzling Brownie Ingredients
You only need 3 basic ingredients to make the sizzling brownie with ice cream:
- Brownies made from a box mix or storebought
- Chocolate syrup
- Vanilla ice cream
It’s easy to make substitutions to this recipe to meet your dietary needs. For example, make an eggless sizzler brownie by using an egg replacer in the brownie mix and egg free ice cream. Make a vegan sizzler brownie with vegan brownies plus your favorite dairy free chocolate syrup and ice cream.
♨️ How to Make Sizzling Brownie without Sizzler Plate
What can you use instead of a sizzling plate? If you don’t have a sizzler brownie plate, use a small cast iron skillet to make a brownie that sizzles! Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the best chocolate brownie with ice cream:
- If using a mix, make brownies according to the box directions. I used an 8x8-inch pan to make the brownies and I needed oil and eggs to make the batter. After the brownies cool, cut a square to use in your sizzling brownie.
- Heat a small (8-inch/20cm) cast iron pan over medium heat on the stove for 5-10 minutes. Quickly add the brownie slice, drizzle with chocolate sauce to get the sizzling effect, and then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Remember to be careful- the skillet is hot! Put a heat protective pad or trivet on the table if you’ll be serving the brownie straight from the hot skillet. Dust the brownie dessert with cocoa powder or sprinkle with chocolate chips for an extra festive touch.
Leftovers of the sizzling brownie don’t keep well, as the ice cream will melt and make the brownie soggy. However, you can make the brownies ahead and keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Alternatively, put the brownies in a freezer bag with the air pressed out in the freezer for longer-term storage. Reheat brownies in the microwave for 30-60 seconds on high.
Watch How to Make It!
Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream (Hot Sizzler Brownie Recipe)
- 1 brownie (storebought or from a mix)
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- chocolate syrup
- If using a mix, make brownies according to the box directions. After the brownies cool, cut a square to use in your sizzling brownie.
- Heat a small cast iron pan over medium heat on the stove for 5-10 minutes. Quickly add the brownie slice, drizzle with chocolate sauce to get the sizzling effect, and then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
💭 Expert Tips from a DietitianThis is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Are sizzler brownies healthy? Loaded with white flour, sugar, and added fat, sizzling brownies aren’t the most nutritious option and are best as an occasional treat. They’re a super simple celebratory dessert if you’d like to save money on eating out but still enjoy something indulgent. Nutrition information is for one hot sizzling brownie, but varies depending on the ingredients you use and your portion size.
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The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
What is the meaning of sizzling brownie?
A sizzling brownie refers to a dessert served hot on a sizzling plate, typically featuring a freshly baked brownie or cake topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. The sizzle comes from the hot plate, creating a delightful contrast between the warm dessert and the cold ice cream.
What country invented sizzling brownie?
The origin of the sizzler brownie is unclear, as similar desserts are found in various cuisines. However, it gained popularity in the United States, UK, and India.
Why do you put pineapple in sizzling brownies?
Pineapple is not a traditional ingredient in sizzling brownies. The dessert usually consists of brownies, ice cream, and chocolate sauce. However, variations exist, and some creative recipes might incorporate pineapple for added flavor.
How do you eat sizzling brownies?
To enjoy sizzling brownies, use a spoon to combine the warm brownie, cold ice cream, and chocolate sauce. The sizzling plate keeps the dessert warm, creating a delightful blend of textures and temperatures in each bite.
Where can I get a sizzling brownie?
Sizzling brownies are commonly found in restaurants and dessert parlors, especially in countries like India and the United States. Check local dessert or ice cream parlors, or dine-in restaurants with a diverse dessert menu to find this indulgent treat.
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