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Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert Recipe

Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert

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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."

Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"My sister-in-law made this for our family once & we've made it many, many times since. So good & easy to make. The chocolate layer is so good."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"I have made this for years but I always skip the salt, tastes funny to me when it is added. I've used several different flavors of ice cream and even changed up the cookie layer to crispy chocolate chip. Great make ahead dessert - always a big, big hit."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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