I can’t wait any longer, I am ready for PEPPERMINT! Bring on the peppermint and candy canes! And pie. Peppermint Pie!
Um, yeah, just like that right there – peppermint and chocolate! While I’m not one for peppermint everything, I am a little obsessed with peppermint ice cream. I l-o-v-e it. I squeal with slightly embarrassing glee when I first spot it in the grocery stores, typically in late October. And I might be guilty of, well, hoarding it, when the season comes to an end. If I pack the freezer tight I can sometimes get through until late spring. For some strange reason, I kept encouraging my daughter to try it (she’s not real big on “new things” when it comes to food) so now I have to share it with her. Short sighted on my part, I know.
When I got a copy of the amazing new cookbook, “12 Days Of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff“, and saw that they had a recipe for Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie, the hunt was on to find the ice cream, and make the pie. After looking (okay, stalking) a few stores, I finally found some at Target. After that first carton somehow disappeared without becoming pie (whoops!), a second carton was obtained, and pie was made!
Oh my heck, this is a GOOD pie, and it’s so simple to make, perfect for the hectic holiday season. That’s what this awesome cookbook, from the amazing gals behind Six Sisters’ Stuff, is all about, helping you get through the holidays, with 144 ideas for traditions, homemade gifts, recipes and more.
This book is such a great guide for the holidays, it has a little bit of everything, and it’s all so simple and actually do-able for busy families. From Christmas cookies to brunch to meal recipes, gift ideas, ways to give back to sanity saving tips, it’s a great how to survive (and thrive!) the holiday season.
While I do loads of cookie and candy baking and making during the holidays, I don’t tend to have a lot of “bring a dessert” type of recipes that I rely on. Cookie platters I’ve got figured out, and I get a bit laser focused on those, so it’s great to have some simple recipes like this to depend on during the hectic holiday season. Though let’s be honest, I’ll totally make this pie in March if I make my stockpile of peppermint ice cream last that long. 🙂
Can I offer you a fork? 🙂 What is it about chocolate and peppermint? It’s like delicious magical goodness. Thankfully Six Sisters’ Stuff was happy to let me share this easy recipe with you.
Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie
- 1 1 & 1/2 quart package, peppermint ice cream, softened slightly
- 1 premade Oreo cookie pie crust
- Chocolate fudge ice cream topping for garnishing
- Non-dairy whipped cream topping or sweetened whipped cream
- Crushed candy canes for garnishing
- 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 serve, let pie stand at room temperature about five minutes before slicing. Serve topped with fudge topping, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes.
- Makes about 6 to 8 servings.
Because I’m here to help, I’d highly advise buying more than the one container of ice cream. Just to be safe.
You can find the fabulous “12 Days Of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff” on Amazon. I seriously have just sat down and thumbed through it over and over (as has my oldest daughter!). Many of the recipes are going to be great options year round, not just for Christmas, so no worries that it’s a book you’d only use for a few months each year. Pork chops, meatloaf, tenderloin… yep, year round. So check it out and enjoy this pie. And peppermint ice cream. 🙂
If you share my love of peppermint, you have to check out my Peppermint Recipe Round Up. It’s packed full of amazingly minty delicious recipes from your favorite bakers and bloggers!