Thursday, December 3, 2009

Incredibly Impressive Ice Cream Pie

I am reposting this beautiful dessert because it is one of my Christmas favorites. Just use Peppermint stick ice cream for the top layer and chocolate on the bottom. It is so pretty, and who doesn't love ice cream. I especially like it because it can be made far in advance and stored in the freezer.

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)

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  1. wow, this is making me drool.....

  2. Brilliant! That looks so yummy and easy to pull out for guests.

  3. Oohhh...this would be really good with the peppermint ice cream that comes out this time of year! Thanks!

  4. Oh my goodness..that looks sooo yummy!

  5. All the yummy pies, strange cakes, and different desserts for the holidays, THIS is what kind of dessert would go over well and get totally eaten at our house! (I do something similar, but in a 9x13 pan and with hot fudge, then caramel in between the ice cream layers.)

  6. This is totally impressive! I will have to make that for sure!

  7. Looks wonderful!

    How long does it take out of the freezer before it can be cut?

  8. Peppermint ice cream is my absolute favorite! I hoard it at this time of year. This is so yummy!

  9. i love that pie, i want it in my belly!

  10. Thanks for sharing! Make ahead desserts are embraced this time of year.

  11. I love that peppermint stick ice cream and this is a great way to use it. (I love how you used the ziploc bag to store it in). Yum!

  12. You're right, that is impressive. And now I'm hungry.

  13. That looks super yummy. My kids would love it.


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