Every holiday season, my kids ask me to make this Frozen Peppermint Delight recipe. I just keep it in the freezer and pull it out whenever we’re in the need for something sweet. They love to enjoy it during Christmas movie nights or after dinner. It’s a stupid easy recipe that looks harder than it is, plus it’s only 4 ingredients!
I love the look of layered desserts. They’re so beautiful when you cut into them. The peppermint ice cream adds the flavor to this festive Peppermint Delight and gives it a red, and green, speckled look. Traditionally, peppermint ice cream has that nice pink hue with the red and green. You can serve this dessert all throughout the Christmas season and nobody will be the wiser that it’s so easy to make.
Love this recipe? Try Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches too!
How To Make Frozen Peppermint Delight Christmas Dessert
You can make this dessert and keep it in the freezer for up to three months. So I’ll make it right after Thanksgiving and we’ll eat off it all Christmas season long. It also makes 12 servings, so it’s great to make ahead of time and serve if you have company coming over. Just keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it.
What To Serve Frozen Peppermint Delight With
I love to enjoy this dessert with a fresh pot of coffee or hot chocolate (both my Nutella Hot Chocolate and Mint Hot Chocolate recipes are popular). The combination of the hot and the cold are complimentary to each other. There are some optional toppings that you can addd: hot fudge (or chocolate syrup) and crushed peppermint candies. I’ve added them to the entire casserole dish and I’ve also asked individual guests if they want to add them – just preference.
How To Store Leftover Peppermint Delight
Any leftovers can be placed back into the freezer. I just keep the casserole dish in the freezer while we’re enjoying it, with plastic wrap on top. The frozen dessert is good for up to three months. That’s another reason to just put crushed peppermint candies on top and hold off on the chocolate syrup until the individual serving is cut.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Oreo Cookies
- Peppermint Ice Cream
- Frozen Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
- Optional Toppings: Peppermint Candies & Chocolate Syrup (or fudge)
Step-By-Step Directions To Make Peppermint Delight
In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13×9 inch dish.
Spread ice cream over the top, using a spatula.
Top with Cool Whip. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.
Add crushed peppermint candies and chocolate syrup for optional garnishes.
- 1 Package Oreo Cookies (14 Ounces), Crushed
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
- 1 Gallon Peppermint Ice Cream, Thawed Slightly
- 1 Carton Cool Whip (12 Ounces)
- Optional Toppings: Chocolate Syrup & Crushed Peppermint Candies
- In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9 inch dish. Spread ice cream over the top, using a spatula.
- Top with Cool Whip. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving. Add crushed peppermint candies and chocolate syrup for optional garnishes.
- Peppermint Delight is good for 3 months in the freezer
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 489Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 7g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.