This is so so so good and cold on a hot summer's day! You can also make it up to 2 months in advance, so you can have it ready for unexpected guests :) I have modified this so much and tried it different ways, but the best is below with all of the optional ingredients used! I am the "dessert person" at all of the family gatherings and this is the most requested all the time! Enjoy!
- 19 ice cream sandwiches (regular "or" neopolitan)
- 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (12 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping
- 0.5 (12 ounce) jar strawberry ice cream topping (optional)
- 0.5 (12 ounce) jar butterscotch sundae sauce (optional) or 0.5 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping (optional)
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts (or 1 jar of wet nuts ice cream topping)
- 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
- banana, sliced (optional)
- Cut one ice cream sandwich in half.
- Put one whole and one half ice cream sandwich along the short side of a 9" x 13" baking dish.
- Arrange eight ice cream sandwiches in opposite direction evenly in bottom of pan.
- Spread with half of the whipped topping.
- Drizzle or dollop most of fudge topping on top of whipped topping (save a couple tablespoons).
- Drizzle optional toppings (if using) and nuts on top, reserving a couple tablespoons of each.
- Repeat another layer of ice cream sandwiches.
- Top with remaining whipped topping.
- Fancily drizzle remaining hot fudge, butterscotch and strawberry toppings on top, along with walnuts or wet nuts.
- Cover and freeze for up to 2 months.
- Remove from freezer 20-30 minutes before serving.
- Cut into squares and top with a few maraschino cherries.
- Serve slices bananas on the side for people who are in a banana split mood and want to top theirs with bananas!
- YUM YUM YUM!
Everyone from toddler to Grandma loved this dessert. I loved it because it was so easy and fun to make. Great hot weather recipe!
omg, this was so easy. I brought this to a 4th of July bbq and I've never had anyone "clap" because of my dessert. Everyone loved it and didn't believe it was made with ice cream sandwiches. I'll definitely be making this again!
Wow! This was yummy! I used banana split ice cream bars, Hershey's hot fudge, caramel sauce, and toasted pecans. My dh said no one would have known it was made with ice cream bars. Yet another 5 star recipe that deserves its rating!