Frozen Pistachio Cookie Dessert

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is one of our favorite dessert recipes. It can be made ahead and keeps a long time in the freezer. If you like pistachio, you should try this! Cook time is for freezing.

Top Review by Debbb

I'm basing my 5 stars on the ease of this recipe & how much of a hit it was... even though I had to make a couple of major changes. Because I didn't want to hit a second grocery store, I had to use vanilla ice-cream in place of the frozen yogurt & chocolate pudding in place of the pistachio pudding. Very refreshing & light tasting (even with the ice-cream) and quite fancy looking.
Edited 08/29/10: I tried this recipe again using all the proper ingredients & served at a family bbq. It looked so pretty with the pistachio pudding & everyone was gushing about it! Definitely a go-to recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften ice cream while preparing crust.
  2. Place cookies in a food processor or blender; cover and process until fine crumbs form.
  3. Stir in butter.
  4. Set aside 1 cup for topping.
  5. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 13x9 dish.
  6. In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Gradually add ice cream; mix well.
  8. Fold in whipped topping.
  9. Spread over crust.
  10. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top, pressing down lighty.
  11. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  12. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before cutting.

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