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Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Total Time: Half Day
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
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Mississippi Mud Pie

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

Ice cream pies were all the rage for dessert in the ’60s and ’70s and they’ve never really gone out of style. Although this dessert is related to the humble ice cream pie, it has been taken up a notch.

Yield: Serves 8


  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) butter, melted
  • 1 quart (1 L) premium-quality coffee ice cream, softened, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) store-bought chocolate fudge or caramel sauce or Bourbon Fudge Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce or Chocolate Caramel Sauce 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) whipping (35%) cream
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) confectioners (icing) sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped


  • 9-inch (23 cm) deep-dish glass pie plate, greased


1. In a food processor fitted with metal blade, process cookies until crumbs form. Add butter and process until finely ground. Press onto bottom and up side of prepared pie plate. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.

2. Spread half of the ice cream in prepared crust. Drizzle evenly with fudge sauce and sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips. Return to freezer until ice cream firms up a bit. Spread remaining ice cream over pie and return to freezer.

3. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

4. Spread whipped cream over pie and sprinkle with almonds and remaining chocolate chips. Return to freezer for several hours or until completely frozen.

Variation: Substitute cookies and cream or mint chip ice cream for the coffee. If using mint chip ice cream, use fudge sauce, not caramel.

© 2008 Julie Hasson

Editor's Note

Nutritional information is based on store-bought caramel sauce. It does not include Bourbon Fudge Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce or Chocolate Caramel Sauce. For nutritional information on Bourbon Fudge Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce or Chocolate Caramel Sauce, please see links above.


Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

728kcal (36%)
161mg (16%)
1mg (1%)
321mcg RAE (11%)
106mg (35%)
361mg (15%)
24g (121%)
44g (67%)
3mg (19%)

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