Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin Ice Cream Cake Deliciousness

Do you want to make something with pumpkin and is absolutely delicious but sick of traditional pumpkin pie?  This may be what you're looking for.  I have to make it at least once every fall.  My mom was having dinner at her house last Sunday so I volunteered to make this.  It's super easy and so addicting!  Thanks to my friend Laicy for giving me the original recipe and letting me share it with all of you!
here's what you'll need:

1 box of ginger snaps
1 c. (2 sticks) REAL butter
1 container pumpkin ice cream
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
1c. br. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk

here's how to make it:

*crush the box of ginger snaps until they are crumbs (gotta love food processors for this but you can do it however you prefer)
*melt 1 stick of butter
*mix melted butter with ginger snap crumbs and press into the bottom of a large baking dish (needs to be at least 9x13 or it will spill)
*bake crust at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes
*let crust cool

*mix container of softened pumpkin ice cream and cool whip (i put these in the fridge the day before I make this, so two days before it's going to be served)
*pour into cooled ginger snap crust
*cover and put in freezer

when ready to serve:

*take the ice cream out of the freezer so it can soften a little for serving
*while ice cream is softening combine the 1 stick butter, 1 c. br. sugar, 1/2 c. corn syrup and 1 can sweetened condensed milk
*heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and a slow boil (sorry, I didn't get a picture of this because I forgot my camera)

Dish individual pieces of the ice cream and spoon the caramel over each piece.  Enjoy!

Oh, and if you don't use all of the caramel sauce just keep it in the fridge and reheat it over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, again.  It warms up fairly quickly and is just as yummy as the first day.


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