Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coffee Ice Cream Pie


One of my favorite parts of our wedding planning is the fact that we'll be having an ice cream bar.  Yeah.  Ice. Cream. Bar.  Need I say more?

And the Comfy Cow here in town will be providing said ice cream bar.  The Comfy Cow is known for it's unique flavors like Cookie Monster Dough (jam packed with cookies galore!), Cake Batter Up, Red Velvet (we both swear you can distinctly taste the cake AND icing separately, it's amazing), and Banana Nana Fofana. 


But on a recent trip to the Cow, and after a recent blog search (and not to mention this was last week's poll winner), I was after one thing - Freshly Brewed Coffee.  Ice Cream.  This is definitely one of the best coffee flavored ice creams I've ever had, and I could totally eat the whole quart by myself... but I decided to share and put that sucker in an ice cream pie!  So enjoy!

Ingredients:
Adapted from Handle the Heat's recipe


Crust:

10 Oreos
10 Golden Oreos
Pack of Chocolate Graham Crackers (about 10-12)
10 Grasshopper Cookies (they're the Keebler version of Thin Mints)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling:


1 quart coffee-flavored ice cream


Chocolate Ganache Topping:


1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. 


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the oreos, golden oreos, graham crackers, and grasshopper cookies.  Pulse until cookies are crumbled finely.  Obviously, I was cleaning out all of the cookies from the pantry.  Feel free to just stick with one cookie for the crust if you'd like, but I thought the crust was pretty awesome with all of the different types - or maybe I just had that Cookie Monster Dough ice cream on the brain and decided to implement it into the crust.

Add the melted butter to the cookies and pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand.


Pat the mixture into a 9 inch spring-form pan, going along the sides, as well. 

Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until slightly hard.  Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.  Then place in freezer for 30 minutes to harden up.

Meanwhile, remove ice cream from freezer and sit at room temperature to soften.

You can also make the ganache during this time, as well.  Place heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Let sit for about 5 minutes.  Stir in tablespoon of butter until mixture is smooth.  Let cool slightly.

Remove crust from freezer.  Dump ice cream into a large bowl and stir until it becomes smooth and spreadable.  Spread the ice cream on the chilled crust.  Top with ganache and chill for at least 3 hours.


Andy and I both loved this pie!  The jam-packed cookie crust went perfectly with the awesome coffee ice cream.  And it's not just limited to coffee ice cream.  The possibilities are endless with this one!  As the days get hotter, this is the best way to end the day and cool off =)

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday and see you all tomorrow!

37 comments:

  1. That crust sounds UNREAL!!! What an amazing idea! :)

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  2. An ice cream bar????? Ok how come I didn't think of that for our wedding! That's brilliant and I'm very envious. I actually attempted to convince my hubby to serve chocolate menus but decided not to...

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  3. Two of my favorite things! Coffee and ice cream! :P

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  4. Hi Peggy! Ice cream bar -that's an awesome idea! Are you having the wedding in summer time? Your coffee ice cream pie looks delicious! I love those crust too! :-)

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  5. That looks really awesome! I think I would eat about 3 pieces of this. I love coffee flavored desserts!

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  6. Just the title itself if pure bliss - Coffee Ice Cream Pie! :)
    I love it!

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  7. Thats one flavorful and yummy pie... Love coffee in anything..

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  8. Coffee + Ice cream?!?! Two of my most favorite things!

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  9. Yum! Your pie looks delectable :o)

    What a great idea having an ice cream bar for everybody at your wedding! We just had a small one for the kids at our wedding, I didn't even think about having one for the adults...now, I wish I had after reading your post!

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  10. I love that idea!! That is sure to make everyone happy. This certainly does for me.

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  11. Great idea to have an ice cream bar!

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  12. Ice cream bar! Awesome. Lovely, lovely pie. Love the assortment in the crust. They are not all available in the UK but can certainly replace them with something else.

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  13. WOw it looks awesome!! I don't think I can get golden Oreos here in Denmark, we are so behind with everything :-)

    /Birthe

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  14. Coffee ice cream pie looks fabulous. Nice idea to have ice cream bar for the wedding.

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  15. Oooh, I think coffee ice cream is one of my favorites, too! Yummy pie :)

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  16. I went to a wedding over the weekend with a candy bar, but I'd definitely go for an ice cream bar, too! Wow!

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  17. Hey Peggy, are u sending me some?? Stop tempting me with these! Hahaha!

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  18. Love the idea of an ice cream pie! Looks beautiful too :) I especially like the addition of the mint cookies in the crust :) I'm sure that really adds another dimension to each bite! Thanks for sharing :) I think I'll make my next batch of ice cream into a pie!

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  19. This is so inviting and your pics are just worth drooling…yum
    US Masala

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  20. You're having an ice cream bar?! Um, I want to go to your wedding :)

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  21. WOW that looks fantastic, just the sort of dish for me as I am crazy about ice cream, could eat it all day even when it is cold!! Diane

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  22. Well, THIS looks like a treat that's right up my alley! Perfect for a hot weather dessert!

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  23. That pie looks incredible, and so easy to make! Your having an ice cream bar at your wedding?! That is an awesome idea!

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  24. awesome recipe.. thanks for sharing
    मेरी नयी पोस्ट पर आपका स्वागत है : Blind Devotion - अज्ञान

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  25. Oh my goodness, that is complete genius! I love the presentation with the chocolate layer on top, gorgeous!

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  26. Coffee ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, but you've taken it to the next level here. This pie looks amazing! And...can I just say how seriously awesome an ice cream bar at your wedding is?!? I love it!

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  27. Wow, you're having ice cream bars at your wedding? I'm envy! I should have thought of that when I plan my wedding years ago! LOL

    This ice cream pie looks divine! I'm such a coffee and ice cream lover I've got to make this soon.

    BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Truly appreciate that and hope you'll be back soon. Have a wonderful day.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  28. coffee + ice cream? i need to try this right away -- it looks A-mazing!

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  29. LOVE the crust... in fact, I love the entire thing...it's a beauty. I could hang out with that pie all day and night. I won't even share it. ;)

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  30. Coffee & Ice cream, two of my favorite things. So I am in love with this recipe. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  31. An ice cream bar? Wow. I might have to get married just for that! I'm glad you liked the recipe :)

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  32. Ice cream bar.....brilliant!
    What a delicious pie and so perfect for this hot weather we've been having.

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  33. Hey there Peggy, thanks for dropping by our blog earlier. It's my first time at yours, and I have to say I'm loving your recipes, especially this one! I never thought I could redo ice cream like that.. simply brilliant. Can't wait to try it out :) All the best with your upcoming wedding! -Wendy

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  34. Owh...this one is nice, real nice!

    Now I have to make this pie myself; ice, coffee, cookies and chocolate all together in one...can it get any better? :)

    Pfftt..I feel lucky now that we can buy Oreo's in the Dutch supermarkets too (since two years orso?), but we dont have the golden oreos :(

    But anyway; everything will work out fine..it has to!

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  35. I am so incredibly glad I stumbled across this! Next week is my mom's birthday and she is absolutely crazy about coffee ice cream...and who doesn't love oreos, right? Thanks a bunch!

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