Looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s low-effort but impressive? This chocolate ice cream pie is just the thing.
This recipe is perfect for kitchen beginners or anyone who doesn’t feel like making a dessert that’s a big production.
Somewhat annoyingly, everyone will love it just as much as all those recipes that take you hours of hard work!
Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
- Pie plate
- 18 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies crushed
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 pint prepared chocolate ice cream
- 12 ounce frozen whipped topping divided
- chocolate shavings for garnish
- Assemble the pie crust. Combine the cookies and melted butter, gently press into a 9-inch pie plate
- Make the filling. Let the ice cream soften for 15 minutes at room temperature. Combine with half of the whipped topping. Press into the crust using a spatula. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Fill with ice cream mixture and freeze to set. Press the filling into the crust using a spatula. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Top with remaining Cool Whip. Gently spread remaining whipped topping on ice cream. Return to freezer for about 1 hour to set topping.
- Garnish and serve. Add shaved chocolate and serve the pie, cutting slices with a knife run under hot water and then dried.
You’ll need the following for this cool and creamy treat:
- Chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies
- Melted butter
- Prepared chocolate ice cream
- Frozen whipped topping
- Chocolate shavings for garnish
🥫 Storage instructions
Wrap your chocolate ice cream pie tightly with cling wrap or aluminum foil. It will do just fine in the freezer for a week. Always remember to keep it as airtight as possible to prevent freezer burn.
Absolutely, feel free to experiment! Just make sure the flavors complement the chocolate cookies and toppings (like in this Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie!). Or for a totally different version, make Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
Definitely! This is a great make-ahead dessert. Ensure it’s kept in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
- Make sure your cookies are well crushed to create an even pie crust.
- Don’t forget to let your ice cream soften a bit before you mix it, it makes the process a lot easier.
- Before you serve, let the pie sit out at room temperature for a few minutes for easier slicing.
📘 more cold summer desserts you’ll love
- Homemade Berry Swirl Ice Cream
- Key Lime Pie with Meringue Topping
- Condensed Milk Lemon Pie