Frozen Strawberry-Pistachio Dessert

A quick cookie crumb crust and two types of ice cream get you started on a fabulous dessert, topped with creamy fudge sauce.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 6 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz. pkg.)
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup chopped pistachios or almonds
6
tablespoons butter, melted

Strawberry Layer

1
(1/2-gallon) container strawberry or cherry ice cream

Pistachio Layer

1
(1/2-gallon) container vanilla ice cream
1
(3.4-oz.) pkg. instant pistachio pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup half-and-half

Fudge Sauce

2
cups powdered sugar
1
(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup butter
1
(12-oz.) can (1 1/2 cups) evaporated milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
Frozen whipped topping, thawed, if desired
Fresh strawberries, if desired
  • 1 Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, extending foil over all sides of pan. In medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press evenly in bottom of foil-lined pan. Freeze 30 minutes. Place strawberry ice cream in refrigerator to soften.
  • 2 Spoon softened strawberry ice cream onto crust; smooth with back of spoon. Freeze 30 minutes. Place vanilla ice cream in refrigerator to soften.
  • 3 Place softened vanilla ice cream in large bowl; stir with spoon until smooth. In small bowl, combine pudding mix and half-and-half; stir until blended. Add to ice cream; mix with electric mixer at low speed until well blended. Spoon over strawberry ice cream. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine powdered sugar, chocolate chips, butter and evaporated milk; stir to mix. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 5 To serve, let dessert stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve each with fudge sauce, whipped topping and strawberries.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    620
    (
    Calories from Fat
    305),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    20g,
    20%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    71g
    71%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    56g
    56%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    26%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 6 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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