Raspberry Razzle-Dazzle

Cassis, a specialty of France's Dijon area, is a sweet, pungent liquer mad with black currants. It adds depth of flavor to a beautiful red-purple sauce that's spooned over this frozen raspberry-vanilla dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 7 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 15

Ingredients

DESSERT

30
chocolate-covered graham cracker cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups crumbs)
1
quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1
pint (2 cups) raspberry sherbet, slightly softened
1
(4-oz.) container (1 1/2 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed

SAUCE

1/2
cup cranberry juice cocktail
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/4
cup crème de cassis or cranberry juice cocktail
1
(12-oz.) pkg. frozen raspberries without syrup, thawed
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Press cookie crumbs in bottom of sprayed pan. Bake at 375°F. for 7 minutes. Place in refrigerator or freezer until cool.
  • 2 Spoon ice cream over cooled crust. Place spoonfuls of sherbet randomly over ice cream; swirl gently into ice cream. If necessary, smooth top with knife. If ice cream is very soft, freeze 20 minutes. Spread whipped topping over top. Cover with foil or plastic wrap; freeze 6 hours or overnight.
  • 3 In medium saucepan, combine cranberry juice cocktail, sugar and cornstarch; blend well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes. Stir in crème de cassis and raspberries. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Just before serving, let dessert stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Spoon sauce over each serving. If desired, garnish each with additional frozen whipped topping and chocolate filigree.*
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    125mg
    125%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    44g
    44%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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