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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


  • 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


  • 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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  • klesinski
    Dec 7, 2014

    This dessert is for those with a big sweet tooth! I substituted candy canes for the peppermint candies and lite cool whip for the whipping cream. Not sure if I will make this again but if I do, I will cut back to 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint. It's super simple to make and keep in the freezer for unexpected company!

  • trishmccaff
    Mar 25, 2013

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  • Camping Angel
    Oct 17, 2010

    I make one small change: Cut the peppermints used for garnish in half. This recipe is becoming a holiday tradition.

  • caroline quinter
    Nov 4, 2009

    I have made it before and it is super easy, fancy looking and very yummy. My daughter has, again, requested this dessert for her birthday. Make this and everyone will be impressed and think you spent a long time in the kitchen!