Monday, December 16, 2013

Candy Cane Cookie Ice Cream Pie

This week is the final week before we slide head first into Christmas next week.  Man, once December comes, it's like the time just whittles away so quickly.  That could leave you feeling like you don't have a lot of time to throw together a great dessert in a hurry.  I'm here to tell you nay, nay!




 This dessert is two ingredients.

Two!

One...two.


If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, Candy Cane Oreos work just fine.  Let the ice cream sit out to soften on the counter while you ready the cookies.

Use 2/3 of the cookies (two sleeves) to make your crust.  Put them in the blender or food processor to make cookie crumbs.


Press them into the pie pan and up the sides.  The cream from the cookies should make it bind together.


When you're ready check to see if the ice cream has softened enough to stir it up and if it needs a little help, put it in the microwave for 15 second intervals until it looks like this on the sides.


Take 3/4 of the gallon of ice cream and put it in a large bowl.


Using the utensils of your choice, break down the ice cream a little.


Get the final sleeve of cookies, saving back 2 cookies for garnish at the end and break them up into large chunks into the ice cream.


Work it like Cold Stone Creamery is paying you money and work the cookies into the ice cream making sure to flip it a few times so there are no bare spots without cookies.


Time to dump the ice cream into your pie plate.


Gently smooth it into the corners of the pie plate up to the edges.


Break up the remaining two cookies and sprinkle on top.  Cover with plastic wrap.



Cover well with foil and put it in the freezer for at least 45 minutes to harden back up.


Keep this baby on hand for drop in guests over the holidays or if you're hosting the holidays and want something other than the standard cookies and cakes to serve.



We can vouch, this version is AWESOME.  So yummy, so easy to make and not overwhelming in the peppermint department but just enough to get you in the spirit!

Because this recipe is so adaptable (you can use any ice cream, frozen yogurt along with your favorite cookies, candy bars, etc) there is no nutritional info.  Just know it's not diet food, eat it in moderation and split a piece with someone if you're trying to stay on Santa's nice list.

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5 comments:

  1. I can vouch for it tasting great. It's got just the right amount of mint flavor and gives you that mint chocolate-y goodness, which I love. Nice to know it's easy to make too.

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  2. arghh...woman..i need to stay away till christmas..ur killing me with ur recipes...hehehe..now I want some....

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  3. Darn it. I always manage to resist buying those Joe Joes (I can't eat them, but my fiancé loves them) but I think it might be a necessity so that I can make this recipe. Yum!

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  4. Oh my dear. This looks AMAZING. I wish I could lick the screen...

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