No-bake frozen chocolate chip ice cream pie is made with dairy free ice cream and cookie crumbs. This simple summer dessert is just right for a summer party.
Whether it’s summertime or the holiday season, it’s nice to have a reason to get together. And it’s nice to have a simple menu that you can prepare that won’t take too much time.
Desserts are one menu item that usually work out okay if you make them the night before. A chocolate and vanilla ice cream pie is a great choice for the warm summer weather. This simple pie is free of the top 8 allergens and made with ingredients you can find in many grocery stores.
Dairy Free Ice Cream
I used So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream in two flavors – chocolate and vanilla bean. If you have a different dairy free ice cream that you would prefer to use, that would be fine! You could use different flavors, a different brand, try homemade banana ice cream in this recipe – there are a lot of possibilities!
Cookie Crumb Crust
There are lots of options for making a gluten free cookie crumb crust. Enjoy Life makes crunchy cookies that work very well for making a crust. I used the chocolate variety, but the sugar cookies or the honey graham cookies would also work very well.
You can use gluten free graham crackers to make a crust, like in this vegan banana cream pie recipe.
- Dairy Free White Chocolate Chips – Try adding some white chocolate chips to the top of this dessert.
- Berries – You can add some raspberries or blueberries to the top of this pie to add some color.
- Hot Fudge – A drizzle of hot fudge is a nice finishing touch on an ice cream dessert. Add some sunbutter to the fudge, or any nut or seed butter for more flavor.
To keep things really easy, I recommend using a spring form pan for this dessert. That way once it’s frozen, you can just pop off the sides and slice the pie neatly. No sticking like you would have in a normal pie dish. I also found that using a pizza cutter helped me make nice clean cuts for a pretty presentation.
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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie.
A gluten free cookie crust, dairy free chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and mini chocolate chips combine to make a fun and easy ice cream pie! This no-bake dessert is perfect for a party.
For the crust:
- 1 ¼ cups gluten free cookie crumbs I used Enjoy Life chocolate cookies
- 4 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread melted
For the filling:
- 1 pint dairy free vanilla ice cream softened (I used So Delicious coconut milk ice cream)
- 1 pint dairy free chocolate ice cream softened
- ¾ cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
Place the cookies in the food processor and pulse unto they are finely ground.
Add the melted vegan buttery spread and pulse a few times until combined.
Press the crust mixture in the bottom of an 8 inch spring form pan. Press with a piece of waxed paper until it is smooth and covers the entire bottom of the pan.
Spread the pint of chocolate ice cream over the crust. Sprinkle half of the dairy free chocolate chips on top.
Spread the pint of the vanilla ice cream on top of the chips and spread around until smooth.
Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Place in the freezer for at least two hours before serving.
Remove the sides of the spring form pan and cut into slices using a pizza cutter. Enjoy!
Store pie in the freezer. This can be made ahead of time – even up to a week before you need to serve it.
Store leftovers in the freezer tightly wrapped. They should stay good for up to a month.