Dulce de Leche Icebox Pie

Dulce de leche icebox pie is my new favorite summer dessert! And it’s so easy, you won’t believe it.

The crust has two ingredients: graham crackers and butter. You can sub another cookie for the grahams if there’s something you prefer or already have in your pantry. (Gluten-free cookies will work as well, cup for cup). Although I do like to bake the crust for the extra depth of flavor, you can just as easily make this a no-bake dessert by just popping the crust in the freezer for an hour or so.

The filling has four ingredients: cream cheese, powdered sugar, Dulce de Leche, and heavy cream. Together, the filling tastes like a combination of salted caramel, cheesecake and ice cream all blended together. Sounds pretty tasty, right?

Now think about putting all that salted caramel-cheesecake-ice cream goodness into a buttery cookie crust and then . . . wait for it, drizzling Nutella on top! Seriously, dessert doesn’t get much better than this 🙂

Dulce de Leche Icebox Pie

Ingredients

  • 10 graham crackers (about 1 ½ cups crumbs)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) dulce de leche
  • About ¼ cup Nutella, for decoration

Instructions

  1. Place graham crackers in bowl of a food processor or jar of a blender. Blend until grahams are finely processed. Add melted butter. Process again to combine. Press crumbs into a 10-inch pie plate in an even layer on the bottom and up the sides.
  2. For No-Bake Option: Place crust in the freezer and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. For Bake Option: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake crust 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. While crust is chilling, make filling. Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Beat until mixture is thoroughly combined. Add whipping cream and dulce de leche. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Pour filling into cooled crust. Smooth top with a rubber spatula. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  5. To decorate the pie, place Nutella in a small Ziplock bag. Using scissors, snip off one bottom corner of the bag to make a very small hole. Microwave bag for about 10-15 seconds to soften Nutella. Move your hand back and forth across the top of the pie while squeezing the Nutella out of the corner of the bag to make a rustic drizzle.
  6. Freeze decorated pie for at least 1 more hour. To serve, let pie stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before serving. For easier slicing, dip a sharp knife in hot water, wipe dry and then cut a slice. The warm blade will cut the frozen pie more easily.

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