This dessert is a celebration waiting to happen! Make it ahead, and you can have a secret in the freezer ready to surprise someone.
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
cup butter or margarine
quart (4 cups) cherry or cherry vanilla ice cream, softened
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
cup fudge ice-cream sauce
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired
fresh cherries with stems
Heat oven to 350ºF. Place 16 cookies in food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add butter; cover and process until mixed. Press in springform pan, 9x3 inches. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Wrap outside of springform pan with foil. Spread cherry ice cream over cooled crust. Freeze 30 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped cookies and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips over cherry ice cream; press slightly. Spread vanilla ice cream over top. Drop fudge sauce over ice cream in small spoonfuls; swirl slightly into ice cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips; press slightly. Freeze about 8 hours until firm.
To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut dessert into wedges. Top each wedge with whipped cream and cherry.
Spray the back of a metal spoon with cooking spray, then use it to press the crumb mixture into the pan.
It’s a snap to spread the fudge sauce over the ice cream. Just spoon the sauce into a resealable plastic food-storage bag, cut off a small tip from a corner and squeeze.
This special dessert keeps well in the freezer for up to two weeks. Make the dessert, freeze until firm, then cover with foil to store.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.