Brownie Bottom Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie ~ A Tribute to National Pi Day

Hi Friends! I am thrilled that you stopped by for a visit! It's a special day. Did you know it is National Pi Day? You have the permission of the nation to indulge in some pie today. By the way, I have a have a riddle for you...What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter? You'll have to read to the end for the solution ;-)
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
And, in honor of this glorious dessert, I've got a simple pie for you to try...Brownie Bottom Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie. This little gem was devoured in my house in no time at all.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie

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)
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
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.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
Cover pie shell with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
Set the ice cream out to soften a bit or pop the full container in the microwave and heat for about 15 seconds.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
Begin filling the brownie "crust" with the softened ice cream, smoothing it as you go.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
Sprinkle with reserved brownie crumbs and return to freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
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
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
sprinkles (optional)

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.
Brownie Bottom MInt Chip Ice Cream Pie
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?

Are you ready for the answer to the riddle? What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter? A Pi in the sky!
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9 comments:

  1. Oh for yum! These look delicious! You are so smart :) xx

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  2. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing via Cheerios and Lattes link party.

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  3. This will make the perfect dessert for tomorrow. I don't think the brownie crumbs will make it to the top of the pie though :)

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  4. So good! Would love it if you could share it at my Tasty Tuesday party!
    http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-3.html

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  5. Yummy! I would love it if you could share this at my Tasty Tuesday linky party!
    http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-3.html

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  6. Mmmm! This does look good. Pi in the sky...good one! LOL! Thank you for sharing this and those delicious muffins at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  7. oh good grief i gained 10 pounds just looking! it's a mix of my kids' two faves: brownies and mint chocolate chip ice cream ... can't wait to try it!

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  8. My husband doesn't have a sweet tooth except when it comes to ice cream. He will only eat ice cream cake for his birthday. Love the brownie crust. Pinning for next week!

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