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BLUE BELL HOLIDAY RECIPES

Here are some great holiday desserts from our friends at Blue Bell Ice Cream!

Christmas parfaits

2 scoops Blue Bell Pistachio Ice Cream (approximately 1/3 cup each)

1 scoop Blue Bell Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream (approximately 1/3 cup)

¼ c. crumbled sugar cookies or shortbread

1 T. chopped roasted almonds

frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 stemmed maraschino cherry

In a chilled parfait glass, place one scoop of Pistachio Almond ice cream. Sprinkle with half the cookie crumbs and half the nuts. Add a scoop of Cherry Vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs and nuts. Add the second scoop of Pistachio Almond ice cream. Top with a dollop of whipped topping and place the cherry on top. Serve immediately.

Double-Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

12 chocolate crème-filled sandwich cookies

1 c. Blue Bell Peppermint Ice Cream, slightly softened

whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Purchased chocolate ice cream topping (optional)

Gently twist apart each crème-filled cookie, keeping the separated cookies paired together. Working quickly and using a sturdy small spoon, scoop a rounded teaspoon of ice cream and place it on the crème side of one cookie. Replace the other side of the crème cookie on top of the ice cream to make a small ice cream/crème-stuffed sandwich. Place sandwiches on a small tray and cover with foil. Freeze for 1 to 24 hours. Remove from the freezer and serve individually (Makes 12 servings.) or stack 3 sandwiches haphazardly on a dessert plate. Add a dollop of whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate sauce (Makes 4 servings.).

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