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Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie #ChristmasSweetsWeek

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Ice cream pies are some of my family’s favorite desserts. I have a few variations I like to make regularly, but I’ll admit I’ve been downright terrible about sharing them here on this blog! ( and yes, the recipes will be shared here in the near future).

However, this cool, peppermint candy cane ice cream pie quickly rose to the top of the most-requested list at my place last holiday season. And with this being #ChristmasSweetsWeek and all, I just knew this was one recipe I had to share with everyone!

 

 

In my opinion, peppermint is the ultimate Christmas flavor, and it’s simply impossible not to think of the holiday season whenever I taste it. It doesn’t matter if it’s 104° we are smack dab in the middle of a sweltering Texas July, if you hand me a piece of peppermint-flavored chewing gum, my mind goes right to visions of sugar plums and stocking hanging by the fire. 

 

 

Well, December is here again, so of course, at my house, the Christmas tree is back up (where it will likely stay until February!), the stockings are hung, and our resident elf, Eddie, has popped in for his annual visit. I am happy to report that slowly, but surely we are getting into the holiday spirit around here. I think we can all agree 2020 has been quite a wild ride.  My holiday spirit had to be sure it was safe to come out before I busted out the sparkly wreath and the jingle bells!

Anywho, the first request for this sensational candy cane ice cream pie came over this past weekend. I was happy to oblige. I’ll also share that I’ll be keeping a tub full of crushed Oreos around because I already know my kids will ask for this dessert over and over again throughout the month of December!

 

How to make a peppermint candy cane ice cream pie. 

To make this cool, minty ice cream pie you will need just five little ingredients: bits of crushed cane canes, crushed Oreo cookies, melted butter, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream (homemade or a tub of whipped topping will do too). 

The prep is minimal for this delicious ice cream pie, which is just another reason I just know anyone who gives this cheery dessert a try will love it!

 

 

I feel it’s also worthy to note that vanilla ice cream and peppermint candy are a match made in heaven… the Oreo crust is just a serious flavor bonus!

 

I hope you all enjoy this creamy, peppy peppermint candy cane ice cream pie! This is day three of #ChristmasSweetsWeek and I’m so thrilled to be sharing recipes with a group of amazing food bloggers. Be sure to keep scrolling and check out their recipes for today, I know you’ll be so happy you did!

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and happy eating, my friends! xo -M

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Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Chill time

30

minutes

This cool, minty dessert is a deliciously festive and simple dessert for the holiday season!

Ingredients

  • For 4 individual pies: 16 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed or
    For one 9 inch pie: 24, crushed cookies (I used Oreo brand)

  • 3 -4 tablespoons salted butter, melted and slightly cooled

  • 8 standard-size peppermint candy canes, crushed or coarsely chopped(1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy)

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

  • 2 cups, sweetened whipped cream, homemade or store bought

  • Extra chopped peppermint candy for garnish, if desired

Directions

  • In a medium-size bowl, mix the crushed cookies with the melted butter and stir well to combine. Press the butter-coated cookie crumbs evenly into four (8 oz) greased ramekins or if you prefer, make one pie using a nine-inch pie plate. Set prepared pie crust(s) aside.
  • In large bowl, combine 2 cups softened ice cream with 1 cup sweetened whipped cream and mix well. Fold in 1/3 cup of the crushed candy cane pieces and stir.
  • If making individual desserts, place 1/2 cup of the softened ice cream mixture on top of the cookie crust in each ramekin. If making one pie, spread all of the ice cream mixture evenly into the prepared cookie crust.
  • Cover and refrigerate remaining whipped cream. Place ice cream pie(s) in the freezer until ready to serve (at least 30 minutes so the softened ice cream can firm back up). Before serving, allow frozen pies to stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  • Place a dollop of the remaining whipped cream and garnish with more crushed candy bits. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream pie can be prepared in 4 (8 oz) ramekins as individual desserts or you can make one 9-inch pie with the recipe instead.
  • Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal by Making Miracles

Candy and Fudge Recipes
Christmas Snack Board by Love & Confections
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Hard Cinnamon Candy by Blogghetti
Papaya Halwa by Palatable Pastime
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge by An Affair from the Heart

Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Christmas Tree Krispie Treats by Sweet Beginnings
Hot Chocolate cookies by Christmas Tree Lane
Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies [Vegan & Allergy-Friendly] by Bear & Bug Eats
Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Gingerbread House by House of Nash Eats
Gingerbread Layer Cake by The Redhead Baker
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies by The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Saltine Toffee by For the Love of Food

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8 Comments

  1. This would make a great X’mas eve dessert 🙂 Candy cane is a must for Christmas!

  2. What a wonderful seasonal dessert. Perfect recipe, easy peasy and delicious.

  3. oh my! Not only do these sound delicious, they are so pretty! I might wait and make this for my husband’s birthday in February! Peppermint anything and everything is his favorite.

  4. I am all over this. How delicious and so Christmasy!

  5. I am drooling over this dessert. I LOVE peppermint anything!

  6. My mother used to use a very similar peppermint candy filling for my brothers chocolate cake for his birthday. Naturally, he was born in December… I like the mini versions like this. Very cute!

  7. What a great holiday treat! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  8. I love that put them in ramekins for individual servings. Such a great idea! And such delicious flavors for the holidays.

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