Pumpkin Ice Cream Treat Recipe

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Everyone will scream for pumpkin-y ice cream this Halloween. I like to have some in the freezer, ready for visitors. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • Graham cracker
  • Thin licorice pieces


  1. In a large bowl, mix pie filling, sugar and vanilla until blended. Fold in ice cream. Spread into a 9-in. round pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle pecans over the top in thin stripes, forming the vertical lines of a pumpkin shape. Add a graham cracker stem and licorice vines. Freeze, covered, 3-4 hours or until firm. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Ice Cream Treat in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p30

Sweet White Wine

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

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JenFL 140229
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"This was really yummy. My stepdaughter and I made this for dessert for Thanksgiving Day. There's always room for something sweet if it's ice cream--it slides right down. My family enjoyed this and of course it was really cute, too. It's really sweet--I might skip the sugar next time. I'm not sure it's necessary since the pumpkin pie filling and vanilla ice cream already add sugar to this dessert."

cynandtom 185085
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"I made this treat with my kindergarten class. I followed the recipe exactly because I was teaching my kids how to follow a recipe. It was so easy, my kids and I all loved it! Next time, I may use candies (i.e. M&M's or cinnamons) and create a Jack-O-Lantern faces."

Beema 127907
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Wow, talk about a real treat, so easy to make and my grandkids loved it. I didn't have any pecans so I used crushed pretzels, and made a silly pumpkin face. I love the sweet and salty combo and the crunch with the smooth ice cream. Yummy."

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