Bring the taste of your favorite outdoor treat to the dessert table with this no-bake smores ice cream pie. Made with chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows, this pie has all of your smore favorites in every slice!
All of your favorite things about smores, but without the heat! While I have numerous smore flavored recipes like my Smores Pie, this no bake dessert is fabulous for so many reasons.
Enjoy a slice on the hottest day of summer to keep yourself feeling cool, and you'll find yourself singing praises through every bite.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It's easy to make. The steps needed to make this recipe are simple enough that you can grab the kids and have them help. It's novice-friendly and perfect for beginner bakers!
- Simple ingredients. We won't need much to make this pie, and we will be using simple and basic ingredients in this recipe too.
- It comes together quickly. The hardest part about this pie is the waiting as it chills, so I prefer to make it the night before so I can sleep through all of that boring waiting time. The actual pie-making part- takes only a few minutes.
Cream cheese- Adding in some softened cream cheese will give this cake a richer taste, much like a no-bake cheesecake. Not only that, but it helps to keep the pie more stable.
Marshmallow fluff- For added stability and taste, using a jar of marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme will work wonders!
Chocolate ice cream- Use your favorite chocolate ice cream for this recipe, but make sure it sat out for a few minutes first (softer ice cream is easier to mix together).
Whipped topping- You will want some whipped topping to go into the pie filling and to be used as a garnish on top too.
Graham cracker crust- You will need some graham cracker crumbs, butter, and granulated sugar to make your own crust. You can buy pre-crushed graham cracker crumbs, but they're cheaper and easier to crush up yourself. The sugar helps to hold it together too.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Graham cracker crust. If desired, you can cut down on a lot of time and effort by simply using a store-bought graham cracker crust. Note that you will have excess filling left over and that it may not be enough to make a second pie.
For more fun, swap out the ice cream flavor for a different option. Using strawberry ice cream can give you strawberries and cream pie, but rocky road ice cream can give you added marshmallows and texture.
This filling also pairs wonderfully with an oreo pie crust!
Step 1: Add the graham crackers to a food processor.
Step 2: Blend until fine crumbs,
Step 3: Add in the butter and sugar.
Step 4: Mix again until the crumbs look wet and combined.
Step 5: Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan.
Step 6: Place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes or freeze it for as long as it takes for you to make the filling.
Step 7: Add your cream cheese and marshmallow fluff to a large mixing bowl.
Step 8: Whip them together using an electric hand mixer.
Step 9: Add in the chocolate ice cream.
Step 10: Mix together until combined.
Step 11: Add the whipped topping.
Step 12: Mix together until well incorporated.
Step 13: Pour the filling into the pie crust.
Step 14: Place in freezer for 4 hours to set. Remove the ring from the springform pan.
Step 15: Slice and serve topped with whipped cream.
🍴 Recipe Tips
It helps to plan ahead and have your cream cheese softened to room temperature, but your ice cream can still be pretty frozen. You'll want the ice cream to be about the consistency of soft serve as that will keep it from being too melted and will still allow for even blending.
I like to garnish the top of my pie with broiled marshmallows for a toasted look. You can make your own by placing large marshmallows on a foil-lined baking sheet and broiling on High for up to 1 minute. Keep a close eye on them as they can easily burn or ignite.
If kept well covered in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container, you can expect your pie to freeze well for up to 8 days. After that, you may experience flavorless or freezer burn, but the pie should "technically" be good for weeks if kept properly stored.
Serve this pie up on a hot day in summer, for fall holidays, Easter, and all the days in between. There's never a bad time to enjoy the taste of smores, and this pie is perfect for warmer weather and staying indoors.
If you don't allow your pie the proper amount of time to freeze, it may not set completely. You are working with thawed cream cheese and softened ice cream; it will take a MINIMUM of 4 hours to firm up and freeze to the point where you can slice the pie. For best results, make it the night before serving.
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No Bake Smores Ice Cream Pie
- Food Processor *optional
- 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened ($1.99)
- 7 ounce Marshmallow fluff ($1.62)
- 2 cups Chocolate ice cream, softened ($0.58)
- 8 ounces Whipped topping, thawed ($1.98)
Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 ½ cup Graham cracker crumbs ($1.26)
- 6 Tablespoons Butter, melted ($0.56)
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated sugar ($0.02)
- Place the graham crackers in a food processor and blend until fine crumbs.
- Add in the butter and sugar and mix again until the crumbs look wet and combined.
- Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan.
- Place into fridge for at least 30 minutes or freeze it for as long as it takes for you to make the filling.
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip together the cream cheese and the marshmallow fluff.
- Add in the ice cream and stir until combined.
- Next fold in the whipped topping until well incorporated.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust.
- Place in freezer for 4 hours to set.
- Serve topped with whipped cream. Enjoy!