Since we live in an area where dairy farming flourishes, an ice cream pie seemed like a natural dish to create. It's an easy dessert to prepare anytime. —Mrs. Malvin Mauney Jr., Cordova, Tennessee
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps (about 24 cookies)
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream, softened
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
- Sweetened whipped cream and maraschino cherry, optional
- Combine the gingersnap crumbs, confectioners' sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Spoon chocolate ice cream into crust; freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Cool. Spread half of the chocolate sauce over chocolate ice cream; freeze until set, about 1 hour.
- Spoon vanilla ice cream over chocolate sauce; freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Spread remaining chocolate sauce evenly over pie; freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and a cherry if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Black-Bottom Ice Cream Pie in Country Extra July 1998, p51