Make Your Own Ice Cream Pie with this Simple Recipe

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Check out this easy 10-minute recipe for a no-bake ice cream pie. It has an easy homemade crust and a creamy, dreamy ice cream filling topped with swirls of hot fudge!

This easy treat is perfect for a hot summer day or anytime you want a sweet treat without turning on the oven. It is a family favorite that is hard to beat and has only 5 basic ingredients.

I made the crust from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and used vanilla ice cream. The cereal is in the crust, filling and around the edges, so the pie has a great cinnamon flavor, with just a hint of chocolate.

But you can substitute your favorite cereal and flavor of ice cream. This is a low-effort recipe that looks and tastes fantastic! In this post, I will show you how to make an ice cream pie and give you delicious topping ideas and expert tips. So let’s get started!

Looking for more frozen desserts? Try Air Fried Ice Cream or Frozen Lemonade Pie.

🍨Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal or your favorite cereal
  • butter
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping, thawed
  • Hot fudge sauce or caramel sauce
  • Candy – to decorate the pie

🥣How to Make Ice Cream Pie

  1. Make the Pie Crust: Crush most of the cereal using a food processor. Save some to decorate the top of the pie. Mix the crushed cereal with melted butter and press it into a pie plate.
  2. Make the Filling: Put the softened ice cream and some of the whipped topping in a mixer and blend. Spread the ice cream mixture over the crust.
  3. Add Topping: Spread the remaining whipped topping over the layer of ice cream. Add a few dollops of hot fudge sauce and swirl it with a knife for a decorative look.
  4. Freeze and Decorate: Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. Decorate with more cereal or candy on top.
making the crust.
Make the crust
crust in pie pan.
Cereal crust in pie plate
spreading the ice cream onto the crust.
Spread out the ice cream mixture
adding the hot fudge sauce.
Add hot fudge

🍴Serving Ideas

Get the ice cream pie out of the freezer and let it rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes before slicing it into individual pieces. Run the knife under hot water and dry it for the cleanest slices.

Here are some delicious topping ideas for this no-bake ice cream pie.

  • whipped cream
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate syrup
  • sprinkles
  • nuts
  • candy
  • cereal
  • fresh fruit
ice cream pie on a plate.

💭How to Store

This pie is the perfect make-ahead dessert! After making it, you can keep the pie in the freezer, tightly covered or stored in an airtight container, for 1 month.

After you have sliced and served the pie, any leftovers are best eaten within 7 days. It will likely start to get ice crystals from being thawed and refrozen, so it doesn’t keep as well once served the first time.

📝Variations

  • Use caramel sauce instead of hot sauce for a change of flavor.
  • Switch up the cereal used for the pie crust. Or make an Oreo chocolate cookie crust or graham cracker crust.
  • Instead of vanilla, use your favorite ice cream flavors, like mint chocolate chip ice cream or chocolate ice cream.
ice cream pie in a pie plate with swirls of hot fudge.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Let the ice cream thaw at room temperature for 15 minutes before starting.
  • Let the pie soften at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Make this in a pie plate or an 8-inch springform pan.
  • When cutting the pie, run the knife under hot water and dry it for a cleaner slice.
  • Save time and use a store-bought graham cracker crust or Oreo crust.

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Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Published By Anne
10 minute recipe for a no-bake ice cream pie that is sure to become a family favorite. With a cereal crust and a cream filling it is perfect for hot summer days.
Prep Time10 minutes
Freezing Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10
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Ingredients
 

  • 4 1/2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal *see notes for alternatives
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Whipped topping thawed and divided
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Candy or sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

  • Get the ice cream out of the freezer to soften slightly.
    1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Crush 4 cups of the cereal in a food processor, and reserve the remaining 1/2 cup of cereal uncrushed.
    4 1/2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
  • Set one cup of crushed cereal aside to add to the filling later.
  • Melt the butter. Then mix it with the remaining 3 cups of crushed cereal.
    1/3 cup butter
  • Press the crumbs into a pie plate, covering the sides and bottom.
  • Put the ice cream and 1/2 the container of whipped topping into a mixer bowl, and add the reserved cereal crumbs. Mix until well blended, spoon it into the pie crust, and spread it evenly.
    1 container (8 ounces) Whipped topping, 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Spread the remaining 1/2 container of the whipped topping over the top.
    1 container (8 ounces) Whipped topping
  • Heat the hot fudge in the microwave and drop a few spoonfuls on the pie. Use a knife to swirl the hot fudge into pretty patterns.
    Hot fudge sauce
  • Place the remaining uncrushed cereal pieces decoratively around the edge of the pie.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours. Add candy or sprinkles on top if desired.
    Candy or sprinkles to decorate

Notes

Variations

  • Switch up the cereal used for the pie crust. Or make an Oreo chocolate cookie crust or graham cracker crust, or buy a store-bought crust.
  • Instead of vanilla, use your favorite flavor of ice cream.

Tips

  • You can also make it in an 8-inch springform pan.
  • Let the ice cream soften at room temperature for 15 minutes before starting.
  • Let the pie soften at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • When cutting the pie, run the knife under hot water and then dry it for a cleaner slice.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 108mg | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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  1. I love the R2D2 figure in the center, and the pie sounds yummy too. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. We will be back on December 29th and hope you will join us.

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