Yes, it might be the middle of winter and I'm posting an ice cream recipe. A rich, delicious decadent vanilla ice cream recipe to be exact. But looking in my freezer the other day I found yet another bag of squash. This bag was already pureed before I froze it, so now it looked at me quizzically knowing it's fate was probably going to become squash bread.
The problem is, the kids are absolutely sick of me make squash bread a bajillion and one times this winter, so it was time to branch out. Find a new recipe. It's been awhile since I made a dessert and my little boy wanted brownies, so why not try throwing some squash into brownies?
This brownie recipe yielded a soft, cakelike brownie that melted in your mouth. It was absolutely delicious and begged to be eaten with some ice cream.
The result? No one knew that the brownies were healthy (even though they were, ha!) and the ice cream was the perfect compliment. If you don't want ice cream (or fear the neighbors will think you are absolutely insane when you pull your ice cream maker out in the middle of winter) try using some coconut milk whipping cream on top, or whipping some heavy whipping cream. Both are just as delicious!
If you are looking for some other equally good squash recipes, try these:
And if you don't have winter squash in your freezer or food storage, try some of our other creative brownie recipes: