Rainbow cereal ice cream bowls are a perfect alternative to cake and ice cream. Not only that but these edible bowls make clearing up a breeze. The cups also work well for ice cream socials, family picnics, or any other occasion where people will enjoy ice cream and clear-up is a bigger pain than at other times.
These cups could be made using almost any cereal creating endless flavor combinations and can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container.
This recipe makes 12 bowls.
Dutch oven – I use this Dutch oven, but any Dutch oven or heavy saucepan will do, as long as it’s five quarts or larger.
12 count cupcake pan
1/2 box fruity cereal (about 6-7 cups)
5 oz marshmallows
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp vanilla
Ice cream of choice
Sprinkles or chocolate chips
In a large Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot melt butter. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously while they melt. Once melted remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Add fruity cereal and mix well paying careful attention to the bottom.
Spray your cupcake pan with nonstick oil and press the cereal and treat mixture into the cups.
Tip: spray the spoon or your fingers with nonstick spray before pressing the mixture into the cups.
Place the cupcake pan in the fridge for about 15-20 mins to set.
Remove and top with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry!