Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 1 hrs
Cook Time:
Cooling Time:
Yields: 16 servings


Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert was a finalist in the Share The Very Best Recipe Contest. This recipe was entered by Marge Mitchell of Portland, OR. Simply fabulous in appearance, this dessert is built by layering crumbled Nestlé Toll House cookies and toasted walnuts between tiers of vanilla ice cream and a delicious homemade chocolate sauce.


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 qt. Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED™ Light Ice Cream, softened


cookies according to package directions; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Chop cooled cookies into small pieces.

oven to 375° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE walnuts, butter and brown sugar in small bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; stir well. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

evaporated milk, morsels, powdered sugar, Choco Bake and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.

outside of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with foil. Spread 1/3 of crumbled cookies on the bottom of pan. Top with half of the ice cream and half of the chocolate sauce. Combine remaining crumbled cookies and walnut mixture in medium bowl. Spread half of the cookie-walnut mixture over chocolate sauce. Top with remaining ice cream, chocolate sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons) and cookie-walnut mixture.

PLACE remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate sauce over top of dessert. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cut into slices.


by E. Eloise , Richmond, Va on May. 2009

I made this for Mothers Day 09. Mines didn't quite look like the picture but everyone though it was good. It made a hit. But the recipe is time consuming

Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

by A. ANDREA , Oldsmar, FL on Oct. 2008

I made this for a family get together this weekend and it was a huge success. Very easy to put together and I will definitely make it again.

Was a HIT!!

by J. JANINE , Keizer, OR on Sep. 2008

I served this at a dinner party last Sat. and boy was a HIT! A guy friend of mine told me to ear mark this receipe with red to make sure I make and serve it again soon!! Needless to say he took home the left over!

Mom's Special Occasion Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

by b. barbara , HOMESTEAD, FL on Sep. 2008

Unique, although it's time consuming, what better way to please guests.

Mom's Special Occasion Ice-Creme Cookie Dessert

by C. Carol , Edmond, OK on Aug. 2008

WOW !! It's just great. It is fun to experiment with different ice creme flavors

Great Cake for Father's Day!!

by K. Kelly , HAMBURG, NY on Jun. 2008

I made this cake for father's day and it was a huge hit. It is a little time consuming waiting for the choc sauce to cool down so you can put the layers together...and I did make it the night before so it had time to freeze again. I would recomend making the sauce first, and next time I'm not going to use the foil and the spring pan... just use a regular baking dish with high sides (you can see the layers when you cut the pieces out). Great Recipie! I will make this again, it will be great on a hot day!!

ice cream cake

by k. kelly , JACKSONVILLE, FL on Jun. 2008

i thought the cske was very mushy.alot of work for poor quality i would ommit the chocolate sauce!!

Special Summer Surprise

by B. Buzzy , MEDIA, PA on Jun. 2008

I made this cake for a family dinner and it was a hit with everyone. Instead of drizzling chocolate sauce over the top of the cake, try topping it with Nestle morsels - any flavor tastes delicious.

Very Nifty

by V. Valene , Amarillo, TX on Jun. 2008

I cannot believe how easy this was to make. My family loved it. We took it to a Family Reunion and it was a hit. I will be forwarding the recipe to plenty of relatives. I highly recommend this recipe for those hot summer days when you want something very cool to enjoy.

The very best summer dessert

by A. Aimee , SAINT PAUL, MN on May. 2008

I made this for a family summer birthday celebration and it was loved by adults and kids both. I had 2 requests to make it for other gatherings. Will be a hit again this summer!