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September 23, 2008

Multitasking Ice Cream Pie


I’m a multitasking master and a cook, and this recipe combines the best of both worlds. You can buy all the ingredients ahead of time and then work on the dessert for a moment here and a few seconds there, in between going to the office, picking up carpool, buying new guitar picks and so forth. No one will ever guess you made this delicious concoction while simultaneously talking on the phone, feeding the fish and putting away the groceries.  And it’s only four ingredients.  Highly recommended for both PMS-ing and pregnant women.



1. A premade cookie pie crust – there’s NO reason not to use chocolate

2. A half gallon of ice cream, any flavor, but Cookies & Cream, Coffee, and Fudge Ripple are all good choices

3. A jar of hot fudge sauce – Hershey’s spreads the best for me

4. A container of Cool Whip or the equivalent

Optional: toasted nuts, cocoa powder, sprig o’ mint, etc to fancy up your pie

Step 1:

At some point during your busy day, set out the ice cream to melt a little.  Go do some stuff.  Then heap the ice cream into the crust.  Remember how your mother (hopefully) told you beauty isn’t everything?  Well, that’s particularly true for the inside of this pie.  The lumpier is is, the better the surface will catch glops of chocolate fudge sauce when that time comes.

Once you’ve put the ice cream into the crust and slurped any leftovers, put the naked pie into the freezer to harden a bit – between 1 and 48 hours.


Step 2:

Spread the chocolate sauce over the pie.  You can do this part all messy since it won’t show, but mine looks pretty fantastic because I’m kind of anal about my pie.  Also, see how smooth the pie is now?  That’s totally hot fudge acting as ice cream spackle.  Stick the pie back in the freezer for 15 minutes to several hours and go write a brief or toilet train your child.


Step 3:

Spread the Cool Whip on top.  If you’re feeling festive, decorate the top with cocoa powder, toasted nuts, or whatever.  Stick the pie back in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it.


I’m no photo stylist, and I suck at cutting pies, but I bet you wish that missing slice was in your belly instead of mine.


My other Works For Me Wednesday tips:

Labeling Camp Clothes: Dull Chore Made Zany Fun(created by my son – and still handy)

Safety Tip: Road ID

How We Parent – Just Because You Asked (most popular tip)

A Cheater’s Guide To Spiffing Up Your House (decorators beware!)

Food, Glorious Food (time for Jack O’ Lantern Pie again!)

Detoxify Noxious Athletic Shoes In Three Easy Steps!

Week O’ Recipes (yes – a week of them)


I linked this at Works For Me Wednesday over at Shannon’s.  Go take a peek for some other tips!

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 10:26 pm • Let's Eat: Meals and Recipes   

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23 Responses to “Multitasking Ice Cream Pie”

  1. Oh, I am so going to try this! Thanks! 🙂

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  2. Oh wow. That’s all I can say. Now you’ve made me really hungry for ice cream pie. And I can’t do anything about it until tomorrow.

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  3. I just finished reading six organic-green-all-natural WFMW tips. This one is amazing, looks delicious and makes me want to run to the grocery store BEFORE my coffee.

    Thanks for being normal. I’m definitely making this pie!

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  4. I appear to have put on four pounds just reading this post. And I’m hungry!

  5. I’m all about ice cream and multi-tasking! This cake looks wonderful! Yes, I’d love to have that ice cream pie slice in my belly…so next time if you need any volunteers…=O)

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  6. Holy delicious pie, Batman. I’ll be making this for my husband the next time I want him to buy me something pretty. 😉

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  7. Thanks. Sounds terrific, but I have to go for fasting blood work this morning. You have single handedly made my stomach hurt!

    (Just kidding! I love it- “Go write a brief” HA, you lawyer folk slay me.0

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  8. […] down the list another of my favorite reads, My Tiny Kingdom, has posted an ice cream pie recipe for multitaskers. Most importantly, with only four ingredients and no baking (that’s my kind […]

  9. Oh my word! That looks delicious! I am totally going to do that–would be a great birthday treat for a grown-up. Thanks!

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  10. I’m kitchen-challenged, but I think I could actually make this. Thanks so much!

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  11. This sounds sooo yummy. I’m going to make it this weekend. Thanks!

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  12. Oh, yummers!!! I think I need to go right home and make this!

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  13. LOOKS DELICIOUS! I am SO trying this!

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  14. omg, that looks delicious!! I’m going to try that this weekend with the kiddos.

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  15. You had me at multitasking and jar of hot fudge sauce.


  16. I bet your pie is better than the Ice Cream Snicker Bar I had late last night.And, forget pork chops on the Green Egg tonight, I’m going to eat a pie.

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  17. I’ve been fortunate enough to have this pie, made by the chef herself, and I can affirm that it is absolutely deee-licious!

  18. I have so many meetings that we are supposed to “bring refreshments” which is code for — bring something decadent that will make everyone forget the stupid boring crap we have to talk about — and I never have time to make anything impressive like the other women — ha! now I do.

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  19. This looks great!

    And I am so shocked over the whole chocolate pie crust. I must be way out of the loop to never have seen one!

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  20. Do you need to heat up the hot fudge to make it spread easier, or will that mess up the ice cream?

  21. i must say that i made this tonight for my friends and our Office premiere party. It was a big hit. I didn’t write a brief while it froze, however. I watched old episodes of 90210. Now you know.

  22. Nope– no need to heat anything. The ice cream should be hardened up some, and the sauce should be room temperature. Spread away! I recommend reserving a little sauce and hiding it in the back of the fridge so you have a finger-swipe available for emergencies.

  23. This looks so good, I have to make this soon — and then find a way to hide it from the kids. Ok, I’ll share, really 🙂

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