Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache

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Blood orange sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate ganache come together so nicely in this easy and delicious ice cream pie.

Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache | Good Cheap Eats

Today is Pi Day! 3.14, you know. It’s a perfect day to make a pie!

An ice cream pie is super simple to make and is sure to please pretty much everyone at your table. It’s been a favorite dessert of mine since childhood. In fact, for many years, the Turtle Pie from Baskin-Robbins was my birthday “cake” of choice. I’m gonna need to test an at-home version of that next!

Now, it’s true that I like to stick to that rule about eat all the junk food you want as long as you make it yourself. It’s a built-in control that you won’t overdo the sweets.

While this pie is easy to make, leaning on commercial ice cream, sorbet, and cookie crumb crust, it takes a little time and effort with the homemade chocolate ganache. That makes it totally fall into the “make it yourself” category of junk foods, and is therefore totally cool to make. Amiright?

Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache

Justifications aside, this really is a delicious dessert, and you could absolutely make the cookie crust, ice cream, and sorbet yourself. But a few little shortcuts never hurt anyone, did they?

This basic ice cream pie is so versatile, you could make it every week without repeating yourself. Just mix up the flavor combinations, change out the crust, swap in different sorbets, sherbets, or ice cream. The world of ice cream pie is before you!

Just be sure to crown it with the luscious chocolate ganache!

Here are some other pies to consider for Pi Day:

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Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
 
Blood orange sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate ganache come together so nicely in this easy and delicious ice cream pie.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Ice cream pie, pie, Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with chocolate ganache
Servings: 8
Calories: 493 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips about 1 cup
  • 1 chocolate cookie crumb crust
  • 1 pint blood orange sorbet softened
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream softened
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the cream, butter, and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate chips until smooth. Set aside until it reaches room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, spread the softened sorbet into the bottom of the cookie crust. Add a layer of vanilla ice cream over the sorbet. It’s okay if the layers aren’t perfectly smooth. Place in the freezer.
  3. Once the ganache is cool, but still spreadable, spread it over the top of the ice cream. Store the pie in the freezer until serving time.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/8 of the recipe. Store leftovers in the freezer promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Sorbet & Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Alice E says

    What a cool idea to layer the sorbet and ice cream. You could have endless variations.

    • Yes, I think you could vary it quite a bit, add different flavors to the ganache, etc. Total mix and match dessert.

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