March 9, 2012

Thin Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake

I've. got. to. lay. off. the. Oreos.

I made the mistake of telling my husband about the Birthday Oreos.  He was jealous when I bragged about eating a package of them in a week.  (Note:  not really proud of that)  Then, he changed his tone when I said, "I can send you some."  He said, "Send two."

So I was that person.  In Wal-Mart, buying three packages of Birthday Oreos.  (Duh.  One for me too.)  And I just happened to be out of milk...soooo...I'm sure, to that cashier, I looked like I was going home to have a giant Oreo party.  I also bought some tofu.  Sometimes I wonder if the cashiers judge me on my purchases...

Anyway.  Later that same day, I remembered that St. Patrick's Day was coming up.  Back for more Oreos I went.  I've been looking for an excuse to make this cake.  So, please.  Forgive me.  Even I can't justify two ice cream cakes being posted in the same week.  Just take it for what it's worth.  It's not my fault the Oreo has so many uses.

Thin Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake
makes a 9 inch pie pan (double for a 9x13 pan)

20 Mint Oreos, crushed
2 T. butter, melted
4 cups mint ice cream (mint cookie, mint chocolate chip, whatever you prefer), softened
1 cup Cool Whip + the rest of the container, softened
10 Thin Mints, crushed OR 10 more Mint Oreos, crushed

In a bowl, stir together the crushed Oreos and melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan to form a crust.  Freeze for an hour.

In a large bowl, stir together the mint ice cream and the 1 cup of Cool Whip.  Pour into the pie pan over the now-frozen crust.  Freeze for about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle the top of the ice cream with the crushed Thin Mints (or extra Oreos).  Kind of press them into the top.  Spread with the rest of the Cool Whip.  Freeze for at least 2 more hours before serving.

Happy Green Beer Day!
(Coincidentally, my students asked me about the origins of St. Patrick's Day.  I told them it was/is a Catholic holiday, but now people use it as an excuse to dye food and beverages green and have a party.  I may have thrown the word "beer" in there.  Then I showed them a video about St. Patrick and ended up explaining the difference between Christianity and Catholicism. They ask so many questions!  Parents, you're welcome.)

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  1. That looks delicious and inspires me to make something yummy.

  2. another delicious dessert!!! My husband would LOVE this!

  3. I could live on ice cream cake. And Oreos. And I always wonder if the cashier is judging me. Fruit, veggies, and candy cross the conveyor belt way too often. :)

  4. Nice touch. This looks sooooo good. Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters

  5. oh my, I would like a slice of that pie, no 2 slices please..............andi


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