Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Frozen Oreo Dessert

by Cindy

This year has been the most unseasonably warm year that I can remember, so it's time to break out the recipes for frozen desserts.  This dessert will help cool anyone off after a long hot day.  My friend, Karen, gave me this recipe to try, and who doesn't like Oreo cookies and ice cream mixed together?  It tastes really good, but I like a stronger chocolate flavor so I think I will add more chocolate chips to the chocolate sauce next time.  If you are really in a hurry, you could use a jar of chocolate topping, and I think it would still taste great.  This recipe is super easy and there is no baking so the oven doesn't heat up the kitchen.  The sauce takes a little time to bring to a boil but it still is a very simple and satisfying recipe.  There is a nice crunch in the crust and the different textures really make a great combination. 

Frozen Oreo Dessert

1 pkg Oreo Cookies (40 cookies) crushed
1/2 cup butter
1 regular size (1.5 qt) vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup chocolate chips (I would use at least 1 cup)
1 reg size can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter

Crust:     40 Oreo cookies, crushed
               1/2 cup melted butter
               Mix together and press in a 9x13 inch pan and freeze. Reserve 1/2 cup for the top as a garnish.

Layer 2:  Spread one regular size ice cream on top of the crust.   Let soften first.  Freeze. 
Layer 3:  2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 regular can of evaporated milk, 2/3 cup  chocolate chips (I would use at least 1 cup)
                Mix all together and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Boil for 8 minutes. Let cool.
Pour cooled chocolate sauce on top of the ice cream and refreeze.  Sprinkle with reserved Oreos.

adapted from recipes by Donna Fletcher and ZoAnn Flynn

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