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Pistachio Cream Dessert Recipe

Pistachio Cream Dessert Recipe

With its crisp crumb crust, ice cream filling and crunchy toffee topping, frozen Pistachio Cream Dessert is a cool way to top off any warm-weather meal. “I find the candy bars crush more easily when cold or frozen,” says Hazel King of Nacogdoches, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed


  • 1. In a microwave-safe 8-in. square dish, melt butter. Stir in cracker crumbs; press mixture onto bottom of dish. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Whisk in ice cream. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours.
  • 2. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candy bars. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 303 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"Im new here and I was wondering if anybody has made this with any other pudding mixes...and also is the recipe calling for RITZ crackers? Im not much of a cooker so im not sure. If somebody could please help me Id be truely greatful. Thank you very much"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"This looks good and I hope to make it soon but I have a question. Does the phrase "frozen fat-free whipped topping" necessarily mean Cool Whip? I have friends who do not like Cool Whip so have been wondering if someone can suggest an alternative. Thanks in advance for your in-put."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"This dessert is absolutely fabulous! It is easy to prepare and keeps well for long periods of time when frozen. I have subsituted pistachio mix with coconut cream, banana cream and vanilla. They are equally delicious. Everytime I have served this at family or church functions I am always asked for the recipe! You won't be disappointed!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2008

"I've been looking for this recipe for years

my Mom used to make it for us. It is
a great easy recipe, thanks!"

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