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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with a vanilla wafer crust and Mocha Fudge Sauce
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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 649kcal
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


  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, Stir together espresso powder and boiling water until dissolved.
  • In a medium saucepan with a heavy bottom whisk together sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Whisk in whipping cream, corn syrup, and espresso mixture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread second pint evenly on top. Place back in freezer to freeze completely.
  • To serve, drizzle sauce on top and add whipped topping if desired.


Calories: 649kcal