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Pumpkin Ice Cream Treat

Everyone will scream for pumpkin-y ice cream this Halloween. I like to have some in the freezer, ready for visitors. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • Graham cracker
  • Thin licorice pieces


  • In a large bowl, mix pie filling, sugar and vanilla until blended. Fold in ice cream. Spread into a 9-in. round pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle pecans over the top in thin stripes, forming the vertical lines of a pumpkin shape. Add a graham cracker stem and licorice vines. Freeze, covered, 3-4 hours or until firm.

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  • JenFL
    May 18, 2014

    This was really yummy. My stepdaughter and I made this for dessert for Thanksgiving Day. There's always room for something sweet if it's ice cream--it slides right down. My family enjoyed this and of course it was really cute, too. It's really sweet--I might skip the sugar next time. I'm not sure it's necessary since the pumpkin pie filling and vanilla ice cream already add sugar to this dessert.

  • cynandtom
    Nov 2, 2013

    I made this treat with my kindergarten class. I followed the recipe exactly because I was teaching my kids how to follow a recipe. It was so easy, my kids and I all loved it! Next time, I may use candies (i.e. M&M's or cinnamons) and create a Jack-O-Lantern faces.

  • Beema
    Sep 28, 2013

    Wow, talk about a real treat, so easy to make and my grandkids loved it. I didn't have any pecans so I used crushed pretzels, and made a silly pumpkin face. I love the sweet and salty combo and the crunch with the smooth ice cream. Yummy.