Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert Recipe
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Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert Recipe

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We kids couldn't wait to dig into this tempting ice cream dessert. It's cool and smooth with a ribbon of fudge inside. Whenever I make it for my family, I think of Mom. —Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream or flavor of your choice, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 406 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate chips with milk and salt; cook and stir until thickened, about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside. Combine wafer crumbs and butter; set aside 1 cup. Press remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Chill for 10-15 minutes. Pour chocolate over crumbs. Cover and freeze for 10-15 minutes or until firm. Spread the ice cream over chocolate. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Freeze at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Ice Cream Sundae Dessert in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p35

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"This recipe is a hit every time I make it! It's a wonderful desert to have when you have friends over for a cookout."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Since I cut it out of the magazine years ago, I have made it dozens of times. Everyone loves it. It is a good idea to pre-cut this into serving portions while it is not quite solid since it is murder to cut otherwise. If you forget, let it sit out a while before serving. We like it best with ice creams like cookies n cream and moose tracks - vanilla base with something nice in it."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Fairly easy recipe. Loved by my family!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Delicious! Rich Dessert."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"This has been a family favorite for years. My kids usually request this for their Birthdays instead of cake."

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