Posted by Turkey Hill Team on February 28th, 2014

This recipe is called “Black Bottom Ice Cream Pie” because it might use crushed dark-colored cookies as the basis for its homemade crust. As you can see from the picture below, today’s recipe actually uses light-colored cookies. Either way, it’s delicious!

If you’ve never made your own crust, it’s actually pretty easy. It’s just crushed up cookies, sugar and butter. That’s it! The best part about homemade crusts like this one is that you can make them extra thick (and extra buttery). And as any fan of crusts will tell you, that’s a good thing!



  • 1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart Turkey Hill Vanilla Ice Cream, softened


1. Combine the first three ingredients; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Spoon chocolate ice cream into crust; freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; add extract. Cool. Spread half of the chocolate sauce over chocolate ice cream; freeze until set, about 1 hour. Spoon vanilla ice cream over chocolate sauce; freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Spread remaining chocolate sauce evenly over pie; freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 5-10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Sarah says:

    YUM! YUM!

  2. MC says:

    I make a version of that all the time. I just use store bought graham cracker pie crusts. Easy!

  3. Jim in SOMD says:

    This sounds like a greta dessert. I agree with MC though and you can get the graham crack crust in the grocery store and save yourself some time

  4. Vicki Spokes says:

    I would try it with graham cracker crust

  5. Sharon says:

    Brown Bottom Pie?? Mississippi Mud Pie?? Chocolate cookie crumb crust = Black Bottom Pie.

  6. Harriet G says:

    Looks delicious. I make graham cracker pie crusts using graham crackers that I make into crumbs using my Magic Bullet.

  7. Elsie Nicolette says:

    Not a big fan of ginger snaps so would not enjoy that crust. I crush oreos and then put mint chip ice cream on top followed by chocolate sauce.

  8. Marie says:

    Oh, looks soooo delicious.
    Can’t wait to try it!!!!!!!Yum!!!!!!!

  9. Nancy N. says:

    Sounds great except for the ginger snaps. Would probably use something like Oreos for the crust like Elsie. 🙂

  10. Lou B says:

    Looks good, but I would use graham crackers for the crust.

  11. millie says:

    m mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm SOUNDS SO GOOD LOVE TO MAKE IT

  12. grams says:

    either graham cracker crust or oreo crust and it sounds great

  13. Pamela says:

    That is a delectable dessert!

  14. Betty says:

    yummy, i want some now

  15. Norma says:

    Cookie crushing is always good. Ginger snaps are great, too.

  16. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    I see everyone has their improvements since we all have different tastes. I like the crushed Oreo’s but not anything minty. I also like the easy way out of buying a graham cracker crust. We are not vanilla fans but there are many other flavored ice creams that could be substituted for different occasions.

  17. Heather Bruinsma says:

    Seems pretty easy and looks so delicious!!!!

  18. Joan says:

    Have always wanted to make a Turkey Hill ice cream pie. Now is the time. This recipes sounds very good. I like the sound of
    ganache between layers of ice cream, too. YUM!

  19. Barb says:

    Looks delicious!!

  20. Donna says:

    looks delicious!

  21. Ida Beek says:

    Needed a different dessert for the weekend and this idea hits the spot.

  22. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    It takes a lot of freezing but it sounds and looks good. It makes for a great dessert.

  23. Andrea says:

    Sure looks delicious but I’ve eaten too much TH and need to lose weight. I’m afraid if I made this I’d eat the whole pie! I will make it for company since it can be made in advance.

  24. gianna says:

    Not only does the picture use light colored cookies, it doesn’t even use chocolate ice cream! The pic, as yummy as it looks, does not reflect the recipe at all! Lol!

  25. gianna says:


  26. Pam says:

    I am not fond of ginger snaps, so would change the crust. Mini chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts would be great sprinkled on top.

  27. Ann King says:

    that looks lovely but I would use chocolate or vanilla cookies for the crust. Gingersnaps would change the taste too much.

  28. CHRISTINE says:


  29. Marion says:

    Sounds good without the ginger snaps. I would prefer a different cookie for the crust.

  30. Lydia says:

    clog those arteries the ice cream is worth it

  31. Ron says:

    nilla wafers would work nicely for the crust.

  32. Elaine Garfield says:

    what a treat, as good to look at as it is to eat!

  33. LindaR says:

    This recipe is easy, and adaptable to your flavor preferences. Great to make for guests or take to a party.
    Or, just a great treat for yourself once in awhile!

  34. sue says:

    so versatile you can make any crust with any ice creams and toppings to suit the guests or yourself!

  35. PAM SCHIRMER says:

    I placed in my “light” ingredients and it was great!

  36. Angela says:


  37. Dianne Simmons says:

    Since I love chocolate, I would prefer the dark bottom; but the light bottom would go well with raspberry or key lime pie.

  38. leecarr says:

    I wish the crust was darker, like chocolate oreo dark

  39. Lori says:

    I can’t wait to try this one, yummy.

  40. erica says:


  41. Dawn says:

    we have always made ice cream pie as long as I can remember! Our favorite is with chocolate chip cookie crust and the trick is to make your cookie crust soft! Don’t overbake- crisp outside, chewy inside1

  42. Jill says:

    I make an ice cream pie with chocolate krispie crust. Mint chip ice cream. Yummy!

  43. Grace Dresslee says:

    It looks delicious, I have to try it

  44. Kelly says:

    Yum! Keep the good recipes coming!

  45. Mark says:

    out of this world !!

  46. I just wanted to repeat a suggestion: never would b e able to taste/test all you already have. But I’d love a new taste:

    Espresso……….. for kicks, start a “one scoop” line and shape the cone like a coffee mug.

  47. Lisa says:

    I would use the chocolate gram crust. Mint ice cream.

  48. Paula Bell says:

    Anything with chocolate – yummy!

  49. Joanne says:

    I love turkey hill ice cream. I have a large family and making ice pies for parties! Turkey hill really offers a wide variety of products and flavors. Like frozen yogurt to cut down on calories and light and lower sugars for my husband!
    My husband loves the coffee, being from New England he says its the best! My daughters and i love the cookies and mint yogurt!
    I really can t wait to try woopie pie!

  50. Lee says:

    Even in this cold weather the thought of these wonderful flavors is warming me up! Love your ice cream!!!

  51. Linda Savitz says:

    I love it!!I will take a big piece!!! Yummy!!!

  52. Pat says:

    I would love a piece of that pie!

  53. Barbara R. says:

    Be still my ‘ILoveIceCream-Heart’!!!!!

  54. Barbara R. says:

    Be still my “IceCreamLovin’ Heart!”

  55. leslie k. says:

    we are gonna try it this weekend. just in time for the little ones b-day. can’t wait

  56. harriet schwartz says:

    my mouth is watering. worried about your diet? check out the fat free no sugar added dutch chocolate. it’s delicious and you’ll never know the difference

  57. Larry Perrin says:

    Cookies AND ice cream together, who could ask for more !59864249

  58. Lisa says:

    Sounds delicious…but that’s not what’s in the photo 🙂

  59. Jan says:

    This cookies and cream delight is a must try!

  60. Karen says:

    Sounds delicious. Off to get some ice cream right now!

  61. Brenna says:

    This looks awesome! I have a new obsession with making pies so it looks like this one could be in my future.

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