Frosty Ginger Pumpkin Squares

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + freezing


15 servings

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023
My family loves getting together to sample good food. While pumpkin makes it perfect for the holidays, this ice cream dessert is requested year-round.
Frosty Ginger Pumpkin Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup crushed graham cracker (about 16 squares)
  • 1 cup crushed gingersnaps (about 18 cookies)
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, graham crackers and gingersnaps. Press two-thirds of the crumb mixture into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Stir in walnuts. Fold in softened ice cream. Spoon into crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 351 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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