Carrot Garden Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
When I was a kid, my mom made an ice cream dessert topped with gummy worms. I’ve riffed on it with carrots made out of frosting. —Karen Enns, Kamloops, British Columbia
Carrot Garden Ice Cream Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 1-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned vanilla frosting
  • Orange paste food coloring
  • 2 to 3 pieces pull-apart green apple licorice


  1. Finely crush half of the cookies; coarsely crush the remaining cookies.
  2. In a large bowl, beat ice cream, whipped topping and finely crushed cookies until blended. Spread into an 8-in. square dish; sprinkle with crushed cookies. Freeze until firm.
  3. Tint frosting orange; pipe carrot tops in rows over dessert. Cut green apple licorice into 1-in. pieces; separate strands, leaving one end intact. Place on carrots to form stems.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 414 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.