Freeze Ahead Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry Mint Dessert. Linda Larsen

These delicious and easy freeze ahead dessert recipes are something special for the holidays. Some are served still frozen; others will need some thawing time.

Always choose a dessert that will complement the rest of your meal. If your main dish is rich and heavy, choose a dessert that is lighter and cool, like the Sherbet Cake or some meringues. These freeze ahead dessert recipes will add a special touch to any meal, whether it's a special get-together or a simple family meal.

Freeze Ahead Dessert Recipes

  • Buster Bars
    These delicious ice cream bars are named after the Dairy Queen favorite confection. Well wrapped, this dessert will keep its quality up to 4 months. Let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before slicing.
  • Fluffy Raspberry Dessert
    Just make this super simple dessert as directed, wrap it well, label it, and freeze. Take it out of the freezer 30 minutes ahead of time so it softens slightly before slicing and serving.
  • Frozen Strawberry Mint Dessert
    This recipe is made in two steps; the first day, you combine a few ingredients and chill them overnight. The second day you finish the dessert and freeze it. I love the combination of butter mints, strawberries, and a crunchy nut crust.
  • Black and White Frozen Dessert
    This fabulous dessert is made from a rich cream cheese mixture that is frozen between two layers of chocolate cookie crumbs. It's divine.
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
    There's nothing better on a hot day than a sandwich cookie made with ice cream. You can make so many different variations of this recipe it's hard to keep count! Have fun making and eating these wonderful treats.
  • Frozen Chocolate Velvet
    This dessert really does have a fabulous velvety texture, and the most wonderful intense chocolate flavor. That isn't easy to accomplish in a frozen dessert, since the low temperatures suppress the chocolate flavor. Enjoy this wonderful dessert slowly.  
  • Peanut Chocolate Parfait Bars
    This dessert is unbelievably rich. Let it stand for a few minutes at room temperature before slicing, or you can thaw it overnight in the refrigerator; the mixture will keep its texture and shape.