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How to Make Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Updated on March 17, 2016

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie is Easy to Prepare

Ice cream pie is so easy! So many possibiliies!
Ice cream pie is so easy! So many possibiliies! | Source

Preparation

This recipe takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to prepare.

  • 15 minutes: Softening the ice cream, mixing and layering ingredients.
  • 1 hour: Freezing the ice cream pie.

Simple Ingredients

4.3 stars from 9 ratings of Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 graham crust pie shell
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel

Instructions for Making Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

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You need one graham crust pie shell. These are now available with chocolate graham if you'd like the option of having more chocolate.Add a 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows and spread evenly across the bottom of the shell. Add more if desired.Add 1/4 cup pecan pieces. Add more if desired. Chocolate ice cream pie also tastes great with almonds, peanuts or walnuts. Spread the pecan pieces and marshmallows evenly across the bottom of the graham crust pie shell.Place 2 cups of softened chocolate ice cream in a blender and blend until smooth. You want the ice cream to be pourable but not completely melted.Pour the ice cream into the pie shell. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon.It is normal for some of the marshmallows and pecan pieces to rise up to the surface.Drizzle the top of the softened ice cream with ribbons of chocolate and then alternate with caramel. The ribbons will begin to sink into different layers of the pie. Place the pie on an even surface in the freezer for a minimum of one hour. Cover with freezer wrap if freezing for a longer period.Serving suggestion: Dip your serving knife in warm water for easier slicing. Notice how the ribbons of syrup and the rising marshmallows and pecan pieces cover the different layers of the pie. Enjoy!
You need one graham crust pie shell. These are now available with chocolate graham if you'd like the option of having more chocolate.
You need one graham crust pie shell. These are now available with chocolate graham if you'd like the option of having more chocolate. | Source
Add a 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows and spread evenly across the bottom of the shell. Add more if desired.
Add a 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows and spread evenly across the bottom of the shell. Add more if desired. | Source
Add 1/4 cup pecan pieces. Add more if desired. Chocolate ice cream pie also tastes great with almonds, peanuts or walnuts.
Add 1/4 cup pecan pieces. Add more if desired. Chocolate ice cream pie also tastes great with almonds, peanuts or walnuts. | Source
Spread the pecan pieces and marshmallows evenly across the bottom of the graham crust pie shell.
Spread the pecan pieces and marshmallows evenly across the bottom of the graham crust pie shell. | Source
Place 2 cups of softened chocolate ice cream in a blender and blend until smooth. You want the ice cream to be pourable but not completely melted.
Place 2 cups of softened chocolate ice cream in a blender and blend until smooth. You want the ice cream to be pourable but not completely melted. | Source
Pour the ice cream into the pie shell. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon.
Pour the ice cream into the pie shell. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon. | Source
It is normal for some of the marshmallows and pecan pieces to rise up to the surface.
It is normal for some of the marshmallows and pecan pieces to rise up to the surface. | Source
Drizzle the top of the softened ice cream with ribbons of chocolate and then alternate with caramel. The ribbons will begin to sink into different layers of the pie.
Drizzle the top of the softened ice cream with ribbons of chocolate and then alternate with caramel. The ribbons will begin to sink into different layers of the pie. | Source
Place the pie on an even surface in the freezer for a minimum of one hour. Cover with freezer wrap if freezing for a longer period.
Place the pie on an even surface in the freezer for a minimum of one hour. Cover with freezer wrap if freezing for a longer period. | Source
Serving suggestion: Dip your serving knife in warm water for easier slicing. Notice how the ribbons of syrup and the rising marshmallows and pecan pieces cover the different layers of the pie. Enjoy!
Serving suggestion: Dip your serving knife in warm water for easier slicing. Notice how the ribbons of syrup and the rising marshmallows and pecan pieces cover the different layers of the pie. Enjoy! | Source

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 a cup of miniature marshmallows to the bottom of the graham crust pie shell and spread evenly.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of pecans and spread evenly
  3. Blend 2 cups of softened chocolate ice cream in the blender. Blend until smooth and it is easy to pour.
  4. Pour the ice cream into the pie shell. Use the back of a spoon to spread evenly. (it is normal for the marshmallows and pecans to possibly rise)
  5. Create layers of chocolate and caramel ribbons over the pie. The syrup ribbons will begin to slightly sink into the different levels of the pie. I like to create criss cross swirls from one end to the other and then I alternate between the chocolate syrup and caramel.
  6. Place the pie on an even surface in your freezer and freeze for at least 1 hour. Slice with a warm knife and serve. Delicious!

Tips, Ideas and Variations

Freezer Tip

Cover the pie with freezer wrap if you will be freezing your pie for more than an hour. This will prevent ice crystals from forming on your pie.

Recipe Variations

The wonderful thing about ice cream pie is it is easy to add ingredients that you would like to enjoy with your ice cream.

Toppings and additions:

  • candy bar chunks
  • cookie pieces
  • candy pieces
  • brownie pieces
  • nuts
  • sprinkles
  • fruit

Ice cream variations and ideas:

  • fresh fruit with vanilla ice cream
  • fresh strawberries with strawberry ice cream
  • peppermint pieces with vanilla ice cream
  • egg nog flavored ice cream - lightly dust with nutmeg
  • Have fun with liquors. Just add one jigger of a flavored liquor to your ice cream blend. Here are a few to choose from: KAHLÚA®, Bailey's®, Southern Comfort® or another liquor of your choice.

Have fun and get creative!

EASY Chocolate Ice Cream Pie Recipe! Includes flavor variations. How about adding a bit of Kahlua or Baileys? Yum!
EASY Chocolate Ice Cream Pie Recipe! Includes flavor variations. How about adding a bit of Kahlua or Baileys? Yum! | Source

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      Sasikumar 2 years ago

      nice

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Ooooops! This comment feed slipped away from me.

      LensMan999, I hope you were able to give this easy recipe a try. I greatly appreciate your lovely comment and support. My apologies for my late response.

      carter06, yes! Dreams do come true. I veer towards chocolate myself, haha. Glad to know you found this on twitter, cool! Cheers to you and thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Can't believe there is such a thing! Dreams do come true:)

      Drawn to word chocolate just found this on twitter & had to comment:)thank you fantastically for sharing this miss o.. Cheers

      Cheers

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      LensMan999 4 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      The instructions are so well explained that making the dish seems quite easy. The video included at the beginning is also very useful. I will try making the dish and make you know what everyone said about it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Tillsontitan, this makes me so happy! I am glad to hear you will be giving this recipe a try and thrilled you liked the presentation. Thank you so much for your support and shares.

      Savingkathy, thank you, it is super easy and so versatile. I greatly appreciate the pinning and shares.

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      Kathy Sima 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow - this looks so good, and easy too! I will definitely be making this dessert this summer. Pinned and shared. :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I can't imagine missing this hub! CHOCOLATE is my favorite anything and this pie looks scrumptious. There will be chocolate ice cream pie in Tillson this summer.

      I loved this hub, your video was superb, I love the music fade in at the end, very professional. I don't have to tell you the recipe and photos were great too.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Pinned too.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Cardisa, hi there! I am thrilled to see you stopped by to read and comment, thank you. I am also glad you liked this hub Cardisa, and yes, ice cream pie IS yummy! :)

      stayingalivemoma, thank you! You are so sweet. This is REALLY easy to make and your guests will be asking for more, more, more. Thanks for the pin. Speaking of, I need to go check out that tempting board - 'Death By Chocolate!' Yum!

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      Valerie Washington 4 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      I love your hubs miss olive...well done as usual. Looks delicious, simple and easy to make for a quick dessert. Worthy of being pinned to my "Death by Chocolate" board on Pinterest!! Yummy!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      This is awesome and yummy! Wow, the hub is beautifully laid out as well.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      torrilynn, you are quite welcome! I'm glad you liked it - ENJOY! I greatly appreciate the votes and shares - thank you! :)

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi missolive thanks for this recipe on making delicious

      looking chocolate ice cream pie it looks amazing and I just love

      chocolate. voted up and definetly sharing!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Sharkye11, definitely yummy. You know, I always tend to crave ice cream in the winter...crazy. Enjoy!

      cclitgirl, LOL, the beauty is how many variations there are YUM! Ok, we can hike too :)

      alwaysamber, thank you, glad to share, enjoy!

      teaches12345, what a wonderful compliment, thank you. Chocolate chunks sound great!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Wonderful recipe idea! I don't think it could be any better, but adding those chocolate chunks you suggest would really be extra special for me.

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      alwaysamber 4 years ago

      This looks and sounds SO amazing. I'm going to have to try this! I'm always looking for a good desert recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      OMG I think I gained five pounds just drooling over the photos in this hub. I CAN'T believe how sinfully wonderful this looks! I will have to make this soon, but then plan on a 10-mile hike afterwards, haha.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      That looks super yummy despite the cold weather! Will definitely have to try it. Voting and sharing!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      sgbrown, it is SUPER easy to make. Thanks so much for your comment and votes. Have fun trying different variations and thanks for the inclusion in your awesome and tasty blog.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Oh, I love chocolate! This looks so good and easy to make! You pictures and instructions are awesome, as well as the audio! This is going to be a "have to make very soon" recipe! Voting this up + and linking to this in my recipe blog! Thank you for sharing this with us! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      kelleyward, it is delicious! Thank you so much for the pin and votes. I look forward to hearing how your little ones enjoyed this.

      cclitgirl, lol. I was seriously craving this as I made it and wrote it. Yes, it is super easy to make and the variations and possibilities are endless.

      Victoria Lynn, thank you so much. I'm sure you are going to come up with some wonderful combos with this recipe. I'm also glad you liked my voice. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Love chocolate and love your recipe! You have a nice voice, too!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      OMG! You have me seriously craving chocolate ice cream pie! Where's my graham cracker pie crust!? Hehe. I must HAVE THIS NOW!! LOL. This looks so yummy and it's so easy! You could really impress family and friends with it!! Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Yum! This one looks delicious. Pinned and voted up! Can't wait to try this my youngest loves chocolate anything! Take care, Kelley

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      rebeccamealey, oh, it is super easy and flexible. Your family and guest will love it. I'm glad you liked the recipe, pictures and video. Thank you for visiting and reading.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This pie looks easy enough and delicious enough for really special times. What great graphics and video!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      TToombs08, Hi Terrye! I know! Don't you wish some of these hubs has some sort of virtual smell and taste vision? Thanks for the VUMS Enjoy the YUMS! ;) Hey, today would be a perfect day to make him one.

      HawaiiHeart, Thank you! Yes it is perfect for these hot summer months. Although, I'd probably eat this in the dead of winter! I LOVE ice cream!

      Stephanie Henkel, Kahlua and chocolate ice cream blend VERY nicely with each other. Bailey's with vanilla ice cream is pretty good too! Thanks for the votes and for sharing! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This looks like a perfect summer dessert for ice cream lovers! I really like the idea of adding some Kahlua to the chocolate ice cream...mmmmmm...

      Voted up and shared!

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      What a great and easy dessert! And perfect for summer!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      So....where is the free sample??? :) This made me so hungry. I'd show hubby but then he'd make me drop everything and make him one. :) VUMS (Voted Up, More and Shared) :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      randomcreative, it is perfect for the hot summer months. Enjoy! :)

      ishwaryaa22, thank you so much. I'm not only glad that you liked the recipe but the photos and formatting as well. Nigella is AWESoME!!

      Just Ask Susan, sometimes YUM is just enough.....and maybe a mmmmmmm too :)

      Ruchira, seriously simple. I love easy and tasty recipes. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Thanks for reading.

      anginwu, the apps I use depends on what I'm presenting but I usually use keynote and iMovie. (both are Apple/Mac products)

      Victoria Lynn, Thank you so much. Who can say no to chocolate ice cream? :)

      Sharyn's Slant, Okkkkkk so you don't like chocolate ice cream (attention Vicki) hehe Vanilla ice cream with fruit is super good. I love having a choice and I'm especially glad to have included them for you. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Does this mean I can have your share of the chocolate ice cream? :b

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      This looks so good. Since I'm not really a chocolate lover (yes, it's true), I appreciate the variations that you give. Great hub and video!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yum, this looks great. I LOVE chocolate ice cream. Nice, attractive hub, too. Great job!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I really love your videos--you make it looks so easy. Is there a program that you used for this? Thanks for sharing and rated up.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      seriously, it's that simple, missolive?

      wow! with summer's coming...gotta make this!

      thanks and you get my many votes and sharing it across.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      All I can say is YUM!!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Reading this yummy recipe made me hungry! The photos , especially the first one looked very attractive! The formatting of this hub is impressive. This ice-cream pie recipe somewhat reminded me of the chocolate ice cream cake I created out of inspiration by Nigella Lawson. Thanks for Sharing. Useful & Awesome. Rated it 4.8! Well-done!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      My mouth is watering! This recipe looks delicious and so simple.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      drbj, thank you so much for stopping by to read. This recipe is VERY easy to make and, well, worth the sacrifice ;)

      Pamela99, believe me - the picture does not do it justice. It is delicious. I'm happy to see you and I'm glad to share.

      teaches12345, a tub of ice cream would not last very long in my freezer. I think my husband and son have a special sense to seek out these kinds of things lol. I do hope you enjoy the recipe. Thank you for reading.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have a tub of ice cream waiting downstairs to be used in this recipe. What a delightful way to serve dessert to family or guests.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This pie looks soooo delicious. Plus, it is easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for this great recipe, Marissa. The directions look so simple, even I could prepare it. And although pie is not one of my favorite desserts, I will make an exception for any pastry filled with ice cream. A sacrifice, I know, but I am willing. :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      wynnestudios, But I love Baskin Robbins! :)

      Glad you liked the video and the recipe. Thank you for reading and commenting. Dang, now I want to go to Baskin Robbins and get those free samples with those cute little pink spoons! :)

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      wynnestudios 5 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      What a great hub. I love how you have the instructional video. No more Baskin Robins for this guy!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      RealHousewife - I sure can picture you eating this in your backyard in your lovely gazebo. Your neighbors will be so jealous! It is delicious! Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Look lovely! Oh can you see me eating a slice of that with some coffee in the gazebo? I can!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      mollymeadows, thank you so much! I do hope you enjoy it.

      sholland10, thank you Susan. This recipe is super easy and great for the upcoming summer months. Thanks for sharing and voting.

      WillStarr, yay! I am so glad you liked this. I know very few people that don't like ice cream. Thanks for bookmarking.

      learner365, it is yummy and I'm sure you will like it! I'm very glad to share this easy recipe with you. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      This looks very yummy and a best treat for summers.Now my next desert making adventure will be this recipe :)Thank you for sharing.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! That looks delicious! Bookmarked and thank you!

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Your recipe looks delightfully, delicious! I have got to try it. I never imagined it could be so easy. Your video and layout are fabulous! Great recipe hub! Votes and shares! :-)

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      This sounds *so* good. I'm definitely going to try it. And I love the way you present your hubs. They look and sound so professional. Awesome!