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Growing up my family wasn’t really a cake eating family. When we celebrated birthdays or holidays it was inevitably with pie, brownies, or ice cream desserts. One of the family favorite desserts was peanut buster parfait ice cream dessert. When this would be pulled out no one skipped out on dessert. Peanut buster parfait ice cream dessert is a 13X9 ice cream cake with layers of crushed Oreos, vanilla ice cream, peanuts, and homemade chocolate sauce.
This dessert for a person who wants to prep before holidays or family gatherings. Make this peanut buster parfait before the mad rush of the event and pop it in the freezer so you can be the dessert hero when the big day comes.
Peanut Buster Parfait Ice Cream Dessert
Simple recipes with a few ingredients are the best kinds of recipes. And this one is just that. Peanut buster parfait ice cream dessert has a base of crushed Oreos and butter, a layer of vanilla ice cream, peanuts and then topped with a simple homemade fudge sauce.
Spread the Oreo crumbs out completely and then start spreading a half-gallon of softened vanilla ice cream over the Oreo base. Now the crumbs might mix a tad bit into the ice cream, but you don’t need to sweat it. It may appear the ice cream is also melting into the crumb crust. Don’t stress about this either.
Homemade Fudge Sauce
Combine the butter, evaporated milk, powdered sugar, chocolate chips in a pan over medium heat.
Bring the sauce to a boil and stir for 10 minutes as it continues to gently boil. When the time has passed remove from heat and let cool before pouring over the ice cream. Pull the ice cream cake out of the freezer and pour the peanuts over the top.
Peanut buster parfait ice cream dessert is a 13X9 ice cream cake with layers of crushed Oreos, vanilla ice cream, peanuts, and homemade chocolate sauce.
- 1 package Oreos
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 gallon ice cream
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
Begin by crushing the Oreos in a blender or food processor. Mix the crushed cookies with 1/2 cup of the melted butter and spread out in the 13X9 pan. Make sure the pan you use has a lid.
On top of the cookie crumb crust spread softened ice cream.
Place the pan with the lid on in the freezer. Begin making the chocolate sauce.
To make the homemade chocolate sauce, mix the evaporated milk, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and remaining butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until the sauce begins to boil. Continue to cook, stirring while it boils for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Let the sauce cool until room temperature. Remove the ice cream dessert from the freezer when fudge sauce is cooled.
Spread the peanuts over the ice cream and then spread the sauce over the peanuts.
Serve immediately or return to freezer until ready to serve. Cut into 12 pieces.
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