This pie has a chocolate cookie crust and an ice cream filling, but the creme de menthe meringue topping is what makes it special. It is a perfect St. Patrick's Day treat. Vanilla ice cream can be substituted for the mint chocolate chip.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and melted butter or margarine. Press firmly over bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Freeze.

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  • Spread half of softened ice cream in crust. Drizzle 2 tablespoons creme de menthe and sprinkle 1/2 cup cookie crumbs over the ice cream. Repeat. Freeze till firm.

  • In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar, and beat until slightly stiff. Gradually beat in sugar until peaks form. Fold in 2 teaspoons creme de menthe. Spread meringue over pie, and seal to edges. Freeze up to 24 hours.

  • Just before serving, broil until top is golden.

Nutrition Facts

541.4 calories; 7.7 g protein; 56.5 g carbohydrates; 119.6 mg cholesterol; 268.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
This went over huge! I ended up using peppermint extract and green food colouring instead of creme de menthe as I could only find a 20 bottle of the stuff and I was not spending that kind of money on something I needed only a few tablespoons of. I think I should have either lined the bottom with wax paper or sprayed it with no stick pray b/c I had a hard time getting the pieces of pie out. But it was so incredibly delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2005
very easy pretty good! Read More
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18 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
This went over huge! I ended up using peppermint extract and green food colouring instead of creme de menthe as I could only find a 20 bottle of the stuff and I was not spending that kind of money on something I needed only a few tablespoons of. I think I should have either lined the bottom with wax paper or sprayed it with no stick pray b/c I had a hard time getting the pieces of pie out. But it was so incredibly delicious. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
This went over huge! I ended up using peppermint extract and green food colouring instead of creme de menthe as I could only find a 20 bottle of the stuff and I was not spending that kind of money on something I needed only a few tablespoons of. I think I should have either lined the bottom with wax paper or sprayed it with no stick pray b/c I had a hard time getting the pieces of pie out. But it was so incredibly delicious. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
I doubled the ingredients and made this in a 9 by 13 inch pan to take for a birthday party and everybody loved it. I didn't have enough mint-chocolate icecream so I used vanilla for the bottom layer. The cut pieces looked very pretty with the different colors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
Delicious and easy to make. We used Haagen Daaz mint chocolate chip ice cream and this came out to die for! Everyone devoured it. Definitely plan to make this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is an awesome ice cream pie recipe!!!!! Very cool and refreshing! Easy to prepare (in steps) and disappears quickly! I would highly recommend this pie to anyone who loves the taste of mint and chocolate! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
Use a good quality mint ice cream. A food torch on the meringue before serving makes it easy. Kids will eat this up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
I made this for our St. Patrick's Day Dinner club. All guests gave it a thumbs up! I was short on time so I used the Nabisco pre made Oreo pie crust...worked out great. I couldn't find higher quality brand in choc. mint at our store so I used a "regular" brand. It still tasted great. Because I love "presentation" I would swirl a little melted chocolate on the plate next time before putting the pie slice on the plate. The slice with the layers makes a nice presentation. I would love to experiment with different flavors like raspberry ice cream with chambord liquer using the same concept! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Very good dessert recipe. I served this for our St. Patrick's Day dinner and it was a big hit. Will make a good summer-time dessert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2002
You can also use chocolate ice cream if you kids eating it. This pie is a wonderful treat at picnics and for Thanksgiving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2002
My brother and my dad loved it. I made it twice during my spring break! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2005
very easy pretty good! Read More
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