08 April 2011

"Oh I Really Shouldn't" Ice Cream Pie

It's really not fair what I've done to you guys this week. The White Texas Sheet Cake was "bad" enough, but this...this is just plain evil. But evil never tasted so good. My mother, health conscious as she was, only made this pie on special occasions when she knew that at least 10 people would be around to consume it. She never made it to keep around the house and eat. And for good reason...

As someone who believes in healthy living, I have to recommend that this be shared. But as someone who also believes in indulging in the good food of life, I have to tell you that a couple huge large reasonable pieces of this pie will not kill you. Quite the opposite actually, you'll really be living!

This pie has 3 simple ingredients, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and you guessed it- rice krispy treat crust! I make my hot fudge from scratch, and though I would love to share it with you, I would be breaking a vow I took long ago to keep it in the family. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen looks really good as a substitute or you could buy a jar of your favorite hot fudge from the store. Try this!

"Oh, I Really Shouldn't" Ice Cream Pie

1 stick margarine
8 cups Rice Krispies
1 bag mini marshmallows
1-2 jars hot fudge sauce (depending on size)
1/2 gallon of your favorite vanilla ice cream

In a large pot melt the butter over med-high heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add rice krispies and stir until mixed. Butter a 13x9 pan and add 3/4 of the rice krispy treats into the pan and push them into the pan and up the sides to make a crust. Place in freezer and let cool for 30 minutes. Eat extra krispy treats while you wait.

Heat up 1 cup of the fudge sauce. Spread on the crust evenly (to seal the crust from the wet ice cream) and freeze for another 30 minutes.

Scoop the entire 1/2 gallon of ice cream into the pan and spread evenly. Heat up remaining fudge sauce, place in bag, cut corner, and drizzle over pie.


  1. Oh my heavens. What a perfect "Happy Friday!" recipe! This is all sorts of good :) I'm with you, part of holistic healthy living is feeding your soul, and if this pie doesn't feed your soul, I don't know what does...

    PS: My favorite part of the recipe is "Eat extra krisy treats while you wait." ... Yes, ma'am, I believe I will :)

  2. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  3. "1-2 jars of hot fudge sauce". I love it! You had me at "hot fudge".

  4. Wow. I can feel my hips growing just looking at this thing. mmmmmmmmm

  5. Impressive! I was thinking of making some Rice Krispy treats this weekend, but Rice Krispies and ice cream together? That may be just what the doctor ordered.

  6. you say hi to me on this post!???? how could you do that? i am on a diet? kidding. i still may try this. i am bad.

    you are an eloquent writer and said all I should have said in a nutshell.

    glad to be following you now.

  7. I came across your blog from Summer's and I am so happy I came across this post! We are set to have rain all weekend and if I get some baking in I am so trying this!

  8. Oh wow, Hannah! This recipe is calling my name right now! :)

    As soon as the boy and I get over our colds and are able to taste what we're eating, I will be making your Rice Krispies pie. My tummy thanks you in advance. :)

  9. this looks so amazing! can't wait to try it out!

  10. That looks incredible and worth every calorie!

  11. I would love to be part of the group of ten people who got to eat this! Actually, make that a group of five so that we can have bigger portions. ;)

  12. oh.my.gosh. You little devil. I might have to make this this weekend! And why must you suggest I SHARE it - don't want to!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  13. wow, that looks way too good
    Forever Chic,

  14. This looks yummy, and easy.

    P.S. I've awarded you the lovely blogger award. I know we just found each other's blog, but I love your blog. (And that you two love watching Rick Steves for fun as well). Nice.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  15. I want this. right. now. !

    p.s. the sandwich I am holding is called a 'zapiekanka'. It is a Polish take on pizza. The standard one is long bread, baked mushrooms on top, and cheese. Though there are vegetables ones and other flavors, this is the most basic one. Simple and delicious!

  16. I'm pretty sure this might be the best take on rice crispy squares that I've ever seen. I would definitely have to share it. Delicious!

  17. WOW!!! that looks so good!!! i might have to try this one :) new to your blog and its just lovely :)