I love Irish Cream liquor. On occasion I pour myself a little nip after my daughter has gone to sleep for a quick treat. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered Julie’s recipe for homemade Irish Cream. It looks delicious and inexpensive! But, I digress. Irish Cream is also a great addition to many baked items. In this case I actually decided to use it to flavor ice cream and make a decadent pie in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day coming up. I am not actually Irish, but it seems everyone in my neighborhood is in the spirit so it seemed best for me to hop to it and join the fun. My husband loved this pie so much that he suggested I make it for the St. Patrick’s Day party we’ll be attending in March. It is great fun, party food and I know everyone will love the twist on their favorite Irish beverage.
Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Pie
1 Oreo cookie crust
1 pint good quality good vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup Irish Cream, I usually use Bailey’s
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3 cups whipped cream
cocoa powder for dusting
1. Allow the vanilla ice cream to soften on the countertop for about 1/2 hour. Then place it in a mixing bowl and stir in the Irish cream until it is completely incorporated into the ice cream. Gently fold in 1 cup of the whipped cream until just incorporated. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
2. Pour the ice cream mixture into the prepared pie crust and freeze it for at least 8 hours, or up to 2 days.
3. Right before serving top the pie with a thick layer of the remaining whipped cream and dust it with cocoa powder.