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Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

This recipe for Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream Pie from Southern Living Scooped: Ice Cream Treats, Cheats, and Frozen Eats is a perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Additional Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 27 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: desserts, Ice Cream, Mexican
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Lynda


Spicy Graham Cracker Crust (9-inch)

  • 2 ½ cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper

Ice Cream Pie

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate baking bar finely chopped
  • 3.5 ounces roasted glazed pecan pieces
  • ½ cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream softened
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream softened
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur


Spicy Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together 2 ½ cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup melted butter, and ¼ tsp. ground red pepper; firmly press mixture on bottom and up sides of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Makes 1 (9-inch) crust.

Ice Cream Pie

  • Stir together semisweet chocolate, pecan pieces, and ½ cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Reserve ½ cup chocolate-pecan mixture to top pie.
  • Spread chocolate ice cream in bottom of prepared crust; top with remaining chocolate-pecan mixture. Freeze 30 minutes. Spread coffee ice cream over chocolate mixture. Cover and freeze 8 hours.
  • Beat whipping cream and coffee liqueur at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream mixture over pie; sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup chocolate-pecan mixture. Cover and freeze 1 hour or until whipped cream is firm. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.



***Recipe reprinted with permission from Scooped: Ice Cream Treats, Cheats, and Frozen Eats.
For a kid-friendly version of this pie, omit the red pepper in the crust and substitute a teaspoon of vanilla for the coffee liqueur in the whipped topping.
For a no-bake version, use a premade cookie or graham cracker crust.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g