Candy Cane & Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits

All opinions expressed herein are my own!

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!

Peppermint Oreo Trifle

Candy Cane & Oreo Ice Cream Parfait Recipe

(Makes 6 Parfaits)

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  • 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).

Serve immediately.

Note: I don’t recommend returning this to the freezer until serving as you want the ice cream to remain soft.





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39 thoughts on “Candy Cane & Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits

  • I commented on your recipe for Pumpkin spice cookies.

    • Hi Shannon,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. The peppermint extract is optional because some of my family loves peppermint… and I don’t. If you’re like me and you aren’t a peppermint fan, skip the peppermint extract. When you just have the peppermint from the crushed candy cane it’s the perfect balance for those who like a candy cane, but that’s where it stops – Ha!

      Merry Christmas,


  • This is such a fun recipe, thank you so much for sharing! My kids would have a blast making, and eating of course, these!

  • My mom and I LOVE anything with peppermint in it! I love simple this recipe is. It’s making my mouth water.

  • Omg this looks so good. I think I might this for my dessert tomorrow

  • This looks like an amazing and tasty treat! I would certainly enjoy these for Christmas with my family for dessert!

  • I would definitely put in the peppermint for my family since it is something we all like. Merry and festive for the holiday season.

  • Definantly Ganna give this a try yum!

  • These not only look like they will taste amazing, but have such a great presentation and are so holiday perfect

  • Wow that looks delicious! Also, not too difficult, but showy. 🙂

  • I love Oreos and this recipe looks and sounds delicious. I will be making this soon.

  • These are so festive! What a great idea!

  • A great alternative to peppermint extract (aka mouthwash flavoring) is Peppermint Oreos. They’re the perfect amount of peppermint and Oreo cookie mixed in one and they go with ice cream perfectly!

  • I think this would be perfect for our family! Thanks for sharing this fun & yummy recipe!

  • Deborah Jean Williams 07/26/1975

    Looks refreshing for new 2021!

  • My six kiddos at home would definitely try these!

  • these look so fun and yummy! I love peppermint and might make these soon even though I didn’t see the recipe until after Christmas. I bet they will taste just as good in January as they would in December!

  • These looks delicious! I can think of some boys in my house who would love them!

  • The ice cream parfaits look delicious. I buy Publix’s Premium Peppermint ice cream when it’s available in the winter.

  • These look great. May have to make them for the upcoming Christmas season.

  • These look fantastic! I’m going to make them this year.


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