As a kid I looked forward to St. Patrick’s Day solely for the McDonald’s mint shamrock shakes. I’m a fan all things mint—mojitos, thin mints, this pie…
The problem was…shamrock shakes aren’t sold at every McDonald’s. So it was essentially a month long scavenger hunt. With no clues.
people are lazy there’s an app for everything, this year there’s a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Finder. Kids these days…they don’t understand the struggle of the shamrock shake search.
So instead of going to McDonald’s, I created a pie version of the beloved shamrock shake. Which basically means it’s a mint pie.
With a mint Oreo crust. Because mint Oreos are the best Oreos.
And the best part is this pie could not be easier to make. Add ice cream, some whipped cream, throw a few sprinkles on top, and call it a day!
St. Patrick’s Day Mint Ice Cream Pie
20 mint Oreo cookies
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 quart mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Make the crust: In a food processor, crush Oreo cookies. Add butter and process until combined. Press crumbled cookies into your pie plan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
Prepare the pie: Spread the softened ice cream into bottom of the frozen crust. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours or until firm. Remove pie from freezer 10 minutes before ready to serve.
Make the whipped cream: In a medium mixing bowl, beat whipping cream at high speed. Gradually add sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Top the pie with whipped cream and add green sprinkles.
Happy (early) St. Patrick’s Day!