This Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie is easily one of my favorite desserts. I know I say that with just about every dessert I make but seriously, this pie is amazing. If you like ice cream, hot fudge, oreos, coffee flavored things, or ooey gooey-ness, then you too will love this pie. The combination of flavors and textures is unreal. This no bake, frozen ice cream pie consists of a thin cookie crust, hot fudge, a creamy & delicious coffee ice cream center, layered with more hot fudge and crushed Oreo cookies.
Assembling a Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie
When you are ready to get started, I suggest getting all your ingredients together; Oreos, butter, hot fudge, and ice cream. Pull the ice cream out of the freezer and place it in the fridge to soften while you work on the other stuff, making it easier to work with. My first move would be to get your spring form pan out, crush your oreos and melt the butter and heat up the hot fudge.
I highly recommend using a spring form pie for this recipe because it makes a tall pie! We'll use the whole half gallon of ice cream so a pie dish may not be the best option to contain this massive mud pie.
Once you have your cookie crust assembled, spoon about half the amount of hot fudge onto the crust, spread it out to make a yummy hot fudge layer over the cookie crust. Then if your ice cream is thawed enough to scoop and spread out smoothly, start piling the ice cream on top of the crust, smoothing it out as you go. This is where patience comes in. Some of the ice cream may not melt or smooth out as quickly so just be patient and work with it. Once you have all the ice cream in the spring form pan smooth out the top of the ice cream and set the whole pan in the freezer for at least 20 to 30 minutes so it'll firm up. Once it's firm you'll take it out to layer on the remaining hot fudge and Oreo crumbs on top!
Once the pie is completely assembled it's back to the freezer, for at least 6 hours! Of course with these things freezing it overnight is the best, for things to really set, BUT, you can easily make this pie in the morning and have it ready to go by dessert. Having it in the spring form pan also makes for easy cutting, serving, and storing.
Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie
- 1 package regular Oreos
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 11 oz. jar hot fudge (divided)
- half gallon of coffee flavored ice cream
- Line the bottom of a spring form pan with parchment paper or spray with non stick spray. Set aside. Remove ice cream from the freezer and put it in the fridge so it can thaw while you work. Melt butter in the microwave and pulse 20 Oreo cookies with a food processor until they resemble fine crumbs.
- In a small bowl combine crushed oreos, melted butter and mix together until combined. Crumbs should be completely covered and moist. Pour cookie/butter mixture into the spring form pan and spread it out evenly to form a cookie crust. This crust should just cover the bottom of the spring form pan, no need to work the crust up the sides, you just want a single layer, thin crust.
- Heat half of the hot fudge in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Spread the hot fudge over the cookie crust creating a single layer.
- Take the ice cream out of the fridge and start to spoon it out onto the cookie crust. Be patient with this part, some of the ice cream will be soft while you still have firm chunks, the do your best to work with it and smooth it out into the spring form pan as you go. Use the entire half gallon of ice cream. Smooth out the top of the ice cream and place the spring form pan in the freezer to firm up for about 20 to 30 minutes. Heat up the remaining hot fudge and crush the rest of the Oreo cookies.
- Once the pie has firmed up, layer the remaining hot fudge and sprinkle the rest of the cookie crumbs on top of the pie. Cover the top of the spring form pan with plastic wrap and return it to the freeze for at least 6 hours or up to overnight.
- When ready to serve remove the pie from the freezer and run a butter knife along the sides of the pie, to separate the outside of the pie with the sides of the spring form pan. Release the latch on the side of the pan and lift up. Cut the pie into slices and serve. If any leftover pie should be returned to the freezer for later.