Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Do you ever have those "where has this been my whole life?!" moments?  This dessert was one of those when I first tried it.  My mom whipped this up on day, and we were all head over heels in love.  If you've ever seen "Arrested Development," there is a scene when Michael goes to visit his father in prison.  He is talked to his dad while the dad is eating an ice cream sandwich.  While the son is in the middle of a sentence, it shows the dad eating the ice cream sandwich lovingly and says, "I am having a love affair with this ice cream sandiwch."  That always made me laugh.  Now, if that dad was loving that ice cream sandiwch, he would flip out if he tasted this!  It's a beefed-up ice cream sandwich.  It'll blow your mind how easy it is.  And don't forget about how delicious it is.  Ridiculous.

 Ice Cream Sandiwch Dessert
Source: Taste of Home Chocolate Lover's Cookbook (you know I'm loving this one!)

12 ice cream sandwiches
1 carton cool whip
1 11 oz bottle hot fudge
caramel ice cream topping
salted peanuts

Layer the ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9 inch pan as seen below.  You'll have to break 2 of them in half to fill the pan to the end.
 Top with half of the cool whip, dollops of hot fudge, peanuts, and caramel sauce.  I didn't use caramel sauce last night because it wasn't in recipe.  After sleeping on it, I think it would make a glorious addition.
 Use the remaining 6 ice cream sandwiches to top the dessert. 
 Add the rest of the cool whip, sprinkle with peanuts, and add some streams of caramel. 
 Keep it in the freezer.  Take it out about 15 minutes before you want to eat it. 
Now, go and have your own love affair with this ice cream sandwich dessert.  :)


  1. This was so so super yummy!!! thanks so much for sending some home with jason!! i thoroughly enjoyed my brief love affair with this super dessert!

  2. janine- I'm glad you liked it! Jason must be a nice husband if he can bring something home like that and not eat it himself. Any time you need a brief love affair in the form of a dessert, you know where to turn. Have a safe drive home!

  3. Yum, yum yum! I'd love to make a version with homemade chocolate sandwiches and cream and gourmet dark chocolate... with something like rum caramel sauce! I might steal your idea.