No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie Recipe


With its creamy filling and crispy crust, this frozen peanut butter pie is made for summer cookouts. Nothing cools you down in the summertime like a slice of a creamy, frozen pie. A secret to keeping the pie neat is to use a hot knife for slicing each serving. Dip the blade in a glass of very hot water, then wipe it off before slicing into the pie. Repeat before cutting each new slice.

No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely
Active Time:
15 mins
Freeze Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins
8 serves


  • 3 cups chocolate crisp rice cereal (such as Cocoa Krispies)

  • 1/2 cup salted dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • Hot fudge topping

  • Coarsely chopped salted dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Stir together cereal, finely chopped peanuts, and butter in a medium bowl. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a lightly greased 9-inch glass pie plate. Freeze until solid, 15 to 30 minutes.

  2. Microwave peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH until melted and smooth, about 30 seconds. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place ice cream in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; beat on medium-low until smooth, about 30 seconds. Drizzle peanut butter into ice cream, beating on low just until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

  4. Spread ice cream mixture into frozen pie shell. Cover and freeze until firm, 8 hours, or up to 24 hours.

  5. Before serving, remove pie from freezer, and leave out at room temperature 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Spread whipped cream evenly over pie. Drizzle with fudge topping, and sprinkle with coarsely chopped peanuts.

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