Last updated on July 16th, 2019
Rice Krispie Treat ice cream is the summer indulgence I didn’t know I needed. One week I’m going through life, oblivious to its existence, and the next week it’s inescapable.
Not that I’d want to escape from its sweetly crunchy clutches, but when something sticks in my mind like this, I need to give into the craving or suffer the consequences.
We’re not even past the third paragraph of this post and you can’t get it out of your mind either, can you?
Here’s the thing: to me, Rice Krispie Treats are perfect on their own. They need no embellishment, no bonus ingredient, nothing to make them better than how they taste just as they are.
(Not even browned butter, IMHO, and yes, that previous sentence included two major romcom references, Did you catch them?)
In high school, I’d regularly come home and use the free hour of latchkey kid time at my disposal to make a full batch of Rice Krispie Treats—and then I’d eat the entire 9×13 pan’s worth before my mom walked through the door.
Back in the 90s, the recipe on the Rice Krispies box called for 6 tablespoons of butter, so I’ll still boost the 3 tablespoons in the current recipe a bit for old times’ sake, but that’s the only change I ever feel comfortable with.
So it’s oddly glorious that every version of Rice Krispie Treat ice cream I’ve tried tastes exactly right.
My version of Rice Krispie Treat ice cream blends a buttery custard ice cream, inspired in equal parts by Shake Shack’s original vanilla custard and Ample Hills’ Snap Mallow Pop flavor, with a copious amount of homemade marshmallow fluff and an equally copious amount of actual Rice Krispie Treat pieces.
Rice Krispie Treats can be made up to 2 days in advance. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Rice Krispie Treats
Buttery Vanilla Ice Cream
Make the Rice Krispie Treats:
Make the ice cream base:
While the ice cream churns, make the marshmallow fluff:
Assemble the ice cream:
Yes, it’s a little over the top. Yes, you’re really blending butter and cream to make that custard. No, it’s not too much.
Rice Krispie Treats can be made up to 2 days in advance.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
In fact, I’d go so far as to call it the new summer classic. We might not have known we needed it, but now we can’t live without it.