Nice-Cream Brownie Bowl

I saw this on a YouTube video once and just LOVED the idea! Instead of pairing your brownies with a dollop of cream or ice-cream, why not “health-it-up” (cause that’s a word 😉 ) and pair it with a smoothie/nice-cream bowl! I hear you guys drooling from here, haha.

Feel free to add your own brownie or nice-cream recipe to the mix, to make it your own! Both recipes are vegan and gluten-free (as always), and super delish!

Gooey brownies on top of a creamy nice-cream/smoothie base!

Make sure to tag me if you make it @simplynaturalnessa , I’d absolutely love to see your creations!

Brownie Nice-Cream Bowl Recipe

Brownie recipe

You can make this lil’ treat a healthier one by making these healthy brownies, OR if you want to go all out, follow the recipe below for the best fudgy brownies out! I got the recipe from The Big Man’s World, and man oh man! WOW!

I used freshly brewed coffee (organic and fair trade) in my brownies, but if you’re not a fan of coffee, you can sub in water instead! I also used reusable silicon sheets instead of parchment paper as a low-waste alternative.

There is coffee included in this recipe (the secret ingredient! Spoiler alert, I know), which helps to bring out the chocolate flavour a little more, but without adding any of the coffee taste to it. If you’re still not a fan of coffee, that’s cool, instead of adding coffee you can use water instead.


  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp brewed coffee (or can use water instead)
  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • Optional: extra 1 cup chocolate chips (to stir through at the end)

To make:

  1. Prepare flax egg by combining ground flaxseed with brewed (and chilled) coffee. Let sit for 10 minutes, until it forms a gel.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a brownie tin with parchment paper (or reusable silicon sheets) and set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or on stove top, then set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add vegan butter and coconut sugar, and whisk well.
  5. Add in prepared flax egg, melted chocolate, and vanilla extract, and mix well until glossy.
  6. Sift through flour, baking powder, salt, and cacao powder and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. If using chocolate chips, fold them through.
  7. Transfer brownie mix into lined baking tin. Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let them cool completely before slicing into brownie pieces. While they’re cooling, you can get started on the nice-cream!

The gooey-est brownies you’ll ever have! (or your money back.. just kidding 😉 )

Vanilla nice-cream recipe


  • 4 frozen ripe bananas
  • dash of vanilla extract (or one vanilla bean)
  • dash of almond milk

To make:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and thick. If you don’t have a high powered blender, make sure to put the fresh ingredients in first at the bottom along with the liquid to help it blend easier!
  3. Pour nice-cream into your favourite jar/bowl (I love using my coconut bowls for smoothie bowls like this), top with brownie(s) and drizzle with melted chocolate! Enjoy!!

These vegan brownies are the gooey-est you’ll ever have, and are so easy to make! The nice-cream just complements the brownies SO WELL, and it’s a “healthier” twist on brownies and ice-cream, using nice-cream instead! Tag me on Instagram when you make them!

Brownie nice-cream bowl recipe

Have you paired brownies with nice-cream before?! What did ya think? If you have a favourite nice-cream or smoothie recipe, please share! We’d love to try it out!

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa