I Scream for Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

This easy-to-make, yet indulgent Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, was the dessert for a recent family birthday celebration. It features layers of chocolate and peanut butter ice cream in a graham cracker crust, drizzled with chocolate syrup and topped with chopped salted peanuts. Once they taste this dessert, everyone will scream for ice cream pie! Remember to Comment, Like & Share!!

Birthday Celebration Menu

Birthday BoysWe have the tradition in our family of letting the birthday person(s) select the menu for their celebration. The birthday menu for my grandson Alex, and son-in-law Brad, featured Swedish Meatballs, sour cream mashed potatoes, Broccoli with Garlic Cashew Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie.

Whether or not you are celebrating a special occasion, summer is the perfect time for an ice cream dessert. So why not whip up this easy, dessert that wows.

Easy as Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

In this ice cream pie, the bottom layer is created by softening some chocolate ice cream and spreading it into the graham cracker crust. I actually used Kemps Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, which added even more peanut butter flavor. But regular chocolate ice cream would work fine as well. The peanut butter ice cream layer, is creamy peanut butter, stirred into softened vanilla ice cream.

The graham cracker crust, which includes chopped salted peanuts, is a snap to make. You can hit the easy button, however, and use a ready made graham cracker crust to make this dessert even easier (reference the note in the recipe if you decide to go this route.) A drizzle of chocolate syrup and a scattering of chopped salted peanuts and you’re done!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Serving Size: 8 servings

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts (I used dry roasted peanuts)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
    Filling
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream, softened slightly (I used Kemps Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream)
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts (I used dry roasted peanuts)
  • chocolate syrup

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl stir together all crust ingredients. Press on the bottom and up the sides of a 9 or 10 inch pie pan (do not use 8 inch pan.) Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Note - I initially tried this with a ready made graham cracker crust and it shattered into pieces as I was spreading the ice cream. Then I made this scratch version and made sure the ice cream was a little softer when I spread it out.
  • Spread softened chocolate ice cream over bottom of cooled pie crust. Freeze pie until firm (about 30 minutes.)
  • In a large mixing bowl combine softened vanilla ice cream and peanut butter. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until peanut butter is evenly distributed. Freeze until this ice cream mixture holds soft mounds (45 minutes to 1 hour.) Spoon ice cream mixture over chocolate layer, spreading to edges of crust and mounding slightly higher in the center. Freeze for about 4 hours, or until firm. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving; drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Notes

Adapted from Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Heritage Meals & Menus.

http://itsthyme2cook.com/seasonalrecipes/chocolate-peanut-butter-ice-cream-pie/

 

3 thoughts on “I Scream for Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie!

  1. This was absolutely delicious, the entire family enjoyed a piece! Thank you Mom for making such a wonderful birthday dessert for Brad and Alex!

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