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Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert
Makes:
16 servings
Prep Time:
60
minutes
Total Time:
60
minutes
based on
377 reviews
Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert was a finalist in the Share The Very Best Recipe Contest. This recipe was entered by Marge Mitchell of Portland, OR. Simply fabulous in appearance, this dessert is built by layering crumbled Nestlé Toll House cookies and toasted walnuts between tiers of vanilla ice cream and a delicious homemade chocolate sauce.

In this recipe:





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Ingredients:

  • COOKIES
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • WALNUT MIX
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 qt. Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED™ Light Ice Cream, softened

Directions:

FOR COOKIES:
BAKE
cookies according to package directions; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Chop cooled cookies into small pieces.

FOR WALNUT MIX:
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE walnuts, butter and brown sugar in small bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; stir well. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
COMBINE
evaporated milk, morsels, powdered sugar, Choco Bake and butter in 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 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.

TO ASSEMBLE:
WRAP
outside of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with foil. Spread 1/3 of crumbled cookies on the bottom of pan. Top with half of the ice cream and half of the chocolate sauce. Combine remaining crumbled cookies and walnut mixture in medium bowl. Spread half of the cookie-walnut mixture over chocolate sauce. Top with remaining ice cream, chocolate sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons) and cookie-walnut mixture.

PLACE remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate sauce over top of dessert. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cut into slices.


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  •  Star(s)

    Good

    Eloise M. from Richmond, Va

    I made this for Mothers Day 09. Mines didn't quite look like the picture but everyone though it was good. It made a hit. But the recipe is time consuming

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    ANDREA VIOLA from Oldsmar, FL

    I made this for a family get together this weekend and it was a huge success. Very easy to put together and I will definitely make it again.

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    Was a HIT!!

    JANINE HORN from Keizer, OR

    I served this at a dinner party last Sat. and boy was a HIT! A guy friend of mine told me to ear mark this receipe with red to make sure I make and serve it again soon!! Needless to say he took home the left over!

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

    barbara hilderson from HOMESTEAD, FL

    Unique, although it's time consuming, what better way to please guests.

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Creme Cookie Dessert

    Carol Davis from Edmond, OK

    WOW !! It's just great. It is fun to experiment with different ice creme flavors

  •  Star(s)

    Great Cake for Father's Day!!

    Kelly McCall from HAMBURG, NY

    I made this cake for father's day and it was a huge hit. It is a little time consuming waiting for the choc sauce to cool down so you can put the layers together...and I did make it the night before so it had time to freeze again. I would recomend making the sauce first, and next time I'm not going to use the foil and the spring pan... just use a regular baking dish with high sides (you can see the layers when you cut the pieces out). Great Recipie! I will make this again, it will be great on a hot day!!

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    ice cream cake

    kelly davis from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    i thought the cske was very mushy.alot of work for poor quality i would ommit the chocolate sauce!!

  •  Star(s)

    Special Summer Surprise

    Buzzy Diamond from MEDIA, PA

    I made this cake for a family dinner and it was a hit with everyone. Instead of drizzling chocolate sauce over the top of the cake, try topping it with Nestle morsels - any flavor tastes delicious.

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    Very Nifty

    Valene Fahrenthold from Amarillo, TX

    I cannot believe how easy this was to make. My family loved it. We took it to a Family Reunion and it was a hit. I will be forwarding the recipe to plenty of relatives. I highly recommend this recipe for those hot summer days when you want something very cool to enjoy.

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    The very best summer dessert

    Aimee Pasiuk from SAINT PAUL, MN

    I made this for a family summer birthday celebration and it was loved by adults and kids both. I had 2 requests to make it for other gatherings. Will be a hit again this summer!

  •  Star(s)

    Mon's Special Occasion Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    Made this for Ice Cream social and it was a hit.

  •  Star(s)

    Mom Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    This was easy to make and ever rich and sooo good.I make this for my mother on her Day,She fell over in love with it.She want me to make this for her not just for her Day but two time an month.I Guess I be makeing this delicious Dessert again.

  •  Star(s)

    a fantastic desert

    patti zemke from WALLINGFORD, CT

    i found this recipe back in aug 07 and made it for my sons return home from iraq thought it would be very special and it was . for many reasons i encourage anyone to make this your guest will be wanting the recipe as well so make copies my son was missing things like this while over seas so it definetly hit the sweet tooth . enjoy america. and god bless.

  •  Star(s)

    amazing recipe

    Cody Luna from Seguin, TX

    The whole family loves this special one of a kind recipe for any summer family event

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    Mom's Special Ocasion Icecream Cookie Dessert

    Paul Brown from W.Warwick, RI

    This Recipe Takes a little time but worth it So Very Good, My Grand Kids look forward to this treat when they visit. I have to keep the freezer stocked with enough for all 8 of them This Recipe is a keeper

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    Mom's cookie dessert

    Evonne Robertson from FRASER, MI

    This is so good, everyone loves it. My family would eat it every day if I would make it for them.

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Desert

    Pat Damon from Bradenton, FL

    What a delight. The kids loved it. Great summer desert. And I can see many versions of this as well.

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    mom's special occasion ice-cream cookie dessert

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    What a delicious treat! Creamy, rich, and smooth. Everyone will adore and devour this excellent dessert!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Well Worth it!

    ROBIN LAPORTE from WETUMPKA, AL

    My husband is not very big on ice cream desserts. He thinks why waste the time... how do you improve ice crea, especially those with cookie dough in it. Well I suprised my husband and made this for him for Fathers Day and got help from my child who had fun helping me sprinkle the toppings. My husband loved it and it was very impressive when I unveiled it. This will definant;y be another summertime dessert.

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    Marci Jo Lambert from KEARNEY, NE

    This is a great recipe. My family loves it when I have an ice cream dessert ready whenever they stop in. This is one of their favorites!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Mom's #1

    Nanette Joyner from NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX

    One word for this recipe is....Delicious!!!! I'm # 1 with my kids when I make this delicious treat!!

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    very big hit with family and friends.

    Shawna Wagoner from LANSING, MI

    I invited friends over for dessert and they loved it very much. So I made sure to make one for every special occation, and invited every family member as well as friends to each occation. It was a big hit with my family as well.

  •  Star(s)

    So good!

    Michelle Egan from WESTBURY, NY

    I made this for a party and it was phenomenal. I'll admit it didn't look quite as nice as in the recipe, but it tasted so delicious and that's really what's most important. Loved it and can't wait to make it again!!

  •  Star(s)

    Make one big cookie base to avoid soggy crust

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    I baked a few smaller pieces for the topping, but the base works a lot easier if you bake it as one big cookie. I followed the tip of leaving it out overnight to crisp up, then proceeded with the recipe. It was very very tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    Ice cream cookie dessert

    Donna Barker from CRESCENT, OK

    Wonderful recipe, Kid love this.

  •  Star(s)

    The Best

    Koni Budden from Gander Bay, NF

    My son thought he was in Heaven while eating this cake. I surely will prepare this cake again for friends.

  •  Star(s)

    My Take

    Megan Rands from Riverton, UT

    I really like this recipe. I also do another version with a different cookie, and I've found if you leave the cookies out overnight so they get a little crisper, the cookies don't go as soggy quite as fast.

  •  Star(s)

    What a "Cool" Cake

    Lanette Bendixsen from Walla Walla, WA

    I made this with little children and we made the Toll House cookies from scratch so there was plenty to "test" We used Peanuts because it was for little ones and we added peanut butter to the sauce. This was great and the big hit of the party.

  •  Star(s)

    Great for every season

    Marit Studley from Matthews, NC

    Love this one, great in the summer for cooling off but will be good in the winter as a dessert. Easy to make, my kids helped a lot and said they will be able to make it themselves. We made it with coffee ice cream, which was really good. We will be making this many more times and we will most likely try different ice creams to change it a bit.

  •  Star(s)

    Marybeth Fiorelli

    Marybeth Fiorelli from Levittown, PA

    This was incredible! For a change of pace, or for those that don't care for Walnuts (like my hubby) substitue walnuts for peanuts! Salted taste good w/out the cooking process too.

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    Marie Schrack from BALTIMORE, MD

    I enjoyed this dessert at my friend's house on Sunday. It was both delicious and beautiful in presentation. I plan to make it for my own family very soon.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Recipe

    Twyla Bantar from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    Loved these, we made them last night and there almost gone today.

  •  Star(s)

    Special occasion Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

    Sandra Barron from FL

    This is was fun thing to make with my granddughters. Being that we've had a hot summer we didn't need to wait for a holiday to make and enjoy this recipe. It was wonderful and very attractive. We will make it for company & holiday dinners. Especially since it is prepared in advance and placed in the freezer. yumm says it best. Thanks for sharing this one.

  •  Star(s)

    Big Hit!

    Linda Krvekoski from Medford, NJ

    I made this ice cream cake for a summer party at our house and it was a big hit. Everyone was saying how wonderful the dessert was and it was a great way to cool down in the heat.

  •  Star(s)

    show stopper

    Nicoline Wysynski from ALLISTON, ON

    tasty, easy, nice for an afternoon with friends

  •  Star(s)

    Test of speed

    Deanna Gash from Blue Springs, MO

    This recipe is delicious but you have to be prepared to make it quickly. Make it quickly because of the ice cream will only stay firm for so long.

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    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    Mary Holden from GREENSBORO, MD

    Wonderful! It may take longer to prepare but it is well worth every second you spend on this dessert!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    5 Star Desert

    Connie Phillips from PUNTA GORDA, FL

    Wow...I think this is so pretty and very good too. The kind of dessert you can serve with any light meal and have a winner. I made it for the last cookout we had and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks

  •  Star(s)

    Mom's Dessert

    Carol Fischer from IVOR, VA

    Definitely great and a great hit with the family. I would make it again and again and also for a gathering with friends.

  •  Star(s)

    Unbelieveable!!!

    Ginger Grospitch from VERNON, CT

    My sister, who doesn't eat much dessert, now hates me because this is so good. She said this is now her absolute favorite dessert. I got rave reviews and many requests to make this for my nieces' and nephews' birthdays. It wasn't that hard to make, although I suggest freezing between layers. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    cool idea

    parag karania from ATLANTA, GA

    This is such a cool and no mess recipe. We tried it as is and later used different kinds of ice creams, and a combo of jelly beans. It was great definitely a must.

  •  Star(s)

    chocoholic

    Lee McCullough from Lynn Haven, FL

    If you make double the chocolate sauce recipe you can use half of it to pour over the top while the sauce is warm. I suggest letting the dessert set in freezer overnight and just reheating the remaining sauce carefully. Just place the cake on a rack over some tin foil with the edges folding upward so the sauce doesn't run everywhere. When the sauce is warm enough, simply pour over dessert. When it stops dripping put back in the freezer. As for the sauce on the foil, cut into shapes and freeze for a treat.

  •  Star(s)

    New Family Favorite

    Leesa Hart from HOUMA, LA

    I made this for hubby's birthday, he loved it. It was a winner with everyone. Mine did not look as pretty but sure did taste great!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    Lorraine Hover from Scottsdale, AZ

    When its 118 degrees outside and you want to cool down, this hits the spot perfectly. Of course, it would hit the spot at any temperature outside. THis is Delicious with a capital D!

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    angela mcghan from WARREN, AR

    I made this for a ladies luncheon at chruch and everyone just loved it . It was easy for me to make and made a cool dessert in the hot ole summer time.

  •  Star(s)

    Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

    Carol Schulmeister from Staunton, IL

    I will definitely make this dessert again. I took it to a B-B-Q at my son's and everyone loved it. The only variation I did was to use Cashew pieces instead of walnuts, which was a personal preference.

  •  Star(s)

    yummy:)

    Karie Farwell from Olean, NY

    This recipe was easy to assemble. It was a wonderful treat on a hot summer day. The whole family loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Ice Cream Cookie dessert

    Pauline Johnsey from No. Stratford, NH

    Good, takes a little time but it is worth it. A very attractive dessert for any occasion. You can use different cookie doughs and different flavored ice cream depending on you choice.

  •  Star(s)

    The best dessert!!

    REBEKKA CARPENTER from HILLSBORO, OR

    I LOVED this dessert! Definitely will freeze it overnight next time. The 4 hours wasn't enough time for mine and it was pretty messy for the goodie night I took it to. But absolutely delicious it was!

  •  Star(s)

    Ice Cream Cookie dessert

    Tiffin Crowder from VALPARAISO, IN

    This treat is a simple assembly and worth the effort! It is a hit with kids and adults and can be served at any occasion. What a treat!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16 

  • Calories: 300
  • Calories from Fat: 150
  • Total Fat: 16g (25% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (35% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (10% of DV)
  • Sodium: 100mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

Ingredients

  • COOKIES
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • WALNUT MIX
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 qt. Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED™ Light Ice Cream, softened

 

Directions

FOR COOKIES:
BAKE
cookies according to package directions; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Chop cooled cookies into small pieces.

FOR WALNUT MIX:
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE walnuts, butter and brown sugar in small bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; stir well. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
COMBINE
evaporated milk, morsels, powdered sugar, Choco Bake and butter in 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 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.

TO ASSEMBLE:
WRAP
outside of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with foil. Spread 1/3 of crumbled cookies on the bottom of pan. Top with half of the ice cream and half of the chocolate sauce. Combine remaining crumbled cookies and walnut mixture in medium bowl. Spread half of the cookie-walnut mixture over chocolate sauce. Top with remaining ice cream, chocolate sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons) and cookie-walnut mixture.

PLACE remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate sauce over top of dessert. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cut into slices.

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