Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

You’ll be the hit of the party with this amazing pie. It’s cool and creamy, and everyone will love it. As a bonus, it’s unbelievably easy to make.

slice of ice cream pie with oreo crust and candy canes.

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Cool, creamy, and just about the easiest dessert you'll make for the holidays. This pie is a hit with all ages.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Serving Size 8 slices

Ingredients 

  • 20 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies crushed
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 pint prepared vanilla ice cream
  • 12 ounce frozen whipped topping divided
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies divided
  • 3 drops pink food coloring

Instructions 

  • Assemble the pie crust. Combine the cookies and melted butter, gently press into a 9-inch pie plate
    crushed oreos and melted butter pressed into pie plate.
  • Make the filling. Let the ice cream soften for 15 minutes at room temperature. Combine with half of the whipped topping, food coloring, and ⅓ of a cup of the crushed peppermints.
    bowl of pink ice cream with crushed peppermints.
  • Fill the pie. Press filling into the crust using a spatula. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
    oreo pie shell filled with ice cream.
  • Top with whipped topping and candy. Gently spread the remaining whipped topping onto to the top of the pie and sprinkle with the remaining crushed peppermints Return to the freezer at least 1 hour before serving to set the whipped topping.
    process of topping pie with cool whip.

Notes

The food coloring, of course, is completely optional.
A regular size box of Oreos will be plenty for this recipe with a few left over. 

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Super easy to make. Just mix and chill. Really!
  • Creamy, cool, and delicious. Sweet, fluffy, creamy ingredients studded with peppermint and an Oreo crust. Perfection.
  • Perfectly festive for the holidays. Candy cane means Christmas.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on dark wood counter.

You’ll need the following for this creamy Christmas dessert:

  • chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos
  • butter
  • vanilla ice cream
  • frozen whipped topping, such as Cool Whip
  • crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  • pink food coloring (optional)

🍴Instructions

Step One: crust

crushed oreos and melted butter pressed into pie plate.

Mix the cookies and melted butter, then press it into a 9-inch pie plate.

Step Two: filling

bowl of pink ice cream with crushed peppermints.

Soften the ice cream for 15 minutes at room temperature. Combine it with half of the whipped topping, food coloring, and ⅓ of a cup of crushed peppermints. The ice cream will be very pale pink.

Step three: fill

oreo pie shell filled with ice cream.

Press the ice cream into the crust using a spatula. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.

Step Four: top

process of topping pie with cool whip.

Gently spread the remaining whipped topping onto the top of the pie and sprinkle with the remaining crushed peppermints. Chill in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving to set the whipped topping.

🥫 Storage instructions

Your pie will keep in the freezer for about 4-5 days in the freezer, covered in plastic wrap. Serve it straight from the freezer, no softening necessary.

layered frozen pie with ice cream.

🔍 FAQs

Can I leave out the food coloring?

Absolutely!


What about a different flavor of ice cream?

You could try chocolate, but there’s something special about pure vanilla and candy cane flavor.

Is it okay if I substitute something else for the Oreos?

Yes, you could try graham crackers. Just be sure to adjust the amounts of butter as needed for a suitable crust. However, I really do recommend using Oreo cookies. They’re just right. 😊

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • For a neater crust, crush the cookies in a food processor
  • If you don’t have a food processor, put them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  • Inexpensive ice cream works just fine for this. I always use Walmart brand vanilla, and it’s perfect!

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