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Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

A deliciously minty ice cream pie drizzled with fudge and sprinkled with Andes mint pieces and Thin Mint cookies. Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Guys, I saved the best for last. There’s only one more day of Christmas Week left before it’s over, and I knew I had to go out with an epic bang.

This recipe was inspired by this Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I’ve made this pie (full fat version) for my peanut butter loving father a few times (five). Guys, he begs me for this pie…like, every week. He sends me texts of his lower lip dangling in sadness in hopes that I’ll feel bad for him and make this pie. He has even gone so low as to threaten me in order to get pie, telling me he’ll hold my mom hostage and not let her go shopping with me if he doesn’t get pie. Granted, I don’t think he has that kind of authority over my mom, but you see the point I’m trying to make here.

If I hear him say the word pie one more time…

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

After my dad received and ate his third (total fatty, guys) pie, Squirrel began begging me for a pie. Now I have two grown men whining for pie–it’s a double whammy!

Squirrel: Why does your dad always get pie? That’s not fair?
Me: I only own one springform pan. I’ll make you a pie when he returns my pan.
Squirrel: Your dad always gets what he wants. I never get anything.
Me: Lies!
Squirrel: It’s true. He’s had like three pies, and I haven’t had any.
Me: I said I’ll make the pie when he returns my pan. I only have one pan. Quit being dramatic!
Squirrel: I want a pie now.

You guys, if I hear the word pie one more time…

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

I came home the other day to a carton of Breyer’s Thin Mint ice cream, courtesy of, you guessed it, Squirrel. “I want mint pie,” he exclaimed. “Fine,” I snarled, seeing red at this point for hearing the word “pie” again, for the millionth time.

Squirrel inspired this particular version of frozen pie when he came home from the store holding a carton of minty ice cream.

Three days after he bought the ice cream:

Squirrel: Where’s my pie? I bought the ice cream three days ago.
Me: If you say the word pie one more time, I’m going to chuck the ice cream at your head. I decided to make a special pie using your ice cream for the blog. I’m going to make it on Friday and take pictures of it on Saturday. When I’m finished, you can have your damn pie.
Squirrel: Your dad didn’t have to wait for you take pictures of the pie before he could eat it.

Given the circumstances, Squirrel is no longer with us. There was accident involving an ice cream carton to the head. It’s real sad, but I’ll move on.

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

This pie is super easy to make. It only takes 10 minutes from start to finish. You can use your favorite mint ice cream to make this pie. I used Breyer’s Thin Mint ice cream because that’s what Squirrel came home with.

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

The crust: I find chocolate grahams to be the easiest and tastiest cookie (cracker?) to use for the crust. Pulverize approximately 15 chocolate grahams in your food processor until it resembles a fine crumb and stir in the melted butter until the crumbs are evenly coated in buttery goodness. Press the pulverized cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of your springform pan. I got real technical and used a glass to press my crust into place. If you have some fancy pie crust press, feel free to use it. Viola, crust!

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

The innards: Stir the ice cream and Cool Whip together until thoroughly combined and spread it evenly over the crust. I find it easier to mix the ice cream and Cool Whip together after the ice cream sets out and softens a bit. Drizzle chocolate fudge over the ice cream. Sprinkle with coarsly crushed grasshopper cookies (or Thin Mints) and Andes chocolate pieces. Cover and freeze until firm.

When you present this pie, the crowd will go wild. My dad consumed an entire pie (alone, with no help) in a matter of days. Your peeps will gobble this up in no time. Now that I think of it, you might want to consider making two pies.

The chocolate crust is buttery and mildly sweet, creating the perfect vessel for ice cream inhalation. The ice cream layer is fluffy and super creamy, and, as if that weren’t enough, the entire thing gets drizzled with decadent fudge and addictive Andes mints.

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie from www.themessybakerblog.com

This thin mint ice cream pie will quickly become a favorite.

 

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

A deliciously minty ice cream pie drizzled with fudge and sprinkled with Andes mint pieces and Thin Mint cookies.

Yield: 1 Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 mintues

Ingredients:

2 cups (approximately 15 crackers) chocolate graham cracker crumbs

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 (1.5 quart) container Thin Mint ice cream, slightly softened

1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed

1/3 cup fudge

1/2 cup crushed Thin Mint pieces

1/4 cup Andes mint pieces

 

Directions:

In a bowl, stir together cracker crumbs and melted butter until evenly coated.

Press the cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

In a large bowl, fold the Cool Whip into the softened ice cream until throughly combined. Spread the ice cream mixture evenly over the crust.

Drizzle the fudge over the top of the pie. Sprinkle with Thin Mint cookie pieces and Andes mint pieces.

Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm.

 

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40 Responses to “Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie”

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    Julia — December 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    OHHHMYYYYGOOOOOOSH! Have I told you how much I love chocolate and mint together? And how addicted to Andes I am? This is the PERFECT pie for my family for Christmas! We’ve been looking for new desserts to bring into the mix and in the history of my family, we’ve never done a chocolate mint pie. Done and done, this thing looks amazing!

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    Debbie — December 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    In a word: Yummy! I’d make this in a heartbeat but imagine I’d eat it just as quickly… Happy Baking, everyone!

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    Tara — December 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Squirrel is right, I want pie now too!! It looks so amazing!!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — December 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Hahaha, I love your Dad’s pleading for more pie! This pie is sooo perfect – pinned, can’t wait to try it!

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    jacquie — December 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    heritage mason jars

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    R.I.P. Squirrel

    You said the word “pie” to much.

    Michael will probably be joining you. especially once he knows this pie exists.

    (I think it looks pretty darned ahhhmazing too!)

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    Susan — December 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    oh ma ghad. If I tell you I want pie, will you hurt me?

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — December 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    This looks like heaven!!

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    Shanda Enriquez — December 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I would buy shelving!

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    Mona — December 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Mason jars

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    Kristen — December 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    What a gorgeous ice cream dessert (I hesitate to use the P_ _ word )! My family would gobble it up in no time flat!

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    Dionne Baldwin — December 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

    What an unfortunate accident! Thankfully we get the recipe out of it. My goodness your, um…pie…looks so very beautiful! I would say good enough to eat but I love chocolate and mint. So I’d totally eat it.

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    Amber — December 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I would buy some shelving and glass jars for extracts and spices.

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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — December 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Poor Squirrel. But that means more pie for you, right?

    Happy day #5!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — December 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    love the new look of the blog! i am so looking forward to having a little bit of time to get cooking and baking so i can enjoy this!

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    Gigi — December 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

    This pie should be outlawed., just kidding, looks sinfully delicious!
    Merry Christmas!

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    Kim Bee — December 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I hope you saved me so cuz I’ll be right over. This is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this week, it’s been a pleasure having you.

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — December 15, 2013 at 11:59 am

    First of all..I LOVE this pie!! And secondly…did I JUST notice that you totally changed your blog look and layout??? Love it!!!

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    Di — December 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Mason jars! They are great for storage or gift giving.

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    Carla — December 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Hey Jennie can you make me a PIE? :D Love this thin mint pie. Mint chocolate is one of my favorite ice creams.

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — December 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Haha! Love Squirrel’s logic. This pie looks amazing, I need some right now!

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    mf — December 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Medium-Duty Shelving Units

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — December 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    This pie looks super yummy and my choco-mint loving husband would adore it :)

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    meredith — December 18, 2013 at 2:01 am

    id buy mason jars for my daughters wedding!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    And here I am, stopped dead in my tracks over this pie!!

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    • Jennie replied December 18th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks, Megan. My family gobbled it up so fast. It’s like they had never seen a pie before.

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    Vunda V — December 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    i would get some Glass Rectangular “Blake” Bottles-Black Caps

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    Laurie — December 19, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so yummy! I love chocolate and mint, will definitely have to make this!

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    Jaimie — December 20, 2013 at 12:48 am

    This was to DIE for. I received rave reviews for it from a church potluck I made it for. I’d love to include it on my Christmas recipes post if you don’t mind?

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