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Winning Coffee Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Winning Coffee Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Contest winner Velma Brown of Turner Station, Kentucky notes: “While coffee ice cream is great, I sometimes vary the flavor of this family favorite. It’s one dreamy summertime treat that’s always high on requests for dessert.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Stir in milk and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool completely.
  • 2. Spoon ice cream into crust. Stir sauce; spread over ice cream. Top with whipped topping; sprinkle with pecans. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 434 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Winning Coffee Ice Cream Pie

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"This is such a good recipe! I have made it several times now (using different kinds of ice cream). Everyone remembers this one!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I live in Pennsylvania and grew up loving Breyer's coffee ice cream, even tho I didn't like coffee at the time. I plan on trying this soon."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Love this pie recipe. For a change of pace I use strawberry icecream, and with the chocolate its grrrrreat! Also, I added fresh berries to "real" whipped cream. The whipped topping seemed a bit heavy ofr a "light" pie. I make this one over and over, all with different flkavors...... try it - you will love it. I can't find "starbucks ice cream" either, I use Blue Bunny. LeMars Iowa loves me as Blue Bunny is the BEST!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"looks and sounds good. ill try that version next time. yummm : )"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"You can make home made whipped cream to top this pie. There is no need to freeze the whipped cream before topping the pie. In the States the whipped topping that is used is purchased from the freezer section of the grocery store."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"Hi again,

I've forgot tot ask soemthing.
In the Netherlands we can't buy
frozen whipped cream,thawed.
Can I use whippingcreme and freeze that?
Or isd there something else i can youse in stat.
(excuse me for my english it's been a while)"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009


I love this recipe.
My parents are one vacation, and wednesday they will be back, I'm watching there house and, I'm coocking dinner when they arived they cab\n sit down at the table and eat.
This is a nice dessert and I can make it in advance.
I'm a dutch woman and I just love the Taste of Home site :-))"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I love coffee ice cream and would make it as is for the adults.

Since the pie is so easy I would probably make a second pie for the non coffee loving adults and the children.
Carole Resnick"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Any ice cream is going to work...strawberry would be great...cherry-vanilla would be great...of course chocolate or vanilla will be terrific...dieters could use any frozen yogurt or fat free types - I like Breyer's Free for Ice Cream and Ben & Jerry's low-fat frozen yogurts such as Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Fudge Brownie..diabetics could do sugar-free or whatever fits their diet.

To use coffee, I would try dissolving one tablespoon of instant coffee or instant espresso in one tablespoon of hot water; let it cool; and then stir it into softened ice cream.

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"Re Ellen Wilke comment;

Starbucks brand of ice cream. All the grocery chains in Az. carry so sure Wisconsin would too. Good luck! Ruthstew"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"I would love to try this recipe, but looked for coffe ice cream in our stores, and can't seem to find it,  Can I use instant coffee granules in vanilla ice cream ,? If so how much do I use ?   This recipe seems so easy to make and looks delicious .    Ellen Wilke   Chili, Wi.   e-mail"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"I can't believe no one has commented on this pie! It is by far the best pie I have ever made! Thank you Velma Jo Brown!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.