Monday, February 8, 2010
MOCK FRIED ICE CREAM
This is a great dessert for kids and adults. It mimics the deep-fried ice cream found on most Mexican restaurants dessert menus. But there is no frying! Yea!
I love the combination of the cold, vanilla ice cream with the crunch of the rice krispies and nuts, with the strawberries and whipped cream--really, what's not to love?
Whether you are having a party or a family dinner it helps to make at least one item the day before. This can be made and then stashed in the freezer until needed.
You could also drizzle a little honey on top for one more layer of flavor.
1/2 cup melted butter
2 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream (rectangular carton works best)
Toppings include: strawberries, whipped cream, honey
Combine all ingredients except ice cream. Press 1/2 of mixture into 9 x 13 inch pan. Put vanilla ice cream on top. Cut into 1/2 inch slices if from square carton, scoop if from round carton. Press rest of crumb mixture on top. Cover and freeze for 12 hours. Top with strawberries or other berries.
Recipe from My Favorite Things by Elizabeth Banks