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Let’s welcome summer with a chocolate cherry ice cream pie! This may just be the ultimate ice cream pie for summer, with four layers of deliciousness. We start with a rich chocolate wafer crust, layered with creamy chocolate chip ice cream. Once the pie is frozen and set, we add a layer of Amaretto cherry sauce and billows of almond whipped cream.

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

Topped with chocolate shavings and fresh cherries, this ice cream pie is utter bliss (and if you’re planning ahead, simply perfect for your 4th of July celebration!).

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

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Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

  • Yield: One 9-inch pie, 8-10 servings

Ingredients

Ice Cream Pie

  • 9 oz chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 4-5 cups chocolate chip ice cream, slightly softened

Cherry Topping

  • 1 pound fresh Bing cherries, pitted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Almond Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Topping

  • chocolate shavings
  • fresh Bing cherries

Instructions

  1. Combine chocolate wafer cookies and sugar in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add butter, and pulse until incorporated. Press crust into a 9-inch pie pan coated with nonstick spray, and let freeze for 1 hour. When crust is frozen, add ice cream and smooth with an offset spatula. Let freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours.
  2. For the cherry topping, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, Amaretto, and extracts in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until cherries begin to soften. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour into a glass bowl and let cool to room temperature before covering and chilling in the refrigerator.
  3. For the almond whipped cream, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract in a chilled mixer bowl fitted with wire whip attachment. Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. To serve, spoon chilled cherry topping over pie and top with almond whipped cream. Add chocolate shavings and fresh cherries, and use a sharp knife to cut pie into wedges.

Hi, I’m Laura and welcome to Tutti Dolci, a baking and desserts blog celebrating all things sweet. Featuring beautiful, approachable recipes for everyday and entertaining, I love to put my own twist on classic desserts and inspire a passion for baking.

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16 comments

  1. Mmmm…..we love ice cream pies at our house! That cherry sauce sounds phenomenal. I’m not sure it all would make it onto the pie 🙂

  2. Wow, this pie looks beautiful and delicious, Laura! I just love chocolate and cherries together and what could be more refreshing in this heat than an ice cream pie! Pinning for later!

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