I love a good ice cream pie. They are so easy to put together and make a fun finish to any meal. I made this cherry chocolate version a couple of weeks ago when I had my parents over for dinner. My day is a big cherry chocolate fan, so I thought it would be appropriate. He loved it! 🙂 Mission accomplished. I love to put a smile on that mans face, I really do.
Here’s what you should know about this pie…
Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream is mixed with chopped maraschino cherries and maraschino cherry juice and then spread over a fabulous Oreo crust. Cool whip is spread over the top and the whole pie is frozen until nice and firm. Hot fudge is drizzled over the top when served.
Hope all of you cherry-chocolate-lovers out there make it and love it!
Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
***Note: This pie can be made up to 1 week in advance. End of note.***
Time: 20 minutes prep + 4 hours freezing time
Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1. Set the container of chocolate ice cream on the counter to thaw while you make the chocolate crust.
2. Grab some Oreo cookies.
Toss 26 into your blender and crush them up into fine crumbs. You’ll need 2 cups of crumbs total.
3. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter. Remove the blade from your blender and pour the melted butter in. Stir it with a spoon to combine. I haven’t had a lot of luck using the blade of the blender to incorporate the butter. Best to just take it out and stir it with a spoon. 🙂
4. Pour the crumbs into a 9 inch-deep dish pie plate.
Use the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crumbs to the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish.
Like this! Lovely. 🙂
5. Grab the softened ice cream and scoop it into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl.
6. Pour the juice from one jar of maraschino cherries into a glass measuring cup.
Pour the cherries onto a plate or cutting board and give them a rough chop.
and 1/4 cup of the cherry juice into the mixer.
Blend them together until smooth and creamy.
8. Carefully scoop the ice cream into your beautiful crust.
9. Spoon the cool whip into the ice cream…
and spread it out evenly with a knife.
10. Cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap and pop it into the freezer for at least 4 hours and up to 1 week.