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Easiest Ice Cream Delights Recipe

Updated on August 13, 2013

Easiest Ice Cream Delights, Made for Two

Two Easiest Ice Cream Delights, made in about 5 minutes.
Two Easiest Ice Cream Delights, made in about 5 minutes. | Source

Rating

5 stars from 2 ratings of Easy Ice Cream Dessert

About this ice cream and brown sugar recipe

A can't-miss hit with ice cream lovers! Layers of ice cream separated by brown sugar and, optionally, topped off with whipped cream and a cherry. Fast, fun, and easy to make, also. This is the answer when unexpected guests arrive, such as the neighbors on their evening walk..

Time to Find Your Crystal Parfait Dessert Glasses

Two dessert glasses, one for each guest. (The entire recipe feeds 6, however it is very easy to modify.)
Two dessert glasses, one for each guest. (The entire recipe feeds 6, however it is very easy to modify.) | Source

Cook Time=0, Prep Time=3 minutes/guest

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: I've written the recipe for 6 guests, for example.

The Simple Ingredients

Brown sugar (on the left) and vanilla ice cream on the right.
Brown sugar (on the left) and vanilla ice cream on the right. | Source

Ingredients

  • about 4-5 C Vanilla Ice Cream, The colder, the better
  • about 6 TBsp Brown sugar (light or dark), Make sure it isn't lumpy! Use a sugar sifter
  • 6 (or one per diner) Dessert glasses, preferably chilled or iced
  • (optional) Whipped cream
  • (optional) Cherries (at least 1 per dessert)

Assembling the Ice Cream Layers Quickly

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Instructions for Assembling Layers of Ice Cream Quickly (BEFORE They Melt)

  1. Take all but 2 of the dessert glasses and put them in the freezer as you take out the ice cream. You'll have to work fast, rather than perfect, to get this done before the ice cream melts.
  2. Use a teaspoon to spoon up about 1/4 to 1/3 the height of your dessert glass of ice cream. Pat the ice cream down and make the top as flat as possible. (This will be easier with the colder glasses in the freezer.)
  3. Using a spoon carefully or a sugar-shaker, cover the top of the ice cream with a thin but visible line of brown sugar.
  4. Put these two glasses in the freezer, remove 2 other glasses, and repeat steps 1-4 until all of the glasses are filled almost to the brim (usually about 3 layers of ice cream total), depending on your dessert glass size.
  5. Topping: I prefer, personally, to pile on the brown sugar to top off this dessert, but you may alternatively use whipped cream and possibly a cherry if you have some available.
  6. Now that they're all done, wipe off any ice or ice cream that may have accidentally gotten on the outside of the glasses and serve them immediately with spoons and napkins.

About the Author

Information about the author, a list of her complete works on HubPages, and a means of contacting her and sending fan mail are available over on →Laura Schneider's profile page. But wait--don't go there yet! Please continue scrolling down to leave ratings and any comments you have about this recipe so that it can be improved to best meet your needs. Thank you!

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      Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      You're welcome, stuff4kids! I consider it a year-round dessert, so don't worry if summer has passed you by before you give this recipe a try. Cheers!

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      Amanda Littlejohn 3 years ago

      Nice! I hope there's still time to try this out before the last of the summer dies away here in the UK!

      Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Thanks, Crystal Tatum! (I personally think they're delish, but that's why I decided to share with all of you.) I hope you try them and like them, too. Start simple with a little sprinkle of brown sugar on vanilla ice cream in a dish (that'll get you hooked...) Save the fancy stuff for company! LOL

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Looks delicious! Voting up and useful.

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Cool! (Pun intended). To keep it simplest, I just sprinkle a little brown sugar over a dish of ice cream for everyday-eating needs. The brown sugar somewhat melts, almost like a caramel in texture. Yum! I hope you like it, too! Thanks for commenting!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, that is an easy ice cream recipe. I have all the ingredients, so I'm definitely going to give it a try!

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Actually, it's more caramel-y, because the brown sugar melts as the ice cream melts... You'll love 'em. Thanks for the votes, too!

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Thanks! (Got the glasses from my late Grandma ;-). ) It's SUPER easy and really good. (I ran out of chocolate syrup one day and still wanted to spruce up my desserts, so naturally I thought, "Brown sugar".) Just don't put on as much as I did in the photos--it wouldn't show up in the photos in "normal" quantities. (Just sprinkles between each layer). Well, okay, have as much as you like--they're your desserts now, aren't they? :-) Thanks for voting!

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      I admit, I eat them too often. MMMM They are good. :-)

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      Comfort Babatola 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      What a crunchy tasty dessert this must be, Yum! Voted up and useful.

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      Jill Spencer 4 years ago from United States

      Like your Fostoria glasses! Will have to try this recipe. It sounds easy & good. Pinned & voted yummy--oops, that's not a choice. Guess I'll have to pick awesome!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks so good. I have to pin it to my sweets board. Voted up and shared.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      My children will thank you for this. They love to eat brown sugar out of box! I have to hide it from them. LOL

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      Laura Schneider 5 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      You're very welcome, idigwebsites! I hope you try it and find it to be as good as you imagined. The brown sugar kind of adds a melt-in-your-mouth caramelized sense to the ice cream. Note: I haven't experimented with adding it to other flavors, like chocolate or strawberry, but it might be good for those flavors, too. Cheers!

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      idigwebsites 5 years ago from United States

      Looks delish! Never thought that brown sugar can be added into the ice cream but I think it will create an interesting flavor and texture. Thanks for sharing!

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      Laura Schneider 5 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Thanks, celeste inscribed! Hope you like it! (Go lighter on the brown sugar--I had to put gobs in so it would show up in the photograph, and they weren't nearly as good as with a bit less.) Oh--and put the glasses in the fridge/freezer now so they'll be nice and cold when you go to make the Delights.

      Maybe I'd better just test this recipe one more time.... :-) Thanks for commenting, celeste! Cheers!

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      Celeste Wilson 5 years ago

      Now we just happen to have all these ingredients in the refrigerator and pantry! I will have to try it tonight. Great new take on a sundae. Thank you.

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      Laura Schneider 5 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      I hope you like it! Go a little lighter on the brown sugar than I had to to get it to show up in the pictures, though--too sweet otherwise. Hope you like it! Thanks for your feedback and vote!

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      Dil Vil 5 years ago from India

      The pics are making my mouth water Laura. Very well written, it is easy to follow. Will try this one, thanks for the good share. Voted Up!

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      Laura Schneider 5 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Thanks much, ComfortB! I hope they live up to your expectations. (Don't forget to come back and vote after you've made one). In my examples, I think I put too much brown sugar (when I ate them afterward), just to make sure it showed up on camera better. Thin layers are better!

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      It's so hot over here in Georgia that I couldn't resist reading your hub when I saw the ice-cream image. If it wasn't so late in the night, I would have me so Ice-Cream Delight right now.

      Voted up and useful. :)

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