Monday, July 4, 2011

Ice Cream Dessert with Peanut Butter Crust

For my darling hubby's birthday we're having all the family over which is a celebration in itself!  I'll be sharing this with On the menu Monday at Stonegable & Tea Party Tuesday.   Here's the menu:

Bobby Flay's Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Chilis, recipe coming soon!
Roasted Corn & Black Bean Dip, recipe coming soon!
Oven Barbecue Ribs, recipe is here
Mediterranean Pasta Salad, recipe is here
Cucumber Salad, recipe is here
Fresh Fruit Salad
Artisan Bread, check here
For dessert, a family favorite, which is:

Ice Cream Dessert with Peanut Butter Crust

Our whole family LOVES this dessert, which I've been making since 1982.   It's a request for many birthdays.  I do hope you try it.

1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream, softened 
(this time, my darling requested coffee ice cream)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. light corn syrup
2 1/4 c. oven-toasted rice cereal

Mix all ingredients together & pat into the bottom of a 9 x 13" pan.  Add 1/2 of the ice cream & smooth out on top of the crust.  Put in the freezer for 1 hour.  Put the rest of the ice cream in the fridge to use later.

In the meantime, make the hot fudge sauce:

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. butter
1 t. vanilla

In a 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, cocoa, heavy whipping cream & butter until mixture is smooth & boils, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat & stir in vanilla.  Cool fudge sauce slightly.

Pour 1 1/4 cups fudge sauce  over the ice cream.  Return to freezer & freeze about 20 minutes. 

Take dessert out of freezer & spread the remainder of the ice cream on top.  Drizzle remainder of fudge sauce over the top.  Sometimes I need to re-heat the sauce a little in order to drizzle it.

Cover dessert & return to freezer.  Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours. 

When ready to serve, let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Makes 12-15 servings, depending on size of slice


  1. This really is a fabulous recipe. I've started working through the links to see the other dishes you've planned to serve. A couple of the links are broken. I know you'll have a fantastic get-together and the birthday boy can't help but be pleased with your efforts. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  2. WOW I agree w/ the FABULOUS for this recipe. Peanut butter is always a winner here at our house. I swear my little Sophia was born addicted to it!

  3. I think my family would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing! La

  4. I think I've had a similar dessert to this one. Looks delicious and a perfect summer treat.


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