Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chocolate Milkshake Mini Pies

Chocolate Milkshake Mini Pies ~ creamy delicious ! #ChocolatePies #MiniPies #SweetTreats
Rich and creamy ! These Chocolate Milkshake Mini Pies took me a few minutes to make the filling and the crust. The chocolate pudding gave this dessert the creaminess and the syrup the rich flavor.

Of course, I had to taste the filling {don't we all?} - anyhow, it was so good, I almost served the filling on it's own without freezing the pies.

Chocolate Milkshake Mini Pies ~ creamy delicious ! #ChocolatePies #MiniPies #SweetTreats

I did not freeze them rock-solid - rather a firm creamy consistency, as soon as I felt the pies were strong enough to hold shape, I removed them from the freezer, unmolded and decorated them with cream and a red cherry.

But, these little pies do tend to melt quickly if taken out too early... but then again, who takes 10 minutes to eat a cupcake size of dessert?  {Hope it's not only me!}

You can also make one medium sized pie, but I would recommend the full 6 hours of freezing, as it might get messy when cutting a half frozen pie.

CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE MINI PIES

8 Cupcake sized Pies or 1 Medium Pie

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 packet (100g) Tennis Biscuit Crumbs  {or your favorite for crusts}
2 TB Butter, melted

2 cups Vanilla & Chocolate Ice-Cream, slightly softened  {you can use one or the other as well}
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Chocolate Syrup 
1 packet Chocolate Instant Pudding

Whipped Cream, for serving
Red Glace Cherries, to decorate

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Combine the Biscuit Crumbs and the melted Butter - press into 8 silicone cupcake molds.
2.) Beat together the Ice-Cream, Milk, Chocolate Syrup and the Instant Pudding until smooth.
3.) Spoon the filling into the cupcake molds - freeze for 6 hours or until solid enough to remove from the molds.
4.) Decorate with Whipped Cream and Cherries right before serving.



I take all my photos outside and you can see the bottom left pie was just starting to melt - this was taken about 8 minutes after I removed them from a 2 1/2 hour freezing time.

Kids will love you forever for combining two of their favorites in one - ice-cream and milkshake !