Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mud Pie

Simple Desserts

My Mother would make this dessert when she entertained.  I use to sneak downstairs and sneak a piece out of the freezer it was good as she entertaining guests in the living room.  This dessert is so easy but tastes so decadent.

mud pie


  • 1 8-1/2 oz. package chocolate wafers or oreo crumbs (if using oreo crumbs, no need to bake)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 ice cream, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar & 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups whipping cream 
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  • 1
    Crush chocolate wafers into fine crumbs. In small saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. In 9" pie plate combine crumbs and butter and press mixture to bottom and side of plate. Bake at 375° F for 10 minutes. Cool crust completely on wire rack.
  • 2
    Carefully spread coffee ice cream into crust, freeze until firm, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3
    In large saucepan over medium heat, cook cocoa, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup of whipping cream and 3 Tbsp. butter until mixture is really smooth and boils. Remove and heat and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla. Cool mixture slightly the pour over coffee ice cream. Return pie to freezer, freezing at least one hour.
  • 1
    In small bowl and with mixer at medium speed, beat remaining whipping cream with 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • 2
    Serve pie with whipped cream.- or you can skip this step...tastes good either way

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