When husband and I were first married, we decided to have a Christmas party. We didn’t realize it then, but the party would become a tradition and I’m convinced our friends are still in our life because of the dessert. Memorize this recipe and you too shall be blessed with many friends.
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 container Dryer’s chocolate ice cream
- 1 container Dryer’s French vanilla ice cream
- 1 container Dryer’s coffee ice cream
- 1 container butterscotch syrup
- 1 container Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 small jar maraschino cherries (with the stem is best because it looks really cool and your friends might like to tie the stem in a knot with their tongue or they might just set it aside which is fine too but not really as cool)
- Place one package of Oreos in a food processor. Process until crumbly. Pour one cup (two sticks) of melted butter over cookies & turn on again to create crust. Taste test.
- Using a 10 inch spring-form pan, press Oreo crust into pan.
- Lovely. Set aside.
- Line up ice creams. Allow to set out on counter for 15-30 minutes to soften just enough so you can work with them. Taste test each.
- Heat about 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter in a pan on medium low heat. Keep stirring until melted. Taste test.
- Pour peanut butter over crust & gently spread.
- Carefully spread chocolate ice cream over peanut butter, making sure to leave no holes. Latex gloves can be very handy for projects like this to prevent major messes while you use your hands. Using your hands is best because it will help melt the ice cream enough to smooth it out better.
- Drizzle with butterscotch and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Taste test chocolate. Taste test butterscotch.
- Next, layer vanilla ice cream into pan. Drizzle with butterscotch and chocolate syrup.
- Finally, finish the layers with coffee ice cream. Smoooooth out to perfection. There will be a little bit of leftover coffee ice cream. This is for taste testing.
- Cover with a piece of parchment paper and place in freezer in a balanced fashion as to prevent mess. Leave in freezer overnight or for at least about 2-3 hours to firm.
- Top with everything delicious and serve immediately. Of course, be sure to take the first piece so you can make sure it tastes right.
Remember, the brand of ice cream you use with make all the difference in the world. Wait for the good stuff to go on sale and stock up.