Blue Bell Ice Cream is available at Bi-Lo, WalMart, Super Target, Sams Clubs, and Lowes Foods.
Open-Faced Gingerbread Man Sandwich
8 gingerbread man cookies (homemade or purchased)
1 quart Blue Bell Gingerbread House Ice Cream (approximate, depending on size of
decorating icing, optional
candies for decorating (such as cinnamon candies), optional
Spread ice cream on top of gingerbread cookie to cover the cookie and make the ice cream about ½-inch thick. Repeat seven times to make seven desserts (Can be made up to four hours in advance; place on tray; cover and freeze). Decorate with icing and candies to make a gingerbread face and buttons, or let everyone decorate their own dessert and enjoy. Serve immediately.
Note: You can make a regular “sandwich” by topping the ice cream with an additional cookie; freeze and decorate the top cookie instead of the ice cream (You will need 16 cookies.).
Holiday Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie
1 baked pie shell
1 ½ quarts Blue Bell Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream, slightly softened
2 to 3 T. caramel dessert topping
8 roasted and salted pecan halves
More caramel dessert topping, optional
Wrap cooled pie shell in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove pie shell from freezer and unwrap. Scoop ice cream into pie shell, mounding slightly in the center. Smooth surface of ice cream. Wrap dessert in plastic wrap or foil and freeze for 4 to 24 hours. Remove pie from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Unwrap and drizzle caramel sauce over the ice cream. Place the pecans in a circle between the center and the edge of the ice cream. Slice into eight slices so that each slice has a pecan on the center top. Place each slice on a chilled dessert plate. Drizzle more caramel topping on the slice or plate, if desired. Makes 8 servings.
Note: A graham cracker pie shell can be substituted for the baked pie shell.
Double-Stuffed Peppermint Cookies
12 chocolate crème-filled sandwich cookies
1 c. Blue Bell Peppermint Ice Cream, slightly softened
whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Purchased chocolate ice cream topping (optional)
Gently twist apart each crème-filled cookie, keeping the separated cookies paired together. Working quickly and using a sturdy small spoon, scoop a rounded teaspoon of ice cream and place it on the crème side of one cookie. Replace the other side of the crème cookie on top of the ice cream to make a small ice cream/crème-stuffed sandwich. Place sandwiches on a small tray and cover with foil. Freeze for 1 to 24 hours. Remove from the freezer and serve individually (Makes 12 servings.) or stack 3 sandwiches haphazardly on a dessert plate. Add a dollop of whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate sauce (Makes 4 servings.).
Note: Substitute chocolate green mint-flavored crème-filled sandwich cookies for a more flavorful and colorful treat perfect for Christmastime.