Who Made That Fancy Dessert? The Kids! Simple but Delicious Ice Cream Pie

Who has time to make dessert?  Especially a fancy looking dessert that looks like it came from a top restaurant? The kids do!  Once they make this simple and delicious ice cream pie, they will want to make it over and over again!

This ice cream pie has only three ingredients, but you can vary two of the ingredients and have a different dessert every time!   The ice cream pie that my kids whipped up yesterday had vanilla ice cream with a variety of candy bars mixed in.  They used Snickers, Rolos, Reese’s eggs, Kit Kats, and Twix bars.  We actually had leftover mini candy bars from their Easter baskets, and that’s what they used for the pie.

ice cream pie

Our version of ice cream pie. Go ahead, and make your own!

The Three Ingredients

The three ingredients that the kids will need to make the ice cream pie are:

  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (homemade or store-bought will do)
  • 2 pints of softened ice cream, any flavor
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped candy bars, cookies, or other mix-ins
ice cream pie ingredients

Look at those ingredients! How can this not be totally delicious!

That’s it!  To make the pie, just put the softened ice cream in a large bowl and stir in your mix-ins.

stirring the ice cream pie filling

Stir and sample, stir and sample!

Once combined, spread the ice cream mixture into the graham cracker crust.  Wrap the pie in foil and freeze for at least one hour.

spreading the filling in the pie crust

Why can’t we eat this right now?

Then just slice and serve.  The kids can make the dessert just a little more special by drizzling chocolate, caramel, or a fruit sauce on each slice.  Or they can decorate the plate with the sauces.  The pie can be topped with nuts or chopped cookies for an extra crunch.

ice cream pie simple and delicious

The kids made this….that’s a first!

There are endless flavor combinations that you can invent for the pie.  The kids are sure to have fun thinking about what crazy flavors they want to make.  So let them take over the kitchen and make dessert!  You’re extra lucky if they do the dishes too!

What kind of ice cream pie did they make?

Yes, your kids can make this simple and delicious ice cream pie! There are only three ingredients but the flavor combinations are endless!


  • Jigeesha August 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I absolutely love these kind of recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious. And your kids did a great job in the presentation part as well. Looks amazing:D

    • Vicki August 10, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Thank you!

  • Gayle August 9, 2017 at 8:19 am

    This is great! I have 2 kids and also run a home daycare so I’m always looking for simple recipes like this to make with the kiddies. Definitely going to try this out! Thank you!

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Thank you! Fair warning, there will probably be a lot of sampling as the pie is made!

  • Kate August 8, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    What an easy and fun dessert to make! Look delicious. 🙂

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Yes, super easy!

  • Cat August 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Oh my gosh they did a great job! I bet it was delicious too!

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:17 am

      It sure was delicious!

  • Stephanie August 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Oh wow, little chefs in the making there! My boys would be all over this.

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Yes, they were pretty proud of their creation!

  • Cara August 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a try.

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

      It’s a perfect summer dessert!

  • jen @ thehollyhockdoor August 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Such a great idea! I’m always looking for ways to include my kids in cooking and this seems like it’s ideal for little ones. Pinned as well!

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Thank you! This is so easy to make, but looks so fancy when it’s served.

  • Michael @ Super Millennial August 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Wow this look amazing and super easy. Can’t wait to try!

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Plus, the flavor combinations are endless!

  • eva August 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    This looks seriously delish! I can’t believe there are only 3 ingredients! Adding these to my shopping list – yum!

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:20 am

      It’s a great way to use up that Halloween or Easter candy too!

  • Belle August 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Oh my! That looks good! I’d love to make this with my kids one weekend! That would be fun!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Vicki August 9, 2017 at 8:23 am

      It’s always fun to have the kids in the kitchen!


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.