What to do with that big pot of molten chocolate from last week’s post? Make an Ice Cream Pie, of course.
This is a very simple recipe, but makes for a crowd pleasing dessert, unless you are lactose intolerant. If that’s the case, then I am so sorry for you because you are missing out. I would die if I couldn’t eat ice cream, cheese, yogurt, milk, but mostly the ice cream.
So this is my grandmother’s recipe and it was always a favorite of mine. Here is what you do:
Break out your grandmother’s pie plate and soak yourself in memories for a brief moment.
Layer the bottom of the pie plate with vanilla wafers for a crust.
Carefully top the wafers with a heft layer of ice cream.
I used vanilla bean, but you could use plain vanilla, chocolate if you really like chocolate or strawberry would even be good. My grandmother traditionally used vanilla.
Next pour on half of the chocolate sauce. I made a double batch so I would have extra to put in the pie and then pour over each slice. I like the chocolate sauce man. Please don’t judge me.
Add a second layer of ice cream and smooth it out as best you can. This recipe calls for 1 carton of ice cream, so each layer should be roughly half of the carton.
A second and final layer of the chocolate sauce is next. Then you probably want to stick that bad boy in the freezer so that the ice cream doesn’t get too melty melty.
Toast some pecans. This is optional, but who doesn’t love toasted pecans???
Then you can either make a pretty design with the pecan or chop them and scatter them on top. Of course, I opted for pretty. 🙂
Slice and drizzle on extra chocolate sauce or just take a bath in the extra sauce. WHAT??
Here’s the printable recipe:
|Ice Cream Pie|
- 1 cup vanilla wafers
- 1 1/2 gallon carton ice cream (vanilla bean)
- 1 recipe homemade chocolate sauce
- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
- Layer vanilla wafers to form a crust
- Top with half of the ice cream
- Layer on half off the chocolate sauce
- Repeat layers 2 and 3
- Top with toasted pecans