Deliciously Patriotic Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

July 1, 2016 | by simply jessica

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Backyard Barbecues, neighborhood parades, fireworks with friends and family under the stars. What’s not to love about the Fourth of July? A time to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, and a chance to celebrate and make new memories summer after summer. Hashtag, all the patriotic feels. And let’s just be honest. As a (currently) pregnant mama, dessert with a capital D is one of my favorite things about celebrating Independence Day. (Or most days, in general.) I think you will agree, this Brownie Ice Cream Sundae really takes the cake.

Here’s how you make it.

These ice cream sundaes are super easy to make. So easy, you really can’t mess ‘em up. They are the perfect “recipe” for allowing the littles to “help.” Because if your kiddos are anything like my three-and-a-half-year-old, this is basically her favorite thing in the entire universe. You can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.

You’ll want to break out the fancy ice cream bowls (or cups). I love these from Anthropologie. I use them all the time. I also love these. All you do is layer in the ingredients. Start with a small handful of red and blue M&Ms, followed by a large, heaping spoonful of chocolate brownie. This can be store-bought or homemade, totally up to you. Then add a scoop (or two) of ice cream. You can use whatever flavor you like, but I went with my personal favorite: Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. (It’s a southern thing.) Continue layering, until the bowl is full to overflowing. Drizzle hot fudge syrup all over the top, and then add a few rainbow sprinkles just for kicks and giggles. You can even add a cherry, or sliced strawberries if you’d like. Maybe a handful of nuts. It’s YOUR sundae; it’s totally up to YOU! Don’t be afraid to get a little messy. It doesn’t have to be picture perfect to taste delicious. Trust me.

Got any big plans for the holiday weekend? What’s your family’s favorite festive dessert? We’d love to hear! Feel free to share in the comments section below, or tag us in your photos when you share to social media using the hashtag #SFMfourthofjuly! Wishing you all a safe and fabulous Fourth! Happy Birthday America!

About the author…After three blissful years in the Treasure State, Jessica recently moved back to Houston, Texas with her hunky husband and her two precious little girls, Savannah and Emma Kate. They are expecting a third baby (girl) this summer! Jessica is a small business owner with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a nerd-like love for political science. She is passionate about writing, marketing, social media management, and this wonderfully beautiful mess we call parenthood.

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