Friday, September 5, 2014

Fun Food Friday- Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

So I know summer is quickly coming to an end (and for those of you with school age children it probably seems like it's over) and one might think that ice cream desserts are only for summer, but seriously, ice cream is delicious ALL YEAR LONG!!!  So that is why I am still sharing this dessert now, even though it maybe would have been better to do it at the beginning of the summer. :)  But since my birthday comes at the end of the summer and this was my dessert of choice, you get it now.  One of the great things about this dessert is you can make it way ahead of time.  So if you know you need a dessert but have a very busy week, just make it way ahead of time, it stays great in the freezer.  And seriously, if you get the box of ice cream and chocolate fudge instead of hot fudge, it only takes 5 minutes to make!  My kind of dessert, fast and yummy!
Ingredients: Vanilla Ice Cream (I used French vanilla), Oreo Cookies, Butter, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Fudge, Cool Whip

The first thing you need to do is make the Oreo crust so first you melt 1/4 cup of butter...

then crush up some Oreos.  A food processor makes this very easy

See, all crushed, no pounding necessary.  Of course, if you like to pound, just crush your Oreos in a ziplock bag :)

Mix the crushed Oreos and butter together

Then spoon almost all the crush into a 9x13 pan (or Tupperware works great), reserving enough for a garnish on top)

Press down on the crust to make it all stick together

This is where the box of ice cream comes in so handy.  Just open up the box and cut the ice cream into slices...
Then place the slices on top of the crust...

Until it's all covered

Next comes the chocolate sauce.  Now I used to always use hot fudge and you would need to heat it up to get it to spread and then you would have to put it in the freezer before you moved on to the next steps so the ice cream didn't melt from the heat of the fudge.  Then last summer I discovered Smuckers has a jar of Chocolate Fudge that does not have to be heated up.  So no need to freeze in between steps!

Spread the fudge all over the ice cream

Top the fudge with some mini-marshmallows

Gently push them down to go into the fudge

Next comes the Cool Whip

Don't want to waste a bite of that yummy Cool Whip

That is one happy boy

Then just sprinkle with the remaining Oreo crust

And that's it!

Look at all that goodness!
Works great as a birthday dessert

No one complained that it wasn't cake :)

So good!
Oreo Ice Cream Dessert
32 Oreos, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 box vanilla ice cream (or French vanilla)
1 jar Chocolate Fudge
1 cup mini-marshmallows
1 small container Cool Whip
Mix together the Oreos and butter.  Press into a 9x13 pan (reserving about 1/4 cup for the top).  Open up the box of ice cream and cut into slices.  Place to slices on top of the crust until all is covered.  Spread the fudge over the ice cream.  Sprinkle fudge with marshmallows and press into fudge.  Top with Cool Whip, sprinkle with remaining Oreos.  Store in the freezer. :)

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