This is a great summertime dessert because there is NO baking or freezing. It's great for picnics, or on a hot summer evening.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 9x13 inch baking dish
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Crust: Combine crackers, butter and sugar in a 9x13 inch baking dish and press mixture into sides and bottom of dish.

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  • In a large bowl, combine ice cream and milk with electric mixer. Blend in pudding mix, then pour mixture into prepared crust. Top with whipped topping and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

453 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 48.4g; fat 27g; cholesterol 53.5mg; sodium 502.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2004
I made this with cookies & cream ice cream with chocolate pudding with nilla wafer crust...I added the whipped cream with cherrys when I was ready to serve...so good the kids loved it:)Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2005
The cake tastes good but honestly it just ends up tasting like pudding with crust. Why go through the trouble? Also 16 ounces of crackers was WAY too much. I ended up throwing half of the crust mixture away and the crust I used was too crumbly because there wasn't enough butter for the amout of crackers. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2004
I made this with cookies & cream ice cream with chocolate pudding with nilla wafer crust...I added the whipped cream with cherrys when I was ready to serve...so good the kids loved it:)Thanks for the recipe Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
All I have to say is I love you Grandma Betty! This is an absolutely phenomenal ice cream cake (move over Dairy Queen. I used the basic recipe but then tweeked it to suit my tastes. I used a oreo cookie bottom and then added some homemade rasberry/blackberry sauce. I put the ice cream on top and instead of using whipped cream I crumbled a chocolate cake on top mixed with toasted peacans and some ice cream chocolate sauce. Then I drizzled the top with butterscotch ice cream topping. This cake was divine. I will never need to buy an ice cream cake again. The beauty of this recipe is that you can keep it simple or make it complicated and it is still incredible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This is a great "cake"! Try it in every flavor. Use frozen yogurt and low fat milk to make it a little more healthy. I use vanilla wafers for the crust. A!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
This is a great no bake dessert! I made a half recipe and used a 10" springform pan. I left off the whipped topping before refrigeration. It needed 3-4 hours to set. I served with fresh raspberry sauce a dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate. It was a hit. Thanks Lisa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
Really good. Very rich- can't eat a ton at a time. It really doesn't melt like ice cream cake which is great when it's 100 degrees out. I made 2- 9" round chocolate cakes and layered with the chocolate ganache recipe here and crushed oreos. Froze this then topped with this ice cream mixture. Froze again til stiff then frosted with whipped topping ganache and oreos. My husband loved it for a birthday cake and wants more! Very rich can;t eat a huge slice. Way cheaper and better than dairy queen or Brusters. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
A MUST TRY!!! This is a simply FANTASTIC Dessert! I used graham crackers but either would be delicious. The key is letting this set long enough least 2 hours. I did not and it was a little messy but no complaints it was gone in no time! The kids loved it too! Thanks Lisa this will be a fav in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2006
Yum Yum Yum! Please try this recipe because if you love ice cream you will love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
i used graham crackers instead of the buttery crackers & topped with strawberries & bananas- they hoped tone down the sugary taste & it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Everyone loves this recipe! I use low fat/low sugar vanilla ice cream and I top the cool whip with crushed heath bars. If I'm low on time I buy the already made graham cracker pie crusts. (For this recipe you will need to buy (2) pie crusts). Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2005
The cake tastes good but honestly it just ends up tasting like pudding with crust. Why go through the trouble? Also 16 ounces of crackers was WAY too much. I ended up throwing half of the crust mixture away and the crust I used was too crumbly because there wasn't enough butter for the amout of crackers. Read More
(1)
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