You know how you have something that reminds you instantly of your childhood and takes you back. This is it for me. My Grandmother Blackwell's ice cream pie. She lived 3 hours away from us in Alabama so when we went to see her almost always there was one of these in the freezer. It was the first thing we checked for after we gave her and Paw Paw kisses. It is sorta like a hot fudge sundae in a pie.
First you get out your double boiler ( or in my case a soup pot and a glass bowl, there was an incident where my double boiler blew up and butterscotch chips were on the ceiling and all the cabinets so I use a glass bowl so I can see the water underneath now) Boil some water in the pot and in the bowl put 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 cup miniature marshmallows. Put the bowl over the boiling water and stir with a spatula constantly until it's all melted. If you don't stir the entire time you risk burning it which would taste yuck!
Check out all that yummy goodness, you have to let this sit and cool off for about 20 minutes, of course to check the temp you have to stick your finger in it and then what is there to do but lick it off!
Then you take graham cracker crumbs and a stick of melted butter and make a pie crust in the deepest pie dish you have
Once the fudge mixture cools off (and I can't begin to tell you how important this step is!) you put some in the bottom of the pie pan, then scoop a layer of vanilla ice cream on top then more fudge and ice cream till it's filled to the top. I sprinkled the top of mine with chopped pecans but this is optional. This one is going to my Dad's birthday, it was his moms recipe so I know he will be excited!
Fudge Sundae Pie (in the south we just call it plain ol ice cream pie)
1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 Cup miniature Marshmallows
1/4 tsp Salt
1 graham cracker crust (follow the directions on the box)
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix the milk, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and salt in a shallow saucepan or double boiler until melted together and thickened. LET COOL ( if you don't it will melt the ice cream and be big ol mess)
Line bottom of crust with chocolate mixture then spoon in the ice cream, repeat. Top with pecans and freeze.
My Little Helper Mattie!