Frozen Ice Cream Delight Recipe
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Frozen Ice Cream Delight Recipe

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This recipe is a refreshing summer treat that dates back to before "fast food" ice cream. It's also handy—you can make it days ahead of time. —Susan J. Bracken, Apex, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate, coffee or vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 620 calories, 36 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. Combine 2 cups cookie crumbs with butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  2. Spread ice cream over crumbs; freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the confectioners' sugar, chocolate chips, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Spoon sauce over ice cream layer; sprinkle with peanuts. Freeze until firm. Spread whipped topping over the top; sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Frozen Ice Cream Delight in Country Extra May 1992, p51

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"This is a very flavorable dessert, but I had a difficult time getting the bottom crust out of the dish. Any suggestions?"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very delicious! All that ate it spoke positively. Question: my bottom cookie layer stuck to the dish?? Any suggestions? next time I may consider skipping the sugar in that layer and add a few more cookies. Didn't expect the sticking..I am "chiseling" off the best layer! Thank you."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Absolutely the best ice cream dessert I have ever had. I halved the recipe and made it in an 8X8 square pan. It is sinful and delicious! I used Blue Bell's coffee ice cream, and I used milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet, because that is all I had on hand. Next time, I will cut down on the sugar and butter in the crust to cut down on calories and fat."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"What ice cream did you find the tastiest in this recipe?"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"This sounds like a great recipe but I make an even easier ice cream cake using ice cream sandwiches, fudge ice cream topping, then whipped cream and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Soooo easy and everyone always raves abouth them!"

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