Oreo cookies crust and Häagen-Dazs® coffee ice cream, what is not to love?

Mud Pie is one of my daughter’s (Gabi) favorite desserts. I think mostly because she loves coffee and we don’t let her drink any coffee. She is only 14, there is no need for coffee yet. And we have Grandma, Barbara Fielding, to thank for on this one. She taught us how to make it.

Mud Pie is also one of the easiest desserts to make in the world, possible in the planet, maybe even in this universe. And although it’s one single dessert, you have two options for serving: adult mode and child mode.

How I make my Mud Pie:

I used to make my Mud Pie with the store bought pre-made Oreo cookie crust. But I realized that the crust was not big enough to hold the whole container of coffee ice cream, so I started making my own. But feel free to get the store bought crust, it is as good.

Mud Pie Crust with Oreo cookies in the background
Mud Pie Crust

To make the Mud Pie crust all you have to do is crumble the cookies using a food processor and add 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Spread the mixture in the bottom of a pie plate using a spoon or the bottom of a metal measuring cup. Bake the crust in the oven (at 350) for about 5 minutes. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and let the piecrust cool down. Dump the ice cream into a mixer and mix it on low for a couple of minutes to make it easier to spread with a spatula.

Put the Mud Pie to freezer for an hour, so the ice cream can set.

Now you have two choices, you can either top the pie with a store bought jar of chocolate fudge (melt in the microwave as per instructions) or you can make some chocolate ganache. I have done both. I like the ganache better, my family in the other hand, doesn’t care one way or another. So feel free to take your pick.

Mud Pie served with whipped cream, almond slivers, and Kahlúa
Mud Pie Served

If you decide to go with the ganache, all you need to do is place the chocolate with the cream in a double boiler and combine when the chocolate is completely melted. Spread the chocolate (store bought or homemade ganache) and place the pie back in the freezer for at least an hour.

When it’s time to serve there are your two options: for the kids top the slice with some whipped cream and silvered almonds and for the adults add a tablespoon of Kahlúa on top of the pie (always optional but very desirable).

Hope you like it as much as my family does.

Mud Pie Recipe Ingredients

  • 25 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreo)
  • 4 Tbsp of  melted butter
  • 1 pint (14 oz) of Haagen-Daz Coffee ice cream
  •  1 jar (11.75 oz) of hot fudge (or home made chocolate ganache)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Silvered almonds (optional)
  • Kahlúa (optional)

Mud Pie Recipe Instructions

  1. Butter a 9 inches pie plate. Turn the over to 350.
  2. To make the crust, crush the Oreo Cookies in the food processor. With the food processor on, add the melted butter. Using your hands or the back of a spoon, press the crumbs in the pie plate, including the sides. Bake the pie crust for 5 minutes and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  3. While the pie crust is baking and cooling down, take the Ice Cream out of the freezer and let it soften. Spread coffee ice cream to cover pie crust. Put in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
  4. Melt the Hot Fudge as per instruction. Spread the fudge over the pie. Place it in the freezer to set (30-60 minutes).
  5. Slice the pie and serve with whipped cream, silvered almonds and a splash of Kahlúa.
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