Mud Pie (frozen dessert of the gods) recipe

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!

38 thoughts on “Mud Pie (frozen dessert of the gods) recipe

  1. Pam

    Now I HAVE to make the coffee ice cream. I know there are marshmallows somewhere. I just need to buy some condensed milk.


  2. Beatrice P. Boyd

    Thanks for this recipe post, which I will save to try at a later date. We have both chocolate and ice cream in the freezer now as we invited neighbors over for a Sunday Sundae last night. However, there's not a lot of either flavor left and so we will make the “ultimate” sacrifice of enjoying them before going out of town for awhile.


  3. Jean R.

    I love mud pie! It isn't fair that you make it and not share with your blogger friends. Seriously, though, I don't remember my mother using coffee ice cream. Not even sure they had it back in the day when she was making it for her bridge club.


  4. Olga Hebert

    Ooo. It has been a long, long time since I had Mud Pie. Don't think I will make it unless I have a crowd to feed though. I wouldn't be able to not eat it all myself if I knew one was sitting in the fridge.


  5. Silver Willow

    1. I didn't make it. (well, not in the past 6-7 years.)2. I DID share it with my blogger friends! duh. This post! LOL3. I'm sure chocolate ice cream, or mocha, or butter pecan ice cream…would all work.


  6. tammy j

    oh! I have to do this. even if I go into a diabetic coma afterward! I absolutely love cold summer desserts. and this one sounds fabulous.and I love coffee ice cream! Hagen Dazz (never can spell it) is my favorite!


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