Since Monday is Labor Day in the good old U.S. of A, we thought we’d make a dessert that doesn’t require much effort and can serve a crowd. Sure it calls for brownies, but we suspect there may be some lurking in the back of your freezer. Or is that just us? Oh and we just know those of you with ice cream makers (lucky dogs) will want to whip those out. So maybe it’s as much work as you make it. But it sure beats going to work.
- Brownies (about one per person)
- ice cream (we like mint chocolate chip, two scoops please)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4.25 ounce bar of dark chocolate
- 10-12 mint leaves
In a two-quart pan over low heat warm milk and mint leaves until the mint is infused, about 10 minutes. Be careful not to boil the milk and not to let a skin form. Meanwhile in the top half of a double broiler over simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Once melted and when the milk is all minty, pour the milk into the double broiler. Whisk until incorporated and the syrup has just thickened, about five minutes.
To assemble parfaits layer chunks of brownies and scoops of ice cream in parfait glasses. Drizzle with syrup. Repeat as needed.
Let me get this right… did you just call me a lucky dog? 😉
We’re dog lovers, it’s the highest compliment!
🙂 So true!
Brownies and chocolate and mint . . . oh, my!
Happy Labor Day!
Parfait is just the way to celebrate an extra day off I say.
….my freezer is clearly lacking…it’s brownie-less.
You should prepare for the next bank day. There’s time.
Ha! Like the dessert and the rickrolling of ice cream maker owners!
I was wondering if anyone would click that!
Sounds a delicious dessert – perfect for a day when you haven’t got to go to work.
We don´t have Labour Day here but what the hell, I´m going to make a couple of these and celebrate with you anyway!
It sounds and looks fantastic. I love the mint flavour combined with chocolate, so I’m sure the syrup is perfect with brownies.
We don’t celebrate Labor Day here so could you please enjoy one of these on my behalf please.
Have a happy weekend.
You can save this for the next bank day, then. Or just call it your Sunday parfait.
OMG that looks sooo good!! Bye bye skinny jeans lol 😦
Wait – you actually have browines left over to FREEZE? That’s the one sweet I’ve never scaled-down, or frozen half a batch of… Hubby swears he’s ‘not really a fan’, and yet they disappear…must be fairies, or something.
Love the sauce recipe – I can see this one getting drizzled on all kinds of things…
In all honesty, Katherine had a batch she wasn’t happy with. I think she tried a new recipe because we were missing some ingredients for our standard.
I can’t believe you just rickrolled us! 😀 lol, Great looking parfaits Greg (what’s the difference between a sundae and a parfait actually?) I love mint choc chip ice-cream… my absolute favourite and brownies and sauce… heaven!
Hmm, a sundae must have whipped cream and a cherry on top. Kidding, we have multiple words for everything. The rickrolling we promise with fingers crossed behind our backs to only do once.
Love the sentiment that this recipe is as much work as one chooses to make it; such is the case with so many things in life! I hope you choose to have a relaxed holiday. 🙂
Butter, dark chocolate, ice cream? If I had it in the house I would eat it right now for breakfast!
Brownies, ice cream and chocolate sauce – what more could you want? And MINT chocolate sauce at that! This will be dessert Friday when our friends are coming to dinner – if I can wait that long!
Thanks! This one is going into my culinary arsenal for that WOW factor. My group of misfits with salt, spicy hot peppers & vinegar pallets need some sweetening up and this should do the job.
Very pretty and very scrummy, Love those glasses. I hope you have a great labour day I mean Labor Day. c
Ah, yep. You’re probably having fun doing all the American spellings now!
I’ve been craving ice cream for days and resisting… but now it seems I’m meant to give in! Yummy!
Looks great! Have a super weekend Greg and Katherine!
uhhhhhh, yes please.
How absolutely *parfait*! I’m a mint-chocolate girl myself… mmmmmm!! Is anyone here a fan of Bluebell ice cream besides me? I actually visited their plant last year – it was worth the drive for the samples! (grin)
Safe and happy weekend!
One parfait, two spoons, one romantic afternoon … love this!
Ice cream, brownies, chocolate-mint sauce. You guys are killing me! What a great combination!
Well hello Brownie Parfaits! This looks great for Labor Day. I might need to get out my ice cream maker and make this happen! 😉
This is not fair!! I can get great gelato here but brownies are like ET food in Italy!!! At least in Rome!! Simply delicious!!! Lovely photo!!
I will happily eat this on a holiday or any day.
This is so decadent! And worthy of indulging in any time of the year!
AH! MUST try the mint sauce– these look SO good!!!!! 🙂
Holy guacamole batman! I so love that dessert, good its getting warmer here so I can enjoy cold desserts like that wonderful parfait.
Share? are you kidding?
Did someone say chocolate? I know I wasn’t missing this post, no matter how busy I’ve been :). I’m not a huge mint person, but that won’t stop me from partaking in this delicious Brownie parfait. I love this
hee-hee, love the idea of brownies lurking at the back of the freezer – where all the good stuff goes. The mint sounds great.
Yummy! I would like to have one of them, dear Rufus 🙂 Happy Day, Thank you, with my love, nia
(By the way I am a cat lover BUT I love DOGS too! )
Them’s some dangerously good looking deserts!
I saw this the other day and had to wait to comment until I had just eaten. I am such a nut over sweets and could totally live on them. This is the best looking dessert I have seen in a long time. I could eat this 3 times a day!
Wow, thanks Southern Lady. I still want one of those ham sandwiches! I hate to sound immodest, but I think I have a few posts this week that are up your alley. Code word: bourbon.
Gosh I love mint and chocolate combined! Looks so delicious!
That is a wonderful idea of putting the mint in the milk…. RaeDi
These look great,I’ll have to whip these out at a dinner party soon
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