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Frozen Frango Mint Pie

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Make this modern twist on an old favorite. This no churn frozen Frango mint pie is a perfect make ahead holiday dessert.

slice of frozen chocolate pie with whipped cream and chopped chocolate mints on top.

This fun modern no churn twist takes a classic department store recipe and makes it even easier. Turn mint meltaway candies into a show stopping dessert that you can make ahead of time.

It is a chocolate and mint lovers dream come true.

It seems a lot of my mom’s food memories involve pie. She has been on a quest to make a pie crust like her grandma’s.

Ingredients for graham cracker pie crust.

She finally found a recipe she liked and shared it with us a few years back, the flaky pie crust recipe. But she never made one that stands up to the memories of her grandma’s.

She finally got her hands on her grandma’s apple pie recipe and now we are anxiously awaiting it’s arrival on the table. Maybe some day soon. (Update: we made it and it’s delicious, we also made her lard pie crust which was so super tender!)

Melted frango mint custard in saucepan with whisk.

Her grandfather on the other side was known for picking up a pie each week for Sunday dinner at my Maw-Maw’s house. Guessing the kind of pie was a favorite pre-dinner pastime and I shared a french silk pie in honor of that tradition.

Chopped mint meltaway candies ready to be made into pie.

My mom was gifted a box of those famous department store chocolate mint meltaways and it instantly reminded her of the pie that store used to serve in their luncheon room. So she thought I should make one to share with you.

I am not one to say no to a request, especially when that request involves dessert. So I happily accepted the challenge.

Frozen mint chocolate pie with no churn filling ready for whipped cream on top.

It turns out that while not overly complicated, the original recipe requires an ice cream churner. That seemed a bit much for a pie filling.

So I set out to make a no churn version that still gives that light texture and smooth mouthfeel. I have to say, I think I was pretty darn successful.

Frozen mint meltaway pie topped with whipped cream and chopped Frango mints, ready to be served.

I did make a few more changes to match my own preferences. Instead of caramelized nuts for a topping, I chose whipped cream and more chopped Frango Mints.

I also added a pinch of salt to the crust to tame the sweet a bit. The final product was absolutely delicious.

Fork getting bite of Frango mint pie.

Great chocolates helped a lot too as they are the star of the flavoring show here. If you don’t have access to the department store variety, be sure to get another high quality candy.

Andes Mints or something similar would work. You don’t need a ton and it’ll be worth it!

Do you have favorite food memories too? What food reminds you of your childhood?

Frozen mint meltaway pie topped with whipped cream and chopped Frango mints, ready to be served.

Frozen Frango Mint Pie

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Make this modern twist on an old favorite. This no churn frozen mint meltaway pie is a perfect make ahead holiday dessert.
5 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

Crust

  • cups graham cracker or chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Filling

  • cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons cornstarch
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces mint meltaway candies chopped
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • additional chopped mint meltaways for garnish

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a 9-inch pie plate, mix together cookie crumbs, salt and sugar. Pour melted butter over the top.
    1½ cups graham cracker, 6 Tablespoons butter, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Mix together ingredients and press against sides and bottom of pie plate to form a crust.
  • Bake for 8 minutes and then set aside to cool completely.

Filling

  • In a saucepan, mix together sugar, salt and cornstarch.
    ⅓ cup granulated sugar, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • Add a Tablespoon or two of cold milk and stir to combine. Add milk a bit more at a time, stirring to avoid getting lumps.
    1 cup milk
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently until it starts to steam. Drop heat to low and stir in chopped chocolate until melted. Turn off heat while getting the egg ready.
    4 ounces mint meltaway candies
  • In a small bowl, gently beat egg. Add about 1/4 cup of warm chocolate mixture, stirring quickly to temper. Then add egg and chocolate mixture back to the pan with remaining chocolate mixture, stirring briskly.
    1 egg
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and then cool completely.
  • Once the chocolate mixture is cooled completely to room temperature, or even slightly chilled, it’s time to whip the cream.
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • In a bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Add in the vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture, folding until combined. Spoon into cooled pie crust.
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours to set.

Serving

  • When ready to serve, whip the remaining cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
    1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dollop on the pie and sprinkle with remaining chopped candies if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 190mgSugar: 23g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Carlee

Friday 4th of January 2019

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 28th of December 2018

My husband 'loves' chocolate mint desserts, so as soon as he is caught up on his Christmas treats I should make this for him!

Carlee

Friday 4th of January 2019

I know, it is hard to justify making more treats this time of year. But sometimes it is just worth it!

Amy

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I love mint meltaways. They are one of Audrey's favorites. Maybe I will surprise her with one of these pies. She does have a birthday coming up soon and a mint meltaway pie sounds awesome for that!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

I hope you love it! My mom was so pleased that it tasted just like she remembered from her childhood.

Debbie

Friday 14th of December 2018

Hi Carlee, this sounds a proper treat and perfect solution for settling the digestive system after over indulging this Christmas.

xx

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

Yes, the cool peppermint definitely has a way of helping that full tummy feel a bit better.

Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 14th of December 2018

This pie looks awesome! I don't think to make pie enough around Christmas time.

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

It can't be all cookies ;-)