Easy Holiday Ice Cream: Peppermint Pie & Eggnog Pie


Peppermint Pie Recipe

I just came across the most amazing, simple dessert recipe that will make a great addition to your holiday table. As a busy mom, I am nearly always short on time. So when I saw that this recipe could be put together in a matter of minutes, I was sold – plus, look how beautiful it is! So if you want to thoroughly impress your guests and give them the perception you spent hours in the kitchen (wink), read on…

This Peppermint Ice Cream Pie was created by our Dreyer’s Ice Cream team in Oakland, CA. I loved its simplicity – so much that I wanted to recreate it with my favorite seasonal flavor, Eggnog. This flavor has quite the following. In fact, according to a recent article in Woman’s Day, Dreyer’s (Edy’s on the East Coast) Eggnog SLOW CHURNED Light Ice Cream was named one of nine limited-edition foods with cult followings.

These seasonal flavors are only available through December, so pick up your favorite flavors now before it’s too late:

Peppermint Pie Recipe

Peppermint Pie Ingredients:

  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 carton (1.5 quarts) Peppermint DREYER’S / EDY’S SLOW CHURNED Light Ice Cream or Peppermint DREYER’S Limited Edition Frozen Dairy Dessert
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Small candy canes (optional)
  • Chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce (optional)


Combine cookie crumbs and butter in large bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. Freeze for about 15 minutes or until firm. Place ice cream in refrigerator for 15 minutes to soften.

Spread softened ice cream evenly into frozen crust. Pipe or spoon whipped topping around border of pie. Arrange candy canes on top of pie. Freeze for several hours or until firm. To serve, cut pie into 8 wedges.

Peppermint Pie Recipe

For Eggnog Ice Cream Pie:

  • Use finely crushed gingersnap cookies in place of chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Use Egg Nog DREYER’S / EDY’S SLOW CHURNED Light Ice Cream in place of Peppermint
  • Sprinkle whipped topping with grated fresh nutmeg
  • Eliminate candy canes

So what are going to do with all that extra time? Create more ice cream pie recipes?


Holiday ice cream pie recipes:

Pepperming Snow Pie Recipe
Peppermint Snow Pie
Eggnog Bûche de Noël Recipe
Eggnog Bûche de Noël



  1. Edie Burge
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Eggnog ice cream pie sounds fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Posted December 15, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gingerbread and Peppermint ice cream are a very holiday-ish combination. Try it with gingerbread men, or stars like in this recipe http://getcookingsimply.com/?m=201012

    • Posted December 16, 2010 at 6:28 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Rosemary! I love this idea, thank you for providing a link!

  3. Posted December 16, 2010 at 8:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Both of these ice cream pies look delicious – I think I would need to make both. Love the pink peppermint color – so festive 🙂

  4. Posted December 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    Apple Pie is my flavor.
    Love the recipe. It doesn’t get much better or much easier.

    • Posted December 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Joanne! You are right, the apple pie ice cream is really good too! I tried this out on my kids and they really liked it (in a graham cracker crust). The seasonal flavors are so good!

  5. Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    They both look delicious!

  6. Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OMG this looks amazing. I am bookmarking this now!

  7. Posted July 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    yummy !! I have to try this summer.

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