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Chocolate Peanut Crunch Ice Cream Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Crunch Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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“No one is ever too full to sample a bite of this simple but impressive ice cream cake at family get-togethers! It’s a favorite with adults and kids alike. Enjoy!” Karen Scaglione - Stanford, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crushed Nutter Butter cookies (about 18 cookies)
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 quart chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 369 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat. Stir in crushed cookies until coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Coarsely chop.
  2. Spread vanilla ice cream into a 9-in. springform pan; sprinkle with 2 cups cookie mixture. Freeze for 30 minutes. Spread with chocolate ice cream. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan.
  4. Spread whipped cream over top and sides of dessert; press remaining cookie mixture into sides. Freeze for 1 hour or until whipped cream is set. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Crunch Ice Cream Cake in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p17

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"Tasty, but not overly special. Simple and easy recipe though, fun to make for the kids."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"Just made this for Father's Day! Great! Next time I am going to use chocolate sandwich cookies!


Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"My daughter (11) and I made this for her birthday party last night. It was absolutely delicious!"

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