Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + freezing


20 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
You can use any flavor of ice cream in this frosty dessert. Chocolate and vanilla would be delicious substitutes for coffee and dulce de leche. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 whole graham crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 quart dulce de leche ice cream, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • Chocolate curls


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange crackers in a single layer in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in pecans. Pour over crackers; spread to cover crackers.
  2. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Crush cracker mixture into coarse crumbs; sprinkle half into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Spread with dulce de leche ice cream. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Drizzle with ice cream topping and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Cover and freeze 30 minutes or until ice cream topping is set.
  5. Spread with coffee ice cream; freeze. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in coffee liqueur. Spread over top of dessert. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 498 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.