Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie


June 13, 2011 by Dana

Today, I have to make a very special shout out…. because it’s Jake’s birthday!  Happy birthday to my wonderful fiance!

I knew I wanted to do something special for him, and, to me, special = food. (Duh.) Since today is the reveal day for June’s Secret Recipe Club, I thought it would be fun to combine the two.

I had a lot of fun going through my assigned blog, My Fiance Likes It, So It Must Be Good, searching through the plethora of recipes, and learning more about Peggy.

It’s no shock, that I immediately fell in love with her blog.  In fact, Peggy and I have a lot in common.  We’re both twenty-something women, recently engaged, with a passion for food!  I was thrilled to have been introduced to her.

She had a ton of recipes that would have made the perfect birthday treat for Jake: Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes, Samoa Cupcakes, Strawberry Shortcake, and the list goes on.

There was only one problem:  Jake hates cake.

Yes, you read that right.  Jake hates cake.  It sounds blasphemous, I know.  But it’s true.  No cake.  No cupcakes.  And definitely no shortcake.

There’s only one kind of cake Jake likes. And by like I mean love.  And by love I mean he wants one at our wedding.  And that, my friends, is Ice Cream Cake.

Luckily for me (and Jake),  Peggy recently posted a recipe for a delicious looking Coffee Ice Cream Pie.  I knew with a few tweaks, this was the perfect choice.


1 package of oreo cookies
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 quart cookies and cream favored ice cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


1.  To make the crust: In the bowl of a food processor, place 25 of the the oreos and pulse until cookies are crumbled finely.  Add 6 tablespoons of the melted butter to the cookies and pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring-form pan.  Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until slightly hard.  Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.  Then place in freezer for 30 minutes to harden up.

2.  Meanwhile, remove ice cream from freezer and sit at room temperature to soften.

3.  To make the ganache:  Place heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Let sit for about 5 minutes.  Stir in remaining tablespoon of butter until mixture is smooth.  Let cool slightly.

4.  Remove the crust from the freezer.  Line the sides of the spring-form pan with 8 of the remaining oreo cookies.

5.  Dump ice cream into a large bowl and stir until it becomes smooth and spreadable.  Spread the ice cream on the chilled crust.  Top with ganache, decorate with remaining oreos, and chill for at least 3 hours.  Enjoy!

This Ice Cream Cake was AMAZING!  The crust was so buttery and delicious, and I must say, the cookies and cream flavor idea was a brilliant one on my part.  I bet Peggy’s coffee version is great, too, but I knew cookies and cream was the way to go for Jake.

So go do yourself a favor.  Go make this cake.  But first, check out Peggy’s blog, and all of the other delicious submissions for this month’s Secret Recipe Club:

**I'm entering this recipe in the Get Grillin contest: “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking 
and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösle,Emile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.”

39 thoughts on “Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie

  1. Too good a dessert!

  2. The sight of this ice cream pie makes me swoon! Love how you decorated the ‘cake’ with the Oreos…in fact, I might make this for my son’s next birthday. He’ll be as elated as Jake, I bet! Btw, I’m a fan of Peggy’s blog too :-).

  3. My family would love this!!!

  4. Dan says:

    That would make an excellent birthday cake. Very yummy looking.

  5. grubbyfoodblog says:

    This looks delicious. I spent the weekend making a chocolate popping candy cake with a friend which you might like!

  6. Ooooh I would love this! Oreos are making a big comeback in my life and this is just fuelling my obsession even more ;)

  7. I love ice cream cakes — or pies! Sounds perfect for the crazy hot weather we’re having too, and the ganache on top looks fantastic.

  8. Can I “bake” this so I can put it on my site? LOL
    It looks SO delicious – I think I’ll just have to make it anyway!
    Thanks, Dana!

  9. BigFatBaker says:

    So yummy! A perfect summer treat :)

  10. sara says:

    Ooooh, fantastic, this looks SO good! Love the whole oreos on the pie! :)

  11. Tessa says:

    Ice cream cake sounds great for a summer birthday. Happy birthday to your fiancee. The “cake” looks great!

  12. Yum, there can’t be a better dessert for a hot summer day!

  13. Faith says:

    Happy Birthday to Jake!! This gorgeous pie looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

  14. Veronica says:

    I love your adaptation of the recipe–it looks delish! You have a lucky fiance! :)

  15. sfomom says:

    Wow, that looks really good! What a great summer dessert!

  16. Fallon says:

    I loveee ice cream cake. What a great birthday treat!

  17. Julie says:

    What delicious “cake”. Love the flavors in it!!! Oreo cookies are the best.

  18. Peggy says:

    Oh Dana I love what you’ve done with this! And so glad you liked the recipe! I’m thinking Andy would like this version just as much (if not more!) than the original!

    It’s funny how a little thing like a blog hop like this can bring so many people together! I’ll definitely be back for more goodies =)

  19. Joanne says:

    Can you marry someone who doesn’t like cake? Hmm. I have to ponder this. :P

    The ice cream cake looks FABULOUS! I would marry you for it.

  20. Yum!! That sounds incredible. I think it would make any birthday spectacular.

  21. Victoria says:

    Doesn’t like cake?? Well at least he likes the cake the everyone is sure to like, ice cream cake! Could be a fun wedding cake idea as long as it doesn’t melt, haha. Happy birthday to Jake! Glad he enjoyed his “cake” :)

  22. This looks SO good. I could not be trusted to have this in the house!

  23. That looks like my dream dessert. And such a cute little top!

  24. I love ice cream desserts and yours is so pretty!

  25. Reeni says:

    Happy Birthday Jake! The pie is like a summer dream! So scrumptious!

  26. myblogject says:

    What an amazing variation on a traditional cake… So impressed dana. Congrats to you x

  27. Kocinera says:

    Wow! That cake looks so gorgeous! Cookies and cream ice cream pie sounds like a truly fantastic dessert.

  28. Happy Birthday to Jake. Even though I LOVE cake, I’m pretty sure I’d prefer this.. it looks amazing :)

  29. Yummy! Who knew ice cream cake was so simple! It looks delicious!

  30. Oh this just looks beautiful. I love cookies and cream ice cream all ready but this gives me a different way to eat it. Great recipe

  31. Siobhan says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m also with a Jake who hates cake! But yes, he too LOVES ice cream cake, and even more than that adores anything with oreos. Definitely tucking this recipe away for a special occasion…!

  32. ruchibmathur says:

    Looks yummilicious….

  33. What a lovely pie, Dana! This looks so delicious and decadent, and perfect for the summer birthdays I’ll be celebrating with friends this season. Happy birthday to your honey! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  34. Jennifer H says:

    This would make a little boy in my house happy. With that ganache, I’d be happy too!

  35. Liz says:

    I’m a fan of Peggy, too! And I’d much rather have pie than cake for my birthday :) What a gorgeous pie…I think it would be gone in a flash if it was in my kitchen!

  36. Danelle says:

    Perfect! My son has a birthday coming up soon but doesn’t like cake either. I think he will love this though!

  37. Judy says:

    Love cookies and cream anything. This looks so scrumptious, perfect for hot weather.

  38. Jennifer says:

    I made this for my son for his bday. The crust was hard. I put it in for ten minutes and checked it….so not sure about why it was so hard. Did not turn out so well, needless to say.

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