Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

“Bake” your own ice cream pie, with an easy chocolate crust layered in fudge and vanilla ice cream. The fruit sauce is the cherry on top—literally.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

15
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crumbled
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4
cup hot fudge topping (room temperature)
1
quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate
2
cups fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, halved, pitted
1
tablespoon cherry-flavored liqueur, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In food processor, place crumbled cookies. Cover; process 10 to 15 seconds or until finely crushed. Add melted butter. Cover; process 5 to 10 seconds or until mixed. Press in bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Stir hot fudge topping until smooth. Carefully spread over bottom of crust. Freeze 30 minutes. Spread ice cream over hot fudge topping. Cover; freeze at least 1 hour until firm.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, water and frozen juice concentrate. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cherries; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in liqueur. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Let pie stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve sauce over slices of frozen pie.

Expert Tips

Experiment with different variations of chocolate, vanilla or cherry ice creams in this pie.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
46g
46%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.