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Close up of a slice of Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Mud Pie on a white plate.

Peppermint Ice Cream Mud Pie

Peppermint Ice Cream Mud Pie, with layers of chocolate and vanilla, is easy, fun and can be made ahead. It's so pretty and perfect for dinner parties!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert for party, ice cream dessert recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 10
Calories 604 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein

Ingredients

  • approximately 40 Oreo cookies (or other band 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)

Instructions

  1. Set the chocolate ice cream out to soften while you make the crust.

  2. 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. From that 1 cup, remove 2 tablespoons, and set both aside. Then add the melted butter to what’s remaining in the mixing bowl and stir to combine.


  3. 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.

  4. Spread the pint of vanilla ice-cream evenly on the crust. Use a small, flat- bottomed spreader to make the layer smooth. Sprinkle about 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.


  5. Being sure the chocolate layer is frozen solid, spread the peppermint on top and sprinkle it evenly with the rest 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, followed by a sprinkling of the last 2 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs.


  6. 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.