Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Mississippi mud pie

  • serves 8
  • Easy

An ice cream version of the decadent American chocolate mud pie with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with rich fudge sauce.



  • coffee ice cream 500ml tub
  • toasted hazelnuts 50g
  • chocolate ice cream 500ml tub


  • cold butter 85g, cut into small pieces
  • plain flour 170g
  • cocoa powder 30g
  • dark brown sugar 85g


  • plain chocolate (at least 50% cocoa) 150g
  • whipping cream 142ml pot
  • golden syrup 3 tbsp
  • vanilla extract 1½ tsp
  • icing sugar 180g


  • Step 1

    Line the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed, deep tart tin with baking parchment. To make the fudge sauce, put the chocolate, cream and golden syrup in a small pan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Stir in the vanilla extract and icing sugar. Cool.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Rub the butter, flour, cocoa powder and dark brown sugar together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Press them into the base and sides of the tart tin. Cover with a piece of greaseproof paper and weigh down with baking beans. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just set. Remove the paper and baking beans and cool on a rack, still in the tin.

  • Step 3

    To build the pie, spread ½ the cooled fudge sauce over the base of the tart. Cut the coffee ice cream into slices and press them in to make the bottom layer of the pie, filling any gaps with ice cream. Cover with clingfilm and return to the freezer for at least 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Scatter the hazelnuts over the coffee ice cream layer. Slice the chocolate ice cream and press the slices over, to make a second layer. Cover and return to the freezer for at least an hour.

  • Step 5

    Once the ice cream is completely firm, spread the rest of the fudge sauce over the top. Freeze until firm, then cover with clingfilm. Store for up to a week in the freezer.

  • Step 6

    An hour before serving, loosen around the edge of the pie with a thin knife. Put the pie on a tin can and push down the outside ring. With a palette knife, loosen the base and lift onto a serving plate. Put in the fridge to soften until ready to eat. Cut into slices and serve by itself or with whipped cream.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 725
  • Fat 38.9g
  • Carbs 90.7g
  • Fibre 3.2g
  • Protein 8.7g
  • Salt 0.4g