Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes

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“I feel like myself, strong and weak at once – allowed, at least for a little while, to be both.” – Veronica Roth

The winter has been quite freezing and long lasting here in Australia, but that has not stopped my love for all things chilled, frozen…and ice-creamy. I finally got around to purchasing an ice-cream machine the other week and couldn’t resist sharing this little frozen treat that I whipped up.

Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes

Since I’m still the novice, I’ve been putting my ice cream machine to good use recently and have been going crazy with all the cool flavour combinations I can create. So these Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes are one of the first of many frozen and cooling treats I hope to share with you all in the next coming weeks.

Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes

Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes are delicious, decadent and indulgent. And they are a cinch to put together. The ice cream base is flavoured with just the slightest hint of coffee then layered up with an intense espresso ripple before freezing. Oh, and a dash of Kahlua is added in too… giving it that all-important and synonymous ‘tiramisu’ name and taste.    

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I love using nips of alcohol in my desserts (and have amassed quite the collection of cute little bottles) and have been doing quite a bit of ‘research’ and discovered that by adding in just a small hint of alcohol to an ice cream base it helps any ice-crystals from forming. I do have to admit that I so far believe this true.

So thanks Kahlua, this tiramisu ice cream is probably the creamiest, silkiest and rich of ice creams that my little machine ever did make. 

Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes

The ice cream is delicious on its own, but it tastes even better when made into sundae form…layered up with thick chunks of my favourite fudgy brownie cookies then drizzled with a very dark espresso fudge sauce. I imagine these sundaes would taste divine with some fat and juicy cherries or raspberries too.

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Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes will leave you craving just that little bit more. If you’re short on time or don’t have an ice cream machine, you could use any store-bought coffee flavoured ice cream. But please do make the brownie cookies and especially the espresso fudge sauce!

The cookies deliciously soften, swell and soak in all the ice cream flavour and the espresso fudge sauce provides just the right amount of dark and bitter balance to give these sundaes true dimensionality.

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Tiramisu Brownie Cookie Sundaes
Serves: 4
For the Tiramisu Ice Cream:
  • ⅓ cup + ¼ cup granulated (caster) sugar (divided)
  • ¼ cup brewed strong coffee
  • 3 tbsp. dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 9 oz. / 250 g mascarpone
  • 2 oz. / 55 g cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
For the Espresso Fudge Sauce:
  • ⅔ cup granulated (caster) sugar
  • ¾ cup brewed strong coffee
  • ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
For the Brownie Cookies:
  • 7 oz. / 200 g dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 5.3 oz. / 150 g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 oz. / 30 g dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 5.3 oz. / 150 g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Tiramisu Ice Cream:
  1. To make the ripple, combine ⅓ cup granulated (caster) sugar, brewed coffee, cocoa powder and salt in a small saucepan set over medium to low heat. Bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes. Pour it into a bowl and cool slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.
  2. To make the ice cream, whisk the mascarpone and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the cream, milk, vanilla, Kahlua and remaining ¼ cup of granulated (caster) sugar and beat until smooth and uniform. Refrigerate until completely cold.
  3. Process in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Layer the ice cream and ripple in a chilled bowl and then freeze for 4-6 hours, or preferably overnight.
For the Espresso Fudge Sauce:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer up for 4-5 minutes until thickened. Pour into a bowl and let cool before use.
For the Brownie Cookies:
  1. To make the brownie cookies, pre-heat the oven to 170 C / 340 F and line two baking sheets with paper.
  2. Stir the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk to combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Beat the egg and sugar in a separate bowl for 5 to 7 minutes or until light, coffee in colour and fluffy, then add in the vanilla extract. Gently fold this mixture into the melted chocolate then working quickly, tip in the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. At this point the dough should feel quite sticky and soft but you will be able to roll it with your hands into walnut sized balls and arrange them on the prepared baking sheets, if it is too soft or warm – chill the bowl for 10 minutes.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. The cookies should still be soft and their tops will be cracked.
  6. Leave to cool before layering with the ice cream and espresso fudge sauce.
Tiramisu Ice Cream adapted from Lomelino's Ice Cream



  • Reply Nagi@RecipeTinEats June 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    It looks decadent! I seriously need this in my life! Something comforting and delicious! Here I come delicious tiramisu brownie cookie sundae!

  • Reply FoodGeekGraze September 11, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    one would think that after my last haul from here, i would be up to my ears in chocolate eating sessions. nope. did i make each item more than once? absolutely. did i share it all with neighbors and others and make them happy and fatter? absolutely. clearly chocolate and coffee things never hit the enough-is-enough line around here. the only one that was kinda pissed off about it all was my dog; due to this no-chocolate-for-furry-friends rule, i do not think he sends his regards this time around. today, i am seeing this whole ice cream mania throw down with even more coffee and chocolate… i am all over it, thalia. thank you!!!

  • Reply Kendel August 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I am so glad that I’m not the only person who likes cold things in winter! I thought I was the only one. This sounds amazing! I might even have to get an ice-cream maker to try it out for myself 😉 YUM!

  • Reply Stephanie August 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Omg, this looks insanely delicious! I love it, you make ice cream recipes in the winter and I make soup in the summer : D

  • Reply Melari Bloom August 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Thalia your photography style is amazing! Minimalist, well thought compositions, but that really highlights the food. You’re an inspiration!

  • Reply mjskitchen August 18, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Who doesn’t like the combo of chocolate and coffee!? This is coffee chocolate heaven! YUM!

  • Reply Manali @ CookWithManali August 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Oh Thalia, you combined 2 of my favorite things – brownies and tiramisu!! I love this, pinning right away!

  • Reply Consuelo | Honey & Figs August 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Ice-cream all day errr day.
    Doesn’t matter if it’s 1372817318923 degrees out there or it’s frickin’ cold. Nothing will stop me from having a delicious bowl (or three, mind you) of the stuff. Especially when it loks as delicious as these look!
    Tiramisu? Cookies? Brownie?
    Could these BE any better?

  • Reply Kate August 16, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I love how deliciously messy these are! All these elements sounds incredible.

  • Reply Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) August 15, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    These look amazing! I love how they look in those Bonne Maman jars. I save them, too, and am actually drinking water out of one right at this moment!

  • Reply Sarah | Drool-Worthy August 15, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I don’t care how cold it is, I’m always up for ice cream! I recently started experimenting with my new ice cream maker too – it’s so much fun 🙂 I love these pictures and this recipe, lovely!

  • Reply katie August 15, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This sundae looks so, so good! I’ve never thought to add alcohol to ice cream before, what a great idea. The love addition of the Kahlua!! I seriously need to get an icee cream maker..

  • Reply Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits August 14, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Thalia, these look delightful! I love the idea of combining brownies and tiramisu- two of my favourites 🙂

  • Reply Bec {Daisy and the Fox} August 14, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    An ice-cream machine! that’s awesome!! lucky you! 🙂
    and what a delicious creation from it – yummmmm
    that kahlua – genius touch, I’m so there!
    keep up the amazing work 🙂

    Bec {Daisy and the Fox}

  • Reply Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bongth August 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    This looks yummylicious!! Perfect Dessert in a jar!!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron August 14, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve been wanting an ice cream maker for ages…and now you’ve convinced me that I need to get one! This looks crazy delicious, and that Kahlua ice cream sounds just amazing!

  • Reply Meagan @ The F&B Department August 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    All of your recipes are just perfect in every single way! The coffee flavor in tiramisu is killer, and I love that you made a sundae out of it. These look divine!

  • Reply Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat August 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I’m glad to see you still posting ice cream dishes even in the cold of winter down under! Fortunately, it is nice and toasty in the US making these sundaes perfect!

  • Reply Yuen Shan @ YuenShan.com August 14, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I love adding liqueur in my desserts too! It gives it a warm kick 🙂 What a creative ice cream recipe!

  • Reply Pang August 14, 2015 at 1:31 am

    You are a real ice cream lover, aren’t you? I suspect that I will be seeing more of your wonderful ice cream flavours come summer, at your end 🙂 Though this one is also a winner; with fudge like yours and flavour like tiramisu, I will definitely eat this ice cream even when I am freezing cold as well 🙂

  • Reply Meg @ With Salt and Wit August 14, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Oh heavens! Now this is dessert. As soon as this baby is here, I am getting my hands on that Tiramisu ice cream!

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou August 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Tiramisu with brownies and hot fudge??? I think I might be dying… 🙂

  • Reply Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely divine sundaes, I love the brownie cookies!

  • Reply amanda August 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    This sundae is drool worthy!!!

  • Reply Emily @ Layers of Happiness August 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Oh my gosh! I always add expresso powder to my brownies for extra chocolately goodness, so I can only imagine how yummy these are! So many layers and flavors! Yum!

  • Reply Sina @ the kosher spoon August 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    These are amazing jars of deliciousness. I love the coffee flavor against the chocolate.

  • Reply Gourmet Getaways August 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Ahhh…rich sweet and decadent. Just the perfect dessert to complete a lovely dinner!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • Reply Harriet Emily August 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Cookie sundaes are my all time favourite dessert! These are beautiful Thalia, and a tiramisu flavour is such a great idea! Delicious!

  • Reply Sarah August 13, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Uhmm this looks like my dream come true in a mason jar. YUM!

  • Reply Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir August 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    OMG, heaven. Loving the clean feel of your photos!

  • Reply Anjana Devasahayam August 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    This looks so sinful and decadent, Thalia! Though iit is summer here, I too love ice creams throughout the year!!

  • Reply Sam Taylor August 12, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Thalia – these look ridiculous! I love making homemade ice -cream, the flavour possibilities are just endless. I love the light you have captured on these images – they belie any trace of winter.

  • Reply Sabrina August 11, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Yumm. This looks delicious! I love anything Tiramisu.

  • Reply Ana | Espresso My Kitchen August 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Thalia this looks delicious!!! love all the flavors going on here. YUM!

  • Reply Del's cooking twist August 11, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Looks so decadent! I love them!! 🙂

  • Reply Beeta @ Mon Petit Four August 11, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Wow these look mouthwatering, Thalia! You definitely don’t look like the novice ice cream maker with this creation. I love the tiramisu flavor idea, especially paired with the fudge sauce and brownie cookies….absolutely decadent! Also what a cool tip about adding alcohol to ice cream to prevent crystals…I will definitely keep that in mind next time! 🙂

  • Reply Kimberly August 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Talk about love at first sight! Pinning this to my cold treats board as we speak. Beautiful recipe 🙂

  • Reply Nicoletta @sugarlovespices August 10, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    As usual your recipes Thalia make my mouth water! I would like to have one right this minute 🙂 . Great pics!

  • Reply Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom August 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Oh my… Thalia, this is fantastic! What’s not to love about this dessert?! And the little jars that you’ve presented these in, are SO cute!

  • Reply Kelley @ Chef Savvy August 10, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Wow these sundaes look fantastic!! That tiramisu ice cream sounds amazing!

  • Reply Louise | Cygnet Kitchen August 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    This is my idea of heaven, Thalia, love those flavours ! As its summer here in England (well, sort of) I’ve been meaning to dust off my ice-cream maker, you’ve inspired me !! x

  • Reply Sam @ SugarSpunRun August 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Well, that settles it. I need to go buy an ice cream maker now.
    Seriously beautiful little Sundaes, Thalia! I love the decadent flavor combinations.

  • Reply felicia | Dish by Dish August 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    You had me at tiramisu Thalia! 🙂 These sundaes look beautiful. the winter has been long-lasting here in Buenos Aires, and I’m so crazy ready to breakout into short skirts and tanktops!

  • Reply Abby August 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    These sundaes are gorgeous, Thalia! Love! <3

  • Reply Nguyet @ Taming of the Spoon August 10, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is has all my favorites desserts rolled together into one. These sundaes look amazing!

  • Reply Traci | Vanilla And Bean August 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Oh My, Thalia! I could dive right into that jar and never come out!! I confirm. Alcohol does make ice cream the smoothest ever. All these little details (i.e. alcohol, resting in the fridge, churning) make a difference in ice cream texture and flavor. While no churn is convenient, churning has it’s advantages!! Congrats on your new machine! I assume we’ll be seeing more ice cream around here?! Hooray!!

  • Reply Cynthia @ The Log Home Kitchen August 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Simply sinful! I keep a stash of little liqueur bottles myself to add a special nip to the treats I whip up. I don’t own an ice cream machine, but might have to get one. You’ve inspired me.

  • Reply Andreea August 10, 2015 at 8:20 am

    This looks amazing! I love it!

  • Reply Claudia | The Brick Kitchen August 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Aaah this looks gorgeous! I could totally devour one of those right now.. .so dreamy! I love that you made your own tirimisu ice cream, and that drippy espresso fudge sauce just looks magical. Now I am just sad I don’t have one of my own right this minute! 🙂

  • Reply Erika August 10, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Oh my goodness! Ice cream + coffee + brownie + cookie?! I think I gained a few pounds just looking at these. I’m going to have to try these.. Thanks for sharing Thalia!

  • Reply Courtney | Fork to Belly August 10, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Holy chocolate cannolis!! Winter can’t come sooner in the states–I need a giant bowl of this, comfy pajamas, and Netflix in my life ASAP.

  • Reply All that's Jas August 10, 2015 at 1:59 am

    What an exceptional combination of flavors! YUM!

  • Reply Ludmilla August 10, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Yummy! You girl have done it again!

  • Reply Hannah | The Swirling Spoon August 10, 2015 at 12:11 am

    These are nothing but messy, chocolatey, creamy dreaminess. Everything a sundae should be! Nailed it, seriously.
    I love your collection of Bonne Maman jam jars 😀

  • Reply Lindsay @ Veggie Balance August 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Oh. My. Word this looks amazingggg. I don’t think I can even put into words how much I LOVE ice cream. This is screaming my name. 😉

  • Reply Laura | Lau Sunday cooks August 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    These sundaes look so dirtylicious!!! 😛 xx

  • Reply Cady | Wild Heart of Life August 9, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I want an ice cream maker so badly! Still looking for a good vegan sub for mascarpone. These are quite pretty!

  • Reply Emma @ Bake Then Eat August 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    What dreamy jars of perfect dessert 😉

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout August 9, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Stunning, as per usual! Love the chocolate with the tiramisu- makes for a bit of a mocha type flavor, which I’m obsessed with 🙂 Pinning!

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    soooo yummy! These cookie sundaes look awesome!

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