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Frozen Pumpkin Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


20 servings

This frozen pumpkin ice cream dessert can be prepared and frozen weeks in advance. I've found it has more mass appeal than traditional pumpkin pie. —Susan Bennett, Edmond, Oklahoma
Frozen Pumpkin Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Fold in ice cream. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. dish. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  2. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 181 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Sharon
    Dec 29, 2019

    I LOVE pumpkin pie...but this is even better! All my family love this dessert. Use good quality ice cream. Simple and delicious!

  • alwayslookingforanewrecipe
    Nov 8, 2010

    This was the worst dessert I have ever made. We threw out the entire thing. Not even the kids would eat it. It tasted like pumpkin ice cream that separated from the pumpkin and got freezer burn. I have never tried a taste of home recipe that I didn't like until now. Would not recommend and would never make again.

  • madalynn03
    Nov 13, 2009

    The ice cream is listed at the bottom of the list right above the optional chopped walnuts. 2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened

  • Ronnienron
    Nov 13, 2009

    I have not made this, but there is no mention of ice cream in the list of ingredients. How much ice cream do you use? It sounds appealing, but needs some more info in the recipe.

  • bigbrut21
    Oct 27, 2009

    This is s easy and delicious. My friend asks me to make this for my halloween party every year!

  • lurky27
    Oct 25, 2009

    This is a very unique dessert. My husband & I enjoyed it. You just have to be prepared for the spices & pumpkin flavor in a frozen concoction.~ Theresa

  • julie fitz
    Oct 7, 2008

    My kids beg me to make this every year. It's the taste of fall for us.