Sunday, March 9, 2008

Mud Pie

1/2 gallon Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate ice cream
1/2 gallon Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream
1/2 pkg Oreos, just the regular ones
4 TBS Postum (coffee-less coffee)
caramel syrup
chocolate syrup (think Hershey's syrup)

Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Place Oreos in a food processor and *pulse* until Oreos are mostly crushed ... no need to turn them into a fine powder. Dump Oreos into 9x13 dish and press firmly to create a crust. If you're a Martha, you can press the cookies up the sides of the dish; I think they'll stick. Gary's no Martha. Oh yeah, this is Gary's recipe, by the way.

Place small spoonfuls of chocolate ice cream into the food processor until it's filled about halfway. *Pulse* until ice cream is smooth ... you might have to add a couple teaspoons of cream or plain old milk. I'm sorry. I can't control these things. Dump on top of Oreo crust and spread with a spatula. Repeat the process until the entire carton of chocolate ice cream is smoothed out in the dish. Is 'smoothed' a word? Place the dish in the freezer and remove the carton of vanilla ice cream.

In a small bowl, combine Postum with 1-2 TBS water and heat in microwave for 2-3 second intervals until Postum is fully dissolved ... about 30 seconds total. It boils fast too. Keep an eye on it ... you don't want to burn it either. You don't want Postum granules, people. That would be gross. Repeat the same process for the vanilla ice cream ... placing small spoonfuls of ice cream into the food processor and blend it with the Postum mixture. Gary says that you'll want to taste the ice cream to see if it has enough Postum flavoring ... if not ... add more. Spread it on top of the chocolate ice cream. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrup. Your dish will be very full. Don't freak. Just cover it with plastic wrap, or if you have a cool Pyrex set like me, put the lid on it and stick it back in the freezer. Freeze for 2 hours before serving. Cut it like you would a brownie and then try not to eat the entire dish!! Yours will be much thicker than this ... we were running low on ice cream. Blast.

** We don't drink coffee, but Gary loves Postum. If you're a coffee drinker, just buy some coffee ice cream and save yourself a lot of work. lol.


lyn said...

dude this sounds so stinking good! i think i'll go with just the OREO ready made pie crust!