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Makeover Peanut Ice Cream Delight Recipe

Makeover Peanut Ice Cream Delight Recipe

Our Test Kitchen helped Ashley keep the full-fat ice cream in her tasty dessert, while lightening it up at the same time. Cool vanilla ice cream is the perfect match for the chocolate wafer crust and chocolate-caramel topping. You won't believe this is light! Ashley Neumann - Metamora, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread ice cream over crust; sprinkle with peanuts. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. For chocolate sauce, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool.
  • 3. Drizzle chocolate sauce over peanuts. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Drizzle each serving with 2 teaspoons caramel topping. Yield: 24 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 296 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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