Monday, August 27, 2012

Fried Ice Cream

This is a dessert is so yummy!  I love the crunchy Rice Krispy's & nuts combined with the cold ice cream and fresh fruit!  You don't have to add nuts but I definitely prefer it with nuts - particularly pecans.  You will want to buy the ice cream that is in a box, so you can open it up completely to slice it.  It's really quick to put together, but you do have to plan ahead because it needs to time to freeze.

3 cups Gluten Free Rice Krispy's
1 cup coconut
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Danish Dessert (Fruit Sauce directions)
Fresh fruit

Take ice cream out of the freezer to soften a little.  In a large bowl mix Rice Krispy's, brown sugar, coconut and nuts.  Pour melted butter over dry mix and stir.  Put about 2/3 of the mix on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan and pat down firmly.  Open up the box of ice cream and cut it in slices about 1/2 inch thick and place on top of dry mix in the pan.  Distribute the ice cream evenly in the pan.  Sprinkle with the rest of the dry mix.  Place in the freezer until the ice cream is frozen, at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Before serving prepare the Danish Dessert using the fruit sauce directions on the back of the box.  (I like to use the Strawberry Danish Dessert.)

Cut Fried Ice Cream in squares and top with Danish Dessert and fresh fruit.