Peppermint Ice Cream Pie~

 

 
When I was in college, this is what we knew as “Pledge Dessert.”  On one special night when the new pledges in the AΦ sorority were invited come to the house for dinner, we were served this amazing ice cream pie. After months of eating dorm food, this was truly a treat.  In December, Edy’s, maker of many delicious flavors of ice cream, provided me with one of their popular, seasonal offerings, Peppermint…which happens to be one of our family favorites.

Well, I meant to make something…but the weather grew bitter cold and a frozen dessert didn’t seem so appealing. Then we had an unseasonably warm start to January…temps hitting the 50’s.  And ice cream pie didn’t seem so unreasonable. I dug out the ice cream only to find that my daughter had eaten half the carton….I told you it was a family favorite!  Well, on to plan B….mini pies.  They are not the most beautiful desserts; but I love my Lift and Serve Individual  Squares Serving Pan (built in portion control!!!!), so I patted in some cookie crumbs, froze them, then added some softened ice cream and froze them again, and finally topped them off with some jarred fudge sauce….mmmmmm.  Easy as….well, pie! 

I will give you the proportions for a whole pie…the wedges will make a lovelier presentation…and a few crushed candy cane crumbs are the perfect garnish.  This is the same way I make my chocolate ice cream pie…so shake it up with your favorite flavors. And look for Edy’s Peppermint Ice Cream next holiday season.

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie
22 Nabisco Famous Wafers (may use Oreos, just omit the sugar), crushed or processed into crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 quarts Edy’s Peppermint ice cream (or whatever brand is available in your locale), softened slightly by leaving out at room temperature (you won’t use the whole carton)

1 jar fudge sauce

In a medium bowl, combine chocolate crumbs, sugar and butter.  Pat into a pie plate. Freeze till firm.

Scoop out ice cream into pie crust, spreading to fill.  Smooth top, leaving room for a layer of fudge.  Freeze a couple hours till firm.

Spread jar of room temperature fudge sauce over ice cream.  Return to freezer.


Use knife dipped in hot water (and dried) to cut slices.  Serve with crushed candy cane garnish and/or whipped cream if desired.


Serves 8.


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Disclosure: I received the Edy’s Ice Cream courtesy of Edy’s, but the opinions stated in this post are my own.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.

Comments

  1. I’ll pledge almost anything to have a bite of this!

  2. Looks delicious! I just love the pink color.

  3. Yummy, I truly do love ice cream pies and cakes and I’ve always love peppermint and chocolate together.

  4. I LOVE Edy’s peppermint ice cream, and I’m always so bummed once the holidays are over and the stores don’t carry it again until the next year!

  5. Lizzy! You N-E-V-E-R disappoint. Even after December’s sugar overload I’d be over in a New York minute for a piece of this!

  6. I don’t really care for peppermint desserts, but this would be great with any flavor ice cream.

  7. Ok – now this looks amazing Liz! Seriously. I absolutely love chocolate mint ice cream and this looks so decadent. I am dying here.

  8. Liz, you sure do know how to get people craving things! 🙂 I am a sucker for chocolate and mint and this would be dreamy for me.

  9. Lovely Lizzy and you know what, its so simple to make and does make a wonderful dessert. I have that small weakness for peppermint flavor because most of the ice-cream I buy seems to be this flavor.

  10. Love this 🙂

  11. What a scrumptions dessert Lizzy!!

  12. Asian-spice mix says:

    Simple,easy and yummy,I love warm january weather,it’s been warm here too this week 🙂
    Ridwan

  13. Baker Street says:

    Mint Ice cream pie! You’ve said all the right words Liz! Love it.

  14. looks so good, even if we have single digits here!

  15. Sometimes it is just better to use ice cream that is already made. Mainly because I am torn between using extract, oil or essence. Sadly now I have a bottle that simply says flavor-I will assume it is extract.
    This pie does look like a wonderful treat-nothing beats chocolate and peppermint. I am sure that by now it has been gobbled up at your house. Have a great day.

  16. So yummyyyyyyyyyyy !

  17. sounds like a quicky and sticky, but tasty treat 🙂

  18. I can’t stop staring at these!
    Amazing!

  19. With this pie, you must have been VERY popular during pledge time! 😀

  20. Pegasuslegend says:

    Where do you keep coming up with these fabulous creative desserts! Just totally scrumpitious!

  21. The Mom Chef says:

    Good grief. That dessert’s enough to make me wish my college had sororities. I’ll bet it’s just as delicious with white chocolate poured on top, no? I could handle the cookies on the bottom, but the stuff on the top may be a little much for me. Peppermint ice cream though. Yum!

  22. This sounds delicious! I love almost any kind of ice cream pie!

  23. Man. Ice cream pie. It’s been way to long since I’ve done that. Thanks for the reminder, I love this idea 🙂

  24. First of all – this looks gorgeous. I love the colors 🙂
    I’m not into peppermint though, but my wife would devour this!

  25. not a fan of peppermint, but my mom would like this

  26. Loveforfood says:

    Oh, what a simple, yummy idea!

  27. It’s an amazing recipe, Liz! I have never heard of ice cream pie.

  28. Definitely bookmarking this one. Wow! Looks insanely delicious..

  29. Sounds dangerously good. We finally got an ice cream maker and I like the idea of making this treat from scratch.

  30. Gorgeous! That looks so amazing!

  31. Oh my! I stock up on peppermint and eggnog flavored ice creams near Christmas and I LOVE the idea of using the peppermint for this. I think I love you, Lizzy 😀

  32. yummy…tasty one..Bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

  33. YUM! This looks delicious, and so pretty too!

  34. Yummo, it sounds great.

  35. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

    Sounds like a great idea to try with all kinds of flavors. Love the healthy proportion size pan 🙂

  36. Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com says:

    Some things are extra-seasonal, if you will, meaning that hot or cold they are always good. Peppermint is one of those things and we can’t think of a more cheery treat for the January blues than your lovely ice cream pies!

  37. Cassie/Bake Your Day says:

    Portion control is always a good thing, especially with ice cream. This is such a great idea. The seasonal flavors are always my favorite!

  38. Is it still portion control if you plan to eat the whole pie so you make that size on purpose? Looks fabulous, I could eat a whole pie of it. *snorts*

  39. Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    We have the same weather here, so a cold dessert doesn’t sound too bad. In fact, I would totally make this pie – individual servings or a whole pan! Yumm!

  40. Love what you did with the ice cream! This is such a pretty little dessert!

  41. For some reason I crave ice cream year round. I even think sometimes more so when it is cold out. I am a huge fan of peppermint ice cream. It is one of my favorite Christmastime treats.

  42. Oh my this looks amazing! I love peppermint ice cream and haven’t bought any in years! I’ll have to find an excuse to make this! Xoxo Serena

  43. I like your “portion controlled’ peppermint ice cream pie, especially after the holidays, although I could probably eat two or three of those portions:)

  44. I love the pie – love the ice cream – can have it during a blizzard. Now I just need portion-control plates…

  45. Geri Saucier says:

    What a delicious pie. I must admit, I am a big, big fan of peppermint and chocolate.

  46. it looks pretty easy and perfect for snack, they sound quite delicious

  47. Wonderful looking!

  48. Words Of Deliciousness says:

    I love this peppermint ice cream pie. Peppermint ice cream is one of the favorites in my house also.

  49. So refreshing and fabulous!

  50. Curry and Comfort says:

    Thanks to my hubby always eating my ingredients.. there is always a plan “B” in my mind. Well your plan be worked out wonderfully. I would definitely eat these even if it was a blizzard outside. 🙂

  51. BigBearswife says:

    I love all things peppermint and chocolate haha

  52. www.you-made-that.com says:

    great minds think alike I’ve been wanting to make a peppermint pie for a while now I just might get motivated now 🙂

  53. Mmm…this looks like a perfect dessert even during a cold winter!

  54. Magic of Spice says:

    Peppermint is such a fun flavor, I would eat these no matter what the weather said 🙂

  55. This sounds delicious Liz! I love that you have used pink peppermint here instead of the usual green :)!

  56. This looks delicious! The pan is pretty darn cool, too!

  57. Elisabeth says:

    Love peppermint ice cream…and to think of it as a pie? Amazing! Just not on my WW diet right now…sigh!

  58. Ugh Lizzy this looks SO good!!!

  59. Delicious treats are welcome in our house no matter what the thermometer says. The Mr. would love this so I’d have to hide a few squares for me.

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