Food and the City: Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie Yum

October 07, 2016

Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

It was once said that technology will eventually kill the traditional way of communication. Text messages turned into the new phone call, and emojis turned into the new vocabulary. But what's there to say about social media tagging, and the way we ~*bond*~ with our homies in the comments section of memes and videos? Truth-be-told, it's not a day that ends in Y if I haven't tagged every friend that I have in at least one relatable article or Instagram. It's the new way to say, "Hey, this reminded me of you. I'm thinking of you. Here, look at a puppy.

While my very deep thought about the new wave of communication really has nothing to do with todays post, it has everything to do with this pie. Which, I guess, then has everything to do with todays post. You see, my ~boyfriend~ tagged me in one of those addictive Tasty videos that you always see floating around Facebook, featuring this pie. WHICH BY THE WAY, those videos take up 50% of the hours in my day, and about 18% of my entire existence. I can scroll through their Facebook page for hours, and while just typing out that sentence, I realize how sad that actually is.

Sunlight Mel, sunlight.

ANYWAY - the recipe seemed easy enough, and since he's a big fan of mint chip ice cream (I actually loathe the stuff like how am I even w someone who likes it idk guys but he's cute so whatever) I figured I'd be an adorable girlfriend and surprise him with it.

So that's what I did yesterday. Except...

...I changed it a bit because I have this obnoxious way about me that can literally never stick to the rules. Any recipe I ever try to duplicate results in something sort of similar, but not really. I'm more of an idea stealer vs. a recipe stealer. Kind of like when I was in high school, and I would just be copying word for word borrowing the essay that I found online. Yea.

All jokes aside (lol never), with a little of this and a little of that, I mixed it up a bit and made it a bit more use friendly, so-to-speak. There was a ton of unnecessary ingredients in the original, and I just ain't got time fo that, cha feel? Partly because I just moved in to a new apartment (!!!more on that soon!!!), and partly because my attention span is that of a 4 year old child at a birthday party who has overdone it on the cake.

I'll stop speaking now. Make this pie.

Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

1 1/2 cups chocolate wafers, finely crushed
1/1 cup mint oreo's, crushed + more for topping
1/4 cup butter, melted
mint chip ice cream, softened
8oz whipped cream (cool whip fam, get w it)
1 cup vanilla pudding, prepared

Combined finely crushed chocolate wafers with 1/4 cup melted butter, then transfer to a greased pie tin. Tightly press the mixture together to form the crust. I find popping this in the freezer for about 20 minutes helps mend it together. Top the crust with your mint chocolate chip ice cream then sprinkle on 3/4 of the crushed oreo's. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Fold the vanilla pudding into the whipped cream until combined. Remove pie from the freezer, then evenly spread the whipped topping over the ice cream. Sprinkle on the remaining crushed oreo's and place more around the edges for decorations. Or don't. Whatevs.

Pop this baby back into the freezer until ready to serve! You may want to thaw it for a few minutes before slicing it up to ensure the crust doesn't crack, but you should probably just eat it straight from the pan.

Just sayin'.

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