Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yummy.......

I am not a huge ice cream cake lover. I like the glitz and glamour of a piece of real cake, with frosting. An Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert is a different story.

I made this the other night. A little messy to put together, but oh so worth it.



Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert:
2 Dozen chocolate chip cookies, crushed
Walnut Mix:
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Chocolate Sauce:
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar
1 bar (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate baking bars broken into pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Half gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
For Walnut Mix:
Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.
Combine butter, nuts, and brown sugar, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool Completely.
For Chocolate Sauce:
Combine evaporated milk, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, baking bar and butter in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low: continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and cool completely.
To assemble:
Wrap outside of a 9 or 10 inch springfoam pan with foil. Spread 1/3 chopped cookies on bottom. Top with half of ice cream and half of the chocolate sauce. Combine remaining nuts with remaining cookies. Spread half of the cookie-walnut mixture over chocolate sauce. Top with remaining ice cream, chocolate sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons) and cookie-walnut mixture. Drizzle remaining chocolate sauce over the top.
Freeze at least four hours before serving.

29 comments:

Michaela said...

Oh, this looks and sounds so yummy.. I am definitely making this for my birthday in July, so I will need to practice a couple times before. Thanks.

TD wool design said...

oh lord. just when i'm thinking no more sweets...you know, pre-summer. but this might have to show up here. once. yeah, just once! ;D

Pam said...

Do you think this would be as good without the nuts? We are allergic to nuts. Hum? ... it looks so delicious!

Thanks for sharing.

raining sheep said...

Oh my! really one could lick their computer screen! That looks pretty amazing...and I am supposed to be watching my diet because I have a race at the end of the month! Sigh! Double sigh!

Nature Knitting said...

Oh that looks soo good! I can just imagine how it tastes. I just do not understand how you can stay in shape with this kind of desserts. I think I gain weight just from looking at pictures.

nicole said...

sounds amazing! love the tulips too!

martha - ca knitter said...

Oh my heavens, that looks delicious!

My Black Cardigan said...

I want to come to your house for dinner... and dessert!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a delicious looking dessert!

APA said...

Goodness gracious. That looks delectable!

Marcia said...

It looked so good, I actually read the whole recipe. That is alot of work. Must be how you stay so skinny...burning up all those calories making it! Ü

Angie said...

Oh my, that looks awesome :-)

Ravenhill said...

Mmm, I am with you, usually cake would be my first choice, but this looks convincingly delectable! You are a clever woman!
~Emily

melissa s. said...

Wow!!! And Mmmmm!!!

Hilary said...

DANG that looks good!

Stephanie said...

Mmmmmm that looks so yummy....I just HAD to print it. I'll bet it was simply divine!

Happy Easter!

Corinne R. said...

Mmmmmm, I had to stop reading about halfway through the recipe...my seams were splitting just looking at it! Damn the seams! I am sooooo going to make this : ).

stefani said...

Um. Wow.

lucky knitter said...

Oh, that looks so good!

Steph said...

Oh, wow! Oh, wow! It looks so great!

Philigry said...

pam-
oh yes! i think it would be just as good w/o the nuts! i think the cookies really make it!

Jessica said...

Good thing there is a birthday coming up at our house!

cathleen said...

A chocolate lover's (ME) dream! Cannot wait to try this luscious-looking dessert. Thanks for sharing it!

rachel Bingham said...

OH MY GOD!!! I have been thinking about this cake all weekend! I think I need to try it! I showed one of my high school students your website and she loved it. She's going to make the macaroon kiss cookies.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

YUMMY!!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Oh YUM! I was drooling at "walnuts, melted butter, brown sugar"! Mmmmm! Thanks for such a tempting recipe!

Carolyn said...

Oh my! I think my mouth is watering--seriously! This looks tasty. :)

tiennie said...

Does that ever look good!

dana said...

UMMMM, pretty sure I need to make this (and will love it).