Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Pie

They say honesty is the best policy. Well, the truth is, I am not a great baker. I am inconsistent. Sometimes breads and other from- scratch baked goods turn out, but most of the time they don't.  Therefore when it comes to sweets and treats I stick to the very simple. Sometimes, especially when entertaining, I think the simple things are the biggest favorites anyway. I found this recipe over at Real Mom Kitchen and adapted it slightly, especially since I couldn't find a prepared Oreo crust and just went with chocolate. You could always make your own, though. Our family just loves this treat!

What You Need:

1 prepared Oreo or chocolate pie crust
4 cups  Dreyer's "Fun Flavors" Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie ice cream (You could use regular mint chocolate chip but this one has brownie chunks that just make it even better).
5 Oreo cookies, coarsely crushed
Chocolate Sauce (recipe below)
Sweetened whipped cream

Let the ice cream sit out for a little bit to soften. Once softened, scoop into pie crust and spread evenly. If you use the Dreyer’s ice cream I used you’ll use almost the whole carton. Top with crushed Oreo cookies. Then top with the prepared chocolate sauce. Cover and place in your freezer until it sets and you are ready to serve. Top each serving with sweetened whipped cream. If you don't make your own cream, I like to use Reddi Whip in the can since it has no hydrogenated oil and is very low in sugar and calories. Plus it is so fun for kids to squirt it out of the can.

Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
3 oz evaporated milk or cream
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and remove from stove. *Allow to cool*. (The first time I did this it was still warm and melted the ice cream, running the sauce and ice cream all over the counter!) You will have a little more than you need for the pie (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup), but just save it and use it to a bowl of ice cream another day.

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