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Carrot Garden Ice Cream Dessert

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Finely crush half of the cookies; coarsely crush the remaining cookies.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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