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28 June 2011

Easy Ice Cream Cake

This is a great, cheap and easy summer dessert.  Two out of three boys love it so much, they want it for their next birthday party. 

Am I the only one who's children plan their birthday parties way in advance?

Here's what you'll need for the cake.

4 cups Rice Crispies
2/3 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup.

Combine the above ingredients together and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  It will be sticky.  When smoothed out to a crust, put in freezer for about 20 minutes.

Next, take 1 gallon of ice cream in the flavor of your choice.  We used vanilla bean.  Let it sit out on the counter for about 10 minutes to soften up a little.

Pull your pan out of the freezer.  Cut the box off the ice cream then cut the ice cream into slices.  Lay the slices on top of the crust.  When completely covered, smooth out with a spatula.  Then, back in the freezer for another 20 minutes or so.

When your 20 minutes are up, melt about 1 cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of chocolate ice cream topping in the microwave until you are able to stir them together into a smooth mixture.  Then, take the ice cream out of the freezer and pour the chocolate mix on top of the ice cream. 

Cover it with foil and freeze until ready to serve. 

It can be made however you like it - it's a very versatile and forgiving recipe.

Try it with mint chocolate chip, peanut butter, or butter pecan ice cream.

Use your imagination and enjoy!

Yes, it really is that good.

Price breakdown:
Rice Crispies                  0.80
Karo                              0.80
Peanut butter                  1.00
Ice cream                       2.00
Chocolate sauce              0.75

Total cost:                      5.35
Serves 15                     
Cost per serving:            0.36

Prices are for all generic or Aldi brand products.

I'm linking up with Good cheap eatsMelt in your mouth MondayWLW Wednesday Link Up Party and Tempt my tummy Tuesday today...check it out.
It's also part of my Summer Eat from the Pantry Challenge.  Check it out.


shopannies said...

love this frugal, delicious and perfect for summer come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the Recipe Charli sounds yummy

The Atypical Housewife said...

I found your blog from Women Living Well link up! This is an awesome recipe! It looks so easy and yummy!

Thanks for sharing!

Monica @ theatypicalhousewife.com

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That ice cream cake looks so good. I think that would want to lick the plate too :) I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)

Sarah @ Feed My Family said...

That looks delicious! I wish I could have some of that right now.
{Stopping by from Good Cheap Eats}

sheryl said...

This look so good! This recipe would be a perfect addition to my Cast Party Wednesday Link Party. Would you come over and share some of your recipes with us?
I hope to see you there!

Charli said...

Thanks for the nice comments. This really is an easy and amazingly good dessert. Hope you enjoy it.

sheryl said...

Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
I hope to see you there!