Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert with Cookie Crust

My dear hubby brought back  some old barn wood from Kansas.   It was waiting in the garage for a project.  After seeing so many pretty centerpieces from bloggers, I knew what I wanted him to make me.  Isn't this box so pretty?  I LOVE it and see so many possibilities throughout the year!  The box measures 30" long x 6" high x 6" wide.   Thanks, Honey!!

I put some faux greenery inside and used my battery operated lights along with some candles that are lifted on top of some glasses for height.

Yes, I'm using my old Target dishes again, along with red Cambridge flatware .  I like adding a colorful topper over a cream colored tablecloth.  I used my King's Crown cordials because I love them!  I made Christmas Crackers, by saving empty paper towel rolls, cutting them and using  as place cards, filled  with surprises, wrapped and tied on the ends  with pretty ribbon.

For our Christmas Eve dessert, we had Peppermint Ice Cream with a cookie crust.  It's a perfect ending to a delicious meal.  One of my DIL's said, "This is my favorite dessert"!

Here's the recipe, which you can change up with different ice creams:

15 cream-filled cookies (Oreos)
1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 gallon of peppermint (or any favorite flavor) ice cream, softened in refrigerator.

Hot Fudge sauce, recipe found here.  Or, you can use store-bought fudge sauce, but the sauce recipe is easy and oh, so good!

Crush Oreos in food processor (or in a food storage bag with a rolling pin).  Add the melted butter and mix well.

Put in the bottom of a springform pan (if you don't have a springform pan, you can use a pie pan or even a 9 x 13" pan) and pat down.   Freeze.

Add half the ice cream on top of the cookie crust.  Put in the freezer for about an hour, while you make the hot fudge sauce.  Return the other half of the ice cream to the fridge.

Take the springform pan from the freezer , add half the fudge sauce and return to the freezer for 20 minutes.

Take the pan out of the freezer, add the other half of the ice cream and and the rest of the fudge sauce.  Cover with foil and freeze several hours. 

When ready to serve, let the dessert sit on the counter for 15 minutes.  If needed, you can run some warm water around the outside edges of the sprinform pan, to unmold.   If using a pie pan or 9 x 13" pan, just cut and serve. 

Yes, we did have a "White Christmas" in the Dallas area!!

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  1. Wow, snow in Texas? Never knew it snowed there except in the mountains maybe. We had a gray day but no snow. Your dessert sounds wonderful. xo

  2. How fun that you had some snow Kitty! It snowed here too, just enough to be pretty and not cause any travel issues-perfect! Love your special new centerpiece, have fun decorating it:@)

  3. MMM - I'm not wild about peppermint, but can't get enough of it over the holidays...wonder why that is?? Maybe cause it's comforting on a full tummy? ha Everything is beautiful. We barely had a skiff of snow yesterday but got our first real 3" today. Stay warm down there Friend!!

  4. I've been in Dallas when it snowed and it wasn't fun! I bet it was great to have a white Christmas. I have some barn wood in the garage just waiting to be used in a project. Did you have to clean yours? I have been reading and trying to decide the best method.

  5. Pretty and delicious and a white Christmas. Our predicted snow went south. Southeast Missouri got snow, but we didn't even get a flurry.

  6. I ♥ peppermint and have eaten so many candy canes I may turn into one! There are LOTS of old barns here in Kansas...they do make a nice centerpiece.
    Happy New Year, Kitty.

  7. Your husband was that close to us and didn't stop in for a meal?!??!?!!! We're right next door in Missouri! Next time, OK? :-) He did a great job with the display box, and you did a great job making it fabulous!!! Oh, how I wish I hadn't given away all my battery-operated bee lights!!! I miss them, and they sure would've come in handy this year! How cool that you made your own crackers! I'll have to try to remember that for next year. I would prefer to make my own so I can use the kind of wrapping on them that goes best with my table decor. You did a great job! Beautiful dessert...which I would only come to expect from you!!! Hooray for your white Christmas. We had one here, too. COLD!!!!!!! In case I don't get to talk to you again before next week, please have a safe and fun New Year's celebration!!!!!!!!

  8. Kitty, I was watching the weather and saw that you were getting a white Christmas. As pretty as it is, I'm happy it didn't make it to central TX. ;-)

    Love the box that your husband made. It is going to be fun to use throughout the year. As for the peppermint ice cream cake........OMG......I have to buy peppermint ice cream every Christmas. Love it! ~ Sarah

  9. We had a bit of ice to go with our snow. :-(... Love love love how your box turned out. It's just fabulous. And that it's made with meaningful barnwood is even better. Great centerpiece. I have used mine so much I can't believe I lived without it! Never had peppermint ice cream.. will be sure to try this.. xo marlis

  10. We drove home from Dallas through your snow storm. Took almost five hours. I always love to visit your post. I think that I save almost every one of your recipes. My Christmas gift from Sweet Mister was a fantastic Vita Mix Blender. I'm on the lookout for recipes that give me every excuse to use it and use it often! Thank you! Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  11. Oh Kitty, that centerpiece box is AWESOME - you will use it again and again and again! What a sweetie your DH is!!

    I didnt' even know it snowed in Dallas, Tx - never been to TX but always imagine super hot desert. Guess I don't know! What does a northcoaster know about anything that far west? LOL.

    THANKS for the ice cream recipe - may have to try that soon, yum!

  12. Kitty, your centerpiece is lovely. I have always admired those boxes.Kudos to your wonderful hubby. Snow was also a lovely gift, especially for Christmas. Happy new Year and yes, stay healthy. Thank you for sharing the ice cream...Yummy.

  13. Beautiful post! Gorgeous tablescape.
    Hope you had a dazzling Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    A Very Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Greetings from Singapore~ Sanghamitra

  14. You did a terrific job on that box! I can see you using it in so many ways throughout the year! It looks great on the table, as does everything else.

  15. Peppermint and hot fudge are meant for each other! Very clever use for your pine boards as the box makes a perfect centerpiece. I see many uses for it.

  16. Kitty~ I have barn board centerpiece envy! Your Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert looks wonderful! I'm envious of your White Christmas too :)

  17. Kitty_

    Love your centerpiece. what a great use of barn boards.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Wow, decadent, that's all I can say when I see this yummy dessert.
    Nice photos of you and your hubby, and family in the previous post.
    Happy New Year.

  19. Your table looks so pretty, and I LOVE the wooden box your husband made and the way you decorated it. Everything looks so festive. The recipe sounds delicious. I'm saving this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. laurie

  20. OMG! Such a gorgeous table with the wooden box centerpiece your hubby made! Always your recipes are terrific and this one is making my mouth water!!! I'm copying it, so thank you lovely lady for sharing it with us. I have a recipe too and a new post for mom's 83 b'day. Wishing you a great new year with happiness, prosperity and good health. xoxo

  21. Wow! Your box is just gorgeous! And you arranged everything perfectly! I love seeing your snow pics, too! What fun to have snow there for the holidays! Sweet hugs!

  22. Your box looks beautiful, I can see it decorated for all the seasons!
    Happy 2013, Kitty!

  23. Looks good and your table is just beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  24. OMGoodness, I love the wood box your husband made you! Your table looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Wow! Your Christmas looks like ours! The wooden box is simply wonderful and I can just imagine all sorts of displays you will create with it. A very pretty table and yummy looking dessert! Thank you, dear Kitty, for sharing your wonderful post at my HOME. You truly are the Queen of the Kitchen!



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