I’m spending today getting ready for our annual Soup’s On New Year’s Eve Party. I’ve lost count of how many years we have been doing it.
I cook up 3-4 big pots of soup, a few appetizers and desserts. Our guests also bring an appetizer or dessert to share so there is always LOTS of food! I’ll share more details on the food on Friday.
I love starting the new year with good friends, good food and some fun!
Some friends just stop in for a bowl of soup and then go onto their next activity, some friends stay for the evening. Later in the evening we usually pull out a game or two (we got a few new ones for Christmas) and then ring in the New Year with sparkling cider and poppers!
Today though I want to continue the ice cream theme that I started on Monday by sharing our family’s favorite Christmas Day dessert – Ice Cream Pie!
Our family motto is “There’s always room for ice cream – it just melts and fills in the cracks!”
Ice Cream Pie is an easy, quick and delicious dessert. There really isn’t even a formal recipe.
All you need is:
Some type of pie shell – we use store bought graham cracker and oreo cookie.
A favorite flavor of ice cream – this year we used vanilla and mint chip.
Some type of sauce – My mom’s Hot Fudge Sauce works perfect!! For caramel sauce I buy Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel Sauce
Candy – crushed up Heath bar, Andes Mints, Snickers, candy cane etc.
Our family’s favorite combinations are:
Graham cracker crust, vanilla ice cream, Mrs. Richardson’s Caramel Sauce, crushed Heath Bar
And this is another popular combination at our house:
Oreo cookie crust, mint ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and crushed Andes Mint candy
Step One: Soften ice cream and layer half of it on the bottom of the pie crust
Step Two: Pour a layer of fudge sauce or caramel sauce over ice cream. Use as much or as little as you like – no rules
Step Three: Sprinkle 1/2 of crushed candy over sauce. I used 4 Heath bars total.
Step Four: Repeat!
Put back into the freezer until firm. Enjoy!
Use your creativity! What combination would you put together?
- ½ gallon of ice cream
- fudge sauce or caramel sauce
- graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust
- Crushed candy (Heath bar, candy cane etc.)
- Place a layer of ice cream in crust.
- Drizzle with hot fudge or caramel sauce.
- Sprinkle with candy
- Place another layer of ice cream in crust
- Repeat sauce and candy
- Return to freezer to firm up.