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Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Meghan
Grasshopper Pie is a mint chocolate chip ice cream pie with a chocolate fudge brownie-like crust. You can use different flavors of ice cream.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

For the Crust:

  • 1 package Pillsbury Plus dark chocolate cake mix (see note)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury Supreme chocolate fudge frosting (see note)
  • 1/4 cup oil

For the Filling:

  • 2 containers mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened (48 ounces each, total of 12 cups)

For the Drizzle:

  • remainder of the can of chocolate frosting

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 2 9-inch pie or metal cake pans.

Make the Crust:

  • In a large bowl, beat all crust ingredients for 2 minutes on high. The batter will be kind of fluffy. Pour 1/2 of the batter into each pan.  DO NOT SPREAD OUT.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes. It will be very puffy and soft. The cake will fall when taken out of the oven. Use a spoon to flatten it down as much as possible while it's still warm. When flattening, the cake will be up the sides a little - this is ok because it's the "crust."  Let cool completely.

Assemble the Pie:

  • Fill cooled shell with softened ice cream.
  • Melt remaining frosting from the can in the microwave and drizzle on top.
  • Cover pans with press-and-seal or foil and freeze for at least 2 hours.

Notes

I'm not sure if they still make Pillsbury Plus, but she recommends using a dark chocolate cake mix (like Pillsbury Moist Supreme dark chocolate cake mix); using dark chocolate/fudge for the mix and frosting will make the crust fudgy and chewy.
This is best baked in a metal pan that you don't mind being scratched with a knife when you cut the slices.  This pie is a bit of a pain to get out of the pan, and I wouldn't be comfortable making it in my coated non-stick pans. Another option is to make it in a springform pan.
If you prefer, you can use light or even reduced sugar/sugar free mint chocolate chip ice cream to lighten it up.  Any flavor of ice cream will work. 
Source: my Aunt
You're Gonna Bake It After All
bakeitafterall.com
Keyword chocolate, dessert, frozen treat, ice cream