October 3, 2023


Food Information

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

7 min read

This 6-ingredient peanut butter ice cream pie combines an Oreo cookie crust, further creamy peanut butter ice cream filling, swirls of peanut butter, and plenty of Reese’s Items. It’s the proper go-to summer time dessert recipe as a result of it’s astoundingly straightforward to make, contains ice cream, and many of the prep is palms off because the freezer does the work! 100% assured to be devoured up, and everybody will demand you make it again and again.

peanut butter ice cream pie on springform pan bottom and slice shown on wooden plate.

Don’t get me unsuitable. I like serving present stopping desserts like tiramisu, crème brûlée, and baked Alaska. However there’s a part of me (the drained guardian aspect of me, maybe) that enjoys throwing collectively a senseless 6-ingredient dessert that impresses everybody. I prep it the day earlier than, let it freeze in a single day, and watch as everybody FLOCKS TO IT.

I’ve usually made it for birthday events, and it takes roughly 500% much less effort than a home made birthday cake. Actually, a dessert that tastes this good and is that this straightforward to make, ought to actually be some type of sugar crime.

Right here’s Why Everybody Loves This Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

  • Tastes scrumptious
  • Make-ahead
  • Completely no-bake
  • Makes everybody pleased
  • The ingredient listing couldn’t be simpler
  • Welcomes substitutions, similar to utilizing one other taste ice cream if there’s a peanut allergy
  • Easy ornament & garnish

Right here’s Precisely What You Want:

Oreos, heavy cream, Reese's Pieces, peanut butter, and butter on marble counter.
peanut butter ice cream being scooped out of carton with ice cream scoop.
That is Reese’s model peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups inside.

An Oreo cookie crust is the bottom of at this time’s dessert, the identical I exploit for this common peanut butter pie. Mix crushed Oreos (the whole Oreo… cookie AND the filling) and melted butter. Press into your springform pan. No must bake! A graham cracker crust works too.

The Filling Is Semi-Do-it-yourself

I’ve made this peanut butter ice cream pie on repeat every summer time since I first printed the recipe in 2013. The peanut butter filling combines peanut butter ice cream and unsweetened whipped cream. I used to make use of frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip) within the filling, however everybody loves it extra once I use unsweetened whipped cream.

Do you know that home made whipped cream can exchange Cool Whip in almost any recipe? I don’t add sugar to it when utilizing it in at this time’s filling.

It’s straightforward: you simply want heavy cream. Whip it, after which fold it into softened peanut butter ice cream. The mix of the 2 produce a softer, creamier filling than plain ice cream. Simpler to eat with a fork!

whipped cream and red spatula in glass bowl.

Fold the whipped cream (above) into softened peanut butter ice cream, after which unfold half into the cookie crust.

ice cream in mixing bowl and shown again being spread in Oreo cookie crust with red spatula.

Now we’re getting loopy… soften peanut butter and drizzle over half of the filling, then prime with remaining filling. Drizzle with extra melted peanut butter and sprinkle with crushed Reese’s Items. That’s it, your work is completed. Off to the freezer!

drizzled melted peanut butter and crushed Reese's Pieces over creamy mixture in springform pan.
What Can I Use As an alternative of Peanut Butter?

Be at liberty to swap the peanut butter ice cream for an additional taste. You’ll be able to skip the melted peanut butter, or exchange with warmed Nutella and even chocolate ganache. Be at liberty to skip the crushed Reese’s Items, or exchange with chocolate chips, crushed M&Ms, or different favourite ice cream topping.

Why Am I Including Whipped Cream to the Filling?

Folding unsweetened whipped cream (simply heavy cream that has been whipped) makes for a lighter, creamier filling that’s simpler to slice, serve, and eat. With out it, the peanut butter ice cream is fairly agency.

How Do I Crush Reese’s Items?

Place Reese’s Items in a zipped-top bag, seize a rolling pin, and bang away! That is how I crush sweet canes for peppermint bark, too. Nice stress reliever!

How Lengthy Does This Take to Freeze?

Freeze the ready peanut butter ice cream pie for not less than 6 hours, and as much as 48 hours. I often make it the evening earlier than I want it.

Earlier than serving, garnish the frozen peanut butter ice cream pie with sweetened whipped cream, extra melted peanut butter, and an additional sprinkle of crushed Reese’s Items. These ending touches are elective, however tremendous easy since you want many of the objects for the precise recipe, too.

For those who want a celebratory cake or birthday cake, do that peanut butter ice cream pie. It’s worlds simpler than an precise cake, could be made forward with out sacrificing texture, and is cherished simply as a lot (if no more!).

Success Tip: Slicing into Ice Cream Pie

Let the pie sit at room temperature for five minutes earlier than slicing. Use your sharpest knife, and dip it in some scorching water earlier than every lower.

decorated peanut butter ice cream pie with Reese's Pieces, whipped cream, and peanut butter swirls on top.
slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on wooden plate.

And in case you’re on the lookout for one thing a bit of bigger, I even have this 5-layer ice cream cake recipe. It takes a bit of extra time to place collectively as a result of there are a number of layers, however the outcomes are at all times prime notch. For those who like CAKE along with your ice cream, attempt my ice cream loaf cake as a substitute!