Peppermint Dream Ice Cream Dessert

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This Peppermint Dream Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for your holiday dinner, or a party you might be attending this season. With Nilla wafers, peppermint ice cream, and a dollop of chocolate, you can’t go wrong!

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Peppermint Dream Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

I had this yummy treat at a holiday party, and was so excited to get the recipe. First, I had to ask around to a handful of people, anxiously trying to figure out who made it.  Then, when I found them, I peppered them with questions about how to make Peppermint Dream!

Ice cream may not sound like your first choice for a holiday dessert, but I promise thi peppermint ice cream dessert is the perfect addition to your holiday party.

How to Make Peppermint Dream

First, crush a box of vanilla wafers and mix it with melted mutter.  Use half of this mixture to make a vanilla wafer crust.  Then top that with the chocolate layer, made from melted chocolate, butter, and powdered sugar.

Spreading this layer over the vanilla wafer crust is the hardest part.  The rest of this recipe is a piece of cake.

Let that freeze…(doesn’t matter that it doesn’t look pretty, it’ll get covered up pretty soon).

Once the chocolate layer is firmly frozen, add the next layer of peppermint ice cream.

Let the ice cream soften before you scoop it onto the chocolate and then spread.

Sprinkle the remaining vanilla wafer crumbs on top and put it in the freezer until firm.

Take it out of the freezer right before serving.  Your and your guests will love this delicious Peppermint Dream ice cream dessert.

If you love peppermint as much as I do, make sure to check out all of my peppermint dessert recipes.


Peppermint Dream Dessert Recipe


Peppermint Dream Ice Cream Dessert
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

The perfect holiday dessert with layers of chocolate, peppermint ice cream, and vanilla wafer cookies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint dream dessert, peppermint dream ice cream dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 11 oz. box of crushed vanilla waffers crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 squares Baker's Chocolate
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 gallon peppermint ice cream
  1. Combine crushed vanilla wafers and 1/2 cup of meted butter. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan to make the crust. Reserve the rest for the topping.

  2. Melt 2/3 cup butter with 2 squares of Baker's sweet chocolate in a sauce pan or microwave bowl. Let partially cool, and then add 2 egg yolks, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir until mixture gets creamy smooth and a bit lighter in color. Spread over crumb crust, then freeze.

  3. Put softened peppermint ice cream on top of chocolate layer and smooth out any lumps. Sprinkle the rest of crumb to pping on top and freeze.

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