Pistachio Ice Cream Dessert Recipe
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Pistachio Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

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Both creamy and crunchy, this fabulous frozen dessert is a favorite at our house. You'll love the pistachio flavor and toffee candy topping. —Heather Ahrens Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 packages (1.4 ounces each) Heath candy bars, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 364 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in ice cream; pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candy bars. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Pistachio Ice Cream Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p35

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I used 1 cup of milk with 2 pkg's of instant pudding and used a 9 x 13 pan. Easy to make and very good."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"I double all ingredients and put it in a jelly roll pan. Made this again today for a houseful of company,"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"One of my favorite company desserts. So great to have in the freezer and everyone in impressed and asks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This got high praises at a luncheon as very refreshing and delicous."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This is delicious! I have made this a few times substituting with different ice creams and different flavored puddings and even using different candy bars. All have turned out well. It is easy to make so have fun with it!!"

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