Delicious Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + freezing


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 22, 2022
We appreciate a cool, creamy dessert like this in summer. It stays fresh in the freezer for one week. Top with the fudgy sauce before serving. — Mrs. Earl Brewer, Jackson, Mississippi
Delicious Ice Cream Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (11 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Combine wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press half of mixture into a 13x9-in. dish. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove softened ice cream from package; spread over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Freeze, covered, for at least 4 hours.
  3. For topping, combine sugar, cocoa and flour in a small saucepan; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in butter. Serve over dessert.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 407 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.