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Burning Down the Kitchen with Buttercream Blondie while making her Eskimo Pie

Great recipe to make Eskimo Pies at home!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 4


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

For the Ice Cream:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup vanilla sugar
  • Pinch of vanilla sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cherry extract
  • cups cherries stems removed and pitted

For the Nutella Layer:

  • 4 tablespoons of nutella
  • For the Ganache:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of nutella
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

For the Finishing Touch:

  • Magic Shell to taste
  • ¼ to ½ cup crushed pistachios


For the Crust:

  • In a bowl combine your graham crumbs and melted butter. Mix well. Press into 4 individual size spring form pans you’ve sprayed with non stick spray. Tamp them down with the bottom of a glass or a honey dripper works really well too. You can pop them in a 350 degree oven for 3 to 5 minutes if you like. I find when setting ice cream pies up in the freezer it’s not necessary so I don’t risk heating my house up and forgo baking the crust.
  • It also helps to line the bottom of you spring form pan with plastic wrap prior to making these. The next step uses loose ice cream that can leak. I always forget so just making sure you don’t.

For the Nutella Layer:

  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of Nutella over the crust. It helps to heat it up a touch so it spreads nicely. Otherwise it will pull back your crumbs and annoy you.

For the Cherry Ice Cream:

  • In a stand mixer combine your whole milk, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add heavy cream and cherry extract.
  • Add your cherries.
  • Cover with tinfoil and place in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Remove and transfer liquid to an ice cream machine bowl you’ve kept frozen. Turn on and let it spin for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Now pour the ice cream over the crust and pop in the freezer for a couple of hours to set before adding ganache.

For the Ganache:

  • Over medium heat warm up your heavy cream in a saucepan. You want to scald it.
  • Then in a glass heat proof bowl pour the scalded cream over your chocolate. Mix well with a whisk. It will look weird and you will think you’ve done something wrong but have faith. It will come together.
  • Now add nutella and corn syrup. Whisk some more.
  • Let cool a bit.
  • Pour cooled ganache over the ice cream.
  • Place back in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.

For the Finishing Touch:

  • Remove ice cream from freezer.
  • Put each pie on a small plate and remove the pie from the spring form pan.
  • Now pour magic shell over top (heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave to activate the stuff) and watch the magic happen.
  • Top with crushed pistachios.
  • Serve with a big old Eskimo Pie smile!


Recipe adapted from Buttercream Blondie
Remember this recipe has lots of waiting for things to set time. So while the cook time says 2 hours it's mostly inactive work.