Caramel Topped Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time
42mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

Salty pretzels and cashews top this ice cream dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust

  • 2 cups finely crushed sugar cookies
  • 14 cup cashews, finely chopped
  • 13 cup butter, melted
  • Ice Cream

  • 12 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Fudge Layer

  • 1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 cup butter
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping

  • 1 cup pretzel stick, coarsely crushed
  • 12 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping

Directions

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

This recipe gets 5 stars for the fudge sauce alone! I saw the recipe and loved the idea. I had white chocolate macadamia cookies that weren't getting eaten so I used that as the crust and adjusted the butter accordingly and for the middle layer I used some cookies n' cream ice cream and poured the fudge sauce on top. Left out the garnish (topping layer) and made in a springform pan. Love it! Thank you posting and inspiring me. I will definitely be making the fudge sauce to use in the future too.