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Mississippi mud pie.

Mississippi mud pie

From Side Dish, the blog of the show Brothers and Sisters, here's a very easy Mississipi mud pie recipe: a delicious chocolate dessert that requires minimal effort to make.

01 August, 2023
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Type of dish


serves for


total time

1 HR 10 MIN


Chocolate pie crust
1, store-bought
Coffee ice cream
0.95kg/33.5 oz, softened
Whipped cream
1 tub
1 package, slivered and sliced
Chocolate syrup
1 can


Step 01

Put the softened ice cream into the piecrust and smooth out.

Step 02

Pour the chocolate syrup over the smoothed ice cream until the top is covered with a layer of the syrup (you won’t need the whole can).

Step 03

Place in the freezer until set (approx 20 min).

Step 04

Spread over the whipped cream (enough to cover the pie).

Step 05

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with almonds.

Step 06

Return to the freezer and leave to set for about 1 hour.

History of Mississippi mud pie

Like a lot of classic recipes, the origins of the Mississippi mud pie are somewhat hazy, although it seems fairly likely to have originated in the American state of the same name. The name is thought to derive from the cake’s resemblance to the less appetising mud banks of the Mississippi River and the earliest known reference to it dates from 1975. Recipe variations abound but the classic ingredients are chocolate sauce, brownie and chocolate custard on top of a chocolatey crust.

Tips & tricks

  • If all this talk of pies has awakened your taste buds, here’s more recipe inspiration.
  • Don’t be tempted to skimp on the setting time or the pie won’t hold properly.
  • There are plenty of Mississippi mud pie variations out there, don’t be afraid to put your own twist on the recipe. How about trying an Oreo crust?


We have a feeling your mud pie won’t be around for long, but it will keep in the freezer for a couple of days. Having said that, be careful not to refreeze it if the ice cream has melted completely.

This recipe was updated on 01/08/2023.


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