A rich and delicious chocolate ice cream pie that comes together quickly and easily. Delicious chocolate ice cream is layered between a silky chocolate ganache and a decadent chocolate cookie crust. Are you are looking for an easy, non-pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving? You can’t go wrong with this scrumptious chocolate ice cream pie.
Wow, it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Time to start getting that menu planned! We usually host Thanksgiving at our home. In our family there are always two required desserts at Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie and a non-pumpkin dessert. With our friends and family saying non-pumpkin is basically the same as saying CHOCOLATE! No matter how much we love pumpkin, chocolate is always in high demand on Thanksgiving around our table.
Today I’m sharing an incredibly easy chocolate ice cream pie. This pie makes a fantastic non-pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving. When my friends at Breyers asked me to share how my family enjoys ice cream at our Thanksgiving dinner, chocolate ice cream pie came to my mind instantly. Haven’t tried ice cream pie before? Just wait, it might just become one of your favorite desserts. This is one of those things that people rave about when they eat, yet it’s probably the easiest pie you can make. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit stressful, so I’m happy to have some easy recipes that I know will be a hit.
To keep things easy, I used a pre-made chocolate cookie crust. You can absolutely make a crust from scratch, but with the Thanksgiving prep list a mile long, I’ll take the short-cuts where I can get them. The filing for this pie uses Bryers Chocolate Ice Cream, which is a staple in our house. While you really can combine those two items and have a fabulous pie, I like to top the pie with a rich chocolate ganache that literally takes seconds to make in your microwave.
My family loves the combo of chocolate and peppermint, so I top my ganache with some crushed candy canes. This is optional, and you can top yours with a variety of other items such as chocolate chips, nuts, whatever your family likes.
I’ll make up my chocolate ice cream pie a day or two ahead of time, and it’s ready to go for Thanksgiving dessert. Feel free to top with some whipped cream, you probably already have it out for the pumpkin pie!
Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
- 1.5 Quart container Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 premade chocolate cookie pie crust
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsbp light corn syrup
- In a large bowl, stir ice cream until softened.
- Spoon ice cream into pie shell and spread evenly. Freeze 3 to 4 hours or until solid.
- To make ganache, combine chocolate chips, butter, heavy cream and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir well. If at least half of the chocolate has melted, you can most likely melt the rest of it just by stirring. If more time is needed, microwave at 50% power in 15 second bursts, stirring well each time. Allow ganache to cool to room temperature. Remove pie from freezer, top with ganache and immediately return to freezer for at least two hours.
- To serve, let pie stand at room temperature about five minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
While I used chocolate ice cream for my pie, this pie will work wonderfully with other flavors as well. You could use Breyers Natural Strawberry for a chocolate covered strawberry pie, Breyers Chocolate Peanut Butter, Breyers Coconut Fudge or the classic Breyers Natural Vanilla. Breyers, makers of America’s No. 1 vanilla ice cream, is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. The Breyers pledge to quality has kept the brand a family favorite since 1866. Breyers now uses only milk and cream from American cows not treated with artificial growth hormones*, and most of Breyers products currently source natural colors and flavors, and they are currently working to transition the rest of their products as well.
I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with lots of love, laughter and pie!
*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated cows
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine.