Remember the ice cream cakes you’d pray to appear at your birthday parties from Baskin Robbins or Carvel every year? Since no one is reaching for those anymore, you are now in luck because my homemade ice cream pie recipe is possibly the easiest thing you’ve ever “baked” and the best part is you don’t have to wait for it to cook to try a bite.
While you could make the pie crust from scratch, churn your ice cream ( I mean what a joke- but I wish I could) and bake/create your own handmade toppings, below are just three basic steps to create the pie of a lifetime. The other great thing about this is you can prepare it days or even weeks in advance for a party, housewarming gift or birthday treat. It keeps well in the freezer just as long as any other pint of ice cream (depending on how long you can keep it without devouring it in a few days) so you can just stack them up for emergencies.
- 1 Keebler Graham Ready Crust (or you can make mini ones and use different flavors)
- 1 Container of Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Gelato or 2 Pints of your favorite ice cream (if you are using smaller artisanal brands like Talenti or even Ben & Jerry’s, you’ll need 2 pints)
- Caramel or Chocolate Fudge
- 1 8 oz. Bag of Crushed up Mini Oreos
The least time consuming way to do this is to buy an already made Keebler Graham Crust.
- First, scoop layers of the Salted Caramel Gelato onto the bottom of the pie crust (half the carton of ice cream). If you are using other flavors or pints, use the entire pint on this first scoop. Be very gentle as the crust will break, but do not worry when/if it does as it will be fine in the freezer.
- Next, drizzle chocolate fudge. I used Hamptons-based Old School Favorites all-natural Szauce, a chocolate sauce made with Madagascar Vanilla.
was what I used in the picture.
- Next, take about 10 Mini Oreo cookies at a time and smash them up using the bottom of a mini bowl or other hard surface. If you have a wooden smasher tool for the kitchen, use this instead. Please take note that forks and spoons do not work well. Then sprinkle the cookie bits on top of the pie mixture.
- Then repeat the steps with another layer of ice cream, then fudge the cookie.
- Lastly, place plastic lid from the pie crust on top and place in freezer for about an hour.
Other flavor combinations I suggest are a peanut butter flavored ice cream, with a layer of drizzled caramel sauce and crushed up Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Butter Cookies. Also try using their Cookie Butter Ice Cream. You can skip sauce (because the melted cookie butter is enough) and add crushed chocolate chip cookies on top.
I also recommend the gelato brand Talenti. You’ll need two jars of this. Try the Sea Salt Caramel, Carmel Cookie Crunch or Mediterranean Mint. Be creative with your choice of toppings and ice cream flavors. It’s supposed to be fun, and the best part is, no matter what it tastes incredible. You won’t be able to keep any leftovers after a party or put your fork down. Yes, this is the only time it’s ok to eat ice cream with a fork!