Short And Sweet. Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Cake.

You are really going to want to sink your teeth into this Ice Cream Cake.

At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to try it. Sure, I love most of the ingredients. Nuts, Ice Cream, Caramel, Toffee, Cool Whip (Yes, I love Cool Whip.)

It was the Pecan Shortbread cookies that I was not so sure about.

Well, those cookies all crushed up and mixed with butter are heavenly. They complemented every other ingredient in ways I never expected.

Aside from chill time, this Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Cake takes almost no time at all to put together. Everyone here loved it.

Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Cake


4 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies (one 13 oz package of these yielded just about 4 cups):

1/4 cup butter, melted
6 cups butter pecan ice cream, softened (about 1/2 gallon)
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
3/4 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits
1/4 cup caramel sundae syrup


1. In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press 2 cups onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Spoon half of the ice cream into the prepared pan. Freeze for 20 minutes.

2. Repeat layers with remaining cookie crumbs and ice cream. Spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with almonds and toffee bits. Cover and freeze overnight or until firm. May be frozen for up to 2 months.

3. To serve frozen cake: Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle with syrup.

Yield: 16 servings

Recipe from Taste Of Home Magazine

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes-Stand By Your Man

And a sweet song.
Antilles-You And Me

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3 Responses to Short And Sweet. Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Cake.

  1. James! says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to be a Gimme…

  2. Muffy says:

    Have I ever mentioned that in addition to loving the recipes and music samples, I also love the fact that you list what you are reading. Just checked out “The Pact” – it’ll be next up on my Nook. Thanks!! And, I’m definitely making this ice cream cake – Pecan Sandies were one of my sis’ all time FAVORITE cookies as a kid. There was always a bag in the house.

    • The things we continue to learn about one another! Murray will love this recipe if she is a Pecan Sandies fan. I was really surprised at how well all the ingredients complemented each other.

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