It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am SO excited that November has finally arrived and we’re in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. For me, this means inviting friends and family over, decorating the house, building fires and simply letting the spirit of the season wrap it’s inviting arms around me. I absolutely love this time of year and the ability to spend time with family and friends as we cozy up together over a delicious cup of coffee or a perfectly flavored sweet treat. I’ll fully admit that while many people wait for the pumpkin flavors that the holiday brings, I’m all about peppermint! In fact, peppermint anything is amazing in my eyes but when I can take the fresh, winter flavor of peppermint and pair it with the rich flavor of mocha in my coffee drinks and culinary creations, it’s a total win for me! In fact, just the past weekend, I created my first holiday themed treat in the form of a super easy to make but crazy good Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie!Now, I will say without a doubt that this easy-to-make dessert is a MUST this holiday season but before I show you how to make it, I guess I should tell you how I settled on this deliciously simple idea! During the holiday season, I keep my refrigerator stocked with holiday flavored International Delight® Coffee Creamers from Walmart. It’s just an easy and delicious way to stir a little holiday cheer into my must-have morning cup of coffee. You see, for me, a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee with the amazing flavors of International Delight® mixed in is totally worth getting out of bed for.
And since I’ve now found the holiday inspired International Delight® flavors like International Delight® Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer that is ALWAYS on the nice list and International Delight® Chocolate Hazelnut which is the holiday must-have in the refrigerated section at my local Walmart, my mornings have been more than full of holiday cheer!
I’ve found that it’s easy to start my day off in the most cheerful way with the always perfect International Delight® Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer or International Delight® Chocolate Hazelnut stirred into my morning cup of coffee. When I’m feeling extra festive, I can even top my coffee drink with fresh whipped cream and a little chocolate syrup for a total treat that has me saying fa-la-la-la-la!
These creamers have become a MUST for my mornings but the more I enjoyed the fabulous holiday flavors, the more I wanted to incorporate them into other parts of my day….like dessert time! So, inspired by my morning cup of coffee I decided to create a simple (yet impressive) Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie that’s perfect for entertaining or just curling up on front of the fire with! Here’s how I made it!
What You Will Need
2 Cups of Crushed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (with filling removed)
2 Tablespoons of Butter
2 Ounces of Chocolate Pudding Mix
32 Ounces of Whipping Cream
Chocolate Syrup, Crushed Cookies and Crushed Peppermint for Topping (Optional)
How to Make It
This easy Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie is so simple to whip up and it’s crazy delicious! To start, I removed the cream from my chocolate sandwich cookies and added them to a bag. After sealing my bag, I used a rolling pin to crush the cookies until they were in small pieces. I then transferred to cookies to a bowl and poured in my melted butter, mixing it all together until it had almost a sandy consistency.
With the mixture for my crust ready, I quickly pulled out a medium sized spring-form pan and poured the mixture into the bottom, using my fingers to press it down and create a bottom crust for my Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie.
Once my crust was pushed perfectly into place, I set it to the side and moved on to my filling. After adding my chocolate pudding mix to my mixer, I measured out one and a half cups of International Delight® Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer.
I poured my creamer into my pudding mix and mixed it all together on low until I had a thick consistency. Once I had my pudding ready, I transferred it to a small bowl and placed it in the refrigerator.
With the peppermint mocha portion of my filling complete, I cleaned out my mixer bowl and poured in my heavy cream. I decided I’d like to give my Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie a little extra flavor so I poured a half a cup of International Delight® Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer into my heavy cream and then whipped it until it formed peaks (about fifteen minutes on medium). As soon as my flavored whipped cream was ready, I pulled my Peppermint Mocha pudding mixture out of the refrigerator and poured it into my freshly prepared whipped cream and mixed the two ingredients together well.
It didn’t take long for my filling to take on a light brown color that was just perfect to pair with my prepared crust and the smell of peppermint mocha honestly had me drooling!
Using a large spoon, I dipped my filling onto the top of my crust.
After adding all my filling, I gently smoothed it out. Then all that was left to do was put my Peppermint Mocha Icebox Pie into the freezer for about three hours to set completely.
Once my Peppermint Mocha Ice Box Pie was completely frozen, I simple removed it from the freezer, popped the spring-form mold free to reveal the delicious pie inside and topped it with some chocolate syrup, some crushed chocolate cookie and a little bit of crushed peppermint.
Within minutes, my Peppermint Mocha Ice Box Pie was ready to help me serve up a little holiday cheer at gatherings with family and friends or even just at my own dinner table! With the delicious flavor of International Delight® Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer in each and every bite, it’s impossible not to feel festive when enjoying this delicious holiday treat!
Whether you’re planning holiday parties or smaller celebrations at home, remember that you can’t go wrong when adding the unmatched taste of International Delight® to all your holiday moments.
So head to Walmart today and stock up on a variety of delicious, holiday inspired flavors that are sure to have everyone in your family feeling festive! It’s an easy way to make sure that the merriment lasts all season long! Because no matter how you mix it up, serve it up and drink it up, you can’t go wrong with International Delight®. We like how you party™! To get you started, check out the video below for a fun and easy recipe that’s sure to impress your holiday guests!
Want even more delicious ideas to make your holiday season delicious? Check out the variety of recipes made with International Delight® here!
Now tell me, how will you add festive flavor to your holiday season with help from International Delight®?