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Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

 Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake
Red cranberries and green pistachios in this ice cream cake delightfully showcase the colors of the season. My family prefers this refreshing homemade ice cream cake to store-bought desserts. —Quadelle Rose, Springbrook, Alberta
8-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, divided


  • In a small bowl, combine crushed cookies and butter; press onto the
  • bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Freeze for 1 hour or until
  • firm.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, corn syrup, sugar and
  • water. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat until the berries pop,
  • about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until
  • smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until
  • cooled, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove crust from freezer. Spread with half of the ice cream. Set
  • aside 1/4 cup cranberry puree. Pour remaining puree over ice cream.
  • Set aside 1 tablespoon nuts; sprinkle remaining nuts over puree.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Layer with remaining ice cream, puree and nuts. Cover with plastic

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Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • wrap; freeze for 6 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 15
  • minutes before serving. Yield: 8-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 352 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.