A cold and refreshing Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie, perfect for the hottest of Summer days. A quick and easy vanilla wafer crust is covered in layers of vanilla ice cream and homemade hot fudge sauce. This six ingredient dessert is a family favorite and is sure to become yours, too!
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When Andy has been on a long stint of call days, I love to surprise him with one of his favorite desserts as a special treat for how hard he’s been working. This Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie? It’s always met with an appreciative, albeit sleepy, smile. It’s one of his long standing favorites that his mom always made for him and one she included in a recipe book that she and Andy’s sister compiled for me full of recipes from family and friends when Andy and I got married.
A cold and refreshing Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie, perfect for the hottest of Summer days, although we enjoy it year round being the ice cream lovers that we are! A quick and easy vanilla wafer crust is covered in layers of vanilla ice cream and homemade hot fudge sauce. This six ingredient dessert is a family favorite and is sure to become yours, too!
Homemade hot fudge sauce?! That got your attention, didn’t it! Would you believe that if took out a saucepan and filled it with chocolate chips, marshmallows and evaporated milk and stirred it together over low heat it would become a chocolatey delight of epic proportions? Me neither! But I’m here to tell you it indeed does and is definitely the highlight of this Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie.
The other two major components of this ice cream pie are vanilla wafers and vanilla ice cream. As in, you can purchase them and there is absolutely no effort involved. You simply line the bottom of your pie plate with vanilla wafers and then add alternate layers of softened ice cream and that delicious hot fudge sauce. This is absolutely one of those desserts that children love to help with as it’s so incredibly easy and you really can not go wrong!
This Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie isn’t my first go round with making ice cream the star of a dessert recipe and it absolutely won’t be my last! I have no doubt fellow ice cream fans will also scream for my showstopper Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Tart, summer ready Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie and refreshing Grasshopper Ice Cream Tart.
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 30 vanilla wafers
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- chocolate curls if desired, for garnish
- In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallows and salt until completely melted.
- Line bottom and sides of 9" pie plate with vanilla wafers.
- Spread half of ice cream over wafers. Cover with half of hot fudge mixture.
- Repeat layers.
- Freeze until firm, approximately 3-5 hours.
- Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired.
I used store bought ice cream for this Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie recipe, but you definitely could take things up a notch by making your own! I’m thinking this easy Homemade Ice Cream, boozy Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream or cookie filled Oreo Vanilla Ice Cream would all be delicious choices.