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Frosty Peppermint Dessert

This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 36 round peppermints)
  • 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Additional crushed peppermints, optional

Directions

  • Mix wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter; press onto bottom and 2 in. up sides of a greased 8-in. springform pan. Freeze while preparing filling.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in crushed candies and, if desired, food coloring. In another bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into crust, spreading evenly. Freeze, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. If desired, top with additional peppermints.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 449 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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