Dulce de Leche Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Need a fantastic make-ahead treat for a birthday party or other get-together? This deliciously frosty caramel mocha ice cream dessert has your name on it! Layered with three types of ice cream, praline and fudge, this dreamy dish is nothing short of decadent.
Prep 45 Minutes
Total 6 Hours 45 Minutes
Servings 16

Ingredient List

Praline Crumbs

  • 10 whole rectangular graham crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Filling and Topping

  • 1 quart (4 cups) dulce de leche ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1 jar (16 oz) hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 quart (4 cups) coffee ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup coffee-flavored liqueur
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Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Arrange crackers in single layer in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans. Pour and spread over crackers. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 30 minutes or until cooled.
  2. Crush crackers into coarse crumbs. Sprinkle half of crumbs in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Cut and remove carton from dulce de leche ice cream. Cut ice cream into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices over crumbs, overlapping slightly. Spread ice cream with spatula until even pressing down firmly. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Place hot fudge ice cream topping in resealable 1-quart plastic bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag with topping. Squeeze bag to pipe fudge topping over ice cream. Scatter remaining half of praline crumbs over fudge layer. Freeze 30 minutes or until fudge is firm.
  4. Cut and remove carton from coffee ice cream. Cut ice cream into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices over crumbs, spreading ice cream until smooth; press down firmly. Freeze while preparing topping.
  5. Beat whipping cream in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold in liqueur. Spread over top of dessert. If desired, garnish with chocolate curls. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving time.

Expert Tips

  • Prepare this tasty treat up to 1 week in advance. Once the dessert freezes solid, cover it tightly with foil and keep it frozen until serving time.

Nutrition

  • 1 Serving Calories 560 (Calories from Fat 305);  Total Fat 34g (Saturated Fat 18g);  Cholesterol 80mg;  Sodium 290mg;  Total Carbohydrate 59g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 48g);  Protein 5g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 14%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  2 Fruit;  7 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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