Mmmmmm.......Ice cream pie!
Need I say more? Not really, but I will anyway.
This is one of my mom's signature desserts. You know...the one that us kids would ask for on our birthdays, when company came over, for Christmas dinner or pretty much any occasion that called for a special dessert.
I loved when she made this at Christmastime with peppermint stick ice cream on top and chocolate on the bottom. It was so pretty and festive for the holidays.
You know....I never liked fruit pies growing up and I think that this Ice Cream Pie is the reason. In my book, ice cream trumps fruit any day of the week!
Do you have a "signature" dessert or other type of food that you are known for? I'd love to know! In the mean time......I give you:
Ice Cream Pie (Makes 2 pies)
What you will need:
2 chocolate cookie crusts
(2) 1/2 gallons of ice cream (I usually put chocolate on the bottom and a different flavor on top)
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup whipping cream (not whipped)
Spoon 1/2 the container of chocolate ice cream in each pie crust. You might need to let the ice cream sit on the counter 5 minutes or so until it is soft before you scoop it into the crust. Put pies into the freezer to harden.
While pies are in the freezer make your chocolate sauce by putting your chocolate chips and whipping cream in a heavy sauce pan. Melt the chocolate until smooth and then let mixture cool to room temp.
Take pies out of the freezer and drizzle chocolate sauce over the 1st ice cream layer. Place back into the freezer to harden chocolate sauce.When sauce is hardened, remove pies from freezer and spoon 2nd flavor of ice cream on top. I like to mound it more in the center so that it is kind of "dome" like. Drizzle with remaining chocolate sauce. Place in freezer to harden.
When hardened you can put it in a large Ziplock freezer bag to store. Your second pie can keep really well in the freezer until you need it. (if it lasts that long)
This time I put cookies and cream on my first pie and Moose Tracks on my second pie. I had some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on hand so I chopped them up and put them between the layers and on top of the Moose Tracks pie. It was delicious!
From my family to yours.....I hope you like it as much a we do!