Chocolate Mudslide Frozen Pie

5. Chocolate Mudslide Frozen Pie
Take along this dessert to a party or serve as an after-dinner delight. The chocolate crumb crust is spread with a mixture of sour cream, melted chocolate chips and coffee. Covering that is a whipped topping followed by a sprinkling of mini-chocolate chips.
  • 1 prepared 9-inch (9-oz.) chocolate crumb crust
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt 1 cup morsels in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over the lowest possible heat. When the morsels begin to melt, remove from the heat; stir. Return to the heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool for 10 minutes.

Combine the coffee granules and water in a medium bowl. Add the sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the melted chocolate until smooth. Spread into the crust; chill.

Beat the cream, powdered sugar and cocoa in a small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread or pipe the mixture over the chocolate layer. Sprinkle with mini morsels. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until firm.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus freezing time

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