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. 

Slice of ice cream pie with rice krispie crust.
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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.

And ice cream pies are no-bake which means you won’t have to heat up your kitchen on those warm summer days.

Ice cream pie with sprinkles in a red pie dish.

How To Make An Ice Cream Pie

Make the crust. You start with a crust of your choice. This crust recipe includes rice krispie cereal (or crispy rice cereal if you go with an off-brand) and white chocolate. And sprinkles! It’s super easy to make. Simply combine the ingredients and press them into a pie plate. Freeze until firm.

Add the ice cream. Without ice cream, it isn’t an ice cream pie recipe. I keep things simple and classy with vanilla bean ice cream. Soften it on the counter for 15 minutes or so, depending on how warm your kitchen is. It will be easy to spread into the crust.

Refreeze. In order to have everything firm up, the pie has to be in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.

Add topping, if desired. You can top your ice cream pie with about anything you like. I make a white chocolate ganache and add 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. Mini chocolate chips, crushed Oreo cookies, chopped nuts are all great ideas.

Slice of ice cream pie on a gold rimmed plate.

Slicing An Ice Cream Pie

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!

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 or homemade Oreos ice cream.

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. 


Sprinkle Ice Cream Pie Recipe with Rice Krispie Crust

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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.
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  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup sprinkles


  • 3 cups vanilla bean ice cream (or any ice cream of your choice)

Ganache (optional):

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips or chunks


  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles


  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and stir in rice krispie cereal and sprinkles until everything is all coated with white chocolate.
  • Spray a 9- or 10-inch deep dish 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.
  • Freeze crust for 15 minutes. At the same time, take ice cream out of the freezer, and set on counter to soften.
  • Fill crust with softened ice cream. It should be roughly even with the top of the crust. Smooth it out so it is flat on top. Place in freezer and freeze until nearly solid, 1 to 2 hours.
  • Optional Topping: Meanwhile, heat heavy cream in microwave or on stove until bubbling but not boiling. Pour cream over remaining ¾ cup of white chocolate and let set for 1 minute before stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 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.
  • To serve, remove pie from freezer to let soften slightly for 5 to 0 minutes before slicing with a very hot knife. Serve immediately.


  • 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.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 477kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 259mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 1372IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 164mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. mj says:

    This was pretty good!! I was worried it would be too sweet but it was just right. I did use chocolate ice cream instead though, because that’s what I had. Also my pie plates were too small so I ended up using a spring form pan. Are pie plates supposed to be deeper?

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      A deep dish pie plate will probably work best for this – I’m sorry you had issues, hopefully the springform pan worked well!

  2. Amelia @ Eating Made Easy says:

    RACHEL. You’ve somehow combined my 3 favorite splurges into one!! Sprinkles, Rice Krispy Treats (I can hardly have these in my house) and ice cream. I could probably put down my chef’s knife and retire from cooking forever after making and eating this pie. This looks just beyond heavenly!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Woohoo! Mission complete. :)

  3. Medha says:

    That rice krispie crust looks awesome and I love the sprinkles :)

  4. Christine @ WRY TOAST says:

    this is AMAZING!!!! who wouldn’t want to dig into this, I’m dying for a slice :) pinned doll xo