Summer has certainly arrived. This past weekend we felt the 95 degrees heat plus humidity, which gave the kids a good reason to have a water fight with their cousins and me a good reason to make this delicious ice cream dessert.
As a child my parents would treat us to Dairy Queen. We would get our ice cream to go and then drive around town. We usually ordered cones, but once in awhile we got to splurge with a blizzard or peanut buster parfait. This simple yet scrumptious ice cream treat is a Dairy Queen variation of the buster bar. Recipe credit goes to my mom who shares our love of ice cream!
1 package/pound Oreo cookies, crushed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
2 cups powdered sugar
1 small can evaporated milk
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
Crush the oreo cookies. I like to put them in a blender on chop, which gets them very fine. Combine the cookies with melted butter. Mix well. Pat into a 9×13 pan. Freeze until firm.
Cover crust with softened ice cream and freeze overnight.
Mix together powdered sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate chips and butter. Stir and boil a few minutes. Remove from the burner and allow to cool, while continuing to stir occasionally. Once cooled spread over the ice cream. Top with peanuts. Freeze several hours before serving.