Now mud pie is my all time favorite dessert and I've had it right a couple of times (one being back home) but I find it's very hard to find a place that does it just right (to my standards at least, and I'm pretty picky when it comes to this!) so I decided for my birthday this year I was going to try and make it (I thought that would be a good idea now that I have an ice cream maker!).
I searched high and low for a good recipe but most of them weren't very good or sort of cheated using premade ice cream so I came up with my own, with a little help from here and here.
I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and I kid you not it's the best mud pie I have ever had! (And I'm not just saying that because I made it. I'd be honest if it sucked! ha ha)
It's pretty easy to make:
1) Make the crust, press down into 2 3'' spring form pan (I'm sure this would also be enough for a 6'' or a thinner cake in a 9'')
2) Make the ice cream and spread over crust
(I had some store bought hot fudge sauce that I put a spoonful of right in the middle of the crust before I poured the ice cream in. It was a nice treat to discover that when eating the cake after. I haven't found a good recipe yet to make it at home but at soon as I do you bet I'll be posting it!)
3) Set in freezer at least over night
Mocha Ice Cream
- 1 cup whip cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 2-3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
Combine ingredients. Stir until sugar and coffee granules dissolve. Freeze according to ice cream freezer's directions.
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 dash salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Boil 2-5 minutes, stirring rapidly, until sauce begins to thicken.
This must be stored in the fridge.
1 tbsp Butter
Take 13 oreos & 1 tbsp butter, grind up, smooth it out in the spring form pans
(The toppings are just whip cream and store bought caramel sauce)