Frosty Peppermint Dessert Recipe
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Frosty Peppermint Dessert Recipe

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This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 36 round peppermints)
  • 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Additional crushed peppermints, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 449 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Mix wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter; press onto bottom and 2 in. up sides of a greased 8-in. springform pan. Freeze while preparing filling.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in crushed candies and, if desired, food coloring. In another bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into crust, spreading evenly. Freeze, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. If desired, top with additional peppermints. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Frosty Peppermint Dessert in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p56

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klesinski User ID: 1037014 214220
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"This dessert is for those with a big sweet tooth! I substituted candy canes for the peppermint candies and lite cool whip for the whipping cream. Not sure if I will make this again but if I do, I will cut back to 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint. It's super simple to make and keep in the freezer for unexpected company!"

Camping Angel User ID: 5522211 129306
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I make one small change: Cut the peppermints used for garnish in half. This recipe is becoming a holiday tradition."

caroline quinter User ID: 1857109 153596
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I have made it before and it is super easy, fancy looking and very yummy. My daughter has, again, requested this dessert for her birthday. Make this and everyone will be impressed and think you spent a long time in the kitchen!"

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