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Ice Cream Crunch

Settle in with a slice of this easy dessert, a summertime favorite at the willmar Minnesota home of Carol Seybert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped mixed nuts
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook butter and brown sugar until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, combine cereal, coconut and nuts; add sugar mixture and stir until coated. Press half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread ice cream over crust. Top with remaining cereal mixture. Freeze until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 337 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • maritab
    Mar 22, 2013

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  • cjmead
    Jul 4, 2012

    I've been making this dessert for over 40 years using pecans instread of mixed nuts. It wouldn't be summer if I didn't make it at least once. It really is easy. I stick the pan with the crisp mixture in the freezer for a few minutes to harden it before adding the ice cream. Don't skip greasing the pan. You'll regret it. I discovered when I made it today that I had accidently picked up Butter Pecan instead of Vanilla ice cream. Didn't matter.