Sometimes, a dessert comes along that just makes you want to eat your weight in it. Sometimes, it's something classy, like an exquisitely made opera cake.
But more often, it's something really trashy, like Vanilla Kreme Donuts or cinnamon rolls stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough.
Or--wait for it--ice cream and frosting pie. Seriously...I don't know what to say, other than to humbly admit that it's excessive and maybe even bordering on a little bit awful...but dear lord, it's also genius, and could I ever do some damage to this thing.
Best of all, it's beyond simple to make. You really just put ice cream in the pie crust, and let it freeze. Nothing, too crazy, right? But then...oh, then. Once set, you create something truly amazing with one additional step: you smear buttercream all over it (sprinkles too, if you'd like. I like). Don't thank me, because you'll be cursing me after you finish the entire thing in one sitting.
Ice Cream and Frosting Pie
- 1 9-inch baked pie crust (I used a graham cracker crust)
- The better part of a half gallon of vanilla ice cream (or, do half vanilla, half chocolate)
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla buttercream (use the recipe featured here)
- Let the ice cream soften, or force nature's hand by putting it in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
- Fill the pie crust with ice cream until it's about 90 percent full. Pack it in so that it's nice and dense. Spread it so that it's fairly even on top.
- Let this freeze in the freezer for a few hours. Go watch a few episodes of Mad Men or something.
- Once the ice cream is pretty firm, mix up your buttercream. Spread it all over the top. Don't fuss with it too much because the ice cream will start to spread around the longer you take.
- Finish it off with sprinkles. Serve immediately, or return to the freezer before serving.