From Aunt Sharon’s Kitchen: Rich and Delicious


aunt sharon, woman smiling at cameraI had the privilege of knowing a wonderful woman named Aunt Sophia. She wasn’t my aunt, but I thought of her as my family. My forever friend, Joan, shared her with me and she enriched my life. I had this dessert at her house called “Rich and Delicious” that she made maybe 100 years ago. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but it seems like forever.

When she made it, she used Ritz crackers. But I have changed that to crushed pretzels. If you want Aunt Sophia’s authentic recipe, certainly use Ritz crackers. I know she would have liked it with the pretzels. We shared a love of food. And we both had a sweet tooth.

After the first taste, you will see why the name applies.

Rich & Delicious

After the first taste, you will see why the name applies.


  • Electric mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • Food Processor


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1 stick butter or margarine melted
  • 1 1/2 gallon butter almond ice cream that has softened (where you can stir it)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I use skim but you can use 1 or 2% or whole)
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 container Cool Whip


  • Mix pretzels and butter together and press into a 9 by 13 Pyrex
  • Mix together with electric mixer the milk, pudding, and ice cream.
  • Pour over pretzel mixture.
  • Refrigerate overnight. 
  • Before serving, top with cool whip and sprinkle some crushed pretzel over the cool whip.
Cost: $8
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bakery, ice cream

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  1. jonisings says:

    This is just another way to honor Aunt Sophia. Not by blood but by the ❤️were you also her niece. We both love you.

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