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Mud Pie Deluxe

With a chocolate crust and coffee ice-cream filling, topped with rich chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toasted almonds...this dessert is a wonderful summertime treat!

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (like Oreo)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 L / 8 cups coffee ice-cream, softened
Chocolate sauce:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • chocolate pieces or shavings for garnish
  • toasted or caramelized almonds
  1. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter.  Press into bottom of a 9" spring form pan.
  2. Spoon  ice-cream onto crust (or cut into slices to fit).  Level with spatula.  Freeze.
  3. For chocolate sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm, then spread over ice-cream layer.  Return to freezer.
  4. Whip cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff.
  5. To serve, top each slice with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and sliced almonds.
Serves 12

Note: In our area Safeway stores carry wonderful coffee ice-cream with the Lucerne label.


  1. Would you share the pattern for the cute apron that you all wear?

  2. That is one lovely looking dessert Judy. Beautiful...

  3. Oh that looks decadent and delicious!

  4. What a dessert to start the week! Thank you very much for sharing... I've bought your boook via Amazon, Can't wait till it comes down here!

  5. WOW! This one is worthy of your next cookbook! 8-)

  6. It's not even breakfast and I'm drooling already..

  7. Ok.... my mouth is watering and Im counting backwards on the calories !!
    giggle... My verification word in nical ... close enough for no-cal???

  8. This looks delish! I will definitely be giving this one a try. Also, wanted to let you know that there was a wonderful article about your new book in the Lancaster Farming paper (out of Lancaster Co, PA). Good news sure travels fast!

  9. Coffee flavoured ice cream can sometimes be quite costly. I usually make it very economically, by mixing 4 tsp. instant coffee with 4 tsp. of warm water. Then I add that to 2 litres of softened vanilla ice cream. Mix it with eletric mixer. Your recipe looks AWESOME!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a review of the cookbook today.

    Obviously I love it! :)

  11. JUDY!JUDY!WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US(LOL) definitely no. no calories at all and JULIE I LIKE YOUR VERIFICATION MUCH BETTER THAN WHOOPS(calories) it really does look yummy!

  12. Mmmmmm! Gotta try that! Even the Safeway coffee ice cream by itself even sounds good...

  13. Ive been making this since last summer - if you want to add an adult flavour, pour a little Kaluha over the ice cream before topping it with cream and freezing it. For our local gals, Island farms makes an awesome coffee chip ice cream.

  14. Looks so delicious! I like Lorrie's tip for making her own coffee flavored ice cream :) ~Elaine

  15. I just placed an order for two cookbooks, one for myself and one I'll be giving away from my blog!!!

    Just a note: I called the local Family Christian Store to check to see if they had it in stock...The girl said that it was on back order from the publisher, and currently unavailable????


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