This Ice Cream Mud Pie has an Oreo crust, and layers of chocolate, vanilla and peppermint. You can use your own favorite flavors. This pie is always a crowd pleaser and it's easy, fun, and can be made ahead.
Of the countless desserts I love, an ice cream mud pie is my go-to dessert whenever I host a dinner.
I love making mud pies for dinner parties because they're super easy and fun. They present beautifully and everyone loves them. Everyone! Oh, and you can make them well in advance.
And as simple as it is to make, it tastes complex and amazing!
Ingredients for this Ice Cream Mud Pie
- Oreo cookies
- unsalted butter
- chocolate ice cream
- peppermint ice cream
- vanilla bean ice cream
How to Make it
- Choose a very good quality of ice cream.
- I love the flavor combination in this ice cream mud pie, but please choose your favorite flavors. They should compliment each other, and vary in color.
- Have the time and patience to wait until each layer of ice cream is 100% frozen before adding the next.
- Make sure the ice creams are the proper consistency — they should be soft but not at all melted when you add them to the pie.
- To make this pie gluten-free, you can use Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies or Gluten-Free Joe Joe's from Trader Joes.
How far ahead can you make it?
You can make Frozen Chocolate Peppermint Pie at least one day ahead of time. Imagine, your dessert for your dinner party being totally ready to serve a whole day before your guests arrive. Brilliant.
It will obviously keep for a long time because it's frozen, but the fresher the better for a party, so I don't usually make it more than two days ahead.
Ice Cream Combination Ideas
You can choose any flavors of ice cream you like!
I have two favorite flavor combinations.
- Chocolate and Peppermint. When you make the recipe below, you'll understand why.
- Chocolate and Coffee. Who can resist mocha?
And McConnell’s is my brand of choice. My favorite flavors? Dark Chocolate Chips & Nibs, Turkish Coffee and Peppermint Stick. I almost always add vanilla in the mix. It goes with most other flavors and the additional layer is pretty.
(This is not a sponsored post, I just love McConnell’s and it's my favorite for mud pies.)
I really hope you try this Ice Cream Mud Pie recipe and love it as much as my family and I do.
You also might be interested in my Individual Mud Pies with Espresso Chocolate Sauce. 🙂
Ice Cream Mud Pie Recipe
- approximately 40 Oreo cookies (or other brand of chocolate sandwich cookies you like — gluten-free is okay too!)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 pint chocolate ice cream (I use McConnell's Dark Chocolate Chips & Nibs)
- 1 pint peppermint ice cream (I use McConnell's Peppermint Stick)
- 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream (I used McConnell's Vanilla Bean)
- Set the chocolate ice cream out to soften while you make the crust.
- Make crust. To make the crust, use a food processor to finely grind the Oreos until they're smooth and without large cookie chunks. Pour the ground Oreos into a large mixing bowl and remove about 1 cup. Then add the melted butter to what’s remaining in the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Shape crust. Add the butter-Oreo mixture to a 9 ½ inch pie plate. Using your hands, gently press the mixture to evenly coat the inside of the plate (bottom and all the way up the sides) to form the crust. It should be about ¼ inch thick. Put the plate in the freezer until firm, about 10 minutes.
- Assemble, freeze, repeat. Spread the pint of chocolate ice cream evenly on the crust. Use a small, flat- bottomed spreader to make the layer smooth. Sprinkle a little less than half of the reserved 1 cup of Oreo crumbs evenly over the ice-cream and return the pie plate to the freezer for at least 40 minutes. After about 20 minutes of freezing time, set the peppermint ice cream out to soften. Being sure the chocolate layer is frozen solid, spread the peppermint ice cream on top and sprinkle it evenly with all but about 2 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs. Again, freeze for about 40 minutes and now set the vanilla ice-cream out to soften about 20 minutes in. Being sure the peppermint layer is frozen solid, spread the vanilla ice-cream on top, and this time, follow with a sprinkling of the last 2 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs.
- Freeze, serve. The pie should be kept in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving, and for easier slicing, remove it from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving.
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Coco in the Kitchen
What gorgeousness is this?!
I love it, Valentina. Perfect for late-night TV watching.
oh yes it is! 🙂 Thank you xo
Chocolate and mint are a favorite flavor pairing! This is a fabulous recipe, easy and with so much ice cream goodness!
Thanks, Deb. I LOVE minty chocolatey desserts. 🙂
John / Kitchen Riffs
I'm with Deb -- chocolate and mint play together so nicely. A terrific pairing -- one of my favorites. And speaking of terrific, this definitely is. Neat recipe -- thanks.
Thanks so much John! I'm with both of you. 😉 Enjoy!
Chocolate and mint really are such a great pairing, I usually don't associate it with chilled or specifically frozen desserts though, but this sounds fantastic!
Thanks so much, Brian. Hope you give it a go! 🙂
Definitely a "Oh-o pretty" mud pie! Love chocolate and mint pairing and the recipe is so simple.. I am sure you had all the mothers at Oreo! 🙂
Thanks for sharing
I love that! Yes, Oreo is somewhat of a magical word, isn't it? 😉
After not thinking about or eating any for years, I saw a mississippi mud pie a few days ago and keep thinking about it. Now I see your recipe and looks amazing. It has to be a sign. Bookmarking this to try. Sharing it too!
Yay! That makes me happy. Good timing. Hope you try this one and love it. 🙂
I have never had a Mud Pie but now I've seen this I really want to try! Chocolate and mint are one of my favourite flavour combinations too!
Camilla, I hope you try it! Even just for fun. 🙂
Such a delicious dessert. I drool a little bit when I think of how delicious and rich this might be. Totally an awesome dessert!
Thanks, Danielle. I can't help but agree (and drool a little too). 😉
I am all about a good mud pie! I must admit that I'm not familiar with mud pies with ice cream...but I love ice cream, so count me in! And the look of this mud pie with the 3 layers is stunning. No wonder they're such a party favorite! And I'd definitely need to make this for a party or else I'd eat the whole thing by myself. Hah!
Thank you, David. I made this pie a week ago for 4 guests, even with seconds, there was still a bit left for "breakfast." Just a bit, so I was fairly safe. 😀
I’ve never had a mud day pie! But anything with chocolate and mint gets my vote!
Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites
My oldest son is a chocolate mint fanatic - he would go crazy over this! Looks amazing!!
Yay! Hope you flips for it like my boys do. 🙂
I have heard so much of this pie but never tried it. Your recipe sounds very doable and good! Will try it.
I hope you do try it. Thank you!
What a pie! I love the layers of flavors! I know this will be a big hit at our holiday table this year!
Oh yay. Hope you love it!
What a gorgeous dessert! Love the layered colors.
Thanks so much!
O my!! This looks so yum. It must really taste amazing. Will definitely give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.
Than YOU for checking it out. 🙂
David Scott Allen
I wish we could get that brand of peppermint stick ice cream!
I do too, David! Hopefully it'll sneak into a store near you one day. 🙂 ~Valentina
This looks gorgeous but I can't figure out your directions, which say to start with the vanilla on top of the crust although it's the chocolate you've taken out to soften. I'm sure it makes no difference except I was so attracted to the photograph and want it to look the same. Have I got something wrong?
Hi Gina. Thanks so much for writing in and for pointing that out! It was a typo I missed, and I so appreciate you letting me know. I've change it to make more sense. I hope you love it! Enjoy! 🙂 ~Valentina