Here`s is the finale to Cookies and Cream week! I`m ending it with Cookies and Cream ice cream pie!
Yep, it tastes as scrumptious as it sounds, people. 😉
This was my first time making an ice cream pie, but once I saw a Snickers ice cream pie recipe in one of the Cook Illustrated magazines, I started dreaming up of this pie. It never occurred to me to make a pie with ICE CREAM. My favorite food, ever! I about died.
Hence, this creation was born. Oreo cookie crust, with a thin chocolate layer, cookies and cream ice cream, topped with chocolate fudge and whipped cream. With the optional chopped Oreo cookies sprinkled over the whipped cream, which I chose to do.
Why, yes. Yes, completely.
How many adjectives do you know to describe a good dessert recipe? You may apply them all here.
Unless it`s moist and fluffy. That does not belong here. That belongs with cake and bread…
Okay, I`m done raving about this.
I would just like to add that all who have tasted this awesome of a pie raved about it too. They wanted more and more. Sadly, there is only 1 pie. Fortunately, for their pants.
The fudge in the pic is speckled because I wrapped the top of the pie with saran wrap…and it touched the fudge. No worries, just add more fudge to cover it! 😀
The only downside? This pie of awesomeness takes a lot of planning ahead and time. Mainly freezer time. But, it`s all worth it, I promise! I took 3 DAYS to make this.
Day 1: Made the ice cream and fudge.
Day 2: Made the pie crust and assembled the pie, with the exception of the whipped cream.
Day 3: Made the whipped cream and piped it onto the pie.
However, you a can make this in 2 days. Even 1 day if you decide to buy pre-made crust and ice cream. Heck, you can buy all of these ingredients and put them together early in the day and it will be ready to eat by dinner!
But, where`s the fun in thattt? Just buy an ice cream pie.
Also, you can totally prepare this ahead of time for a party or something!
The crust will be a little tough to slice through because of the hardened chocolate. But, totally do-able with a good knife.
Look at these pictures to help you understand how to make the chocolate layer, if it`s confusing from reading the recipe. 🙂
Sorry for such a long recipe, but each step is simple. Plus, it`s so good, you won`t even think you about all the steps!