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Okay, I gotta get through this ice cream business because it’s legitimately California winter now (we’ve seen the 40’s several times this week) and everyone wants to hear about pumpkins and cranberries and apples and pears.

But may I tempt you with Oreo crumbs?

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This is a pie with merely a few ingredients: Oreos in various forms (I always use Joe-Joes), Coffee Ice Cream (I love TJ’s Coffee Bean Blast). In fact, the Warm Mocha Sauce contains more ingredients than the rest of the pie (cream, instant coffee, chocolate, corn syrup, vanilla, butter).

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The Trader Joe’s commercial continues. (By the way, I don’t make a practice of keeping Hershey’s chocolate in my house. Not to get all defensive, but I had a bunch left over from when my science class kiddos build solar ovens to cook marshmallows. If you teach a child to cook a marshmallow, he’ll ask for a piece of Hershey’s chocolate and a graham cracker to go with it…isn’t that how the book goes?)

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I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a million times. ALWAYS make your own crumb crusts (graham cracker, Oreo, cookie, whatever) because they are like SEVENTY THOUSAND TIMES MORE DELICIOUS than anything you can buy ready-made.

You can tell I don’t feel strongly about that at all.

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Making the Warm Mocha Sauce…but obviously letting it cool before pouring it straight onto Ice Cream and melting the whole shebang.

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The Inside Scoop: What you don’t see that happens in the making of this pie is that there are actually several layers and several periods of freezing. It goes like this.

  1. Oreo Crust
  2. Ice cream. Freeze.
  3. Broken Oreos. Mocha Sauce. Freeze.
  4. More Ice Cream. More Sauce. Freeze.
  5. Salivate.

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Silly Obi, chocolate is for humans.

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I made two of these pies to celebrate a very happy occasion…my cousin Alisa and her husband Mike moved to our town! We love their new home and especially love having them close by.

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