I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM!
So since returning home from vacation, I have really been slacking and I apologize! No excuses! So I decided to post about a few different desserts I have recently concocted. Italy did not have much in terms of dessert besides Gelato and breakfast type pastries…which of course I took full advantage of and ate cake almost daily for breakfast which was absolutely wonderful…so by the time I got home, I was realllly craving something rich and chocolatey! So of course, the first thing I did was bake a type of brownie and made some decadent ice cream of my own!
Rice Krispie Treat Brownies:
- Home made brownies or your favorite mix (I used a dark chocolate brownie mix and added extra chocolate chips to it)!
- Jar of Fluff or frosting of your choice
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2/3 – 3/4 cup peanut butter
Bake brownies as directed on package or your recipe calls for. Let cool completely. Top with fluff or frosting and refrigerate until firm and set (at least 45 minutes). Once set, melt peanut butter and chocolate together in double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and fold in Rice Krispies. Let cool slightly and then top brownies with mixture. Put back in the fridge to harden and set up, at least another 45 minutes to an hour.
Oreo Ice Cream:
- 1 container Edy’s Ice Cream (I used chocolate but you can use literally any flavor you like, my grandma uses vanilla)
- 4 ounces cool whip
- 2-3 rows of Oreo Cookies, chopped (I used the double stuffed for more goodness)
Let ice cream soften to room temperature so that it is mixable with a hand mixer. While softening, crush Oreos in food processor or however your little heart desires! In a large bowl, beat ice cream until smooth, add in Cool Whip and mix all together until well blended and smooth. Fold in crushed Oreos. Freeze until firm in a freezable container or glass pan!
Thin Mint Ice Cream:
- 1 container Edy’s Ice Cream (again any flavor can be used, I went with cookies and cream for this one)
- 4 ounces cool whip
- 1 – 1 1/2 rows Thin Mint Cookies, chopped
Same process as listed above for Oreo Ice Cream…just with crushed Thin Mint Cookies!
The Oreo ice cream is something that my grandma used to always make and that we had pretty much forgotten about until recently! Such an easy yet delicious recipe…my favorite type of recipe! Also, she uses an entire gallon of ice cream, 8 ounces of Cool Whip and a package of Oreos crushed up and puts it into a 9X13 pan to set up in the freezer. So if you have a large party or big group outing, this is a great idea, a real crowd pleaser!! Gram also told me that the original recipe she got from her friend calls for Butter Pecan ice cream…she has never used it and always uses Vanilla but just goes to show you that any flavor will do!