Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Procrastination Recipe: No Bake Dessert

So... that whole editing my next book and having in published in July thing never happened. There are only three hours and forty-five minutes left of July (East Coast time). But I will start this weekend. I promise. After I surf.

But as I procrastinated tonight, in the form of an ice cream dessert, I thought to myself, maybe I should be sharing these recipes with people. So let the procrastination commence!

Tonight I was craving something light and cool and since it's summer I haven't been baking (my apartment is very small and heats up quickly) I was craving Cool-Whip (try not to judge me).

One container Cool-Whip (softened)
3 cups ice cream (softened) - any flavor
1 box Chocolate Teddy Grahams
half a stick of butter

Here's the thing you should know about me - I'm not big on exact measurements in any of my cooking. So you can use more or less ice cream or cool-whip, whatever your preference is. Follow your tastebuds. I am a cooking nerd and get really excited about gadgets so I love having an excuse to use my mini food processor. You can just as easily use a plastic bag and something heavy like a rolling pin to crush up the cookie. They don't need to be beaten or pulsed into crumbs but you want them somewhat broken up. Melt the butter and the stir it into the cookie bits until they are combined. You could also use oreos, or if you aren't as much of a chocoholic as myself then any dry cookie will do, like regular teddy grahams or chips ahoy, etc.

Then spread half of the cookie bits into the bottom of a bread tin. Combine the coolwhip and ice cream (tonight I went with mint chip) and spread half of it on top of the cookie bits in the tin. Then repeat so you have a layer of cookie, a layer of ice cream, a layer of cookie and a layer of ice cream. Cover with tin foil and freeze for at least two hours (the longer the more firm it will be). I was over eager and only wait a half hour so please forgive my lack of presentation. Regardless, it tasted amazing. Procrastination well spent. I bet this would be amazing with peanut butter ice cream...


1 comment

  1. This looks amazing! Now I want mint chip with Teddy Grahams.


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