Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Yield: about 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 2 hours

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie is perfect for summer! Mint Oreo crust, easy homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, and a thick layer of chocolate ganache.

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie - perfect for summer!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like mint chocolate chip ice cream on steroids!
Texture: The crust is crunchy yet buttery, the ice cream is smooth and creamy with chunks of miniature chocolate chips, and the ganache is thick, luscious, and fudgy.
Ease: The three parts of this recipe are all easy in themselves, but you will need some time and you will dirty some dishes.
Appearance: Fun, summer-time comfort food.
Pros: Who doesn’t love a frozen pie?!
Cons: As mentioned above, this recipe does require some effort and it isn’t super diet-friendly.
Would I make this again? Oh yaaas.

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie - perfect for summer!

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Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

This Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie is everything a summertime dessert should be. It’s rich yet refreshing, chocolaty and frosty, and full of some of my favorite textures. Even Jared who doesn’t like mint chocolate chip ice cream (crazy, right?!) loved this pie. Make it soon, just know it won’t last long in your freezer!

Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

How to make
Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Recipe By Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat
Yield: about 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours


For the crust:

  • 20 mint Oreo cookies
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • For the mint chocolate chip ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green gel food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • For the chocolate ganache:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Directions

    For the crust:

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch spring-form pan with nonstick cooking spray.

    In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cookies until finely ground. Add the melted butter and pulse until moistened. Press the crumb mixture into the prepared pan, using the bottom of a measuring cup to press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes then cool completely. Cover and freeze the crust until ready to use.

    For the ice cream:

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ice cream ingredients except the chocolate chips until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. About 5 minutes before the ice cream is done churning, add the chocolate chips.

    Spread the ice cream into the pie crust. Press plastic wrap against the surface of the ice cream and freeze for at least one hour, or until firmed.

    For the topping:

    Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Place the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate and add the butter. Let stand for 3 minutes before stirring until smooth and shiny. Let cool slightly before pouring over the ice cream. Freeze until firmed. The pie can be stored wrapped in plastic in the freezer for up to 1 week. The colder the pie is, the easier to will be to cut nice clean pieces of pie.

    Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat

    About Tessa...

    Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    37 Responses to “Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie”

    1. #
      Chloe @ foodlikecake — June 2, 2014 at 3:23 am

      I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, so this is my dream!

    2. #
      Baby June — June 2, 2014 at 3:26 am

      Mmm, that looks delicious! So creamy and cool. I’ll have to try it sometime this summer! 🙂

    3. #
      Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 2, 2014 at 3:29 am

      Mint Chocolate chip Ice cream is my favorite! My mind is blown by this and all I can say is GET IN MY BELLY! Pinned!

    4. #
      Jacki @ Two Forks One Love — June 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

      This makes me want to drive to the store and buy the ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaid! YUUUMMM.

    5. #
      Robin — June 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

      This looks fabulous. I just bought myself an ice cream maker for Mother’s Day so I will definitely be trying this recipe out. Thanks.

    6. #
      Beth @ bethcakes — June 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

      This pie is so gorgeous! And the photos are beautiful. I love mint chocolate chip anything, so I may have to make this at some point over the summer. 🙂

    7. #
      Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — June 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

      This looks so amazingly delicious! My husband has been wanting an ice cream cake for his birthday forever, and I think I just found the recipe! Such pretty pictures too, just pinned it!

    8. #
      Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 2, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Mint chocolate chip was always one of my favorite ice creams growing up, love it in pie form!

    9. #
      Gaby — June 2, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      I love mint chocolate chip and this sounds like the ultimate summer dessert!

    10. #
      Iver — June 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm


      I love your blog and recipes that you gather! I This recipe will make my fiance go bananas for me even more! Just need to find the time to make it now!

      Avid reader in California,

    11. #
      Dee — November 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      I love mint chocolate chip ice cream and so does my grandson.
      I know this is a summer dessert, but he’s home from college for the holidays, and I want to surprise him with this; I know he’s going to love it!
      So will I ! lol Thank you for this website, I became a subscriber today. 🙂
      Looking forward to more delicious recipes.

    12. #
      Kathy — January 24, 2015 at 6:58 am

      I don’t have an icecream maker. How can I make this still work for me?

    13. #
      Donamarie Fournier Goldsmith — February 4, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Chocolate chip mint ice cream is one of my all-time favorite flavors. This sounds sinfully delicious.

    14. #
      Melissa (So Much Yum) — March 13, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Hi Tessa!
      Your recipe post isn’t exactly super recent, but since you say you’d like your readers to introduce themselves I guess I may as well! My name is Melissa, and I’m a relatively new-ish food blogger (less than 1 year at I’m still very much in the early stages of figuring out how the whole thing works, but am having such a fun time doing it! Love following you on Instagram and seeing all your great recipe ideas! Love the way this pie recipe sounds too 🙂 My boyfriend LOVES chocolate chip mint ice cream, so I may need to make it!
      Anyways, nice to introduce myself and sort of meet you! 🙂

    15. #
      suplemen peninggi badan — March 9, 2016 at 5:07 am

      Hi Tessa

      I’m come from Indonesia..Thanks for the inspiration
      I will make and sell. Wish me luck

    16. #
      Laux — June 4, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Hola Tessa!
      Te conocí al buscar en Internet por qué mis cookies no fueron lo que esperaba. He leído tu serie de artículos sobre la cookie perfecta y voy a seguir tu receta: no usaba harina panificable ni azúcar blanco ni otras cosas que haces. Estoy deseando hacer cookies según tu receta y disfrutar lentamente de ellas…
      Indagando en tu web ooooops! Encuentro este pie!! Inmediatamente me guardé el link. Mi primer pie fue de lima y coco, son de los sabores favoritos de mi novio. Pero tampoco fue lo que me esperaba. Ahora toca mi turno, adoro el helado de menta y chocolate! Así que intentaré hacerlo, me parece muy difícil pero creo que tus recetas son muy buenas y estudiadas.
      Gracias por compartir tu trabajo con nosotros, seguiré de cerca tus publicaciones!
      P.D. No te escribo en inglés, lo siento, me daría mucha vergüenza no hacerlo bien. I don’t write you in English because it could be so embarrased if I didn’t write ok.

    17. #
      Nancy — July 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Tessa, i’m Nancy from Bali Indonesia. I’d like this so much thanks for posting it. If we dont want it to chocolatie can we add some fruit to balance the sweetnes of the chocolatte. Do you think any fruit maybe get along with this recipe?

    18. #
      Obat Tinggi Badan — October 21, 2016 at 8:42 am

      wow deliciouse. This makes my stomach became hungry … lol

      tomorrow I’ll try to make it

    19. #
      Titis Garnasih — November 11, 2016 at 1:29 am

      WOW! Look Tasty Look dellicious wanna try to make up 😀 LOVE it

    20. #
      Susu Kalsium Tiens — January 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

      hhhmmm yummy. i’am so hungry *LOL

    21. #
      risnawati — March 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

      woow god i like it

    22. #
      risnawati — June 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

      wow deleciuse amazing. thanks for info.

    23. #
      harga peninggi badan tiens — July 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

      I just finished eating. And while reading this recipe, I feel like I want to eat again LOL 😀

    24. #
      barumekar — August 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      just fine

    25. #
      cibokor — August 13, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      really. i like this

    26. #
      januti — August 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      is true amazinggg

    27. #
      karsamenak — August 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Great !

    28. #
      kelom geulis indonesia — August 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

      is good (y)

    29. #
      pangbadongan — August 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Nice ! Really

    30. #
      parungponteng — August 14, 2017 at 12:28 am

      WoW !! Delicious. I’m Hungry 🙂

    31. #
      perumalbalad — August 14, 2017 at 12:33 am

      i like so i’m most like chocolate chip pie

    32. #
      rancahayam — August 14, 2017 at 12:40 am

      yummy yummmy… eat lets go :v

    33. #
      sawah hilir — August 14, 2017 at 12:45 am

      I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. most like this

    34. #
      yunitatiens — August 14, 2017 at 12:56 am

      power full for try again. this true nice 😀

    35. #
      zimmy tiens — August 14, 2017 at 1:01 am

      i feel like i want eat again. this is delicious

    36. #
      Doktersehatku — September 21, 2017 at 3:18 am

      Look so deliciuos 🙂

    37. #
      Siti Hapsoh — October 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      delicious.. i love chocolate mint

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