Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect holiday party dessert. Make ahead and freeze up to 2 weeks. Serve with chocolate sauce!

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

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Friends, are you having a wonderful December? This Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert is easy to make ahead for company; just pop it in the freezer until it’s time to serve! Don’t forget to make your own Best Homemade Chocolate Sauce (also fun for gift ideas!)

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s festive, delicious and easy to make, this is the one for you. It’s also great to bring to a potluck or holiday party. Drizzle the hot fudge sauce over the top and add pretty peppermint pieces.

It’s a very tempting treat will have guests asking for seconds, or to take home the recipe!

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Ingredients for Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Can the ingredients get any simpler? All you need are these ingredients:

  • OREO cookies
  • Butter
  • Peppermint or mint chip ice cream
  • Butter
  • Unsweetened baking chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Vanilla
  • Crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Now for this refreshing, rich dessert that everyone loves! This classic pairing of chocolate and peppermint is sure to bring some “yums” around your table this holiday season!

Easy Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Make ahead and freeze

Did you know you can make this recipe ahead and keep in the freezer? It freezes well!

I keep it covered with plastic wrap first, then a large piece of foil. FREEZE!

Freeze up to 2 weeks.

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert - sauce

Chocolate sauce for the dessert

Of course we like to use our own homamade chocolate sauce, but if you get in a bind, don’t worry! Trader Joe’s has the best fudge sauce. Have you tried it?

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert - how to

Make in 8×8 pan, or it’s optional to divide the cookie crust among 12 paper-lined muffin cups, then fill with the ice cream mixture and continue as directed.

This is a cute idea, too.

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Don’t forget the sprinkles!

Defrost in 20 minutes and cut into squares. Serve with warm chocolate sauce drizzled on top!

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We’re looking for a year ahead full of blessings, outdoor adventures, travels, and many meals around our table.

Of course, challenges, too. Life is not perfect, it’s full of messiness, decisions, work, stress, and worry. But we never lose sight of the HOPE that we have in our hearts. A hope of redemption for daily living, our nation and world, and what’s to come.

Life is refreshing when we have hope.

Hope is what gives me the spark in my heart to reach out and share our home and our lives with others.

A great winter, Christmas, or New Year’s ice cream dessert that kids LOVE. Even big kids (hand raised).

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Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

TIP: To crush the Oreo cookies, place in a Ziploc bag and use a pastry roller to crush. To soften the ice cream, place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Freezing time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1 package, 1 lb OREO cookies
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1.5 quart peppermint or mint chip ice cream, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ can, 6 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


  • In medium bowl, mix crushed cookies and 1/2 cup melted butter. Press mixture firmly in bottom of ungreased 8x8-inch pan.
  • Spoon softened ice cream evenly over cookie crust. Freeze about 2 hours or until firm.
  • In small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter and 2 squares (2 oz) chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  • Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until slightly thickened; stir in vanilla. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • Pour 1 cup of the chocolate sauce evenly over ice cream. Freeze at least 6 hours but no longer than 2 weeks. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
  • Optional to reheat the remaining sauce and drizzle over each serving.
  • To serve, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Top with sauce and remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candies.


Reposted from DEC 2018
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert