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Eggnog Ice Cream Pie

Eggnog Ice Cream Pie is made with homemade ice cream, a gingersnap crust, and rum whipped cream. It's a simple dessert that's perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time9 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Desserts, Eggnog Desserts, Holiday Ice Cream
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

Eggnog Ice Cream

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp rum

Gingersnap Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps (about 28 cookies)
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Rum Whipped Cream (optional)

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Eggnog Ice Cream

  • Put milk and 1 cup of the cream into a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • Heat mixture until it’s just about to come to a boil (but don’t let it actually start boiling), then turn heat to low, cover, and let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes so the spices can seep.
  • Pick out cloves and add in sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Whisk egg yolks in a medium heat-proof bowl. Slowly pour about half the warm milk mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking the entire time (this method will help temper the egg yolks so they don’t start cooking). Now pour this mixture back into the saucepan with remaining milk.
  • Turn the heat back up to medium and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens up enough that it coats the back of the spoon.
  • While you’re waiting for your mixture to thicken (should take about 10-15 minutes), place a heat-proof bowl with the remaining 1 cup cream over a larger bowl filled with an ice bath. Strain the heated mixture into the cold cream, stirring constantly.
  • Place bowl in the fridge to continue chilling for at least 4 hours.
  • Once chilled, stir in vanilla and rum and process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instruction. Put ice cream it in airtight containers and freeze again, for at least 4 hours to harden ice cream.
  • Spread about a quart of eggnog ice cream into cooled gingersnap crust. Place back in the fridge for another hour and then slice and serve with whipped cream on top

Gingersnap Crust

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place gingersnaps in a food processor or blender and process until you have fine crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, combine gingersnap crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and ginger. Mix together.
  • Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for about 12 minutes until crust is firm. Cool completely.

Rum Whipped Cream

  • Put heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Whip until it begins thickening and then add sugar, rum, and vanilla. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

  • Ice cream recipe lightly adapted from Simply Recipes.
  • Ice cream recipe makes about 1 1/2 quarts ice cream so you may have some leftover.
  • You can use plain store-bought whipped cream instead of the homemade rum whipped cream if you want.