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Peppermint Fudge Pie

Rich chocolate and cool peppermint blend perfectly in this easy to make frozen pie.

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-Layers of luscious fudge and peppermint make this pie a perfect choice for ice cream lovers. This pie looks gorgeous and it tastes even better. It's a classic combination of flavor with the rich chocolate and the cool peppermint. First off is the chocolate crumb crust. Pre-heat your oven to 375 then take your springform pan and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. Here, I have a cup of crushed vanilla wafers. It's about 22 cookies, and some powder sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder. To that, I'm gonna add some melted butter. Now, I'm gonna mix this altogether until everything is combined and all of the crumbs are moistened. I wanna get everything nicely incorporated together. When you get that completely incorporated, you're ready to pat it into your springform pan. Spread it out and pat it down. Now here's a fun trick. You can use the flat bottom of a measuring cup to really get it packed in there and evened out. Bake it in the oven for about 7 to 8 minutes, And when it comes out, let it completely cool. Now, you can work on your fudge sauce. In this pan, I have some sugar, evaporated milk, butter and unsweetened chocolate. Bring that to a boil, and let it go for about 4 to 5 minutes as it thickens. And it'll reduce down to about 1 cups. Then, turn off your heat and add in some vanilla. And I'm gonna whisk that altogether until it's smooth. Now, I'm gonna pour about half of this over our cooled pie crust. I'll just spread that around. And then this will just go in the freezer until it's set. Next, the peppermint ice cream. Now, the trick to softening ice cream is to slice it into a few pieces before letting it sit and then giving it a really good stir. It's gonna take a little bit of muscle, but you don't want it to melt just getting to a good spreadable consistency. Then, you're gonna put it into your springform pan. Spread it over the frozen crust and fudge. And then put it back in the freezer until it's set. Now, for the final touches. Take your ice cream back out at the freezer and get that remaining fudge sauce. I'm gonna take it and spoon it over the top of this ice cream layer. And then, I'm gonna spread it out nice and evenly on top of the ice cream. Now for our final layer, I have some whipped cream mixed in with some crushed peppermint candies. I'm gonna gently dollop that on top of the fudge layer and then evenly spread this out as well. You don't have to smash this down. You wanna keep it still nice and fluffy. Now, pop it back into the freezer for at least 6 hours. When you're ready to serve this, it comes back out of the freezer. Release the pan, and lift it right off. Now, it's ready to slice and serve. Now, a great trick since this is an ice cream cake is to run your knife under warm water between every single cut to get the prettiest slice possible. It's just beautiful. This spectacular pie is the perfect finish to any meal.