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Frozen Mud Pie

 Frozen Mud Pie
Here's one of those "looks like you fussed" desserts that is so easy it's become a standard for me. I love the mocha version, but pure chocolate lovers may prefer using chocolate chip ice cream. The cookie crust is a snap to make. —Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland
8 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + freezing


  • 1-1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, optional
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups chocolate chip or coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • Additional Oreo cookies, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar if desired. Stir in
  • butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in.
  • pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Spoon 2 cups ice cream into crust. Drizzle with half of the chocolate
  • syrup; swirl with a knife. Gently top with remaining ice cream.
  • Drizzle with remaining syrup; swirl with a knife. Freeze until firm.
  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Garnish with
  • whole cookies if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 381 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.