Mr. Food: Minty Ice Cream Pie

March 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
They'll surely scream for ice cream when you serve up this easy minty ice cream pie. There's no doubt this is a tasty match made in heaven!

Makes 8 Servings

1 (4.67-ounce) package thin chocolate-covered mint candies
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
2 teaspoons crème de menthe liqueur (see Options)
1/8 teaspoon green food color
1 (9-inch) chocolate graham cracker pie crust
  1. Reserve 8 candies then chop the remaining candies and place in a large bowl.

  2. Add ice cream, crème de menthe, and food color; mix well then spoon into pie crust.

  3. Place reserved candies around edge of ice cream mixture, pressing until candies are halfway into the ice cream.

  4. Cover and freeze at least 4 hours, or until firm. Slice and serve.

OPTIONS:?If you'd prefer to make this without the liqueur, you can substitute 1 teaspoon mint extract for the crème de menthe to get the desired minty flavor. And, for extra richness, garnish with whipped cream. Mmm!