Summer officially kicks off tomorrow, so treat yourself to summer with some Rice Krispies Ice Cream! This ice cream is exactly what you think it is: a marshmallowy, Rice Krispies treat in a cone!
2021 UPDATE: Due to Kellogg’s treatment of its striking workers, I’m going to suggest an alternate crisp rice cereal to use instead of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Nature’s Path has an organic, Crispy Rice Cereal and you can often find supermarkets’ generic brand cereal on the shelves lower to the floor.
I like to churn my own ice cream from scratch – my husband raves about how creamy it is – but if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can easily make this ice cream by simply mixing together some slightly melted vanilla ice cream with chunks of Rice Krispies treats, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies cereal and then refreeze. But if you do have an ice cream maker, I’ve got the full recipe for you below.
You’ll need a few ingredients, but first, you need to make Rice Krispies treats. You can find the recipe on the back of the Kellogg’s Original Rice Krispies Cereal box.
Again, 2021 UPDATE: Due to Kellogg’s treatment of its striking workers, I’m going to suggest an alternate crisp rice cereal to use instead of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Nature’s Path has an organic, Crispy Rice Cereal and you can often find supermarkets’ generic brand cereal on the shelves lower to the floor.
And here’s the recipe to make the ice cream:
- Rice Krispies Treats:
- 3 Tb butter
- 4 cups mini Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg's Original Rice Krispies Cereal
- Ice Cream:
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 cup Rice Krispies Treats
- 1 cup mini Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- Follow the instructions on the back of the Kellogg's Original Rice Krispies Cereal box to make Rice Krispies treats. Set aside.
- Combine the milk, heavy whipping cream, half the sugar, salt, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking intermittently.
- While heating, combine the egg yolks and the other half of sugar in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- When the milk mixture has come to a boil, pour ⅓ of it into the egg mixture and stir. Then pour another ⅓ and stir, and then the final ⅓ and stir.
- Next, pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, but do not let it come to a boil.
- Then transfer the mixture to a boil, allow to come to room temperature and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- After mixture is chilled, follow the manufacturer's instructions on your ice cream maker to make the ice cream.
- Add chunks of Rice Krispies treats and mini marshmallows into the ice cream during its last 3 minutes of churning.
- Then transfer ice cream to a freezer safe container for storing.
- Serve in ice cream cones. You can add Rice Krispies cereal and marshmallows on top for extra garnish.