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You Have GOT To Try This Ice Cream!
Yes, you read that right. Rye bread ice cream. I was a skeptic, but skeptical no longer! This ice cream is TOTALLY delicious and super simple to make! It tastes a bit like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and is such a unique dessert!
Let me tell you some backstory about this amazing ice cream!
What Is Icelandic Rye Bread?
Icelandic Rye Bread, is also called Rúgbrauð. This bread is one of the foods traditionally eaten in Iceland. It is dark, quite dense, and sweet. It's absolutely delicious warmed and slathered with butter!
Iceland is a an amazing place! This North Atlantic island is home to several geysers. When baked in the ground near a geyser, the bread is called Hverabrauð, or hot spring bread.
I obviously don't have access to a geyser, so we baked our rye bread in our oven. It turned out absolutely fantastic using this recipe from MountainCravings.com called RÚGBRAUÐ ICELANDIC RYE BREAD.
Most of this bread my family enjoyed served with copious amounts of butter. Some of the bread I reserved to make rye bread crumble for Icelandic Rye Bread Ice Cream!
By the way, I urge you to try making your own Icelandic Rye Bread. However, for purposes of this recipe you can use store bought rye bread...no worries!
What Ingredients Do I Need For This Ice Cream?
You will need the following ingredients for this delectable dessert:
- Rye bread (you can make your own or use store bought rye bread)
- Brown Sugar
- Caraway seeds
- Vanilla ice cream
Gather these ingredients and let's make some rye bread crumble!
Super Easy Instructions!
It couldn't be easier to make this dessert! Start by preheating your oven to 350F.
Combine the crumble ingredients (crumbled rye, melted butter, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and caraway seeds) in a bowl and mix well. Place this on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake this for around 10-15 minutes. Check it halfway through and toss it around a bit to ensure even heating/browning. When finished baking, you will have caramelized rye bread crumble!
While the crumble is baking, allow the vanilla ice cream to soften a bit. Once the crumble mixture has cooled, then stir it into the softened vanilla ice cream.
Put this in the freezer for at least an hour prior to serving. This step is very hard because of the waiting! But it's totally worth it. 😃
Time To Scoop and Enjoy!
It's time to enjoy your incredible treat! This Icelandic Rye Bread ice cream is absolutely perfect on its own! However, you could also serve it as they do at Cafe Loki in Reykjavik...with cream and rhubarb syrup!
You can also reserve some of the crumble to sprinkle on top of your ice cream if you like!
You'll be absolutely delighted with this amazing and unique dessert!
Some Other Icelandic Recipes You May Enjoy!
A Wonderful Icelandic Recipe For Icelandic Fish Stew!
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Scrumptious Icelandic Rye Bread Ice Cream!
- 4 oz rye bread crumble it up with your fingers until you have very small crumbs
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 1.5-2 cups vanilla ice cream
- Start by preheating your oven to 350F. Combine the crumble ingredients (crumbled rye, melted butter, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and caraway seeds) in a bowl and mix well. Place this on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake this for around 10-15 minutes. Check it halfway through and toss it around a bit to ensure even heating/browning. When finished baking, you will have caramelized rye bread crumble!
- While the crumble is baking, allow the vanilla ice cream to soften a bit. Once the crumble mixture has cooled, then stir it into the softened vanilla ice cream.
- Put this in the freezer for at least an hour prior to serving. Then it's ready to scoop and enjoy!
Only reason I've given this 4stars is because I haven't made or tasted it yet. I have had the Icelandic Rye bread ice cream at Cafe Loji though and it was delightful.
Thanks for sharing this treat! I'll re-rate once I've made it.
Hi Dawn! Hope you are well! Thanks so much for your comments! I'm super happy to hear that you've enjoyed this ice cream in Iceland and I do hope that you will enjoy this after making it yourself. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it.😃. Take care and hope you have a great day!! Grace
Delicious!! I used homemade vanilla ice cream instead, and I couldn’t find caraway seeds at my local grocery store for some reason so I omitted those and used allspice instead. I’ve never had caraway seeds before so I’m not sure what flavor they have compared to allspice, but this was definitely unique and so so good. Thank you!!
Hi Alexis! I'm so thrilled that you liked this Rye Bread Ice Cream! It's awesome that you used your own homemade vanilla ice cream and I would love to try allspice instead of caraway next time I make this! Thanks so very very much for taking a chance on this recipe and taking the time to comment here! Hope you have an awesome day! Grace