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Rye bread ice cream in a martini glass

Scrumptious Icelandic Rye Bread Ice Cream!

You have GOT to try this unique and scrumptious dessert from Iceland! Rye Bread Ice Cream is out of this world DELISH!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freezing time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine icelandic
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal


  • 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.
    rye bread crumble
  • 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!
    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.
    Rye bread ice cream in a plastic tub
  • Put this in the freezer for at least an hour prior to serving. Then it's ready to scoop and enjoy!
    Rye bread ice cream in a glass with some rye bread in the background


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!
Enjoy this taste of Iceland! 


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 512mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1mg
Keyword ice cream, rye bread, rye bread ice cream
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