Coffee Ice Cream Chocolate Mud Pie

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coffee ice cream chocolate pie recipe - Coco Cake Land

Mud pie! Not a sludge of sandpit dirt and murky water (and greasy children’s bum-touching hand germs), I promise you. No, this is an incredibly easy ice cream pie that you can slam together for the holidays or eat with a giant spoon while watching the 1984 George C Scott version of The Christmas Carol on the telly while your Christmas tree lights sparkle and twinkle. Can you melt butter? Can you open a package or two? Can you measure out four ingredients and whisk them together on low heat over a stovetop? Can you sous-vide Lobster Thermidor in your underwear? YOU CAN MAKE THIS PIE! This is my mom Linda’s OG holiday pie recipe and it’s the one our entire family has clamoured over for decades.

Rodelle Baking Cocoa

First off you will need some rich, shiny, deep chocolatey cocoa powder. May I suggest Rodelle Organic Baking Cocoa??

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You will also need coffee ice cream. You can make our own using my coffee ice cream recipe, or go DEEP HOLIDAY LAZY and shuttle off to your nearest grocery store for your favourite coffee ice cream.

oreo cookie crust

God this chocolate cookie crust photographs like a dream. (Ok, it does look like dirt. But it’s Oreo crumbs and butter, baked into a painfully delicious pie crust!)

softened coffee ice cream

It will be tempting not to just giant-spoon this cool slurry of coffee ice cream into your face.

coffee ice cream mud pie

Using an offset spatula, gently smooth that coffee ice cream.

Fudge topping in the making

This photo is so comforting to me. Pretty sure it’s the cast iron skillet making me dream of cabin fires and plaid wool blankets and cold wintry cheeks.

Fudge topping in the making

Fudge topping comes together easily and quickly.

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coffee ice cream mud pie

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piped whipping cream

Piped whipped cream!!

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And a fine dusting of cocoa powder.

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Coffee Ice Cream Chocolate Mud Pie

12 slices

For the Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, melted

For The Filling

For The Chocolate Fudge Topping

For The Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)

Make The Crust

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  1. In a 9 inch pie pan, combine the melted butter and cookie crumbs, stirring to combine.
  2. Using your fingers, press the mixture into the pie pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on the middle rack. Let cool completely. Hot tip: On a cold day, I’ll place the crust outside on our back porch and it will be cooled in about 10 minutes.

Fill The Pie

  1. As the chocolate crust cools, bring the store bought coffee ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften for 5-10 minutes until pliable.
  2. Empty the ice cream from its containers into a medium bowl. Mix and fold until ice cream is still thick and frozen but becoming much more pliable.
  3. Carefully pour the thick ice cream mixture into the completely cooled pie crust.
  4. Using an offset spatula, gently spread the ice cream to the edges of the crust while levelling the ice cream layer flat.
  5. Place in freezer and freeze for 30 minutes until solid again.

Make The Fudge Topping

  1. In a medium saucepan over low to medium heat, whisk to combine the cocoa powder, butter, sugar and heavy cream.
  2. Continue lightly whisking until mixture becomes a dark fudge sauce, about two minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely in fridge, about 30 minutes. Mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Once the fudge sauce is cooled, remove coffee ice cream pie from the freezer and pour fudge sauce on top, using offset spatula to spread the topping to the edges.
  5. Place back in freezer and freeze, uncovered, for 6-8 hours until set.

Make The Whipped Cream

  1. Before you want to serve the pie, place your mixing bowl and beater or whisk attachment in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring mixing bowl out of fridge; pour in the heavy cream and the sugar.
  3. Beat the mixture on high speed until stiff peaks form – keep your eye on it so it doesn’t churn into butter!
  4. Optional: fill a piping bag fitted with an open star tip with the whipped cream; pipe drop stars all over the pie and sprinkle with more cocoa powder.


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Rodelle Baking Cocoa

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Thank you to Rodelle for sponsoring this post and helping this little Coco Cake Land blog that could keep chugging along into sugary abandon.

Just because, if you need a little respite from any stress in your life right now, here are two holiday links that’ll make you DEEP LOL: 

An analysis of Love Actually

2016 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog !!!

Happy baking (and holiday-weight-gaining), my friends! xo Lyndsay 

12 Responses to “Coffee Ice Cream Chocolate Mud Pie”

  1. Samantha | My Kitchen Love

    Dreamy pie! I can see why your family is so into it. I pretty much inhale anything anything ice cream and Oreo related. And I prefer to hang around people who do the same ;) Now that I’ve seen how easy this recipe is I now need to make it!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Haha! I love sharing easy recipes, especially super tasty ones – this pie is addictive!!

  2. Jessica

    I love this – coffee ice cream is always a win in my books. Your photos are also beautiful too, I love the hazy, dream-like quality. Makes me want to curl up under a blanket and watch Christmas films all weekend.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thanks Jessica! I know what you mean … blankets + ice cream + Christmas movies = heaven!!

  3. Terri @Foodmeanderings

    That looks amazing!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thanks Terri!

  4. Shareba from In Search Of Yummy-ness

    Ooh this looks heavenly. Those photos of the fudge being poured on just about made my day – yum!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thanks Shareba! Yes it took a lot of strength for me not to pour it right into my mouth, LOL. ^__^

  5. Anne S.

    Gorgeous pie – I will definitely be making it this weekend!

    (Your tablecloth reminds me of Totoro)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thank you Anne – Hilarious! Yes it does look like Totoro!!

    2. Amanda

      Haha! I thought so too!

  6. Amanda

    Okay, I’m drooling at the airport. This looks soooo good! Also I just realized I bought coffee ice cream for my Christmas gathering last night and then left it in their freezer – unopened! What a tragedy!


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