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

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Happy last day of 2018! Just in time for NYE or New Year’s Day, enjoy this Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert, easy to make ahead for company!

Frozen Ice Cream Dessert

Don’t you love a recipe you can pull from the freezer and serve to your guests? We love this for winter and holidays, but for summer, try my Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert Recipe. RecipeGirl has a delicious Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert recipe!

Best Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

What a year it’s been for my family—full of blessings, outdoor adventures, travels, many meals around our table with loved ones and friends. 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 the confident expectation of what God has promised, and its strength is in His faithfulness.

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

It spurs me on to share the hospitality message, and for my husband to share his message of courage. If you haven’t purchased Paul’s new book that came out this year, you can buy it, HERE.

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 week!

Easy Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

I love this recipe, as it’s easy to make ahead of time.

Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert - sauce

You can always make ahead the chocolate sauce!

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.

The VERY BEST Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Don’t forget the sprinkles!

Cover and freeze up to 2 weeks.

Tasty Frozen Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

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

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.


  • 1 package, 1 lb OREO cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1.5 quart peppermint or mint chip ice cream, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 can, 6 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 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.
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