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Nothing says summer like ice cream! Instead of a sundae, serve this ice cream pie for dessert. You can use whatever flavor of ice cream you want and even add your favorite sundae toppings, too!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 50 minutes, plus 30 minutes cooling time, plus 3 hours chilling time
yield
  • Serves 12

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Prepare Ingredients

Crust

Vegetable oil spray
16
Oreo cookies, broken into large pieces
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted

Filling

2 pints
cookies and cream ice cream
8
Oreo cookies, broken into large pieces
2 cups
Whipped Cream (optional)

Gather Baking Equipment

9-­inch pie plate
Food processor
Rubber spatula
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Large bowl
Large spoon
Plastic wrap
Chef's knife
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

For the crust: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9-­inch pie plate with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
16
Oreo cookies, broken into large pieces

Add 16 Oreo cookies (broken into large pieces) to food processor and lock lid into place. Hold down pulse button for 1 second, then release. Repeat until cookies are coarsely ground, about fifteen 1-­second pulses.

 
3
 
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted

Turn on processor and process until crumbs are uniformly fine, about 15 seconds. Stop processor and remove lid. Add melted butter to processor and lock lid back into place. Turn on processor and process until mixture resembles wet sand, about 15 seconds.

 
4
 

Stop processor, remove lid, and carefully remove processor blade (ask an adult for help). Use rubber spatula to scrape mixture into greased pie plate. Use your hands to press crumbs into even layer covering bottom and sides of pie plate.

 
5
 

Place pie plate in oven and bake for 15 minutes.

 
6
 

Use oven mitts to remove pie plate from oven (ask an adult for help). Place pie plate on cooling rack and let crust cool completely, about 30 minutes.

 
7
 
2 pints
cookies and cream ice cream
8
Oreo cookies, broken into large pieces

For the filling: Remove ice cream from freezer and let soften on counter for 10 to 15 minutes. In large bowl, combine softened ice cream and remaining 8 Oreo cookies (broken into large pieces). Use back of large spoon to mash until well combined.

 
8
 

Use rubber spatula to transfer ice cream mixture to cooled crust and smooth top. Cover pie with plastic wrap and freeze until filling is completely frozen, at least 3 hours or up to 1 week.

 
9
 
2 cups
Whipped Cream (optional)

Slice pie into wedges. Dollop each piece of pie with Whipped Cream (if using). Serve.