Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Torte

Dulce de leche means "milk jam" and is sweetened milk that is cooked until it thickens into creamy caramel. This dessert includes dulce de leche ice cream on a buttery shortbread cookie crust.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Torte
Prep Time:
25 mins
Freeze Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cup finely crushed purchased shortbread, or pecan shortbread cookies (about 10 oz.)

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 pint dulce de leche ice cream

  • cup roasted, lightly salted cashews, coarsely chopped

  • 1 recipe Pineapple Topping

Pineapple Topping

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 cup peeled, cored, and cubed fresh pineapple


  1. In a medium bowl combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press half of cookie crumb mixture (about 1 cup) evenly onto bottom of an 8x8x1-7/8-inch disposable foil pan or a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside. Soften 1/2 the ice cream over cookie crumb layer in pan. Top with half of the nuts. Sprinkle remaining cookie crumb mixture over layers in pan. Cover and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.

  2. Soften remaining ice cream. Carefully spread ice cream over frozen layers in pan. Cover and freeze overnight or until very firm.

  3. To serve, top with remaining cashews. Cut into squares and serve with Pineapple Topping. Makes 9 servings.

Pineapple Topping

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add packed brown sugar; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add pineapple, stir to coat. Serve at once or cover and chill up to 3 days; reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
25g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 146mg 3%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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