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Make Your Own Sweet Heat for Cinco De Mayo with Mexican Brownies & Dulce De Leche Ice Cream

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With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner it’s time to plan your parties! Keeping it simple is key to pulling off a great fiesta. This Mexican Brownie & Dulce de Leche Ice Cream will blow your guests taste buds away!

Take your favorite brownie mix and simply add chile and cinnamon to create a brownie with some bite! Now to cool it down, how about homemade dulce de leche ice cream that can be whipped up in 10 minutes! No one will believe how easy this gourmet treat is to make!

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For brownies:

  • 1 favorite boxed brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For Dulce de Leche ice cream:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (about 13.4 ounces) dulce de leche
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, defrosted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For brownies:

  1. Follow box directions, add chile powder and cinnamon to batter.

For Dulce de Leche ice cream:

  1. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a small pan over low heat. Cook until butter is melted, then add the pecans. Cook over low heat for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
  2. Place dulce de leche in a large bowl. Stir to break it up a little. Add vanilla and whipped topping and fold gently until almost combined (there will still be a few swirls of dulce de leche showing). Fold in pecans.
  3. Place in a airtight container and freeze until semi-firm (it won’t be as firm as regular ice cream), at least 4 hours or overnight.