Ultimate Holiday Recipe Contest Finalist #2: Brownie Ice Cream Pops

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 3rd, 2013


The second of our four Ultimate Recipe Contest finalists is fresh out of the Turkey Hill kitchen! Look for the last two finalists tomorrow and Thursday. On Friday, we’ll open up the polls to let you vote for the finalist that should take home the grand prize – a one year supply of Turkey Hill Ice Cream!

Brownie Ice Cream Pops

SUBMITTED BY: Donna P. of Morristown, NJ

DESCRIPTION: Chocolate-dipped pops that combine brownies and caramel between two flavors of All Natural Ice Cream.


10 wooden lollipop or popsicle sticks
4 cups Turkey Hill All Natural Butter Almond Ice Cream, slightly softened
4 cups brownies, cut into ½ inch pieces
4 cups Turkey Hill All Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, slightly softened
2 cups chopped, toasted almonds or other nuts
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted
1 cup caramel syrup
½ cup green red and white sprinkles, optional


Cover bottom and sides of 10 x 8 x 2 inch metal baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the Butter Almond ice cream evenly into the bottom of the pan, packing well. Drizzle ¼ cup caramel syrup over the ice cream. Break up the brownies into ½ inch pieces and press into the ice cream. Drizzle another ¼ cup of caramel syrup over the brownies, & sprinkle with ½ cup almonds. Spread the Vanilla Bean ice cream evenly over the almonds, packing well.

Cover and place pan in the freezer for about 1 hour, until set. Remove from the freezer. Press a cutting board against the top of pan and flip. Remove paper. Cut the ice cream with sharp knife dipped in hot water, into 10 (2 x 4 inch) rectangles. Push a stick into the center bottom of each rectangle, half way up.

Place the melted chocolate in a cup. Spread remaining almonds evenly into a flat plate. Dip the top half of ice cream rectangle into the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the chocolate with the toasted almonds, or with green, red and white sprinkles. Place the ice cream pops into several shallow cups to hold. If desired, drizzle with more caramel.

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72 Responses to “Ultimate Holiday Recipe Contest Finalist #2: Brownie Ice Cream Pops”

  1. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    Congratulations to Donna. If I made that hubby would eat all in one sitting and ask that next time use tongue depressors so they are larger.

  2. Donna says:

    Despite the company photo not being ideal (because the chocolate and sprinkles on top of the pop are unevenly spread and you cannot see any brownies or nuts because the stick end is facing away from the viewer), the recipe, which includes both butter almond and vanilla Naural Turkey Hill ice cream, pieces of brownies, melted chocolate and nuts, make this a very tasty treat. Give it a try at home!

  3. Juliette says:

    Sounds very good. My hubby would love it! He too is a chocolate nut!

  4. Norma says:

    Pop goes the brownie. A great take on a classic ice cream pop.

  5. Ron says:

    Sounds good. We’ll give this a try!

  6. Robin Ames says:

    This looks like a winner to me!

  7. Nancy Nasso says:

    Sounds good! :-)

  8. Elaine Garfield says:

    a very good idea

  9. Amber S. says:

    Looks really good! I’ll have to give it a try. Congrats to all the finalists and good luck!

  10. sue says:

    looks delicious

  11. Ruth Williams says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  12. millie says:

    love chocolate but will try to make it good luck to you in winning

  13. CHRISTINE says:


  14. Jim in SOMD says:

    this is a little mor work than the first and the directions are not as precise. However, this looks ike a very good dessert or treat. Changing the nuts to colored sprinkles give it a festive appearance and the colors of sprinkles can vary for different occasions.

  15. LindaR says:

    Way to go Donna, this recipe is easier to make than it first appears, & is definetly worth the effort! Hope you win, as our “hometown” girl….I’m from Morris county as well!

  16. Ida Beek says:

    What an outstanding combination of great tasting ingredients. The finished product is decadent and I hope you win. I live in Morris County and worked in Morristown years ago. Good luck….love the Pops!!!

  17. Donna says:

    Jim at SOMD- If you meant no directions on how to get melted chocolate- there are 3 ways-(1) if using microwave and time varies with each oven-you can place chopped chocolate into a microwaveable small dish and microwave for about 1 minute, remove and stir, then if not mostly melted, continue microwaving at about 15-second intervals until very soft, stir and cool to room temperature.(2) If using stovetop- place the chopped chocolate in a double boiler or larger pot over smaller pot containing barely simmering water, stir chocolate until melted. Cool to room temperature. (3) Alternatively, you could buy chocolate syrup and dip the ice cream pop into syrup, then roll in the nuts or sprinkles. If there is anything else that is unclear, let me know and I will try to explain it. I think the amount of each ingredient, size of pans, and specific order of steps to take, should be all in the recipe.

  18. leecarr says:

    another great recipe with no baking involved, can’t wait to try it

  19. Lou says:

    Looks delicious to me.

  20. grams says:

    congratulations it looks good

  21. Marion says:

    Sounds delicious, but too much trouble to make for me!

  22. Mary says:

    My daughter and I would love to try it!

  23. Vicki Spokes says:

    very inventive

  24. Pam says:

    This is definitely worth a try.

  25. Ann King says:

    another great recipe, but a little more work than the last one.

  26. Roman says:

    Toasted nuts, brownies and caramel sandwiched between 2 delicious ice cream flavors, is just genius! Top it with chocolate and sprinkles- and it is decadent! Will make soon.

  27. Catherine says:

    This recipe unlike the apple squares, requires no baking at all-which is a big plus. I like the layering of flavors and textures. My family will enjoy this a lot, especially the young ones.

  28. Andy says:

    It sounds terrific with the brownie pieces, nuts and caramel, and a chocolate topping. As an alternative, I may try to make it without the pop sticks and just pour the melted chocolate right over the last ice cream layer, and refreeze, then cut into squares. Will make both ways for adults and kids.

  29. Marusia says:

    I will enjoy making this brownie pop recipe. There is no baking involved, so I can make it in advance, keep it frozen until needed….great flavor combos….and 2 ice cream flavors-always a good thing!

  30. Tonio says:

    Brownies, chocolate, nuts and 2 ice cream flavors- on a stick! the kids and adults will be able to both enjoy this recipe. Will definitely give it a try at the next family get together.

  31. Ada says:

    great recipe for a crowd or just to have on hand in the freezer for me and myself… I love brownies, nuts and chocolate..my fav combos…..and add the ice cream and its is an outrageous treat!

  32. Teresa says:

    Sounds yummy and decadent! Will definitely try it soon… easy enough for me to follow.

  33. Mark says:

    definitely something I will enjoy snacking on with company or alone!

  34. TWG says:

    we love ice cream in our home! this layered recipe is the bombe!

  35. Ulana says:

    Love the idea of ice cream, with brownies, nuts and chocolate–I get all of my treats in one fabulous dessert! definitely worth trying.

  36. Bo says:

    Very creative, flavorful and easy enough to make and impress children and adults.

  37. Alex says:

    wow-definitely worth doing this for the next family get together and for the Super Bowl-my friends will be very impressed on game day!

  38. Markian says:

    Sounds like a terrific recipe!- delicious, great flavors and ingredients I enjoy…so will my kids!

  39. Chris says:

    Will be trying this recipe soon with my family-no doubt it will taste great and it sounds like a great recipe to make in advance and not worry about it.

  40. Anthony says:

    Will be trying it with my friends this weekend-sounds like we can follow the steps easily-and we love the idea of mixing the ice cream layers with chocolate, brownies, nuts and caramel.

  41. Harriet G. says:

    Looks delicious. Good luck!

  42. Linda Savitz says:

    I love it!!!Yummy!!!

  43. Patricia Lysinger says:

    This one sounds good too.

  44. Sarah says:

    Sounds delicious but kinda messy to eat.

  45. Ada says:

    If you do not have time to insert the pop sticks, just cover the ice cream with the melted chocolate, chill, then cut into squares. The flavors and ingredients are all there for a terrific dessert-whether on sticks or alone. Terrific recipe!

  46. Marusia says:

    Tried this brownie recipe today… omg!…..butter almond and vanilla ice creams, brownies, nuts, caramel, chocolate-all my and my daughter’s favorites…the recipe was easy enough for my daughter to follow, the instructions were clear, and best of all – no baking involved (used store bought brownies-may try next time using whatever leftover pound or bundt cake I have). Loved the crunch factor. I left half in the freezer for use on another day…since you can freeze it. It is a recipe I can make well in advance for company. I liked being able to use the hazelnuts I had at home. Easy, yet sophisticate and lots of fun. This one gets my vote for sure!

  47. sarah oswald says:


  48. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    This may be a little too sweet for me.

  49. Tonio says:

    Bob-the apple squares are even sweeter, because the crust has sugar in it and the canned apple filing has both sugar and corn syrup in it. The suggested chocolate in this recipe is bittersweet, and you do not have to use the optional sprinkles.

  50. Mark says:

    Well, now that I have seen all 4 recipes, the brownie pops is my favorite. It has the 2 ice creams (butter almond and vanilla) as the star ingredients (unlike the bread pudding dessert), it is a no-bake dessert (unlike the apple and bread pudding recipes), it is enjoyable by both adults and kids (my kids do not like fruit -cherries or apples -with their ice cream), it has a holiday appeal (unlike the cherry and cream cheese which I associate more with summer), different nuts and toppings can be exchanged easily. This will get my vote!

  51. Andy says:

    Love this one the best of all 4! no baking, delicious flavors.

  52. Joan says:

    Can’t use nuts in anything because one of my grandchildren is highly allergic. However, would definitely try this delicious sounding recipe with Turkey Hill Cookies and Cream. Yum!

  53. Mary says:

    Joan, if you can’t use nuts, substitute them with chocolate sprinkles and just vanilla ice cream ,not the combo of vanilla and butter pecan. Will be just as tasty.

  54. Ulana says:

    I do not like fruit in my ice cream, and I do not want to prebake the crusts. That is why I will be voting for the brownie pops-they have my favorite combination of flavors-chocolate, nuts, caramel and ice cream!

  55. Catherine says:

    The brownie pop recipe is the most creative out of all 4 recipes that I read. …and probably the most delicious!

  56. Marie says:

    This looks and sounds delicious. Great recipe, Donna.

  57. Chris says:

    This is a very creative and delicious recipe. It gets my vote among the 4 submitted recipes. When I tried it, it was much nicer looking than the Turkey Hill photo. It was not difficult to make–I made 1/2 on sticks and the others I spread the melted chocolate on top and cut into squares. Worth the try!

  58. Betty says:


  59. Karen says:

    My whole family loves BROWNIES so it will be an item in my household.

  60. maryann says:

    Brownie pops are the best

  61. jeannette says:

    OMG, sounds delicious…decadent…. and easy to make!!!

  62. Carol Nigh says:

    It’s chocolate! It has to be good! I’m a chocaholic. Love it, love it.

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  65. Denise says:

    looks sooooo yummmy great idea

  66. Veronica says:

    This recipe looks absolutely SINFUL! GREAT JOB!!

  67. lynda says:

    That looks and sounds delightfully good.

  68. rich colosi says:

    how have i missed these. great ideas

  69. rich colosi says:

    sounds great

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  71. Debbie Bigelow says:

    this ones sounds yummy I think I would like it the best

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