Chocolate Ice Cream ‘Brookies’

Ice Cream brookies

There’s no need to choose between brownies and cookies – DW Fitness Clubs have combined the best of both worlds with these scrumptious ‘brookies.’ By cutting back the butter, it enables you to add in some natural peanut butter instead – which is a fantastic source of protein.

The Greek yoghurt also makes a good alternative to cream. Not only is it low in saturated fats, it’s also a fantastic source of protein and calcium.

Serves 6

30g of unsweetened cocoa powder
200g of dark chocolate (at least 70%)
100g of unsalted butter
100g of natural peanut butter
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla extracT
1 egg
1 tsp of salt
100g of sweetener
150g of wholegrain flour
Icing sugar to dust

For the chocolate ice cream filling:
1 banana
50ml of Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon of sweetener
½ tablespoon of honey
1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 Start by chopping your banana into even-sized chunks and place in the freezer for an hour to 90 minutes
2 Take out your banana chunks and put them into a food processor with your yoghurt, honey, sweetener and cocoa powder
3 Keep blending the mixture until it is smooth and creamy
4 Place the mixture back in the freezer for up to an hour to 90 minutes
5 While your ice cream is in the freezer it’s time to make your cookies. Melt your chocolate over a pan of hot water, and in a separate bowl, blend your cocoa powder, sweetener and butter together – make sure they’re well mixed
6 Then add in your vanilla extract, egg and salt and mix together. Gradually work your flour and baking powder into the mixture
7 Finally, add your melted chocolate and peanut butter. Whip into a smooth dough and add a splash of water if you need to loosen things up
8 Separate into equal portions on a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper and place in the oven at 180C for around 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them as you go – you want them to remain nice and squidgy but not under-baked!
9 Take your cookies out once baked and leave to cool
10 When you’re ready to serve simply scoop some ice-cream and squish between two cookies. Dust with a very fine layer of icing sugar and your ice-cream sandwich ‘brookies’ are good to go.

Recipe courtesy of DW Fitness Clubs. See here for more.


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