Chocolate Éclair Dessert

As my friend Gwen once said, "The best recipes are cold and chocolate."  This one certainly fits the bill.  If we make a meal for a family who just had a baby or we go to a potluck dinner, this is our first choice.  Simple, easy, and very yummy!

Chocolate Éclair Dessert

Ingredients:

1              box of graham crackers 3c.          cold milk 2              4-serving instant vanilla pudding mix 16oz.     Cool Whip 1              container of chocolate icing

Preparation:

      Break graham crackers in half.
      Mix milk and pudding mix.
      Fold in Cool Whip.
      Layer in 9x13 dish: graham crackers, ½ pudding mix, graham crackers, ½ pudding mix, graham crackers
      Melt icing in microwave until spreadable.
      Pour icing on top of last layer of graham crackers.
      Refrigerate for four hours or overnight. (Overnight is best.)

Recipe: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

This recipe comes from a dear family friend, Louise Short, and has become a family tradition for our Thanksgiving celebration.

 

Preparation Time:  30 mins.
 Yield:  1 pie

Ingredients:

¼ c. honey or brown sugar ¾ c. canned or cooked smashed pumpkin 1 qt. vanilla ice cream 2 graham cracker crusts ½ t. cinnamon ¼ t. ginger Dash of cloves Dash of nutmeg ¼ t. salt

Preparation:

  1. In saucepan, combine honey or brown sugar with pumpkin.
  2. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
  4. Cool.
  5. Beat pumpkin mixture into softened ice cream.
  6. Pour into pie crust.
  7. Cover and store in freezer.