Easy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

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Michelle Waco

By
@Mommydiva

Just a quick pie I threw together in an attempt to recreate a "cake" served at the holidays by our local sports bar. One of my daughter's FAVORITES!! Since we have a number of December birthdays including hers, she insists I make this every year!
"Cook" time is freezer time (although just suggested, I made mine and froze overnight). **This really CAN be modified with your favorite flavor ice cream and garnished accordingly to suit the Holiday or event. ;)

Egg Nog ice cream with crushed snickerdoodles, pumpkin ice cream at Thanksgiving with candied pecans and light caramel garnish, a nice peach or berry ice cream in spring or summer with fresh berries and drizzled white chocolate or caramel. Combinations are endless.....

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes 2 pies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2 large
graham cracker pie crust, ready made (i do 1 regular and 1 chocolate, a keebler and an oreo)
1 3/4 qt
dreyer's grand limited edition peppermint ice cream, softened (1 container)
16 oz
cool whip topping
candy cane roca, chocolate sauce, etc (garnish as desired)

How to Make Easy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1Soften ice cream on counter until "workable" (soft enough to stir in Cool Whip but not too liquid).
  • 2Mix in full tub of Cool Whip- do not over blend as Cool Whip will become runny.
  • 3Scoop half of mixture into each of 2 pie crusts.
  • 4Smooth evenly in crust.
  • 5Cover with lid, if available, or wrap.
  • 6Place in freezer for at least 2 hours. (Could be less, I don't know as I always do ahead and leave them overnight).
  • 7Prior to serving, remove cover and smooth any voids (a slightly warm spoon run under warm water works well).
  • 8Garnish with crushed candy cane or starlight mints, chocolate curls, peppermint bark, chocolate sauce, or crushed Candy Cane Roca - my favorite.
  • 9Enjoy! :)

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About Easy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids