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Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


12-15 servings

With pudding, ice cream and whipped topping, this cool and creamy dessert is the perfect complement to a rich holiday meal. You'll appreciate its make-ahead convenience.


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 quart peppermint ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Set aside 3/4 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in ice cream until smooth. Pour over crust. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Spread with whipped topping and sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.

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