A couple of weeks ago I was in charge of a dinner for the young men/ young women in our ward. We also invited some senior couples in the ward for the youth to get to know. So we were planning on about a hundred people attending. (Yes, I was kind of a basketcase that week.)
We had Cafe Rio Pork Burritos for dinner, because I knew that they are a huge crowd pleaser. I wanted a dessert that was easy to prepare for a large crowd, but that went beyond the brownies with ice cream that is typically served. I had several packages of Oreos left over from a previous activity, so I decided to use them in something. My Mint Oreo Ice Cream Pie came to mind, but I didn't want to have to make 10 pies. (Who has that many pie pans?)
I came up with this Frozen Oreo Dessert, and let me tell you, it was a HUGE hit. I had so many people request the recipe that I decided I'd better share it here. It is embarrassingly easy. But it really is amazingly yummy! Since I was feeding a large crowd, I actually doubled the recipe and made it in large jelly roll pans. It worked great!
I actually made two varieties, Cookies & Cream (which is pictured here), and Chocolate Chip Mint. The mint was more popular, which is why this one was leftover and I was able to get a photo of it the next day. Both are delicious! And who doesn't love ice cream and Oreos?!
Frozen Oreo Dessert
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 package of Oreos, finely crushed (I used my food processor)
1/2 gallon of ice cream (Cookies & Cream & Chocolate Chip Mint are yummy)
Hot fudge sauce
Combine melted butter and Oreo crumbs till well mixed. Press just over half of the crumbs into a 9×13" pan. Place in the freezer. Take ice cream out of the freezer and let soften. I stirred mine up about every 15 minutes till it was spreadable. Spread softened ice cream on top of frozen crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Cover and freeze for several hours or till firm.
Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and drizzle with hot fudge sauce.