This pie- or variations of it- has been in our family for four generations! And it is the dessert of choice at approximately half of the birthdays that are celebrated in our homes. It’s technically called “fudge sunday pie” but we all call it ice cream pie. see also : easy peasy xmas recipes and garmin arrival !!
Stir 1 cup of evaporated milk, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of marshmallows over medium heat until the mixture is all melted and blended together. Let it begin to cool. This sauce is the secret behind the additiveness of this dessert!
Line the bottom and sides of a pie plate (or rectangular cake pan) with vanilla wafers. Cover the wafers with vanilla ice cream. Pour on some of the chocolate mixture, then add more ice cream, then the chocloate sauce. Usually 2 layers of each does the trick. Top with pecan halves. Freeze for 3-5 hours before serving.
Instead of pecan halves you can use other nuts, or bits of favorite chocolate bars (we lean towards Skor!) or anything you that you think might work.
This recipe came into my husband’s family through his grandmother Ruth Erickson, of Ashern Manitoba, many years ago. She passed it on to her daughter- my mother in law- who made it a staple of my husband’s home growing up. When we were married this one of the recipes he told me I had to get in order to build a firm foundation for our marriage! The photo in this post was scanned from the binder of recipes my mother in law gave me on Christmas. see also : Rice Krispie Treats recipe