Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Are you ready to get a recipe to one of the yummiest & easiest desserts out there?
This recipe is courtesy of my awesome mother-in-law.

She makes this every Christmas for dessert.
She gave me the recipe when Kevin & I first got married and now I make it during the Christmas season when I am asked to bring a dessert because I LOVE anything peppermint/chocolate.
Here is what you need:
1/2 gallon of Peppermint Ice Cream
Package of Oreos (you will use the entire package)
1/3 cup butter
1 jar Fudge Topping
Candy Canes for garnish

Step 1:
Put Oreos in a gallon ziplock bag
Crush cookies with a rolling pin.
Next, take the butter and chop it up into pieces.
Put the crushed cookies & butter in a bowl. Take off your rings & use your hands to mix it all together. Your hands will be quite messy...but it's worth it!
Press into a 9x13 pan & freeze for 30 minutes.
After 15 minutes, take out the carton of ice cream & let it soften for about 15 minutes.
Then, take out the dish & spread the ice cream over the cookie mixture.
I glop it onto the mixture in clumps.
Then I use a spatula to smooth it out.
Ta-da! Now freeze for 3 hours.
After it has been in the freezer for 2-3 hours, take it out & put the fudge on.
I microwave the fudge for about a minute & then pour it on.
Spread the fudge evenly over the ice cream. Put back in freezer for at least another hour.
I take the cake out about 5-10 minutes before I serve it. I also crush up some candy canes in a ziplock bag & use them to garnish the cake.
This dessert is so yummy and chocolately. It is a family favorite!
It is a great dessert to make because you can make it ahead of time.
I brought it to our court Christmas party & made it the night before. So easy!
The best part about this cake is that you can make it year round with other types of ice cream.
One of my other favorites is using coffee ice cream or mint chip ice cream (and, instead of candy canes as a garnish, you can just garnish with chopped nuts, some whip cream or more Oreo's!)
It truly is the most lovely & delicious Christmas dessert!

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  1. omg another peppermint thing I have to try!!! looks so yummy!

  2. A must try this weekend!! I make your candy cand hot chocolate all the time...yummy!

  3. You had me at peppermint...and then ice cream...as well as cake. Yum!

  4. Looks fabulous!! I'm definitely trying this one! Thanks for sharing!

  5. looks WONDERFUL Mel- can't wait to try this!

  6. YUM! This looks delightful and so easy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. OMG. That sounds incredible. Peppermint ice cream is my absolute favorite! But since I'm from Texas, I'm partial to Bluebell's peppermint ice cream. (If you ever find somewhere that sells it, you must try it!)

    I will be making this for sure. :)

  8. WOW-this is pretty much the best thing I have ever seen!!!

  9. This is what I call a sugar overkill. Just when I thought it is finished you brought candy canes. Gotta try to make it once, and even second time, if I survive :) Happy Holidays

  10. that does look delicious. i have a recipe I'm going to try with nilla wafers on the bottom.

  11. Now I can make this! Oh my it looks amazing, can't wait, thank you!!!

  12. this looks so great. i want to try it with a zillion different types of ice cream!

  13. MMMMMmmmm, that looks wonderful. Two of my favorite things in one bite, Oreos and peppermint ice cream. I can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Oh my gosh, this looks yummy! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

    The linky will be up all week :)

  15. Yum! Look great. I will have to try this out.

  16. I made this a couple weeks ago thanks to you and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing! :)

  17. Thanks for the great recipe! I made it for Christmas and it was fab.u.lous!

  18. This looks amazing! Going to have to try it next time I need a sugar high. :) Thanks for posting it!



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