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Pecan Ice Cream Roll

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened

1/2 cup chopped pecans

6 chocolate cookies, crushed

caramel or hot fudge topping

whipped cream

6 maraschino cherries, chopped

Divide ice cream into six equal amounts and spread into an 8"x8" square on plastic wrap. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs down center of ice cream. Roll up ice cream to form log shape. Freeze 1/2 hour. Pull back from plastic wrap and sprinkle each log with pecan pieces. Rewrap in plastic and freeze for two hours or overnight. Remove plastic wrap and place on serving dish. Drizzle with topping. Garnish with whipped cream and cherries. Option: one large roll can be made in lieu of six small rolls.

Apple n' Oatmeal Cookie Crisp ala Mode

Your favorite apple crisp recipe that makes at least 3 cups of crisp

8 scoops of vanilla ice cream

hot caramel topping

whipped cream

8 maraschino cherries

Spoon 1/3 cup apple crisp on each serving dish. Place a scoop of ice cream on crisp. Drizzle with caramel topping. Top with whipped cream and a cherry. Makes 8 servings.

Waffle Berry ala Mode

1/2 cup strawberry topping

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup raspberries

4 frozen waffles, toasted

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

whipped cream

4 whole strawberries for garnish

Gently toss 1/4 cup strawberry topping with berries; set aside. Place waffle on serving plate. Spoon 1/2 cup berry mixture on waffle. Top with a scoop of ice cream, 1 tablespoon topping and whipped cream. Garnish with additional strawberry. Makes 4 servings.

Seven Laver Sundae

1 frozen waffle, toasted

1 scoop chocolate ice cream

1 peanut butter cookie, cut in half

chocolate topping

candy sprinkles

whipped cream

maraschino cherry

Place toasted waffle on serving dish. Scoop ice cream onto center of toasted waffle. Insert cookie halves at an angle into ice cream. Top with chocolate topping, sprinkles and whipped cream. Garnish with cherry. Makes 1 serving.

Triple Chocolate Crunch Shake

2 chocolate cookies broken into pieces

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

2 scoops chocolate ice cream, softened

1/3 cup of milk

whipped cream

candy sprinkles

Place all ingredients except garnishes in blender. Cover and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Garnish blended mixture with whipped cream and sprinkles. Makes 1 serving.

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