Paula's Pie Project Blog

52 different pies in 52 weeks

Pie #63- Frosty Mocha March 17, 2013

I had been waiting months for warmer weather to finally make this pie. (Actually, a few years is a better description. I found this recipe at my Mom’s house during the 2010 Pie Project and had set it aside in hopes of making it one day.)

Spring wasn’t quite here when I made this one a couple weeks back, but the kids had finally wore me down. They were begging for an ice cream pie. This one doesn’t have ice cream in it, but it does use whipped topping.

Once made, this pie has to be placed into the freezer for about 4 hours. Remember that fact and give yourself time to let it freezer-set before you serve.  I didn’t and the pie didn’t quite “stand” like it should have if I had waited another hour.

Frosty Mocha Pie Recipe from Taste of Home 2008

Frosty Mocha Pie Recipe from Taste of Home 2008

Nutty Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

At Christmas our family was given a huge tin of small butter cookies. About mid January, I pulverized about 5 dozen of them in my food processor and place them in a quart storage bag and threw them in the freezer.  I figured this would be a great substitute for graham crackers in a graham cracker cookie crust. I was right. Here’s the recipe I used, but instead of the graham crackers, I used my butter cookie crumbs. I also omitted the nuts from the recipe since my kids don’t care for them.

This is a butter cookie crust, not a graham cracker crust like the recipe call out.

The makings of  the butter cookie crust.

Nate shows off the butter cookie crust

Nate, my oldest son, helps me make the butter cookie crust

The only good thing instant coffee is good for- dessert

The only good thing instant coffee is good for- dessert

Mixing the filling- cream cheese, sugar, cocoa milk, vanilla and instant coffee

Mixing the filling- cream cheese, sugar, cocoa milk, vanilla and instant coffee

The mixture with the whipped topping added in.

The mixture with the whipped topping added in.

Not so frosty mocha pie is now ready for the deep freeze.

Not-so-frosty mocha pie is now ready for the deep freezer.

Slicing up the frosty mocha pie

Three hours later, slicing up the frosty mocha pie. Note: Best to wait 4 hours until it is set.

Who is ready for a slice?

Who is ready for a slice?

Pie #63- Frosty Mocha

Pie #63- Frosty Mocha