Monday, May 16, 2011

Mud Pie Deluxe

With a chocolate crust and coffee ice-cream filling, topped with rich chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toasted almonds...this dessert is a wonderful summertime treat!

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (like Oreo)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 L / 8 cups coffee ice-cream, softened
Chocolate sauce:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • chocolate pieces or shavings for garnish
  • toasted or caramelized almonds
  1. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter.  Press into bottom of a 9" spring form pan.
  2. Spoon  ice-cream onto crust (or cut into slices to fit).  Level with spatula.  Freeze.
  3. For chocolate sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm, then spread over ice-cream layer.  Return to freezer.
  4. Whip cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff.
  5. To serve, top each slice with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and sliced almonds.
Serves 12

Note: In our area Safeway stores carry wonderful coffee ice-cream with the Lucerne label.