You normally see ice cream sandwiches made with cookies, but I thought it would making them with Rice Krispies Treats would be an unexpected twist. All you do is make your favorite Rice Krispies Treat recipe – mine is listed below – then cut the treats in half and place a dollop of ice cream in between. I like to make a big batch of these treats ahead of time and place them in the freezer so they are already made when ready to serve. Just be sure to wrap the sandwiches individually in foil first.
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 10-ounce bag of marshmallows (I like to use mini marshmallows)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Butter a 9×13 baking dish; set aside until ready to use.
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the mini marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla (be careful because the marshmallows will rise and bubble up), cereal, and sprinkles. Stir to coat the cereal with the melted marshmallows.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Using your hands (it makes it easier if you butter your hands first), press the mixture down into the pan. Place the pan in a cool spot to harden, about 1 hour.
Once the treats have hardened, cut them into 16 thick pieces. Cut each piece in half horizontally.
Place 1 small dollop of softened ice cream on the bottom piece of each Rice Krispies Treat pair. Top with the matching topper. Serve immediately, or wrap each sandwich in foil and place freeze until ready to serve. (These last up to 2 weeks in the freezer.)
About 16 sandwiches