June 05, 2009

sweet summertime treat

My friend Sheri gave me the recipe for this ice cream dessert she is famous for. It was something she always brought to our stitch group lake retreats, by our request...we lived for this!

Here's a picture of what the whole thing looks like....

my family demolished it soon after this picture and in the frenzy, I didn't get a picture of the layers, so use your imagination...

Here's what you need:

1 package Oreo cookies, crushed, with about 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs reserved for topping
1 stick melted butter
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream (I use Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla), softened enough to be spreadable
1 can Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 tub Cool Whip, thawed

In 9x13 pan, mix Oreo crumbs with melted butter and pat down evenly. Spread softened ice cream (all of it) over Oreo layer, freeze until firm.
Next, pour whole can of syrup over ice cream layer, freeze again until syrup hardens.
Spread Cool Whip over top of syrup layer and then top with reserved Oreo crumbs. Freeze until firm again or serve immediately. (the easiest way to cut this is with a metal spatula, in my opinion :-)

So easy, and yet so good! I'm wondering about different combinations of cookies and such...like maybe Nutter Butters and caramel syrup...hmm, the possibilities could be endless....I'll get back with you on that. Blue Bell is on sale at the grocery store this week ;-)


Bronny said...

Yum! Reminds me of a dessert my MIL once served - 'cept you had to blend cream with chocolate - and she forgot that bit - when frozen and served, we couldn't slice it - but Oh boy! when we were able to hack pieces off - it was so nice!
thanks for the memory....

Jan said...

Andrea, thanks for the visual and the reminder! I used to make that dessert all of the time, and have just now remembered it! Thanks for the calories! LOL

Julie M said...

That looks delicious! Wish we had Blue Bell Ice Cream here. I've heard it's the best ice cream ever.

mainely stitching said...

Darn you! I just gained back all the weight I'd lost simply by reading about this!!

Alice said...

Totally WICKED Andrea!!!! I am surprised your family gave you time to take the pic before tucking in. Yummyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

Tammy said...

Yummy! That looks so delicious!