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Peppermint Dream~Ice Cream Dessert

I had this yummy treat at a holiday party we attended, and was so excited to get the recipe!

{The above image looks extra dreamy because it was taken at 1:30 a.m. under the vent hood light in my kitchen. The things I do for you, friends.}

Start with crushed Nilla wafers mixed with butter as the crust…then drop the chocolate mixture…

My mom’s lovely hands spreading above.

Let that freeze…

Then drop spoonfuls of softened ice cream on top and spread.


Refreeze then sprinkle remaining Nilla wafers on top.

Actual recipe:

Peppermint Dream Ice Cream Dessert
1 11 oz. box of crushed vanilla waffers
1 stick of butter melted
2/3 cup butter
2 squares Baker’s Chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 gallon peppermint ice cream

First Layer
1 11 oz. box vanilla waffers crushed
1 stick of butter melted
Combine to make crust. Use half to put in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and chill.

Second Layer
Melt 2/3 cup butter with 2 squars of Baker’s sweet chocolate in a sauce pan or microwave bowl. Cool a bit and then add 2 egg yolks, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir until mixture gets creamy smooth and a bit lighter in color. Spread over crumb crust, then freeze.

Third Layer
Put softened peppermint ice cream on top of chocolate layer and smooth out any lumps. Sprinkle the rest of crumb to pping on top and freeze.


*I have also heard you can substitute this with crushed coconut macaroons with nuts and sherbert.

P.S. I’m guest posting over at Eighteen25 today, go see what you can do as a last minute quick holiday gift!

P.S.S. Happy birthday to my sis in law, Karen today.  Love you!!!

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  1. that looks yummy! I´ll have to try it this christmas!

  2. What a yummy dessert. I saw your feature on Eighteen25 today. I’m a fellow Texan. (I’m in Houston). Love your site. :)

  3. This is a favorite in our house at Christmas! We make ours with Pecan or Shortbread Sandies instead of the Nilla Wafers and add crushed Heath candy bars to the top. (I’ve never commented, but have been stalking your blog for a while and have your e-book. Love your work!)

  4. Yummy! I am going to have to try this one…