Easy Frozen Mud Pie recipe – chocolate crust, ice cream, fudge sauce, and whipped cream make this pie simply scrumptious! It’s a perfect make ahead dessert.
With three layers of chocolate, this pie is definitely my kind of dessert! It’s similar to my Creamy Frozen Symphony Pie and German Chocolate Ice Cream Pie. All of them are so refreshing on a hot day!
Calling all chocolate fans!
If you love chocolate, this pie recipe is perfect for you! It starts with an Oreo crumb crust, has a chocolate ice cream filling, and is topped of with fudge sauce. That’s a triple dose of chocolate, perfect for making any bad day better. 🙂
Since it’s frozen, it can be made ahead, making it a perfect dessert if you are expecting company. Or you can just keep it in the freezer so you can cut a slice when you need your daily dose of chocolate. I won’t judge.
What is mud pie made of?
It is typically a rich chocolate dessert, usually composed of multiple layers. Different variations contain pudding, ice cream, whipped cream, or even marshmallows, and it usually has a chocolate cookie crust. It is often topped with chocolate sauce, nuts, chocolate cookie crumbs, or chocolate shavings.
Where did the name mud pie come from?
Origins of mud pie are a little unclear, but it is thought to have originated in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Some believe that the dark muddy banks of the Mississippi River inspired the title.
HOW TO MAKE MUD PIE
(To skip my tips and just see the full recipe card, simply scroll to the bottom of the post.)
- chocolate cookies (I use regular Oreos, not double stuffed. I haven’t found any other brands that taste the same.)
- butter (I use regular salted butter in all of my recipes.)
- 1/2 gallon ice cream (I used chocolate malt ice cream, coffee is a traditional flavor. You can use whatever flavor you prefer.)
- chocolate sauce (You can use store bought, but I prefer to use my homemade hot fudge sauce.)
- heavy whipping cream
- powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar)
- vanilla extract
Sometimes simple desserts are best, and that is definitely the case with this pie. It is so easy to make!
CRUST: Finely crush your Oreo cookies. You can scrape off the cream filling if you prefer, but I leave it in. I like to use a food processor to make my cookie crumbs. Stir in some melted butter, and press the crumbs into a pie pan.
BAKE: After the cookie crumb mixture is pressed evenly in the bottom and up the sides of your pan, bake the crust for about 8-10 minutes. Cool completely. You can place the crust in the fridge or freezer to speed things up. The colder the better.
FILLING: Take your ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften a bit. I like to scoop mine into a cake pan and use a pastry cutter or potato masher to mix it up till it is nice and soft. Spread it into your chilled crust with the back of spoon.
FREEZE: Cover the pie with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. Let it freeze for at least four hours, but overnight is better.
TOPPING: When you are ready to serve the pie, whip the heavy cream till soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat till smooth. Drizzle the pie with chocolate sauce.
GARNISH: You can spread the whipped cream over the entire pie after you drizzle it with chocolate sauce, but I like to add the sauce, whipped cream, and cookie crumbs to each individual slice. I just think it’s prettier that way.
PRO TIP: Let the pie sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. Dip your knife in hot water for easier slicing.
But trust me, know matter how you serve up this pie, your guests will be in heaven. Every bite is sinfully delicious. The creamy ice cream with the crunch of the chocolate crust is a perfect flavor and texture combination. Everyone loves this frozen treat!
VARIATIONS FOR THIS MUD PIE RECIPE:
-I used chocolate malt ice cream, but coffee is a traditional flavor in mud pie. You can use any flavor of chocolate ice cream you like!
-Switch up the toppings. You could add caramel sauce, nuts, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, marshmallows, or chocolate chips.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS:
If you have any leftovers, quickly wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap and return it to the freezer.
Planning on making the pie ahead of time? Wrap it in two layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil before adding any of the toppings. It will last in the freezer for about 4 months.
What are you waiting for? Give this mud pie recipe a try asap!
For more tasty frozen treats, check out:
- Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream
- Frozen Caramel Crunch Torte
- Drumstick Layered Dessert
- Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie
FROZEN MUD PIE RECIPE
- 24 Oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 gallon ice cream (chocolate or coffee)
- 1/3 cup chocolate sauce
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Oreo cookies, crushed (optional)
- For crust, preheat oven to 350°.
- Finely crush Oreo cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter and mix till well combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan.
- Bake crust for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely, then place in the freezer
- Scoop ice cream into a cake pan or bowl, chop and stir till smooth. Spread into the crumb crust. Cover and freeze for several hours.
- When ready to serve, beat whipping cream in a small bowl till soft peaks form. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
- Drizzle pie with chocolate sauce, then top with whipped cream and additional cookie crumbs if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 71gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 53gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 7g