Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

This is one of my favorite summer dessert recipes:  Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Let’s get a few things straight:

  1. I’m not a big fan of Cool Whip or any packaged, ready-to-eat foods.
  2. I don’t normally take the easy way out when putting together desserts.
  3. I’ve come to realize that sometimes taking the easy way out works out really, really well.

With that in mind, I’ll present to you my favorite new recipe (of the 30+ recipes that I prepared on my vacation).  It’s the perfect sort of recipe for a summer party. It makes a TON… a good 24 to 36 servings to be exact, depending on how big you make your slices. This is the perhaps the easiest, most-decadent dessert you’ll ever make.

Here’s the how-to:

Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Buy one of those extra-deep 13×9-inch disposable foil pans (it’s easiest, and it’s the perfect depth). Place a layer of ice cream sandwiches in the bottom. Cover them with Cool Whip. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrup. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Freeze for a bit… then repeat: Another layer of ice cream sandwiches, Cool Whip, and syrups.

Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Top with crushed Heath or Skor bars. Freeze several hours until firm enough to slice.  We sliced this up and put it into plastic cups for easy serving… put all of the cups on a large tray and passed them around to guests, who snatched them up eagerly.

This simple, simple frozen dessert is always a huge hit. It’s delicious, decadent and impressive enough to serve up at a party. At my party, my guests asked about how to make it it… and you should have seen the looks of amazement on their faces when I explained the process of putting it together. People like the easy stuff.

Here’s a short video showing you how to prepare this recipe. Print out the complete recipe below the video.

Yield: One GIANT dessert

Prep Time: 25 minutes + freezing time

Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

This easy, frozen dessert recipe is a family favorite. It's best to serve at a large gathering, where you can dish out the majority of it (plus seconds) in a short time, but it also keeps well in the freezer for about a week. Just cut off a chunk when the craving hits!

Ingredients:

  • 1 deep-dish rectangular, throw-away foil pan (9x13)
  • 24 store-bought frozen ice cream sandwiches
  • 2 regular-sized tubs of Cool Whip
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce
  • bag of Heath bits
  • 4 bars Heath or Skor candy bars, chopped

Directions:

  1. Spray pan with cooking spray. Layer 12 ice cream sandwiches side-by-side in bottom of pan.
  2. Spread one tub of Cool Whip over the top of the sandwiches. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrups over the top of the Cool Whip and then sprinkle with toffee bits. Place in the freezer for about an hour.
  3. Layer 2nd level of 12 ice cream sandwiches on top of the toffee bits. Spread with 2nd tub of Cool Whip. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrup over the Cool Whip. Sprinkle Skor/Heath bars over the top. Place in freezer for several hours until firm.
  4. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and use sharp knife to cut into squares.

Tips:

  • For an outdoor gathering, we found this was easiest to eat when cut into squares and served in cups. Place a bunch on a tray for simple serving.
  • Warning! This recipe makes a LOT. It keeps well in the freezer for several days. Make it only when you have a large gathering planned, or cut the recipe in half.
  • It is suggested that you use the pan indicated in the recipe since you need to have a pan that is deeper than normal. If you have a deep pan alternative, go ahead and try that one (you'll need about 4 to 5 inches of depth to be safe).
  • Cut this recipe in half for a smaller gathering.
  • There aren’t a whole lot of ways to make this lowfat, but you can use light Cool Whip ????
  • The depth of the pan is important… it’s a pretty ‘tall’ dessert (4-inches or so).
  • You’re sure to enjoy this dessert, but a small piece is plenty.  Schedule some extra walking into your week to squeeze in room for extra calories.  It’s worth it!
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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16 Responses to “Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert”

  1. postedAug 5, 2009 5:57 AM
    Peggy

    This looks great and easy! http://www.mixingbowl.com is doing a contest for best ice cream dessert by the way, this may be a good entry!!

  2. postedAug 19, 2009 8:07 PM
    Linda

    I made this for my daughter’s engagement party (a BBQ get together) Everyone loved it and had seconds, tastes very much like an ice cream sundae.

  3. postedJul 10, 2010 6:46 PM
    Heather

    I’ve made a variation of this and it’s yummy! When there will be an all adult crowd, I drizzle Kahlua over the icecream sandwiches too!

  4. postedJul 11, 2010 10:34 PM

    I made this for my son’s birthday party, the kids just loved it. I even added extra scoops of icecream on the side. It was gone in minutes. Thank you!

  5. postedJul 19, 2010 5:01 AM

    Lori, you are so creative. Everyone at a party would flock to this dessert. What is not to love….everyone’s favorite summertime ice cream made into a cake. xo

  6. postedJul 23, 2010 6:20 AM
    Tonya

    My mom has been making this for quite awhile. Its my husband’s favorite summer dessert! So easy and sooo good!!! We haven’t tried it yet but we keep talking about mixing up the toppings…maybe reese’s pb cups or almond joy…yum!

  7. postedJul 29, 2010 6:41 AM
    Gisela

    Your dessert looks absolutely delicious. My finance would love this. He’s all about caramel, chocolate and whip cream. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  8. postedAug 20, 2010 2:45 PM
    Jo

    This looks yummy!

  9. postedJul 8, 2011 8:47 AM
    Brittany

    Whelp…there goes the diet (that I’m not on so it doesn’t matter anyway…lol)

  10. postedSep 2, 2011 6:30 AM

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is way better than any frozen cake you could get at an ice cream shop! We seriously need Wonkavision!

  11. postedJul 16, 2013 2:39 PM

    If this tastes half as good as it looks I want one. Any desert with Heath bits, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce can not be wrong for anything but a diet.

    I want invited to your bbqs.

  12. postedJul 17, 2013 8:24 AM

    Adult ice cream dessert alert! Blend Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico, and even Cointreau (or any liquor combo you enjoy) and add as a sauce-y layer when preparing. Big kids will enjoy your creativity…sorry, not for the little ones!

  13. postedJun 11, 2017 5:29 PM
    Pam VanDam

    I make this but use crushed up peanut butter cups instead of the heath bars and bits.

  14. postedJun 26, 2017 4:11 PM
    Nancy

    Love your recipes!! Thanks!

  15. postedSep 8, 2017 3:48 PM
    Peggy

    when you cut in half, do you just make it one layer? Or do you put it in a smaller deep pan and have 2 layers ?

    • postedSep 11, 2017 8:37 PM

      Did you watch the recipe video? It shows you how it’s done 🙂

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