When I was quite young (no cracks about how long ago that was), I remember helping make a simple recipe around Christmastime that made a wonderful, frozen dessert that we called chocolate peppermint delicious. It blended the holiday flavors of chocolate, peppermint, and whipped cream into a deliciously creamy, and somewhat addicting, ice cream-like sweet.
Years later, I think a version of the simple chocolate peppermint delicious recipe was published in the now classic first edition of Better Homes & Gardens New Junior Cookbook.
Here’s what I remember about this simple recipe for chocolate peppermint delicious that is perfect for kids to make this Christmas:
Chocolate Peppermint Delicious
18 Chocolate wafer cookies, evenly crushed
6 Candy canes, finely crushed
1 Pint carton whipping cream
Place the chocolate wafer cookies in a brown paper bag (use a plastic bag now). Use a rolling pin (I think we actually used a hammer) to crush the chocolate wafer cookies into even crumbs. Do the same with the candy canes, but make sure they are finely crushed so the peppermint flavor will be distributed better than big chunks in the chocolate peppermint delicious.
Transfer chocolate wafer crumbs and crushed candy canes into a bowl and add the whipping cream direct from the carton (not whipped). Stir well and freeze in a shallow pan until solid. Before serving, take the pan out of the freezer so the chocolate peppermint delicious can be cut into squares more easily.
This was a favorite frozen dessert treat at Christmastime because we kids loved to crush up the wafers and candy canes, and considered this a traditional Christmas dish of our early years. I suppose the recipe could have been made any time of year using peppermint candies, but we weren’t as smart then.
I haven’t made this frozen dessert in at least 20 years, so I plan to try chocolate peppermint delicious again and maybe add it to my family cookbook as another option for Christmastime dessert. Won’t you join me and try it, too?