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Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

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If you love mocha and caramel then hold on to your hat! You are gonna LOVE this easy no-bake, Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert!!! Plus, it’s gluten free! 

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Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert

I have a confession. I do not drink coffee. Nope. Never. Ever. Never.

Now having said that several years ago my children kept encouraging me to try a mocha frappuccino. They all thought that if I just TRIED one I would be sold. Since I didn’t like the taste of coffee I balked at the thought. Yet one day I finally shared a frappuccino with my daughter, Anna. The rest is history. (I just love that my children know me so well – lol). With those first few sips of that creamy, delicious, chocolaty, cold beverage, (with a hint of coffee), I fell in love. Yep!

The strange thing is that I still do not drink coffee, but at least now I truly enjoy any food or beverage with a hint of coffee. Maybe some day I’ll take the big plunge and start drinking the real deal. My kids tell me that frappuccinos are the “gateway” to drinking coffee… and they are probably right! 

While shopping for groceries last week I just happened to be strolling down a frozen food aisle. There was a nice young man unloading a cart of ice cream that happened to be on sale that week. I wasn’t particularly looking to buy ice cream that day, but something caught my eye. Was that a bright green gluten-free label I saw on a carton of Breyers coffee ice cream???? Why, yes it was!

Needless to say… a carton of ice cream jumped right into my shopping cart! Because of that one single carton of ice cream, I went home, looked at all of my gluten-free supplies and started creating this dessert.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

First, I placed gluten-free Rice Chex, into a zip-lock baggie and crushed it with my rolling pin. Next, I placed the crushed cereal into a bowl, added a little sugar and melted butter and patted it into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. (You could also use a baking dish). Finally, I placed the entire pan into my freezer for 15 minutes to let the cereal crust chill and firm-up a bit.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

After the 15 minutes, I removed the pan from the freezer, heated up a jar of Smucker’s Salted Caramel Topping and spread it over the cereal crust. I personally called Smucker’s and verified that this product is gluten-free. They told me that the regular Smucker’s caramel topping contains barley and is not gluten free, however, Smucker’s Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping is gluten-free, (as of the writing of this post).

*If in doubt, always, always call a company to check if a product is gluten-free. Many times I find that a product itself is gluten-free but becomes contaminated in the packaging process. Never hesitate to check because most companies are great about assisting you.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

Next, I spread the entire carton of the Breyers coffee ice cream over the caramel/crust. I now placed the dessert back into the freezer for 15 more minutes to allow the ice cream to firm up again.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

After the 15 minutes, I removed the dessert from the freezer and drizzled Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Syrup all over the ice cream, spreading it around with the back of a spoon. This, of course, brought out the artistic side of me. I think I actually see a Darth Vader face in that chocolate.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

I also drizzled the Hershey’s syrup into a carton of Extra Creamy Cool Whip to make it even more chocolaty, then spread the Cool Whip over the entire top of the dessert.

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)Next, I sprinkled a few extra cereal crumbs all over the top of the dessert. For the final touch, I added tiny squares of gluten free Choceur Coffee and Cream, Milk Chocolate Combined with White Chocolate on the top. Ummm, so good!

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

Once the entire dessert was assembled I placed it back into the freezer for 24 hours. Before serving, I cut the scrumptious dessert into squares and served it with (you guessed it), hot coffee! 

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert (GF)

Yields 16 servings

A delicious gluten free dessert.

40 minPrep Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gluten Free Rice Chex cereal
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's special dark syrup
  • 8 oz Cool whip, Creamy
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 25 Squares choceur coffee and cream milk and white chocolate
  • 8 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 qt Breyers coffee flavored ice cream

Instructions

  1. Place Gluten Free Rice Chex, into a zip-lock baggie and crushed it with my rolling pin.
  2. Add sugar and melted butter.
  3. Pat it into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Place pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. After the 15 minutes, remove pan from the freezer.
  6. Heat up a jar of salted caramel topping, spread it over the cereal crust.
  7. Spread the entire carton of the Breyers coffee ice cream over the caramel/crust.
  8. Place back into the freezer for 15 more minutes.
  9. Remove from the freezer, drizzled dark chocolate syrup all over the ice cream, spread it around with the back of a spoon.
  10. Drizzle a little syrup into a carton of whipped topping to make it chocolaty, then spread the Cool Whip over the entire top of the dessert.
  11. Sprinkle extra cereal crumbs all over the top of the dessert.
  12. Garnish with squares of gluten free chocolates.
  13. Place back into the freezer for 24 hours.
  14. When ready to serve, cut into squares.
  15. Serve.
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Information regarding Hershey’s gluten free products can be found here.

Since this Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert was such a hit, I think that I will be making this recipe again soon! To my amazement, even my mother, who has hated coffee her whole life, said she really liked this dessert! In addition, she told me that she would like for me to make a pan of this for her and Dad sometimes. The rest of my family who actually does love coffee agreed. This recipe is a keeper! 

Excuse me while I go grab a slice….

Linda

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Gluten Free Butterfinger Parfaits

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Lovefoodies October 29, 2015, 3:20 pm
    PURE GENIUS! This recipe is amazing. I am a coffee fan, more so in desserts and cakes and what you did here is just amazing! I love all the different layers and textures and flavours. Every bite will be a dream. Can you tell I'm already eating it in my mind?! Wonderful!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 29, 2015, 6:57 pm
      Hi there! Thanks for your kind words regarding our Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert. My family really does love this creation and now that you mention it, I think I should make it for them again soon! If you ever make this recipe, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! Linda

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