Scoops of cookies and cream ice cream are drizzled with chocolate, sprinkled with crushed Oreo, and then topped off with colorful gummy worms in this tasty twist on the classic Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae – a deliciously sweet way to welcome Spring!
Looking for a fun and delicious treat that kids (and adults!) will love? Try my take on the classic Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae recipe!
With delectable cookies and cream ice cream, chocolate syrup, crumbled Oreo cookie “dirt,” and gummy worm “creatures,” this dessert is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
I’ve got lots of cute, fun, and delicious Spring recipes for you to try out including Edible Succulents, Easter Chick Pudding Cups, and these super cute JuJu Flower Cookies – simply right-click the link and open these other warm-weather goodies for kids and adults in a new tab so that you can check them out after this one!
Whip up a batch for your next party or enjoy it as a fun family activity. They would also make a wonderful treat for Earth Day on April 22!
Whenever you decide to enjoy this fun treat, get ready for a deliciously creepy crawly dessert adventure!
DIRT AND WORMS ICE CREAM SUNDAE DESSERT RECIPE IDEA
These ice cream sundae dirt cups with worms are quick and easy, and they are as fun for kids to make as they are delicious to eat! There is no baking or heating necessary, the recipe uses very few ingredients, and kids can customize their sundaes with as much or as little “dirt” and “worms” as they want.
I picture a Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae station at a birthday party where kids can create their own sundae cups as a fun activity! It’s an easy activity that all of the kids can enjoy together.
What could be better? So, grab your spoon and get ready to dig in!
Learn how to make this fun spring dessert with this simple Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae recipe below. You will find the complete list of ingredients and instructions in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
HOW TO MAKE DIRT AND WORMS ICE CREAM SUNDAES
This playful and delicious dessert recipe combines the creaminess of ice cream with the crunch of cookie crumbs and the sweetness of the chocolate syrup and gummy worms to create a delightful treat. Even better, this whimsical ice cream sundae calls for just 5 simple ingredients and only takes about 10 minutes to make!
So, how do you make a Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae? It’s simple, and you only need a few ingredients. You are going to love how quick it is to put together!
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KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
- bowls or cups
- sandwich bag
- rolling pin or a glass to use as a rolling pin
- ice cream scoop
DIRT AND WORMS ICE CREAM SUNDAE RECIPE INGREDIENTS
With just 5 simple ingredients, it doesn’t cost or take much to make this ice cream treat!
- cookies and cream ice cream
- Oreo cookies, crushed
- Chocolate syrup
- Gummy worms
DIRT AND WORMS SUNDAE INSTRUCTIONS
Making these fun Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundaes couldn’t be easier or quicker. In less than 10 minutes you can have them ready to go!
STEP ONE: CRUSH COOKIES
- Place the cookies in a sandwich bag and then seal it pressing to remove any excess air.
- Using either a rolling pan or a glass, crush the Oreos until they are in small pieces. Be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want them in powder form.
STEP TWO: ADD ICE CREAM
- Begin making your sundae by adding two to three scoops of Cookies and Cream ice cream to a bowl.
STEP THREE: TOP WITH SYRUP
- Next, drizzle the chocolate syrup over the top of the ice cream, letting it run down the sides.
STEP FOUR: SPRINKLE WITH CRUSHED COOKIES
- Then take a spoonful of the crushed cookies (about 2 cookies worth) and sprinkle them on top of the chocolate syrup-covered ice cream.
STEP FIVE: ADD GUMMY WORMS
- Lastly, top the sundae with a few colorful gummy worms.
Add a spoon and that’s it! Your delectable dirt and worms ice cream sundae is ready to be devoured! Doesn’t it look delicious?
In conclusion, the Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae is a classic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to make, delicious, and fun for all ages. So the next time you’re in the mood for a playful and tasty treat, try making this Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae recipe. Your taste buds (and inner child) will thank you!
CAN YOU MAKE DIRT AND WORMS ICE CREAM SUNDAES AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can make dirt and worms sundaes ahead of time. These delicious ice cream sundaes can be assembled up to 5 days in advance.
To do so, make the sundaes in their bowls or cups, but leave off the chocolate syrup and the gummy worms until you are ready to serve them. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before placing them in the freezer. Make sure they are airtight!
When you are ready to eat, remove the sundaes from the freezer about 5 minutes before serving time. Then go ahead and add the chocolate syrup and the gummy worms.
LEFTOVERS can be stored in the same manner as long as they are in an airtight container and the gummy worms have been removed.
CAN I MAKE ENOUGH FOR A CROWD?
Yes! I would use a 9 by 13 glass dish then I would estimate that you need to either triple or quadruple the recipe to have enough for a birthday party or other gathering. Remember to leave the worms out until you are ready to serve as cold gummy worms are hard to bite into!
SUBSTITUTIONS, ADDITIONS, AND VARIATIONS
Homemade Ice Cream or Cookie Crumbs: Feeling creative? Make your own homemade ice cream or your own homemade cookies to use in this Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae! These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies or these Vanilla Butter Cookies would be SO good in it!
Peanut Butter Dirt and Worms Sundae: Instead of using chocolate ice cream, try using peanut butter ice cream. You can also add crushed peanut butter cookies or peanut butter cups.
Rainbow Dirt and Worms Sundae: Create a colorful rainbow sundae by using vanilla ice cream or rainbow sherbet and vanilla Oreos for the dirt. In addition to the different colored gummy worms, further create a rainbow effect by topping it off with some rainbow sprinkles on top.
Mint Dirt and Worms Sundae: Use mint chocolate chip ice cream instead of cookies and cream ice cream, and add some crushed Chocolate Mint Oreos or another kind of chocolate mint cookie to create a minty dirt effect. If you can’t find mint chocolate cookies, use regular Oreos with a few drops of peppermint flavoring (or just green food coloring) added in while crushing the cookies.
S’mores Dirt and Worms Sundae: Use chocolate ice cream, crushed graham crackers, and marshmallow topping instead of gummy worms to create a s’mores-inspired sundae.
Fruit Dirt and Worms Sundae: Swap out the chocolate ice cream for vanilla ice cream and use fresh fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries, instead of the gummy worms. Add some crushed graham crackers or granola for the “dirt” effect.
Vegan Dirt and Worms Sundae: Use dairy-free ice cream and vegan gummy worms to create a vegan-friendly version of this tasty classic sundae.
Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Cake: turn this treat into a cake! See how below!
You can also get creative with your ingredients and toppings and create your own personalized version of this fun and tasty dessert!
Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae Cake
Planning to serve Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundaes at a party, why not turn them into a cake, instead? I cannot provide the exact ingredient amounts as I have never made a large cake, only a smaller one. However, it’s easy to estimate how much you will need depending on the number of kids at the party.
To make the cake, you will first line a pan with parchment paper, and then firmly press a layer of Oreo crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Next, add a fair-sized layer of softened cookies and cream ice cream and spread it evenly over the cookie crumb crust.
Top the ice cream by sprinkling another layer of crushed cookies, then top those with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Hold off on the gummy worms for now as they get quite hard in the freezer..
Place the dirt and worms ice cream sundae cake in the freezer to set. I recommend letting it set overnight. Remove the Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae Cake about 5 to 10 minutes before serving, giving time for it to soften just a bit. This is also when you will want to add the gummy worms.
Now you are ready to slice, serve, and enjoy!
Pro Tip: if you want to remove the cake from the pan and put it on a platter, carefully lift it using the parchment paper and remove it from the pan.
MORE ICE CREAM DESSERTS
Looking for some more fun-filled ice cream desserts? Here are some of my favorites. Simply click on the link below and it will take you directly to the recipe.
- Finding Dory Chocolate-Covered Waffle Bowl Ice Cream Treats
- Fried Ice Cream
- Skittles Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
If you are ready to indulge in a sweet and crunchy treat, don’t wait any longer! Gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and whip up your very own Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae. Your taste buds will thank you for this delicious and nostalgic dessert!
And if you have any questions, drop them below and I’ll be sure to answer as soon as possible!
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PRINTABLE DIRT AND WORMS ICE CREAM SUNDAE RECIPE CARD
Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae
Scoops of creamy rich cookies and cream ice cream are drizzled with rich chocolate syrup, sprinkled with crushed Oreo, and then topped off with colorful gummy worms in this tasty twist on the classic Dirt and Worms Ice Cream Sundae!
- 3 scoops of cookies and cream ice cream
- 3 Oreo cookies, crushed
- Chocolate syrup
- Gummy worms
- Place cookies in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin or a glass to crush them into small pieces,.
- Add three scoops of ice cream to a bowl.
- Drizzle the chocolate syrup over the top of the ice cream.
- Top the sundae with crushed Oreos and gummy worms.
Serving Size:1 sundae
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1571Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 725mgCarbohydrates: 250gFiber: 6gSugar: 176gProtein: 18g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.