We love brownies here at home. But, sometimes, we bake too much and we’re left with excess brownies. Even in a covered container in the fridge, after a while, they dry out and harden. We don’t throw them away. We just recycle them.
But how can anyone salvage brownies that had dried out? They need to be moistened, of course. Some people spray them with simple syrup. I drizzle Kahlua over them and serve them with another moist dessert like ice cream.
One terribly humid summer day in 2010, I took out forgotten fudge brownies and butterscotch brownies from the fridge, cut them into small cubes then dropped them into bowls and drizzled them with Kahlua.
Store-bought vanilla ice cream was scooped into dessert glasses and covered with half of the brownies. Store-bought caramel syrup was drizzled over the brownies before they were covered by more ice cream. The remaining brownies were arranged on top of the second layer of ice cream, and my concoction was ready to serve.
Kahlua-drenched brownies with vanilla ice cream
- 2 to 3 butterscotch brownies preferably with lots of nuts, well chilled
- 2 to 3 chocolate fudge brownies preferably with lots of nuts, well chilled
- 2 tablespoons Kahlua
- 4 tablespoons caramel syrup store-bought
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- Roughly chop the brownies or cut into small cubes.
- Separate the brownies in two bowls.
- Drizzle one tablespoons of Kahlua over each bowl of brownies. Swirl to make sure that every piece gets a little Kahlua.
- Spoon two to three tablespoonfuls of vanilla ice cream into dessert glasses. Press the ice cream into the bottom to make a good base.
- Divide half of the butterscotch and chocolate fudge brownies between the two dessert glasses.
- Drizzle the caramel over and around the brownies.
- Cover the brownies with more vanilla ice cream.
- Top with the remaining brownies.