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Summer Desserts - cjs - 06-11-2011

Since there is a chance of summer coming up here one of these days, how about a thread about summer desserts? Anon was looking at a birthday dinner review of one of my b'days and it included the Rice Krispie Ice Cream Cake that I love so much. And, there was a picture - I had forgotten I even had a picture of it!


* Exported from MasterCook *


6 ozs Chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 cup Rice Krispies®
1/2 gallon ice cream -- vanilla or frozen yogurt (coffee Ice cream is great!)

In a bowl placed over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together; add the cereal and stir together.

Spread this mixture on a baking sheet and cool. Break up cereal mixture into small pieces.

Soften ice cream and fold in all but ½ cup of cereal mixture; spread the ice cream into a spring form pan.

Use remaining ½ cup chocolate/cereal mixture to sprinkle over the 'cake.'
Wrap cake in foil and freeze. Remove from freezer and keep in refrigerator for an hour before serving.

Garnish slices of the ice cream cake with whipped cream and strawberries, if desired.

"On a hot summer day, this dessert just can't be beat and all ages love it.
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So, how about some other ideas???

Re: Summer Desserts - BarbaraS - 06-11-2011

Pineapple Crisp!!


Re: Summer Desserts - labradors - 06-11-2011

Love that idea, Jean! Maybe I'll have to try it on a smaller (i.e more affordable) scale, here. Wish I could make my own Rice Krispies. That's another one of those American-import cereals that costs three times as much as anything local and there is no local equivalent.

Can't say that I haven't scoured the Internet for ways to make them. One path led to some instructions - even a YouTube video, that actually seem fraudulent (i.e. the old switcheroo just before showing them coming out of the oven). There were also videos of street vendors in India using pressure cookers, but those actually produced "puffed rice," NOT Rice Krispies. The best info said that:

Normal rice is missing the moisture, but if you condition it with steam to get enough moisture inside the kernel, you can either oven-pop rice or oil-pop it. It's not as dramatic a transformation as popcorn, but it pops using the same mechanism. Rice Krispies are oven-popped, which gives them the right texture to "snap! crackle! pop!" when milk is added.

Re: Summer Desserts - Trixxee - 06-11-2011

My new summer dessert are Meyer Lemon Thins (cookies) from Trader Joe's. They're so thin they must be calorieless, right?

Re: Summer Desserts - Harborwitch - 06-11-2011

One of our favorites was peach halves marinated in raspberry vodka, sprinkled with coarse sugar and grilled. I served them with raspberries and a bit of whipped cream.

Jean that ice cream cake looks incredible. It looks like a doable down at the restaurant too - I haven't got the freezer space for that. Do you think it could be made in muffin tins for individual servings????

Re: Summer Desserts - DFen911 - 06-11-2011

Lol Trixxie I was eating those yesterday! They are scrumptious! Hey what about crushing them up for a crust for cheese cake or a blueberry mousse?

Re: Summer Desserts - cjs - 06-11-2011

Oh, good idea, Denise - I'll have to look for those next Wednesday in the 'big city'!

Sharon, yes that works, I have made them for catering jobs in individual springform pans and they are really cute to serve.

Re: Summer Desserts - Trixxee - 06-11-2011

Yes, great idea!

Re: Summer Desserts - Gourmet_Mom - 06-11-2011

Just watching Ina make this:

[Image: BX0405H_mocha-chocolate-icebox-cake_s4x3_lg.jpg]

I want to make this Chocolate Mocha Icebox Cake VERY soon!

Re: Summer Desserts - cjs - 06-11-2011

Oh, and just think if it was made with cream cheese ice cream!!!!