OREO Cookies 'n Cream ICE CREAM PIE
1 chocolate cookie or Oreo pie crust (store-bought is fine) ~OR~ make your own crust
about 3/4 of a container of vanilla or Cookie 'n Cream ice cream (about 3 cups), slightly softened
(NOTE: If you can't find Cookies 'n Cream ice cream, stir some coarsely chopped Oreos into softened vanilla ice cream)
1 cup hot fudge sauce
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip (extra creamy is good)
~OR~ 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 1/2 tsp. vanilla + 1/2 cup sugar or regular white Splenda
about 1-1/2 rows of cookies from a package of Oreos (crushed)
NOTE: All of the ingredients above are available in SUGAR FREE, although you'll need to make your own cookie crust from sugar-free chocolate sandwich cookies (they aren't under the Oreo name)
If you want to MAKE YOUR OWN CRUST:
2 dozen chocolate sandwich cookies..................................1/4 cup (4 TB) melted butter
Put cookies in a food processor and blend until fine crumbs. Add melted butter & mix well. Press the cookie mixture into a 9" pie pan, pressing evenly over the bottom and sides. Refrigerate for about an hour before filling.
If you want HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM, instead of Cool Whip:
Beat the heavy whipping cream with vanilla and sugar/Splenda until stiff peaks.
If you can't find Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream: stir about 1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos into slightly softened vanilla ice cream.
CRUSHED OREO CRUMBS: I find it easiest to put cookies into a heavy freezer zip-top baggie. Squeeze out all the air and seal the baggie. Then roll over the cookies with your rolling pin.
(1) Spread the hot fudge sauce over the bottom of the chocolate cookie pie crust. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes (while you let the ice cream soften up on the counter).
(2) Then gently and evenly spread the ice cream over the hot fudge with a spoon .
(3) Spread about half of the cookie crumbs on top of the ice cream.
(4) Spread the Cool Whip/whipped cream evenly over the layer of crushed Oreos.
(5) Sprinkle the rest of the crushed Oreos over the top of the Cool Whip layer.
Now, just stick it back into the freezer until it's hard. Then you can cover it with foil or plastic wrap until you're ready to eat it. Or, if you use a store-bought crust, flip the plastic lid over the top and crimp the aluminum edges around it. * It's probably best to let it sit on the counter about 5 minutes before you try to slice the frozen pie.