Caramel Topped Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel Topped Ice Cream Dessert Recipe
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5 Reviews
This ice cream cake is the perfect frozen dessert, with fudge, caramel, and salty pretzels!
30 min
Prep Time
7:15
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups (about 16)
finely crushed shortbread cookies
1/4 cup
cashews, finely chopped
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Ice Cream

1 half gallon
vanilla ice cream, softened

Fudge Layer

1 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 (5-ounce) cans
evaporated milk
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Topping

1 cup
pretzel sticks, coarsely crushed
1/2 cup
cashews, coarsely chopped
1 (12-ounce) jar
caramel ice cream topping, warmed

Directions

  1. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Freeze 10 minutes.
  2. Spread ice cream over crust. Cover; freeze 1-2 hours or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all fudge layer ingredients except vanilla in 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely.
  4. Pour cooled fudge layer mixture over frozen ice cream. Freeze 4 hours or overnight until set.
  5. Combine pretzel sticks and cashews in bowl; set aside.
  6. Let dessert stand at room temperature 10-15 minutes before serving. Cut into servings; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon pretzel mixture. Drizzle each with about 1 tablespoon caramel topping.

Recipe Tips

- To soften ice cream, scoop large pieces of ice cream onto 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place in refrigerator 10-15 minutes or until softened.

- To crush pretzels, put into resealable plastic food bag; crush with rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
490
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
59g
Protein
6g
Fat
27g
Sodium
350mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

As with most desserts I have tried from LandO'Lakes, this too was a winner! I avoid gluten and with a couple of changes, I was able to enjoy this dessert Gluten Free! Pretzels and shortbread cookies are not GF, so I used two of my favorite ready made GF products for the shortbread cookies and pretzels (found at my local market!) and had a perfect summertime dessert for all, including me, to enjoy.

Rating

This is the perfect summer dessert. It is102 degrees here today and this was just what we needed! The salty pretzels are so important in this combination of flavors.

Rating

yumm

Rating

This was delicious. I did bake & cool the crust as you would for a graham cracker type crust. My husband thought it was rich but excellent.

Rating

Carmel is my favorite topping, so this was a great recipe for me to try and I just loved it.

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