This was a treat that I made for the hubs one night on his birthday weekend... yes, you heard me right - birthday weekend. He tries for a birthday month but I don't let him get away with that. He usually doesn't get a birthday weekend either, but he likes to think that he does! :) He is a big UFC fight fan and there was a fight the weekend of his birthday. So, we hooked up with some friends to watch the fight and eat some delicious pie! Definitely not a low cal treat...
Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Pie
(recipe found at http://www.jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com/)
45 oreo cookies
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 half gallon cookies and cream ice cream, softened
1 cup hot fudge
1/2 of an 8 ounces container of cool whip
mini chocolate chips (optional)
Take out ice cream to soften before working with it. Put 30 oreos into food processor. Grind into fine crumbs and pour into small mixing bowl. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Press into a deep 9" pie plate.
Put remaining oreo cookies into food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to ice cream and fold. Spread ice cream out evenly over crust. Carefully spoon hot fudge onto the ice cream and spread around. Layer with cool whip. Cover and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Remove from freezer at least 10 minutes before serving.
NOTE: My pie was a big old mess when I was in the process of making it - I knew it was going to happen, but I did it anyway. The fudge was too hot and there was too much ice cream underneath. This led to the ice cream melting and both the ice cream and fudge ran EVERYWHERE... So, I would recommend freezing that ice cream layer a bit before adding the fudge layer and letting the fudge cool a little bit before you pour it onto the ice cream... Don't worry - it still tasted fabulous!!