Frosty Pumpkin Dessert

READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
Recipe by Donna M.

Better than pumpkin pie, this dessert will really "wow" them! It looks so professional and is easy to make. Another bonus is that it is made a day ahead. 'Cook time' is actually 'freeze time'.

Top Review by sugarpea

You're absolutely right, Donna. This was the perfect holiday dessert because I made it well ahead of time, it was easy to decorate and therefore "impressive" and it tasted sooo good. If you're considering this recipe; go for it. It's wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir melted butter into crumbs and press mixture onto bottom of a springform pan.
  2. Place in freezer.
  3. Scoop half of the ice cream into a bowl and place in refrigerator 10 minutes to soften.
  4. Fold 1 cup of the whipped topping and toffee bits into softened ice cream just until blended.
  5. Spread evenly over crust.
  6. Place in freezer about 1 hour, until firm.
  7. Scoop remaining ice cream into bowl and place in refrigerator 10 minutes to soften.
  8. Meanwhile, mix pumpkin, brown sugar and spice together.
  9. Mix softened ice cream into pumpkin mixture, just until blended.
  10. Spread evenly over ice cream layer in springform pan.
  11. Freeze until very firm, about 8 hours or overnight.
  12. When ready to serve, place dessert in refrigerator 20 minutes for easier slicing.
  13. Run a knife around outside collar of pan to loosen and remove collar.
  14. Smooth sides with a knife or spreader.
  15. For a lovely presentation, fill a pastry bag with remaining whipped topping and pipe rosettes all around outer edge of top.
  16. If you don't want to get fancy, just dollop topping on each serving.
  17. Dust whipped topping with a light sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

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