Reading some of the comments here yesterday, I saw coffee ice cream mentioned, and I realized I hadn’t made my Mud Pie in a LONG time! And for sure, it was the most loved dessert I ever made from scratch. And since there was a real love for ice cream (coffee flavored or not) and chocolate, it would be a shame, in mid July like we are, NOT to post the recipe!
Silver Willow’s Mud Pie
Important prep note: take out the ice cream when you start, to soften.
You can either buy a pre-made chocolate crust, or make you own…
1.5 cups chocolate cookie crumbs. (can have nuts in them, or not…but no frosting or icing.) (I suppose you could try chocolate graham crackers, if they even still make those, but I never did.)
1/4 cup melted butter or margine
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool, then chill while prepping the rest.
1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed!)
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips (semi-sweet. not milk chocolate.)
dash of salt
1 quart coffee ice cream, softened and divided
1 small bag of nut chips (very small chips.)
Combine in saucepan over low heat, and stir…evaporated milk, marshmallows, chocolate chips and salt until melted and thick. Cool.
Spoon 1/2 of the ice cream onto the crust.
Drizzle with 1/2 the chocolate sauce, and then 1/2 the nuts.
Spoon on remaining ice cream, drizzle with remaining sauce, and remaining nuts.
Do NOT become concerned if the sauce or nuts ‘disappear’ into the ice cream.
Freeze at least 4 hours.
Yum, yum yum! Enjoy!