Mocha Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

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Homemade peppermint ice cream rests atop a simple mocha brownie!  This ice cream pie is as simple as it is delicious!

A mocha brownie forms the crust for this easy peppermint ice cream pie! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Out of all the winter months, I like December the best.   It’s just the very beginning of winter and we haven’t had time to get sick of the gray sky that looms over Ohio all season long.    It’s just starting to get cold so I can hide my muffin top with warm, bulky sweaters or my numerous fleece tops.    I don’t have to worry about shaving my legs every single day because I live in my comfy jeans (I can’t be the only who celebrates this, right?).   I get to wear my UGG boots and my snuggly socks.  We just hunker down and hibernate.  I love it.  It’s our family time and it’s cozy.

Mocha brownie on the bottom, homemade peppermint ice cream on top! www.lemonsforlulu.com

And of course, December is  the month of Christmas and I am a huge kid when it comes to the holidays!  I’ve always loved Christmas.   There are so many holiday activities and traditions that our family enjoys.  I look forward to this time every year!  And I wouldn’t be a foodie if I didn’t admit that the best food seems to be had in December!  All the holiday cookies and desserts.  The fun drinks and meals.  December is just one, month-long buffet!

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Pie www.lemonsforlulu.com

One of my favorite flavors that really only surfaces this time of year is peppermint.  I can’t get enough of it.  Which is why my friend Julie from Julie’s Eats and Treats have devoted an entire week to it!  Cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, pies…anything with peppermint, I want!

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Pie www.lemonsforlulu.com

It wouldn’t be December in my house if I didn’t make peppermint ice cream!  This is my go to recipe for ice cream!  It comes together quickly and is very creamy and rich.   This year I changed things up and made a pie.  I used a simple boxed brownie for the crust with espresso powder to lend it a nice mocha flavor.  You could certainly make your  favorite brownie instead.  White chocolate and hot fudge are layered in.  You could skip both and this would still be delicious!  Or add caramel and dark chocolate!  It’s a pretty versatile pie! The only thing I caution you about, is do NOT skip the cooking spray!  I used PAM Cooking Spray!  I personally trust PAM for non-stick results.   I’ve been the person who had a dessert flop because it stuck to the pan!  Has that happened to you?  It’s embarrassing, isn’t it?   I want my guests to taste this ice cream pie, not just look at it!    I know PAM will not leave a build up or a residue.  So when I serve up this ice cream pie, that is all we will taste!

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Mocha Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Mocha Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

    For the ice cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 4 oz carton egg product (such as Egg Beaters)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 25-30 Hard peppermint candies crushed
  • For the crust.
  • 1 15.5 oz box brownie mix (for an 8 x 8 sized pan, plus ingredients called for on the box)
  • ¾ teaspoon espresso powder
  • For the rest of the pie:
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 12.8 oz jar chocolate fudge sauce
  • 8 oz Whipped topping
  • Peppermint baking bits (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the ice cream: In a blender, combine sugar, egg product, extracts, heavy cream and half and half until completely blended. Pour ingredients into your ice cream maker and process according to maker’s directions. Store in freezer until firm.
  2. Bake brownie in a pie plate according to package directions, adding espresso powder to the batter.
  3. Immediately press center of brownie down with a rubber spatula and carefully pus up the sides of the pie plate to make a crust. Top hot brownie with white chocolate chips. Let chips stand for 2 minutes. Spread melted chocolate in an even layer over crust. Place crust in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow ice cream to come to room temperature. Remove crust from freezer and top with ice cream spreading the ice cream to cover the entire crust. Place pie back in the freezer for at least an hour.
  5. Remove pie and carefully cover ice cream with hot fudge topping. Return pie to freezer until ready to serve.
  6. Remove pie 10 minutes before serving. Top with prepared whipped topping and baking bits if desired. Serves 10
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25 Responses

  1. My favorite pie is coconut cream

  2. This pie is so festive and gorgeous looking! thanks for the giveaway! My favorite pie is chocolate pecan pie that I make!

  3. Charlotte Moore

    Oh I would love this. I love ice cream. I baked a baled Alaska a couple of times many years ago.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love that dish.

  4. I would never turn down a slice of French Silk.

  5. HUZZAH for a week of peppermint. Also, I love that you just called December a month long buffet. SO TRUE. Tonight I had two types of cookies AND rice pudding after dinner. ‘Tis the season!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway too :)

  6. This looks amazing! :) Yum!
    I have to pick just one favorite pie?? lol!
    How about pumpkin in fall, coconut cream any time, & blackberry in the summer?

  7. I’m with you on the anti shaving legs thing! This pie looks so good! Pinned to my All Things Peppermint Board. (I don’t need to win the giveaway, so skip this entry!)

  8. So yummy looking!!! My favorite Pie is Apple, but this looks like it could become a close 2nd! :)

  9. Thank looks insanely amazingly delicious. I almost want to lick my computer screen!

  10. This pie looks so freakin awesome Tanya! It has all of my favorite things! I would have said a Pecan Pie was my favorite but now, now I’m thinking this little beauty :) Pinned!

  11. Sina Hale

    This pie sounds wonderful. However, I don’t care for mocha flavored anything. Would it work as well if I left out the espresso powder?

  12. Tanya, this pie looks wowza good! The fact that you went to the trouble of making homemade ice cream for it is spectacular. I love making ice cream at home too. Pinned it instantly. Just thought you may want to know that your related content thumbnails are showing up double- one row above another. Anyway, thanks for sharing this incredible dessert.

    • I love the homemade ice cream! Thank you so muc!

  13. Tanya, this looks so refreshing! I want a slice now! Thanks for sharing this with us at MM this week. Pinned to my MM board!

  14. Oh my gawwwwwwssssh Tanya! I think about peppermint mochas all year long and when December hits, I go all-out and overdose on as much peppermint mocha as I can! This ice cream brownie pie looks INSANE. I just want to live inside of it all winter long.

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  16. If I HAVE to choose a winter month to love, it would definitely be December. But the truth is I don’t really love any of them!! Give me warm. And give me a piece of this pie!!!

    • I HATE winter Cathy! But at least December has something exciting going on.

  17. Jennifer Tansey

    Hi there, I was just wondering if you have ever made this the night before (then put the whipped cream./peppermints on immediately before serving). My concern is that the brownie would be hard as a rock if left in the freezer for more than an hour or so?

    • Yes, I would make each part separately and in advance and assemble a few hours before serving.

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