Friday, October 31, 2014

Rosie Makes Homesick Texan's Mexican Coffee Ice Cream Pie.


Every now and then,
I see a recipe I MUST recreate.
Such was the case when I read Homesick Texan's
recipe for Mexican Coffee Ice Cream Pie.
I HAD to make this.
I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this.
 It is, quite simply, To.Die.For.


There are three glorious layers.
The crust is a buttery chocolate and graham cracker confection.
There's coffee ice cream in the center,
accented with cinnamon and orange zest.
The topping is whipped cream
 with dark chocolate gratings over top.

Many thanks to Lisa Fain,
 of Homesick Texan,
for the recipe.


Chocolate and Graham Cracker Crust
1 package graham crackers, crushed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°.
Grease a 9-inch pie pan.
Mix the crushed crackers, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Stir in melted butter.
Pat evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 7 minutes and cool for 30 minutes.




Next, I made the Mexican Coffee Ice Cream.

Mexican Coffee Ice Cream
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup brewed strong coffee (espresso or dark roast)
1 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a blender.
Pour into cooled crust.  
Cover and freeze overnight, or at least 8 hours.
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I left my pie in the freezer overnight,
since I didn't start this until afternoon.

For the topping, I'm making whipped cream.
Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla 
2 tsp sugar
pinch of cinnamon
dark chocolate, shaved or grated

Whenever I whip cream,
I always place the bowl and beaters in the freezer
for about 30 minutes.

Also, I used 3 TB sugar.
And probably 2 tsps vanilla, because I like it.


Whipped cream is ready to plop on pie.
Use an offset spatula to smooth out ice cream.


I realized at the last minute ...
 well, actually a few seconds after the last minute, 
that I was grating unsweetened chocolate over the top.
  I'd pulled the wrong bar out. 
 I switched to a dark chocolate midnight reverie.


This was nothing short of amazing.


Another trust Rosie moment.

Here's the recipe so you can cut and paste and make this, which I certainly urge you to do.

Mexican Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate and Graham Cracker Crust
1 package graham crackers, crushed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup grown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°.
Grease a 9-inch pie pan.
Mix the crushed crackers, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Stir in melted butter.
Pat evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 7 minutes and cool for 30 minutes.
Mexican Coffee Ice Cream
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup brewed strong coffee (espresso or dark roast)
1 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a blender.
Pour into cooled crust.  
Cover and freeze overnight, or at least 8 hours.

Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla 
2 tsp sugar
pinch of cinnamon
dark chocolate, shaved or grated

Whenever I whip cream,
I always place the bowl and beaters in the freezer
for about 30 minutes.

Also, I used 3-4 TB sugar.
And probably 2 tsp vanilla, because I like it.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh dear Rosie. I would not worry how to save this pie; it would disappear as soon as I put it on the table!!! Blessings dear. Catherine

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hi Catherine. You're exactly right about that. This pie will disappear very quickly.

Kathy said...

That is the best sounding chocolate crust I have seen. I am not a fan of Oreo crust. So, I have never heard of ice cream using cream cheese & s.c.m. What was the texture like? Not being a fan of coffee, what could I...oh, but Jellerson is, so, never mind.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

The texture was amazingly smooth and dense. Do you like Amaretto?

Kathy said...

Ameretto is good - it's almond, not coffee. Why?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Use amaretto instead of coffee.