Easy to make for Thanksgiving. This recipe has a vanilla wafer layer in it, but you can substitute gingersnaps. Delicious.

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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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  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until well blended. Stir in pecans. Fold in ice cream.

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  • Line a 9x13 inch dish or sealable plastic container with 18 cookies. Spread half the ice cream mixture over the cookies. Repeat layers. Freeze until firm.

Nutrition Facts

268.6 calories; 3.5 g protein; 36.3 g carbohydrates; 25.8 mg cholesterol; 213.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
I too set out to get a recipe for "from scratch" ice cream but why not skip that whole ice cream base process which basically yields vanilla ice cream. This recipe gives you a verrry pumpkin flavor. I added a package of cream cheese to tone it down a tiny bit and crushed graham crackers to give it that pumpkin cheesecake taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2011
My family did not like this.:( For us it was too many textures going on (crunchy pecans softer cookies creamy ice cream) and the pumpkin flavor was overwhelming. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
I too set out to get a recipe for "from scratch" ice cream but why not skip that whole ice cream base process which basically yields vanilla ice cream. This recipe gives you a verrry pumpkin flavor. I added a package of cream cheese to tone it down a tiny bit and crushed graham crackers to give it that pumpkin cheesecake taste. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2007
I originally wanted a recipe for making pumpkin ice cream from scratch but this is much easier. It's like getting more & healthier ice cream than you started out with! I skipped the cookie layers - the ice cream is excellent alone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
I used ginger snaps instead of nilla wafers it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2008
Amazing! I crushed the cookies in the bottom and then dumped all the ice cream on top! I would definetly recommend this recipe it is very easy to make ahead of time and just take out of the freezer and serve! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
1 cup of sugar way too much Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2007
This was pretty good. All I had was a 30oz can of pumpkin pie mix so I omitted the spices and ended up adding a little more pumpkin than it said. I used the remaining pumpkin in a simple syrup to pour over the top. I didn't layer it with the cookies or anything and just refroze it and scooped it up. I'll make this again for holidays. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
This is not for everyone - but for those who like the taste of fall -- SO GOOD. I used gingersnaps and did one batch with a quality vanilla ice cream and the other with a European walnut ice cream. The walnut ice cream was by far the favorite of the more gourmet tastebuds - i think the vanilla made it a bit too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
This was a delicious treat. I took it to a dinner party and everyone really like it. I made a few changes though for the ginger snaps - I used Speculaas - b/c that is what we have that is similar here in Holland. Also I couldn't find any pecans so I used walnut ice cream in place of the vanilla - that helped cut down on the cost side too. I'd make this again - it was very good. I did half the recipe - and that came to about 1/2 liter of ice cream in case anyone is wondering. Also I think it would be a good idea to skip the cookies and just put it in a pre-baked cookie pie crust and top it with whipped cream. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2005
This was delicious! I used ginger snaps and followed the recipe exact. It is great for potluck dinners because it makes a lot. Plus it was nice to have something different that not many people have tried before. Would definately make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2011
My family did not like this.:( For us it was too many textures going on (crunchy pecans softer cookies creamy ice cream) and the pumpkin flavor was overwhelming. Read More
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