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