Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
3 cups half-n-half
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 extra large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up in small pieces
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon finely ground sea salt

Directions:
In a large saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together cream, 2 cups half-n-half, and sugar; bring to a simmer, whisking frequently.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together yolks and remaining 1 cup half-n-half until well combined.  Gradually whisk half of hot cream into egg mixture until combined.  Whisk egg mixture into remaining cream in saucepan.  Heat, whisking frequently, until cream just comes to a simmer.  Strain custard into a large mixing bowl. Stir vanilla, cinnamon, and 4 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch into custard.  Lightly cover and chill overnight, or until completely cold. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place remaining 2 cups cereal on a cookie sheet.  Bake 8 minutes, or until light golden brown and toasted.  Cool 5 minutes.  Coarsely chop in a food processor.  Melt together butter and white chocolate in the microwave on defrost mode, for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until melted and smooth; stir mixture into cereal, along with sea salt.  Place on a plate and chill until ready for use.

Strain custard into ice cream maker (discard soggy cereal).  Freeze according to manufacturers' directions.  In the last 5 minutes of processing, add white chocolate-buttery cereal.  Freeze for 3 hours, or until ready to serve.  Makes 8 servings

31 comments:

  1. I used to love cinnamon toast crunch!! I still love anything cinnamony, so bet this tastes divine. Fab idea to turn it into milkshakes too :)

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  2. Today is my birthday! And Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite cereal, and ice cream is my favorite dessert. It's like this was made just for me.

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    1. Happy Birthday, Reilly! I did make this just for you.

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  3. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a favorite snack of mine -- just dry, no milk. This looks great. I am biting my nails on this contest, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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    1. I know! Me too! I'm so nervous I'm sick. :(

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  4. I cant believe you made this and didnt tell me. we are fighting. (not really)

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    1. Heheheheh. I will make it again for you!

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  5. Emily, I just voted for your dessert again! It's too close for comfort! I want you to win the $5,000, and you are just 7 votes ahead of your closest competitor. Come on, EVERYONE - VOTE FOR EMILY!!! I'll keep voting every day!

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    1. Thank you Jane, I appreciate it so much! It is way too close for comfort.

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  6. I have to say as much as I love seeing your daily recaps from pastry school, I miss seeing more of your delicious recipes too! This just looks insanely yummy! And I just bought an ice cream maker this weekend! I can break it in.

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    1. Maybe I could post one a week? I don't know though... they'd have to be pretty simple recipes.

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  7. Cinnamon toast crunch is totally my guilty pleasure cereal. You made the right choice, for sure.

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  8. Cinnamon toast crunch is totally my guilty pleasure cereal. you made the right cereal choice!

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  9. Oooooh fun ice cream! I wish I had an ice cream maker, because I constantly see tasty recipes like this ... I'm just worried I wouldn't use the thing enough.

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  10. Awesome idea! This is my absolute favorite cereal, and bet it is incredible as an ice cream!

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  11. My fiance loves CTC!! And his favorite food is ice cream, so this would be the perfect thing to make him :)

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  12. This. Is. Amazing. I am a cinnamon addict and CTC is on the "do not buy unless you don't mind eating the whole box in one sitting" list.

    I have to make myself a note to vote for you via my computer for when I go home!

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    1. Oh I know - it's addicting!

      Thank you for your votes!

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  13. brilliant!! that used to be one of my favorite cereals growing up

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    1. I don't think my mom bought it very much, but I always wanted it!

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  14. I haven't had the cereal in years. I do remember being fond of it though. I could go for some ice cream.

    Finally had a minute to sit down and vote. Good luck. You deserve to win.

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  15. Yum! I wish I had an ice cream maker for this. If you packaged and sold this I would totally buy it!

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  16. Okay this is kind of goofy, but this ENTIRE post reminded me of a book I read. The book is absolutely HILARIOUS! It's called Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane. All I can say about this post, other than the ice cream looks and sounds amazing, is Cinnamilk. The end.

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    1. i read that book and thought the idea was incredible! :)

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  17. i'd pay high dollar for a milkshake like that. true story.

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