Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

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Get ready to indulge in your new favorite warm-weather dessert. This Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie is made of velvety peanut butter ice cream which rests on a crunchy Oreo cookie crust and is covered with homemade whipped cream. All of this is drizzled with fudge sauce and topped off with chopped peanuts. It’s a match made in dessert heaven! 

peanut butter ice cream pie on a plate with a fork.

One bite of this peanut butter ice cream pie and you’ll be hooked. The combination of creamy peanut butter ice cream and crunchy Oreo cookie crust is simply irresistible. In my personal opinion, when it comes to the realm of sweet treats, there are very few combinations as heavenly as the marriage of creamy peanut butter and rich, decadent chocolate. And let’s be honest, peanut butter desserts are my personal favorite.

When I was a kid, my older brother used to take a bowl of plain vanilla ice, add a big scoop of Jif peanut butter and just mix it together until it was completely incorporated and super smooth. Of course, I followed in his footsteps and did the same. Thirty-something years later I still do the exact same thing. It is my favorite way to eat ice cream and hands down the BEST peanut butter ice cream I’ve ever had. And trust me, I’ve tried a lot of peanut butter ice creams; none compare.

So, this is basically a pie made with my favorite ice cream. And let’s not forget it’s in an Oreo crust. I mean…c’mon! 

peanut butter ice cream pie in a clear glass pie plate with a piece removed.

Speaking of ice cream, I recently put together a post with all of my favorite ice cream-based dessert recipes. Several of those desserts are in my personal list of top ten favorite dessert recipes, so I highly recommend checking out that post. 

For those who appreciate the allure of a homemade dessert, the Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie is sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. Whether you’re planning a special occasion or simply seeking a sweet escape on an ordinary day, this delightful treat is one you’re going to love! 

Why You’ll Love This Pie

  • This pie is really easy to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you’ll have a dessert that looks and tastes like it came straight from a gourmet bakery.
  • The peanut butter ice cream filling is basically flavor perfected. Peanut butter ice cream is a favorite of mine and I’ve never had any as good as what I mixed at home.
  • And let’s not forget about the Oreo crust. It adds a delightful crunch that perfectly balances out the smooth ice cream filling and whipped topping.
  • This pie is versatile enough to be served for any occasion. Whether it’s a casual summer barbecue or a fancier dinner party, this dessert will always impress. I mean, who doesn’t love ice cream for dessert?
slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on a white plate.

Ingredients

To make this decadent peanut butter ice cream pie, you’ll need to gather a few key ingredients. 

  • Oreo Cookies: These will form the base of your crunchy and delicious crust.
  • Melted Butter: Helps bind the Oreo crumbs together to create a sturdy crust.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: The star ingredient that gives the ice cream filling its rich, nutty flavor. I prefer using JIF for this recipe.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Provides a creamy and smooth base for the peanut butter filling.
  • Heavy Cream: Used to make the fluffy, homemade whipped cream topping.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix: Adds stability and a hint of extra flavor to the whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of the whipped cream.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: Sweetens the whipped cream and helps achieve the right texture.
  • Hot Fudge Sauce: For drizzling over the top, adding a rich and decadent touch.
  • Chopped Peanuts: Adds a crunchy texture and extra peanut flavor as a final garnish.
whole peanut butter ice cream pie drizzled with chocolate and topped with peanuts.

How To Make

Ready to try making this peanut butter ice cream pie? I’ll walk you through the process below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.  
  2. Crush your Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. (You can do this using a food processor or by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.)
  3. Add the cookie crumbs to a bowl and pour the melted butter over them. Mix in the melted butter until everything is well combined.
  4. Press your Oreo and butter mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Be sure to firmly press the mixture down to achieve a sturdy crust. 
Oreo cookie pie crust in clear glass pie dish.
  1. Bake for five to seven minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely. 
  2. Place the ice cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the peanut butter and beat on medium-low until completely combined. 
peanut butter ice cream in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  1. Spread this mixture into the cooled pie shell. Place in the freezer. 
  2. Next, beat the cream and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until it starts to thicken. Add in the instant vanilla pudding mix, then continue to beat while gradually adding the confectioners’ sugar. Beat until the cream is fluffy (medium peaks) but not too firm. 
adding whipped cream to the top of a peanut butter ice cream pie.
sprinkling a peanut butter ice cream pie with chopped peanuts.
  1. Spread whipped cream over the pie. Return to the freezer for six hours or overnight. 
  2. Remove the pie from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle the top with fudge sauce and chopped peanuts. 

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up close slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on a plate with a fork.

Recipe Variations

Once you have mastered the basic recipe for this dreamy peanut butter ice cream pie, the possibilities for experimentation are endless. Here are a few recipe variations to inspire you:

  • Chocolate Lovers’ Pie: Add a layer of chocolate ganache on top of the Oreo crust before adding the peanut butter ice cream filling. Top with chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or even a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.
  • Peanut Butter Cup Pie: Fold chopped peanut butter cups into the ice cream base before freezing. 
  • Double Nut Pie: Swap out the Oreo crust for a graham cracker crust, and add chopped pecans or walnuts to the peanut butter ice cream filling. 
  • Salted Caramel Pie: Make a homemade caramel sauce and mix it into the peanut butter ice cream base before freezing. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt and chopped peanuts.

Okay, now I want to try all of those. Ha!

Regardless of which variation you may choose, the key is to have fun experimenting as you create your own unique twist on this classic dessert. 

close up of the top of a peanut butter ice cream pie drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I use a different type of cookie for the crust?

Absolutely! While Oreos work great for this recipe, you can use any cookie you like. Graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies, or even shortbread cookies would all make great alternatives.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! In fact, you almost need to. The ice cream will need time to set after assembling. Once assembled, simply store the pie in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it. Just make sure to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing.

Can I substitute almond butter for peanut butter?

I suppose you can, however, I really like classic creamy Jif for this recipe. It results in the best flavor in my personal opinion. Feel free to use any nut butter you like, but keep in mind that the flavor and texture of the pie will be slightly different.

Can I use flavored ice cream? 

Absolutely! Try it with chocolate ice cream, Moose Tracks, Cookies & Cream, etc. Just be sure your ice cream flavor works well with the flavor of peanut butter. 

slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on a small white plate with a fork on gingham napkin.

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I hope you’ll be whipping up this decadent peanut butter ice cream pie. I know you’re going to enjoy it!   If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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up close slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on a plate with a fork.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Get ready to indulge in your new favorite warm-weather dessert. This Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie is made of velvety peanut butter ice cream which rests on a crunchy Oreo cookie crust and is covered with homemade whipped cream. All of this is drizzled with fudge sauce and topped off with chopped peanuts. It’s a match made in dessert heaven!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, ice cream, ice cream pie, peanut butter, pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 610kcal

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

Pie Filling

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Crush your Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. (You can do this using a food processor or by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.)
  • Add the cookie crumbs to a bowl and pour the melted butter over them. Mix in the melted butter until everything is well combined.
  • Press your Oreo and butter mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Be sure to firmly press the mixture down to achieve a sturdy crust.
  • Bake for five to seven minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely.
  • Place the ice cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the peanut butter and beat on medium-low until completely combined.
  • Spread this mixture into the cooled pie shell. Place in the freezer.
  • Next, beat the cream and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until it starts to thicken. Add in the instant vanilla pudding mix, then continue to beat while gradually adding the confectioners’ sugar. Beat until the cream is fluffy (medium peaks) but not too firm.
  • Spread the whipped cream over the pie. Return to the freezer for six hours or overnight.
  • Remove the pie from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle the top with fudge sauce and chopped peanuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 5mg

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