We all need go-to recipes that are quick, easy to make and crowd pleasing. This recipe for Oreo Cookie Crust Ice Cream Pie is one of the best I’ve come across in a long time!
For a four ingredient recipe that’s also a great make ahead, this is what you want to make, to brighten someone’s day. How about… Birthday Pie…. anyone? While I cannot give the credit due for the crust as I didn’t record where I found it online – there are a lot of sites that list variations of it. I’m betting it originated from the folks who make Oreo Cookies.
With no sharp knives/cutting needed, this would be an absurd amount of fun to do with the kids – unless of course the idea of bashing the Oreo cookies into smithereens is something you’re into!
If you do have a food processor and you’re partial to using it, the crust can be made quite quickly, efficiently. Well wrapped you could leave it in the fridge for several days, adding the ice cream at any point – you just pop it in the freezer, garnishing just before you want to serve.
As for ice cream flavours, the world really is your oyster here. I went with a mint, chocolate swirl thinking that the flavours would partner well with the Oreos. I do love it when I’m right!
As for garnish, I kept it simple not wanting to overload too many flavours or colours, although I must admit the army of flavours and decorations in my baking cupboard were calling out to me!
Oreos + Ice Cream + Whipped Cream = a simple, beautiful and seriously tasty pie!
- 18 Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 - 1 1/2 litres ice cream: mint chocolate swirl, chocolate, chocolate chip, etc something that goes with the chocolate cookies, softened
- 1/2 - 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
- Oreo cookies, halved and/or crumbs, both for garnish to your taste
- Using a food processor or a rolling pin and a food storage bag, crush the cookies.
- Add melted butter, and combine. Place into pie pan, forming up the sides, and chill for at least one hour to firm up.
- Scoop out the ice cream, adding it to the chilled and formed pie shell, smoothing the top with a palette knife or back of a spoon. Place in freezer and let set for a few hours, or until the ice cream has firmed up.
- Just before serving, top with whipped cream and garnish with cookies & cookies crumbs to your taste.
- *Tip: for the ice cream, use the lesser amount for a thinner pie, and the larger if you really want to serve a crowd - you'll be able to cut smaller pieces.
- **Tip: put the pie in the fridge for a few minutes to soften, before you start cutting.