Ice Cream Turtle Dessert with Hot Fudge Sauce

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy, ready to serve dessert, here you go!
Ice Cream Turtle Dessert is one of our family’s favorite treats that is layered and luscious! It’s quick to throw together and forget in the freezer until you need it. I’ve served it at parties, taken it to potlucks, and been glad to have it ready when friends stop by.
Ice Cream Turtle Dessert
  • 30 ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 (17 oz) jar butterscotch-caramel sauce
  • 1 (16 oz) whipped topping
  • 1-1/2 cup peanuts, toasted
  • whipped cream
  • cherries or berries
Toast nuts in a 350 oven, stirring once for 5 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. Place 15 ice cream sandwiches in a 13X9″ baking dish. Spread evenly with butterscotch-caramel sauce. Sprinkle 1 cup of toasted nuts on top and top with half of the whipped topping. Add another layer of ice cream sandwiches. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Cover well and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Before serving make hot fudge sauce. Top each serving with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and garnish with remaining toasted nuts and cherries or fresh berries.
Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Melt butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir over low heat till well incorporated. Keep warm and serve over almost anything!
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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. LDH

    Good Morning, Gnee!

    This is some mighty fine looking breakfast food. Oh, it’s not for breakfast, you say. Aw, shucks! It does have lots of dairy. Guess I will just have to make it for a great dessert 🙂

  2. Debbie

    Laughing at the above comment about breakfast!

    It looks totally delicious, and since I think Turtles are just about the best candy taste ever, I am positive that it is. I’m wondering if you could even make it *somewhat* slimmer by using sugar free ingredients in some places.

    Wouldn’t want to ruin it though…

  3. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    Awesome looking dessert! I had a 2 year old on my lap while looking at it and she got all excited seeing it!! She kept saying, “cake! Cake! I want! I want!”

  4. Erin@likegrandmas

    Mouthwatering! Smaller bites, smaller bites, smaller bites. I will get it.. Thanks for that revelation, seriously!

  5. gnee @ Singing With Birds

    To all my friends and followers, this and most desserts I can’t get near! The best part for me is that it’s in the freezer and I guess it’s that “out of sight, out of mind” thing. My husband can and does like to indulge in a little treat or popcorn each night. AND yes to Debbie’s comment about using no added sugar ingredients for this. I will make some low-carb desserts I enjoy in the next few weeks. Hugs to all of you, and take small bites!

  6. Julie Harward

    How nice to have some family near by! I have this recipe too, I served it at a book club at my home…they are huge pieces…and the ladies ate every bite! ;D

  7. Nancy's Notes

    Oh goodness Gnee, that looks totally scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

    That looks so good and I love easy. Only problem is this girl needs to cut out stuff like that. Going to be one great big grammy.

  9. kimberryorama

    This is ingenious! I’m loving all these new reipes, Nee. I’ve made up quite a few. The pasta salad a few posts back was to die for.
    And I have to add that’s the cutest couple ever…kudos to the chic that whipped up that creation! xoxo

  10. Brenda

    This is one of my favorite summer time desserts. Easy and oh-so-delicious!

  11. Bonnie

    I just gained a pound looking at your beautiful dessert. I love all the ingredients. Very pretty too with the cherry on top!

  12. ★All Thingz Related★

    Pure goodness! And it looks beautiful too! Thanks so much for sharing your Snappy Turtle Dessert with us at Anything Related!

  13. Haupi

    I bet they’ll never want to move away from you guys after that dessert. It’s looks absolutely incredible! No wonder the neighborhood kids like hanging out with you. Hope your welcome party went well. Good job!


  14. Brianna!

    sounds super duper sweet and delicious

  15. Amy @ Increasingly Domestic

    This looks increadibly delicious! Thanks for sharing…I will have to make this for my family sometime.

    *adds ingredients to grocery shopping list*

  16. Catch A Falling Star

    Looks sooo yummy!
    It makes my teeth hurt just looking at it lol.
    I will have to try one this and soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Leslie

    Oh that looks fabulous! How yummy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo’s got talent!

  18. Jerri

    How scrumptious! And easy! I love the name of it too!

    Thanks for linking up with for Friday Favorites!


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