We celebrated sweet Pearl Violet’s 2nd birthday this week. This girl LOVES ice cream. She gets so angry when she has to share ice cream with mommy or one of her sisters. It’s pretty funny. So, I knew that I wanted to make something with ice cream for her cake. I’ve been making different versions of this ice cream pie for years and tweaked it this time for a super yummy birthday treat. It’s the world’s easiest recipe!
When Pearl spotted her pie, she immediately started saying “ice cream! ice cream!” and there was no stopping her until we sang “Happy Birthday” and gave her a piece.
And she loved it of course! I can’t believe she is 2 and I no longer have a baby in the house.
Here’s how I made the world’s easiest ice cream pie:
All you need is some: Cool Whip, ice cream, oreos and butter. If you want to make it even easier, buy a ready made oreo crust. I decided to get fancy and make my own. Also, you can choose any flavor of ice cream. I have made this with vanilla, mint chocolate chip coffee, peanut butter etc. But I chose strawberry this time around and it was so yummy.
Let the ice cream sit out for about 15 minutes. Then, use a mixer to beat it so that it is smooth and creamy.
For the crust, crush about 11 oreos. Then mix the crushed oreos with 4 Tablespoons of melted butter. Press this into the bottom of a pie plate. Line the sides of the pie plate with whole oreos.
Pour the ice cream on top of the crust followed with a layer of cool whip. Freeze for about 6 hours and serve! I recommend letting the pie sit out for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.
It never fails to be a crowd pleaser!