My Favorite Dessert – Best When Run Over by a Car

13 Jul

This is my favorite dessert, ever. My mom was first served this recipe at an adult dinner party 20 years ago, but when she brought it home to us kids, we absolutely fell in love. Not only is it incredibly delightful – you’ll understand once you hear the ingredients – but it’s also incredibly fun to make, for kids or adults. How fun is it to serve this and tell your guests you ran over the ingredients with your car before whipping it all up?

oreo cookie dessert

Oreo Cookie Dessert

Serves: 10-12
Time: 20 minutes active, 3-6 hours freezing


-1 large packet of unopened Oreo cookies (use the package with three rows, if you like more oreos)
-1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream, softened
-8 oz of Cool Whip


-Medium mixing bowl
-1 gallon Ziploc bag
-brown paper grocery bag
-9″ x 13″ baking dish, glass is preferred


Put bag of Oreo cookies (unopened) in gallon Ziploc bag and then in brown paper grocery bag, folding the bag over to enclose Oreo bag. Take the brown bag out into the back, the street, or the garage, wherever you may find your car or your obliging neighbor’s car. Put the sack of Oreos right behind the back wheel of the car. Run over backwards once, then forwards once.  Flip 90 degrees and run over backwards then forwards again. Check them out, they should be in big, crumbly pieces. If you want them more squashed, repeat (I like mine in chunks).

Head back inside. Remove Oreos from brown sack and Ziploc and put smashed Oreos into mixing bowl with softened vanilla ice cream and Cool Whip. Stir until mixed.

Put mixed ingredients into 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Freeze for 3-6 hours or until frozen.

To serve, cut into squares. Optional: Add a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!

so good a giraffe will eat it


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