Delicious Ice Cream Dessert Recipe
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Delicious Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

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We appreciate a cool creamy dessert like this in summer. It stays fresh in the freezer for one week. Top with the fudgy sauce before serving. — Mrs. Earl Brewer, Jackson, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream (in rectangular package)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 407 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press half of the mixture into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove ice cream from package; cut into slices and place over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  3. For topping, combine the sugar, cocoa and flour in a small saucepan; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in butter. Serve over dessert. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Delicious Ice Cream Dessert in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p216

Sweet White Wine

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

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