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Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Cake

We made this frozen treat for a family birthday party, and we received endless comments on it. It’s truly fantastic! Be sure to try the recipe with other ice cream flavors.—Tina Stelzl, Waxhaw, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 4 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies (about 33 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 6 cups butter pecan ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1/4 cup caramel sundae syrup


  • Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press 2 cups onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Spoon half of ice cream into prepared pan. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat layers with remaining cookie crumbs and ice cream. Spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with almonds and toffee bits. Freeze, covered, overnight or until firm. May be frozen up to 2 months.
  • To use frozen cake: Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 410 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • mulberrygirl
    Sep 12, 2020

    Made this cake for my husband's birthday and invited a few family members. My husband loved this so much and my guests could not stop talking about how delicious it was. Instead of caramel syrup, I used dulce de leche syrup and it gave it so much more flavor. My sister wants me to make it for Thanksgiving dessert.

  • Mandy06
    Jun 29, 2013

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  • eharney
    Oct 10, 2011

    My sister brought this for the dessert on my daughter's farewell party and it was a huge hit!!! I have printed myself a copy and will definatley be making this. Excellent and so tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • grayrl
    Oct 10, 2011

    I made this for our card group. Everyone LOVED it and wanted the recipe. Delicious. I sliced the few remaining pieces and put in individual freezer containers for my husband's sweet tooth craving.

  • wichrn
    Oct 9, 2011

    a friend from work made this..left out the whipped cream and almonds, and made it in a 13x9 pan..everyone loved it!!

  • AlmaJean
    Sep 25, 2011

    The family said this recipe was a definite keeper! I made it in an 8" pan and put caramel topping and toffee bits on both layers. I also used the whole package of pecan sandies but it doesn't have 52 cookies in it anymore - probably only about 42 - but that was enough.