These 10 Outrageous Ice Cream Pies Are Worth the Brain Freeze
Brain freeze ahead!
These easy freezy party pies are ready for a summer's worth of good times. Read on to get the recipes, plus a simple cure for that crushing ice cream headache.
"We loved this pie," says Christina. "Very light and refreshing and the crust was yummy. I made mine in a springform pan, and after removing, I decorated it w/ some more whipped cream and lime slices...great dessert~YUM! Thanks for sharing."
Everything you love about s'mores but in frozen pie form. The best part? Using a torch to toast the top, of course. Kids, don't try this at home. Watch the video for smart how-to tips.
VIDEO: S'more Ice Cream Pie
Five simple ingredients, and one of them is ice cream. You can change up the cereal you use in the peanut butter crust, and fill the pie with any ice cream flavor you like. Oh, the possibilities!
So good, you'd better make two if you want any leftovers after your guests get their hands on it.
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Here's a brilliant idea from a reviewer: Put half of the ice cream in the crust and freeze for 30 minutes. Then top with diced peanut butter cup candies, and then add rest of the ice cream. Freeze it and hope you can stop yourself at just one slice.
"This is terrific, made for guests & they raved about it," says jimmic2. "Followed the recipe exactly, the fudge topping is great, will definitely make again."
"WOW!! Incredible! It IS very rich but its soooo good! the rice krispy crust tastes like a crunch chocolate bar and it compliments the peanut butter cake so well! Absolutely incredible!" -- Paula D.
There's nothing shy about this pie. You might want to serve small slices in case your guest get a little overwhelmed by its layer-upon-layer flavor explosion.
9. Best Mud Pie
"Our family all agreed it deserved 5 stars," says Sandra C. Tucson. "A lot of work, but well worth it. All you need is a sliver cuz it is so sweet. Will totally make again."
VIDEO: Best Mud Pie
"WOW! This pie is amazing," says Angela. "It tastes like a mix of a cheesecake and an ice cream cake with yummy caramel oozing out of everywhere, and the added crunch of the coconut/pecan topping is just perfection."
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How to Cure Brain Freeze
What causes brain freeze?
When something frosty-cold comes into sudden contact with the roof of your mouth, your blood vessels instantly react by constricting. But at the same time, your body is trying to dilate those blood vessels to pump warmth back to the affected area. The resulting temperature war inside your mouth sends a painful message to your confused brain. And all you wanted was some ice cream.
What can you do to stop the pain?
Swallow the ice cream (or frozen slushy, or whatever). Then press your tongue to the roof of your mouth to warm things up again and gradually melt that pain in your head. Now you can go back to enjoying your frozen treat, but slowly this time.