Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert is a cool and refreshing holiday dessert stuffed with candy cane bits, all atop an Oreo crust.

Peppermint FluffPeppermint Chocolate Delight, and Peppermint Milkshakes are some of our favorite holiday desserts. Festive treats like this Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert are perfect for all of your gatherings and parties!

Square slice of peppermint ice cream dessert served on a white plate

Best-loved christmas treat

When it comes to Christmas desserts, peppermint is definitely one of our go-to flavors of choice. Candy canes are just so fun and festive! We especially love frozen treats in this house, and all things that involve Oreo.

In this spirit of simple holiday treats, I whipped up this delicious Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert. It is delicious!! It has an Oreo crust and a peppermint ice cream filling. You can even drizzle chocolate syrup and candy cane pieces on top.

It will be one of the best Christmas treats you will ever taste. If you can’t find this peppermint ice cream in the stores (it’s seasonal), you can easily add extra crushed candy canes to vanilla ice cream, or even mix in a bit of peppermint extract.

I like the peppermint part the most, and even picked off the candy cane pieces from on top and ate those first!

Dreyer's peppermint ice cream for the peppermint ice cream dessert.

Making this frozen peppermint dessert

OREO CRUST. Combine Oreo crumbs and butter in a large bowl and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9×13.

ICE CREAM. Spread ice cream over crust; top with whipped topping.

FREEZE + SERVE. Cover and freeze for at least 4-6 hours. Drizzle with hot fudge and crushed candy canes right before serving. ENJOY!

Variations:

  • Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top of it.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.
  • Sprinkle more crushed Oreos on the top.
  • Use crushed vanilla wafers or crushed graham crackers to make the crust instead of oreos.

Oreo crumbs for the base of a peppermint ice cream dessert.

Tips + storing info

Other pan sizes: This recipe can easily be adjusted for other pan sizes. You can cut the recipe in half and use a smaller 9×9 inch pan. You can also divide the ingredients equally into about 24-30 silicone muffin liners to make delightful individual servings.

Best way to cut Ice cream cake:  If you want a clean cut with an ice cream pie you should cut it with a hot wet knife. This will prevent ice cream from sticking to the knife and dragging across each slice. Have a bowl of hot water and a cloth handy, Dip the knife blade into the hot water, then wipe it dry. The hot bade will slice right through the cake. Repeat as necessary. 

Transporting: If you need to transport this cake you will need to keep it frozen, unless you are traveling a short distance and can stick it into a freezer when you arrive.  I suggest purchasing a block of dry ice and placing the ice and cake into a cooler. It will not only keep that ice cream frozen while transporting, but it can keep it frozen in case you are at an event without access to a freezer. Since dry ice is pretty effective in keeping things frozen, be sure to remove the cake so that it can soften a little prior to cutting and serving. 

Whether you are making this ahead of time or want to STORE leftovers, you can keep it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Keep the cake wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and with another layer of aluminum foil.

slice of peppermint ice cream dessert topped with chocolate syrup and crushed peppermint.

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Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert is a cool and refreshing holiday dessert stuffed with candy cane bits, all atop an Oreo crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 806 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 pacakge Oreos crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 gallon peppermint ice cream slightly softened
  • 16 oz whipped topping thawed
  • hot fudge ice cream topping
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

  • Combine Oreo crumbs and butter in a large bowl and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9x13.
  • Spread ice cream over crust; top with whipped topping. Cover and freeze for at least 4-6 hours.
  • Drizzle with hot fudge and crushed candy canes right before serving. ENJOY!

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Recipe Adapted from Taste of Home

 

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Hi Lily – glad you’re having so much fun at the grandparents house. Your recipe looks so good. You’re become a good cook just like your mother.

  2. How does 1 gallon of ice cream fit in a 9 x 13 pan especially with 16 oz of cool whip and a package of cookies