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Pistachio Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

Pistachio Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

Both creamy and crunchy, this fabulous frozen dessert is a favorite at our house. You'll love the pistachio flavor and toffee candy topping. —Heather Ahrens Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:9 servings


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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in ice cream; pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candy bars. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 364 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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Emmy02 User ID: 8635142 256436
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2016

"I just made this for a get together, and everyone loved it. It is easy to make in advance, and delicious. I used vanilla wafers for the crust. Will make again!!"

Inthekitchn User ID: 2535970 214473
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I used 1 cup of milk with 2 pkg's of instant pudding and used a 9 x 13 pan. easy to make and very good."

ozarkmama User ID: 7055118 73568
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"I double all ingredients and put it in a jelly roll pan. Made this again today for a houseful of company,"

ozarkmama User ID: 7055118 93551
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"One of my favorite company desserts. So great to have in the freezer and everyone in impressed and asks for the recipe!"

gjknoell User ID: 3462780 160451
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This got high praises at a luncheon as very refreshing and delicous."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 161246
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This is delicious! I have made this a few times substituting with different ice creams and different flavored puddings and even using different candy bars. All have turned out well. It is easy to make so have fun with it!!"

[email protected] User ID: 2591921 114398
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Even if people think they won't like this dessert, I haven't given it to ANYONE who doesn't LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I always make it and give the recipe to lots of people. I'm making it now to leave in the freezer with the recipe to the new people who bought our house."

77april User ID: 3335495 160445
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"This is one of my favorite desserts to make. However, I use Lorna Doone cookies instead of the crackers."

blais User ID: 2963818 92980
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"i woulg like to know if l double the pudding and milk should l double the icecream"

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