Frozen Strawberry-Pistachio Dessert

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 6 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16
Frozen Strawberry-Pistachio Dessert

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
Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed, if desired
Fresh strawberries, if desired

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • To save prep time, use purchased fudge ice cream topping.
  • The fudge sauce for this dessert is delicious; try it over sundaes.
  • Instead of spooning the fudge sauce over the dessert, drizzle it on the plate before adding the dessert square.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
305
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
56g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
26%
26%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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