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Frozen Mint Chocolate Dessert-a perfect last course for a dinner party or family dinner. Oreo crust layered with mint chocolate ice cream & whipped topping. Simply Sated
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Frozen Mint Chocolate Dessert

Dessert with an Oreo crust layered with mint chocolate chip ice cream, whipped topping & chocolate shavings. --------------- Original recipe at Midwest Living: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/chocolate/chocolaty-frozen-mint-dessert/
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 -30
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed Oreo Cookies – ½ package or 18 cookies
  • 1/3 cup 5-1/3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ gallon mint-chocolate chip ice cream slightly softened
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces – Ghiradelli
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 12- ounce 1-1/2 cups can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 8- ounce container frozen whipped dessert topping thawed
  • Chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. Place Oreos in a food processor fitted with the metal blade pulse into fine crumbs.
  2. Add melted butter and granulated sugar then pulse 3-4 times.
  3. Press into a 15x10x1-inch baking pan (or cupcake liners **see Notes) and set the pan in the freezer to chill 10-15 minutes.
  4. Cut the ice cream into ½ inch thick slices.
  5. Lay the ice cream over the Oreo layer and, carefully, spread evenly.
  6. Cover and return the pan to freezer to harden - 30-40 minutes.
  7. *see Notes
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  9. While the dessert is hardening in the freezer make the chocolate sauce.
  10. For the Chocolate Sauce:
  11. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and 1/3 cup butter.
  12. Add milk and powdered sugar.
  13. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring often, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  14. Stir in vanilla extract and mix well.
  15. Take off the heat and let sauce cool completely.
  16. After the chocolate has cooled, pour the chocolate sauce over the ice cream and return the dessert to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
  17. Spread dessert with thawed whipped topping.
  18. The dessert can be served immediately or return it to freezer until topping is frozen.
  19. Once the topping is frozen, serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil until ready to serve.
  20. Will keep well in the freezer up to 4 weeks.
  21. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The dessert is made in stages to allow each layer to freeze. If desired, layer the Oreos and ice cream, freeze it overnight, then finish the dessert the next day.
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*This dessert can be made with using muffin tins. Line the tins with cupcake liners first.