With this ice cream pie recipe, you can create countless flavor combinations for the perfect no bake dessert.
Ice cream pie seems like the perfect summer dessert, nice and cold on a hot day. But it is actually a family tradition of ours to serve ice cream pie on Christmas day. Really, when is there ever a bad time for ice cream?
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. And there is no baking required!
You start with a pie shell. We use a store bought graham cracker or oreo cookie pie crust. Then you will need your favorite flavor of ice cream, a sauce (like my mom’s hot fudge sauce), and your favorite candy or cookie! Crushed up Oreo Cookies, Heath bars, Andes Mints, Snickers, or even candy canes work great.
We have tried a lot of ice cream pie combinations. One of our favorites is a graham cracker crust with vanilla ice cream, Mrs. Richardson’s Caramel Sauce, and crushed Heath Bar.
And another favorite, this one is perfect for Christmas time, is an Oreo cookie crust with mint ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and crushed Andes Mint candy. Yum! But hot fudge sauce and crushed Oreos is an all time favorite!!
How to make an Ice Cream Pie
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 or cookies over sauce.
Step Four: Repeat!
Put back into the freezer until firm. Enjoy!
Use your creativity! What combination would you put together?
Originally posted December 31, 2008
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Ice Cream Pie Recipe
- 1/2 gallon of ice cream
- fudge sauce or caramel sauce
- graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust
- Crushed candy or cookies Heath bar, Oreos, 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.
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