Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie: Retro & Modern

Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Here's a Retro Jell-O Chocolate Ice Cream Pie Ad & Recipe from Good Housekeeping, 1959. O.K. this is not how I would make it. Why not just use some chocolate ice cream? Scroll down for an easy recipe for a more 'modern' Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie!

'Modern' Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Since I'm all about Chocolate, the pie shell can be made with chocolate wafers or oreos.. either works well.

To make the crust, crumb up the wafers or oreos either by putting them in a plastic bag and running a rolling pin over them or by whirling them in your food processor. Add 1/2 stick of melted butter (or a bit more) and press into a 9" pie plate, going up the side. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 350 -- or not. Since this is an ice-cream pie, it's not really going to matter if you bake it or not!

Next, spoon in the softened chocolate ice cream. Now here's where you can get creative--either a chocolate or a chocolate brownie ice cream such as Haagen Daz Chocolate or Ben & Jerry's Chocolate or Chocolate Fudge Brownie would be perfect! Then freeze!  
Helpful hint: make sure to position the pie flat in your freezer.

And finally, top with Hot Fudge Sauce!

Want to make your own Chocolate Ice Cream for this Chocolate ice cream pie?

Epicurious has a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream by Fergus and Margot Henderson that appeared in Bon Appetit. For the recipe, go HERE.

Or make Alton Brown's Chocolate Ice Cream.

What's your favorite chocolate ice cream? What's your favorite recipe? Add a comment and/or link below! 

Happy Chocolate Ice Cream Day!!!


Harbinger said...

I've tried both these ice cream recipes. While the Epicurious recipe has the more intense chocolate flavor, Alton Brown's recipe is a very close second on chocolate intensity and goes out in front on the time-until-gratification scale. :-)

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Sue Trowbridge said...

I made the retro "pudding" version of this pie -- the only changes I made were using chocolate milk instead of regular, and a graham cracker crust -- and it was delicious! Super easy, and I got tons of compliments, including from Ms. Dying for Chocolate herself.

vallery said...

Yes, Sue's pie was delicious. Was there any left?