It doesn’t matter if it is 80 degrees or 8 degrees outside, I never turn down the chance to enjoy a great cup of ice cream! Since Christmas is a little different this year for most of us, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream parfait without the worry about transporting them somewhere else! Ice cream makes everything better, yes, even 2020!
Candy Cane & Oreo Ice Cream Parfait Recipe
(Makes 6 Parfaits)
- 1/2 gal Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 cups whipped cream
- 1/2 tsp Pure Peppermint Extract (optional)
- 1 pkg Oreo Cookies
- 1 cup Crushed Candy Canes
- 1 pkg Whole Candy Canes (or plastic candy canes, garnish only)
Prep: Before you begin, chill your cups in the freezer to help keep your ice cream from melting before serving.
Add 20 scoops of ice cream to your mixing bowl. Add whipped cream and peppermint extract (optional). Mix until smooth. Return mixture to the freezer to prevent melting.
Remove two rows from your Oreo package. Lightly crush in your food processor, 1-2 pulses will break them without overdoing it. If you don’t have a food processor, place Oreo cookies into a plastic bag and gently crush with a rolling pin or soup can.
If you weren’t able to find the 10 oz bag of pre-crushed candy canes, crush them now using the same method as above.
Remove chilled cups and softened ice cream mixture from freezer. Place 2 tbsp of crushed Oreo cookies and 1 tbsp of crushed candy cane in the bottom of each serving cup. Top with 1-2 scoops of ice cream. Repeat.
When you reach the top of your cups, garnish with 1 tbsp of crushed Oreo cookies, 1 tsp of crushed candy cane, 1 whole Oreo cookie, and 1 whole candy cane (or plastic candy cane).
Note: I don’t recommend returning this to the freezer until serving as you want the ice cream to remain soft.