Ice cream during the summer is a staple in Amish homes. Ice cream recipes never do very well on this website, for some reason. I just don’t think people make a lot of homemade ice cream anymore. I mean, I get it. Why go through a bunch of trouble to make your own ice cream when you can just go to the supermarket and grab a container of rum raisin or chocolate chip cookie dough from the freezer?
Totally get it. But there is something that can be said about “working for it “. The good news about this Crispy Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, you don’t really have to work for it. You can use premade ice cream. Yes, some Amish would use homemade, but store-bought works fine with this.
I was just looking for something to do with the kids yesterday, Aster wanted to bake but I didn’t have a lot of time to do anything elaborate. And it was a hot hot day, so we went into one of my Amish cookbooks and found this. Now, some of you will take me to task for this not being an “Amish recipe “, but really what does that mean?
I mean, it’s a fun recipe. Actually, corn syrup is a staple in Amish kitchens so to me it fits the profile. But there’s been a lot of chatter on the website recently about “Amish recipes “ and those are really difficult to define. Amish cooking covers and encompasses such a wide area and draws from some many different culinary influences.
You can use any cereal with this. We had some Cocoa Puffs on hand (I'm ashamed to say), but we had just shy of two cups, so we mixed in a few Cheerios also. I personally think this would have worked best with Rice Krispies. We had Trix (I'm ashamed to say) but I'm not sure that would have paired well with ice cream.
Obviously, the kids loved this!
Aster wanted to do the photo set up and shooting, so enjoy these final plated photos!
This does make for a wonderful summer dessert and kids love them. Make them, wrap them in foil and then just take out of the freezer for when the kids or grandkids (or you) want them!
🍨 Crispy Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients
- 1 /2 cup corn syrup
- 1 /2 cup peanut butter
- 4 cups cereal
- 1 quart ice cream
- In a medium bowl, mix together corn syrup and peanut butter.
- Then add cereal. Stir well until completely coated.
- Press mixture into a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
- Place in freezer until firm.
- Cut frozen cereal mixture into even squares, depending on size desired.
- `Scoop ice cream and place on top of a square and top with another square.
- Wrap sandwiches in foil and store in freezer until needed.
❄️ More Cold Summer Recipes
Lancaster Lemonade - Delicious!
Freezer Pickles - Cool summer crisp!
Mennonite Freezer Cookies - Wow!
Stawberry Ice Cream - An Old Favorite!
Bonnie Lee Osterhout
Hi Kevin love your Amish 365 articles and resources.
I have a question about the Ice cream
Sandwiches. I am a retired nurse and I have found many kids and Adults too that are allergic to peanut butter.
What’s a substitute for peanut butter in the ha recipe? Maybe just corn syrup?
Hi, Bonnie - I wondered the same thing, actually, as I was making it. so I looked up other options...You are correct, the corn syrup is key, the peanut butter is just kind of "extra stickiness", so you could accomplish that by swapping it out with almond butter or sun butter (sunflower), either of those would work fine. - Kevin