Creamy sweet vanilla ice cream filled with crunchy, nutty grape nuts? Yes, please! This grape nut ice cream has been an absolute win with family and friends.
We’ve eaten it scooped into bowls, ice cream cones, and melting over a fruit crisp too. It honestly doesn’t matter how you serve it, it is sure to disappear quickly.
Jamaican Grape Nut Ice Cream
This ice cream has officially blown my mind. Quite a few years ago, a reader asked me if I had a recipe for grape nut ice cream and I filed that request away under, “I should research that.” And then promptly forgot.
While I was playing with cereal milk ice creams recently, I remembered this one and after just a wee bit of research, I learned that grape nut ice cream is a Jamaican ice cream that is basically vanilla ice cream with the addition of crunchy nutty grape nuts.
Grape Nuts Ice Cream
I couldn’t even fathom how that was going to taste, but like always, I was game for trying it. Turns out that grape nut ice cream is crazy good. Crunchy, nutty, bits of grape nuts cereal are scattered throughout every bite of creamy rich ice cream.
A friend tried this one when I made it and said it reminds her of cheesecake crust in the way it remains crunchy throughout the ice cream. The cereal does soften (compared to the level of crunch grape nuts have straight out of the box) but there is a decidedly firm crunch throughout the finished ice cream.
Grape Nut Ice Cream Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this ice cream:
- heavy cream
- whole milk
- kosher salt
- vanilla extract
- grape nut cereal
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Grape Nut Ice Cream
- 1¼ cups heavy cream
- 1¼ cup whole milk
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup grape nut cereal
- Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. When the ice cream is almost finished churning, add the grape nuts.
- Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream or transfer the finished ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer until ready to serve.