Here's what you need to make this delicious pie: family size brownie mix and ingredients to make it, mint chip ice cream, Hershey's Shell ice cream topping, sprinkles (optional)
Mix up the brownie batter and pour into two lightly greased pie pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Allow to cool completely. Once cool, create the brownie crust by carefully removing the insides of the brownie. Reserve the brownie crumbles for the topping.
Cover pie shell with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Set the ice cream out to soften a bit or pop the full container in the microwave and heat for about 15 seconds.
Begin filling the brownie "crust" with the softened ice cream, smoothing it as you go.
Sprinkle with reserved brownie crumbs and return to freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer and drizzle with Hershey's Shell topping. If desired, decorate with some festive sprinkles too. Slice and serve immediately or return to freezer.
Brownie Bottom Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie
1 family size brownie mix (and ingredients to make it)
1/2 gallon Mint Chip ice cream (softened)
Hershey's Shell ice cream topping
Mix up brownie batter according to package directions. Pour into two lightly greased pie pans (or one deep dish pie pan) Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Create brownie pie crust by scraping out the inside of the brownie with a spoon, leaving a thin crust and reserving the brownie crumbles for later. Cover pie crusts with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from freezer and fill crusts with softened ice cream. Sprinkle reserved brownie crumbles over the top of the ice cream. Cover with plastic wrap again and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and drizzle with Hershey's Shell. Decorate the top with festive sprinkles. Slice with warm knife and serve immediately.
My family absolutely loved this pie and I know you will too. Even if you don't like mint chip ice cream, this method could be used to make other delicious brownie bottom pies...I've done a version of this with coffee and chocolate ice cream and it was amazing too. What kind of ice cream would you fill the brownie crust with?
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