Fudgy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

IMG_6046It seems we’ve put a little twist on a classic ice cream pie recipe, and this one’s a keeper!

We made a different type of ice cream cake a few years ago in a loaf pan that looked like this:

IMG_8780It was two types of ice cream separated by a mixture of (cold) hot fudge and chocolate cookie crumbs. It was really good but the slices were messy, as you can imagine. If you don’t have a ready-made GF pie crust, go with something like this.

But if you can locate all of these ingredients, or similar brands of the same items (mint ice cream, Cool Whip, hot fudge, ready-made crust and crushed candy canes) I’m going to highly recommend you try it another way…

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This Mi-Del crust is really wonderful. I have never used a ready-made GF cookie crust before, and now I am hooked. I usually make my own by crushing nuts or cookie crumbs and sticking them together with melted butter. These homemade crusts taste great, but they are also messy. With this Mi-Del crust, I easily popped the entire finished pie out of the foil pan and sliced it on a cutting board like so…

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The pieces stayed together really nicely and there were hardly any crumbs.

My little twist was adding a layer of hot fudge (don’t warm it up) on the bottom of the crust which gives this pie an extra layer of awesomeness.

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DIRECTIONS:

Soften half a container of Cool Whip and half a container of peppermint ice cream (you could also use mint chocolate chip or whatever), mix the two together until blended, and pour over the hot fudge. Smooth it out and sprinkle with crushed candy canes for a little crunch. That’s it. Freeze it for a few hours and then enjoy, which goes without saying.  🙂

 

 

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