Mint Chocolate Icebox Pie

Let's get real for a quick second. I don't have air conditioning in my new apartment and it's taking some adjustment to get used to it. Fans are my currently my best friend. Along with sports bras. And I've turned into one of those people who doesn't want to turn their oven on because it heats up the kitchen. So I took a bunch of ice cream and froze it into a pie plate and called it an icebox pie. I know that icebox cakes usually consist of pudding, but ice cream is so much better and it's my kitchen and I can call things what I want. 

Mint Chocolate Icebox Pie

  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream, about a half a gallon, softened
  • 4-6 ice cream sandwiches
  • 20-24 Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • hot fudge or chocolate sauce, for topping.

Using a sharp knife, cut each ice cream sandwich into 5-6 triangles and fit them into the bottom of your pie plate to create the first layer. Spoon ice cream on top of the sandwiches and spread into an even layer using a spatula. Next add your Oreo cookies, gently push them into the ice cream layer in a circular pattern. Place pie plate in the freezer.

In a chilled mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla on medium-high with an electric mixer. Whisk until it forms stiff peaks and spread over the Oreo layer of the pie. Drizzle with hot fudge or chocolate sauce and place in the freezer for a minimum of an hour. When ready to serve, let the pie sit out for a few minutes before cutting.

This is a really fun dessert and looks like a lot of work with very little effort. It's sure to impress your friends!