Crunchy Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + freezing


15 servings

Updated: Jun. 08, 2022
I like to start my meal prep with dessert. I sandwich vanilla ice cream with layers of cereal, peanuts and coconut. Then I put it in the freezer until it’s ready to serve!


  • 2 cups crushed Rice Chex
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, brown sugar, peanuts and coconut. Drizzle with butter; stir until combined.
  2. Press half of the mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cut ice cream into 3/4-in.-thick slices; arrange evenly over crust. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press down lightly. Cover and freeze until serving.
Editor's Note: Purchase a rectangular-shaped package of ice cream for the easiest cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 286 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.