Preparation time: 30 minutes plus freezing
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 10 servings
â€¢27 Oreo cookies, crushed (about 2-1/2 cups)
â€¢6 tablespoons butter, melted
â€¢5 cups coffee ice cream, softened
â€¢1 cup prepared chocolate frosting
â€¢Chocolate-covered coffee beans, fresh mint leaves, warm caramel ice cream topping, optional
â€¢Line the bottom and sides of a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with heavy-duty foil. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookies and butter until crumbly. Press half of the cookie mixture into the prepared pan. Gently spread half of the ice cream over the crumbs. Freeze for 15 minutes.
â€¢ Spread frosting over the top. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture and press down lightly. Cover and freeze overnight.
â€¢ Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving. Invert dessert onto a serving platter. Discard foil. Garnish with coffee beans and mint if desired. Cut into slices. Serve with caramel topping if desired. Yield: 10 servings.