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.