chocolate wafer cookies
unsalted butter, melted
espresso powder, instant
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
ice cream: vanilla, coffee, or chocolate chip
whipping cream, whipped
In food processor, place half of cookies, breaking into pieces.
Process to make fine crumbs.
Repeat with remaining cookies.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter and process with on-off pulses, just to blend.
Press crumbs evenly onto bottom and up side of 9" pie plate.
Press crumbs evenly to rim and bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
In small saucepan, heat 6 tablespoons of Kahlua and espresso powder over low heat until warmed and powder is dissolved.
Stir in chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter and stir until melted and smooth.
Transfer vanilla ice cream to electric mixer bowl and allow to soften slightly.
Add 2 tablespoons Kahlua and beat on low speed to blend.
Spread over bottom of cooled crust and freeze until firm.
Spread cooled chocolate mixture over ice cream in plate.
Transfer chocolate ice cream to mixer bowl; blend in remaining 2 tablespoons Kahlua as above.
Spread chocolate ice cream over sauce in pie.
To serve, pipe decorative border of whipped cream around inside edge of pie.