Happy Pi Day!

March 14th, 2009

Happy ∏ Day!  In elementary school, I wanted to be a math teacher.  Math was fun and  I’ve always loved teaching.  Growing up, I would often make my little brother play school with me.  I set up a chalkboard in our playroom.  Found some workbooks so he had homework.  And I would teach him.  He learned his letters and then we moved on to simple addition and subtraction.  I know, you are all feeling sorry for him.  What good sister gives her brother HOMEWORK?  Is she sick? or just down right evil?  haha!  well, my brother is now kinda a math genius so I would like to think I played a little part in that…

Eventually, I decided against becoming a math teacher but I still love math. Many of my friends are math geeks, so in their honor, I wanted to join in the Pi Day celebration with my Thin Mint Fudgey Ice Cream Pie.  This photo may not be the best.  The pie was difficult to cut but it was delicious.  I altered my Mom’s Marvelous Mocha Pie recipe, using Thin Mints instead of Oreos as the crust.  It was so fudgey!  I wish it wasn’t all gone!  Happy Pi Day!

Thin Mint Fudgey Ice Cream Pie
(adapted from Marvelous Mocha Pie)

20 thin mints, crushed
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1 quart of ice cream (your choice- I used chocolate fudge swirl), melted to a spreadable consistency
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Mix the crusted thin mints and butter together. Press into a pie pan.
2. Spread the ice cream over it.
3. Freeze for an hour or until firm.
4. In a saucepan, bring chocolate, sugar and butter to a boil over medium high heat.
5. Gradually add evaporated milk and cook until thickened.
6. Cool and add vanilla.
7. Pour over the ice cream and return to freezer until set.

P.S. Aren’t Thin Mints the best when they are frozen?  What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

7 Responses to “Happy Pi Day!”

  1. VeggieGirl on March 14, 2009 7:07 am

    You gave your brother homework?? Haha love it :-D


  2. Resa on March 14, 2009 7:20 am

    You’d still have some if you hadn’t suggested seconds and then dumped a third of it on my plate ;)

    Samoas are the best. We need to make those cupcakes sometime.

  3. cakebrain on March 14, 2009 9:28 am

    haha! I was just thinking about Pi day. My math teaching colleagues at school told all the kids to celebrate Pi day just before we took off for Spring Break and not to forget! Math was never my thing…English was; but who could pass up such a good-looking pie?

  4. Manggy on March 14, 2009 5:59 pm

    Happy Pi Day Ginny! I have NEVER had a girl scout cookie before. We just don’t have those in our country! But I’m sure using them in pie crust is an exercise in decadence! :)

  5. Kevin on March 15, 2009 7:07 am

    Chocolate , mint and ice cream all wrapped up into one pie…mmm…

  6. Sylvia on March 17, 2009 6:34 am

    I have never had a girl scout cookie before.Just in movies ;)
    This sounds decadent and extra pounds delicious !!!!

  7. DessertObsessed on March 24, 2009 1:23 pm

    Pi day was always major fun in elementary school! love the pie!

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