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Rating: 3.92 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

A crunchy crust of walnuts and chocolate wafer crumbs surrounds layers of smooth vanilla ice cream and sweet strawberries. So easy, but so divine!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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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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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together chocolate wafer crumbs, chopped walnuts, and softened butter until thoroughly combined. Press mixture firmly into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 7 minutes. Refrigerate until well chilled.

  • In a medium bowl, whip together whipping cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Spread half of ice cream into bottom of crust. Cover with strawberries, then cover strawberries with remaining ice cream. Spread whipped cream over ice cream, and garnish with walnut halves. Freeze for 2 hours before serving. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 32.9g; cholesterol 85.3mg; sodium 187.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2002
this recipe is awsome Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/14/2003
This did not turn out well at all. Maybe I did something wrong? It just turned out to be a giant mess. First I used a 9-inch pie plate but I don't see how anyone could fit a QUART of ice cream into a 9-inch pie plate (unless maybe it was a deep dish?) The crust was easy to make - and the only part of the pie that I really liked it was delicious. I used Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (crushed). As for the rest once I added the strawberries (used fresh not frozen) the "softened" ice cream started overflowing the pie crust so I didn't add the second layer of ice cream. Just topped the strawberries with the whipped cream (which really needed some vanilla added) and then froze it. The ice cream was overflowing so bad that I had to place the pie on a plate in the freezer to catch the spillover. After letting it thaw for a few minutes before slicing it was still hard to cut into and I did not at all like the taste of the frozen strawberries. I would try this crust again but maybe just filled with fresh strawberries (chopped & with sugar sprinkled over them to bring out their juices) and then topped with whipped cream (heavy whipping cream with 2 TBSP powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla). Read More
(25)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
06/14/2003
This did not turn out well at all. Maybe I did something wrong? It just turned out to be a giant mess. First I used a 9-inch pie plate but I don't see how anyone could fit a QUART of ice cream into a 9-inch pie plate (unless maybe it was a deep dish?) The crust was easy to make - and the only part of the pie that I really liked it was delicious. I used Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (crushed). As for the rest once I added the strawberries (used fresh not frozen) the "softened" ice cream started overflowing the pie crust so I didn't add the second layer of ice cream. Just topped the strawberries with the whipped cream (which really needed some vanilla added) and then froze it. The ice cream was overflowing so bad that I had to place the pie on a plate in the freezer to catch the spillover. After letting it thaw for a few minutes before slicing it was still hard to cut into and I did not at all like the taste of the frozen strawberries. I would try this crust again but maybe just filled with fresh strawberries (chopped & with sugar sprinkled over them to bring out their juices) and then topped with whipped cream (heavy whipping cream with 2 TBSP powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2002
this recipe is awsome Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Great! To the person who needs a way to crush the chocolate wafers -- just put in a zip lock back and use a rolling pin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Really delicious and great for company! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
An excellent and easy dessert. I served it at a dinner party and people loved it. just need a good way to make crumbs of chocolate wafers. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is GREAT. My husband and I both LOVED IT! Would be great with raspberries too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2011
Great basic recipe! I would have used vanilla but I was gifted with a quart of strawberry ice cream today so I used strawberry ice cream in this recipe. I skipped baking the Oreo crust but loved the homemade whipped cream for the top. It is a relief to find a recipe that calls for fresh cream rather than store-bought. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
I've made this for 50 years but never with whipped cream - just vanilla ice cream and strawberries layered. 1st time I served it our friend asked "where have you been all my life?" It's fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2013
A food processor will also work making crumbs of those cookies quickly. Just a few pulses will do it!!! I can't wait to try this recipe -- been looking for a new one to try during the summer heat!!! Read More
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