What’s a baker to do when temperatures read triple digits for days on end? I can think of no better time to turn to a bakeless treat. Let your freezer do the work for this chocolate-espresso ice cream pie while you stay cool by the nearest body of water, be it pool, lake, or ocean. Topped with homemade magic shell and chocolate-covered espresso beans, you’d never guess that this pie is a lightened up variation on the iconic ice cream pie.
Depending on your preference, assemble a full pie or use a muffin tin for individual pies – I’ve included the steps for both ways. I’m sharing this recipe for July’s Chocolate Party; fittingly, this month’s theme is chocolate ice cream. See more creations or join us and enter your own below the recipe.
Chocolate-Espresso Ice Cream Pie
4 ounces chocolate wafers
3/4 tsp instant espresso
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
Filling & Topping
2 cups light coffee ice cream
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 ounces chocolate-covered espresso beans
Combine wafers and instant espresso in a food processor; process until finely ground. Place honey and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted, about 30 seconds. Add to food processor and pulse until moist. For a full pie, spray a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick spray. Press mixture evenly into prepared dish; freeze 2 hours. For individual pies, spray 8 cups in a standard muffin pan with nonstick spray. Divide mixture evenly among cups, pressing approximately 2 tablespoons into each cup. Freeze 2 hours.
For the filling, place ice cream in a medium bowl and let soften at room temperature for 5 minutes. For a full pie, use an offset spatula to spread ice cream into chilled crust; cover with a piece of wax paper and return to freezer for 4 hours. For individual pies, use an offset spatula to spread 1/4 cup ice cream into each cup; cover with a piece of wax paper and return to freezer for 4 hours.
For the magic shell, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15 second intervals until melted; stir in vegetable oil until shiny and smooth. Let cool to room temperature. For a full pie, drizzle magic shell over pie and top with chocolate-covered espresso beans; freeze for another hour before slicing into wedges and serving. For individual pies, use an offset spatula to pop out of pan. Place pies on a baking sheet, drizzle with magic shell and top with chocolate-covered espresso beans; freeze for another hour before serving.
Yield – 1 pie, 8 servings or 8 individual pies
Calories – 240 (per slice or individual pie)
Carbs – 32
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1. Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
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