This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party – kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache. 

This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party - kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Ever since I shared my coffee ice cream pie with whiskey ganache with you guys, I’ve been a little smitten with ice cream pies. They are a fairly impressive dessert with really minimal hands-on effort. Those are my favorite kind of recipes. Easy but looks complicated. Fools everyone and paints the picture that you’re a total champ. Which you are, of course.

And can I tell you how my kids’ eyes lit up when I told them they could eat some of this pie? They were on cloud 9…and rightfully so! Sprinkles, ice cream, and rice krispies? Oh yeah, kid heaven here.

This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party - kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

So, as I was saying, ice cream pie is really simple to make. You start with a crust of your choice – this one has rice krispie cereal (or crispy rice cereal if you go with an off-brand) and white chocolate as the crust. And sprinkles!

Then, of course, the ice cream, because without ice cream, it isn’t an ice cream pie recipe. I keep things simple and classy with vanilla bean ice cream.

This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party - kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

To top off the pie, I would highly recommend some toppings. For this recipe, we use white chocolate ganache and sprinkles. If you’re in a rush and want to keep things simple, you could easily just toss some sprinkles on top and call it a day, but the mixture of heavy cream and chocolate (white, in this case) is always going to kick things up a notch. I love that when you slice this pie, the white chocolate kind of runs down the sides of the slice. I use a super hot knife to slice the pie so it melts right through that ganache and ice cream.

This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party - kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Happy summer! Celebrate these warm days with ice cream pie.

Looking for more frozen treats? You can search through my entire ice cream archives or try one of my favorites: Nerds milkshake, coconut hot fudge ice cream, or homemade cookies and cream ice cream.

For a frozen low calorie treat, try these yogurt popsicles with berries and chia, orange creamsicle popsicles, or tart blueberry lemon popsicles. So refreshing, and good for you, too!

Have you tried making an ice cream terrine yet? Terrines are impressive looking and easy to make. I  just love this ice cream terrine with roasted strawberries. This sweet and salty ice cream terrine by Cookies & Cups looks so good, too. 

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Sprinkle Ice Cream Pie Recipe with Rice Krispie Crust

Sprinkle Ice Cream Pie Recipe with Rice Krispie Crust

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

This whimsical ice cream pie recipe is perfect for any summer party – kids will love the sprinkles and adults will love the vanilla beans and white chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles

Filling:

  • 3 cups vanilla bean ice cream

Ganache:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips or chunks

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt 8 ounces of the white chocolate for the crust in a large heat safe bowl placed over a pan filled with shallow boiling water (double boiler). Melt until smooth, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in rice krispie cereal and sprinkles until everything is all coated with white chocolate.
  3. Spray a 9- or 10-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and press the rice krispie mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan evenly. Don’t press too hard or your crust will become very hard.
  4. Freeze crust for 15 minutes. At the same time, take ice cream out of the freezer, and set on counter to soften.
  5. Fill crust with softened ice cream – it should be roughly even with the top of the crust. Smooth out so it is flat. Place in freezer and freeze until nearly solid, 1-2 hours.
  6. Meanwhile, heat heavy cream in microwave or on stove until bubbling but not boiling. Pour cream over remaining 3/4 cup of white chocolate and let set for 1 minute before stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. When ice cream has hardened and ganache has cooled to room temperature, pour the ganache over the ice cream and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sprinkles. Freeze again until about 15-20 minutes prior to serving. At that time, remove from freezer to let soften slightly for 5-10 minutes before slicing with a very hot knife.

Notes

  • As a host/hostess, you usually serve yourself last but the first slice of this pie doesn’t always come out the greatest, so go ahead and put yourself to the front of the line and save the pretty slices for your guests.
  • Dip your knife in very hot water to help make slicing this pie easier.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 136mg Carbohydrates: 56g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 44g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
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Verdict: I can only eat a few bite of this pie at a time because white chocolate is personally a little too sweet for me (give me all the dark chocolate!) but if you’re a white chocolate fan with a sweet tooth, you’re gonna love this pie.
Husband’s take: Ben and the kids loved this ice cream pie recipe.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: It seems like a lot of steps, but they’re all completely doable.

Disclosure: I have been compensated by Milk Means More for my time to develop this recipe and write this post. All opinions are as always, my own. Find out more about why Milk Means More on TwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram and Pinterest.