Laurie's StoryI recently bought some french vanilla ice cream to use with a Dutch Apple Pie. Since we don't like plain vanilla ice cream, I needed a way to use the leftovers. Everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate so this frozen silky treat was born.
softened french vanilla ice cream
chunky style peanut butter
pre-made chocolate or vanilla cookie crust
salted peanuts coarsely chopped
jar of hot fudge ice cream topping melted
canned or fresh whipped cream
peanut butter cups
caramel ice cream topping
1In a large bowl, soften the ice cream.
2With electric mixer on low, whip in the peanut butter until well blended.
3Spoon 1/2 of ice cream mixture into pie crust.
4Top ice cream with 3/4 cup of the melted, cooled hot fudge. Top fudge with 1/4 cup of salted chopped peanuts.
5Pour remaining ice cream into pie shell. Put remaining fudge in a plastic bag and cut off one corner. Drizzle top of pie with fudge. Drizzle caramel ice cream topping over the pie with a spoon.
6Sprinkle top of pie with the remaining 1/4 cup peanuts. Cover and freeze for 2 or more hours until firm.
7Decorate with whipped cream around the edges. Place peanut butter cups around the whipped cream (optional.)
8When ready to serve, take pie from freezer and slice with a warm knife that's been run under hot water. Return unused portion covered to the freezer.