The Perfect Ice-cream dessert is the perfect frozen dessert with fudge, caramel and salty pretzels!

Prep Time:30 min

Total Time:07 hrs 15 min



  • 2 cups (about 16) finely crushed shortbread cookies
  • 1/4 cup cashews, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Butter, melted
  • 1 half-gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Land o lakes
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping, warmed


  1. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Freeze 10 minutes.
  2. Spread ice cream over crust. Cover; freeze 1-2 hours or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all fudge layer ingredients except vanilla in 2-quart saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely.
  6. Pour cooled fudge layer mixture over frozen ice cream. Freeze 4 hours or overnight until set.
  7. Combine pretzel sticks and cashews in bowl; set aside.
  8. Let dessert stand at room temperature 10-15 minutes before serving.
  9. Cut into servings; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon pretzel mixture. Drizzle each with about 1 tablespoon caramel topping.


  • To soften ice cream, scoop large pieces of ice cream onto 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place in refrigerator 10-15 minutes or until softened.
  • To crush pretzels, put into resealable plastic food bag; crush with rolling pin.

The Perfect Ice-cream Dessert

Nutritional Info:

(1 serving) 490Calories 27Fat (g)70Cholesterol (mg)350Sodium (mg)59Carbohydrates (g)2Dietary Fiber|6Protein (g)


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