Mud pie – yum! This is a go-to dessert recipe for our family. It is my mother-in-law’s recipe and definitely one of my favorites. As I mentioned yesterday, I decided to branch out on the main course. However, I wanted to serve my mother-in-law one of her favorite desserts for her own birthday. She is often making it for others, and it is about time this recipe celebrated her. When I told my kids we would be making mud pie, they were pretty disgusted by the thought. They were convinced they wouldn’t want any and were shocked that I was going to even attempt it. It’s funny because I’m pretty sure they have had this dessert before, so it was surprising to me they really thought it would be made of mud. It took them making it with me to be convinced to try it after dinner. They gobbled it all up.
Marvelous Mud Pie Recipe
32 Oreo Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
* Note: If using pie pan instead of springform pan, use 22 Oreos and 1/3 cup butter instead
2 squares unsweetened chocolate OR 6 Tbsp cocoa and 2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 quart coffee ice cream (I really love using Starbuck’s Java Chip)
1 cup whipping cream – I always like to make my homemade version
Optional Toppings: chopped nuts, chocolate sauce, carmel
Crush cookies to fine crumbs with a rolling pin. I use my food processor instead. Add melted butter. Mix well. Grease bottom and sides of a spring form pan. Press crumb mixture on the bottom and part way up the sides of the pan. Try to get an even press (Option B is to press your crust into the bottoms and sides of a 9″ pie plate). Chill in freezer.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler. If you do not have a double boiler, place a glass bowl with the chocolate on top of a pan, filling the bottom pan part way with water. Once melted, stir in 1 Tbsp butter and sugar. Add evaporated milk slowly. Cook for 2 minutes over hot water, stirring. Remove from heat to cool and thicken. Stir occasionally.
Allow ice cream to melt slightly so it is easier to remove from container and place on top of the Oreo cookie crust, spreading evenly. I like to mound it slightly in the center. Place back in freezer.
Once chocolate mixture is cooled completely, spread it on top of the ice cream and place in freezer until ready to serve.
Serve with a dollop of whipping cream and optional toppings (chopped nuts, caramel and chocolate).
It took the girls helping make the mud pie to convince it might actually be worth a try.
Any coffee ice cream will work, but I decided to do the Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream by Starbucks because we just love it so much. I really think it made it even that much better. My husband really likes it with vanilla also, so that’s definitely an option.
I let my ice cream soften a bit before scooping it into the pan.
I mound my pie slightly in the center for looks.
Let your chocolate cool completely before adding to the top of the mud pie.
Here is the table setting.
Look at my beautiful mother-in-law. You’d never be able to guess her age.
The girls gift to grandma was a fabulous ballet performance. We had a fun celebration.
OMG! Anything with Starbucks Java Chip has gotta be good!!
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That looks delicious! Anything with coffee I’m pretty much in love with! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!
This looks awesome! Quick question: how did you do the sides of the mudpie? I see it has oreo bits too! Also was it difficult to unmould?
Hello! I greased the inside of a springform pan, so it really just came out fine. The sides of the mud pie are just part of the crust recipe. I just press the crust onto the bottom of the pan and then against the sides. It wasn’t too challenging. I did the recipe in the springform pan because I did want the look of the crust going up the sides, but you can also do it in a pie plate. Let me know if you have any other questions. I hope I was clear enough with my answer.