There is a saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. Well necessity birthed this Oreo ice cream pie! In our family, we have a tradition that the kids can pick anything they want to eat for their birthday supper and dessert. They sometimes choose the strangest combinations!
This week, it was our son Jonah’s birthday. He chose hot chicken and pasta in spicy sauce on top of Caesar salad (sounds strange, but it’s a family favourite recipe) and Oreo ice cream cake for dessert.
I went into town to buy the ingredients for the supper, four kids in tow, got home, started unpacking the groceries, and realized that I had forgotten to stop at Dairy Queen to pick up the ice cream cake on the way home. That was a big oops because I did not want to pack the kids back up and drive back into town. I also knew that I wouldn’t have enough time to get the supper made in time if I did. I was stuck and needed a quick solution so I searched the pantry and freezer and was able to invent my own 3 ingredient frozen Oreo pie.
3 Ingredient Frozen Oreo Pie Recipe:
- pre-made chocolate pie crust
- 4 oz. Cool Whip (1/2 of an 8 oz. container)
- 3 1/2 cups Oreo or cookies and cream ice cream (1/2 of a 1.66L tub)
- optional: chocolate cookie crumb topping
Let the ice cream sit out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften. Scoop 3 1/2 cups of the ice cream into a medium to large size bowl. Fold in the Cool Whip. Scoop the ice cream and Cool Whip mixture into the pre-made chocolate pie crust. If desired, top with a sprinkling of chocolate cookie crumbs. I think it looks more appetizing with the cookie crumbs on top. Place the Oreo ice cream pie into the freezer.
Keep the pie in the freezer for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
I have since made this simple dessert countless times now that I know how easy it was to make and how delicious it is. I now make 2 ice cream pies each time so that I don’t have disappointed kids who wanted seconds and couldn’t have them! It is also easiest to make two Oreo pies at once because you can use one tub of Cool Whip to make both.
If you have a smaller family than ours, making two pies will enable you to serve one and keep the other in the freezer for a time when you unexpected company or are just craving a sweet treat! For the second pie, cover it with a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of tin foil so that it can stay frozen for up to 3 months.
I guess a trip to Dairy Queen wasn’t necessary after all. My homemade ice cream pie was just as good as theirs would have been.