Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with a vanilla wafer crust and Mocha Fudge Sauce

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie

This Dulce de Leche Pie is a fabulously delicious ice cream pie in a vanilla wafer/pecan crust flavored with a little cinnamon.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 649 kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig



  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Mocha Fudge Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pie Filling

  • 2 pints dulce de leche ice cream
  • Whipped Topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, vanilla wafer crumbs, and cinnamon. Mix in melted butter. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, Stir together espresso powder and boiling water until dissolved.
  3. In a medium saucepan with a heavy bottom whisk together sugar and cocoa powder.
  4. Whisk in whipping cream, corn syrup, and espresso mixture.
  5. Add chopped chocolate and butter and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let cool for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Remove 1 pint of ice cream from the freezer and let it get soft. Spread evenly on bottom of crust. Drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of sauce on top. Freeze for about 15 minutes and get the other pint out to soften.
  7. Spread second pint evenly on top. Place back in freezer to freeze completely.
  8. To serve, drizzle sauce on top and add whipped topping if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.