Just as soon as I turned the calendar page to November I started craving pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars…
…and this yummy pumpkin dessert that my mother-in-law makes.
Even with three different layers, it was pretty simple to put together. And then it just sits quietly in the freezer out of the way until we need it – making it perfect for the holidays!
Frozen Pumpkin Dessert
Recipe from Jan’s Mom
2 1/2 cups Rice Chex, coarsely crushed (we used Crispix)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
30 large marshmallows
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 quart vanilla ice cream
Mix together the ingredients for the crust and press up to 2/3 into a 9 x 13 pan, saving the remaining mix for a topping.
For the filling, melt the marshmallows with the milk in a double broiler over boiling water. Stir in the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Let it cool.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Spread 1 quart vanilla ice cream over crust, then the cooled pumpkin mixture and reserved topping.
It cuts better if removed from freezer 15 minutes or so before serving.