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Mississippi Mud Ice Cream: A Rich and Creamy Delight

Dive into the decadent world of Mississippi mud ice cream! This deliciously creamy dessert recipe is loaded with pecans, Oreo, and fudge. It’s very easy to make using your ice cream maker.

Mississippi Mud Ice Cream in a bowl on a table

Hey there, ice cream enthusiasts! Let’s take a little trip down memory lane to the 80s (for me anyway), shall we?

It’s a hot summer day, the sun is beating down, and you’re craving something sweet, creamy, and oh-so-chocolatey.

Enter the hero of my story: Mississippi mud ice cream. The name alone conjures up memories of rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows, and crumbled cookie goodness.

It was my favorite summer dessert! I felt spoiled any time we got to have it.

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this southern gem, prepare to be enlightened.

This decadent treat takes inspiration from the famous Mississippi Mud Pie – a heavenly concoction of chocolate crust, dense chocolate cake, marshmallows, and a drizzle of more chocolate (because, let’s be real, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate).

The rich, dark chocolate is reminiscent of the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi River that winds its way through the heart of America.

Transform all that goodness into ice cream, and voila, you have a bowl of pure, unadulterated joy.

mississippi mud pie ice cream

This recipe is a testament to the power of chocolate, marshmallow, and cookie coming together as one, and I’m excited to share it with you today below.

Mud pie ice cream promises an experience like no other. Grab a spoon, and let’s get digging!

Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream

Before you begin making this recipe, here are just a few tips and things you should think about when it comes to making your own frozen dairy desserts.

Quality Ingredients Are Important

Lots of people are advocates of organic products in these recipes, especially when it comes to dairy. That is up to you, but definitely get high quality ingredients as that will improve the overall taste.

If you splurge on anything, it should be the fudge. High quality fudge sauce (for example) does make a difference (like Coops).

Use Enough Sugar

Homemade ice cream crystallizes much easier than the stuff you buy at the grocery store. Don’t skimp on the sugar, because sugars and sweeteners help prevent the crystallization.

mississippi ice cream

Rest the Base

The reason the custard doesn’t go right into the ice cream maker is because your base needs to rest. You’ll refrigerate first, and that improves the texture and quality of the final product.

Freeze the Bowl

The instructions for your ice cream maker will probably suggest this, but I wanted to mention it as well. Freeze the bowl for at least 24 hours before making your recipe.

You should also start the motor of the ice cream maker before pouring in the custard mixture so that it’s already moving and doesn’t freeze to the side when you pour it in.

Store It Correctly

Homemade ice cream can get hard or form ice crystals in the freezer. Store in more of a shallow container than a deep tub, and make sure it’s airtight. Put plastic wrap on top of the ice cream before closing the lid.

Are you ready to give it a try? Here’s what you’re going to need to make this ice cream.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans or peanuts (optional)

Thoughts and Notes On This Recipe

Two tools you’ll want to have on hand when making a lot of ice creams – a strainer and an ice cream maker.

Crush the Oreos by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or solid object. Alternatively you can use a food processor.

If you plan to make a lot of ice cream, invest in some reusable containers. They make freezing easy.

mississippi mud ice cream recipe

Leftovers can be kept in the freezer for two weeks in an airtight container. After a couple of weeks, the texture can become grainy and large ice crystals may form.

mississippi mud pie ice cream recipe

Get the printable recipe for this treat below:

Yield: 8 servings

Mississippi Mud Ice Cream

mississippi mud pie ice cream recipe

This mississippi mud pie ice cream recipe features rich chocolate ice cream with fudge, coffee, Oreo, and pecans.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 12 hours
Churn Time 30 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 45 minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 T instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans


  1. Combine the milk and cream in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a slow boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.Adding-milk-and-cream-to-a-saucepan
  2. Combine the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to beat until the mixture is thick, smooth, and pale yellow in color (similar to mayonnaise), about 2 minutes.combining eggs and sugar with a mixer
  3. Reserve 1 cup of the hot liquid from step 1. With the mixer on low speed, add the cup of hot milk/cream to the egg mixture in a slow stream. When thoroughly combined, pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.Ice-cream-mixture-sticking-to-the-back-of-the-spoon
  4. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the instant coffee with a spatula or mixer on low until just combined.mixing the coffee into the ice cream base
  5. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap placed directly on the custard, and chill completely.
  6. Pour into your ice cream maker and allow to churn for 20-30 minutes (or following manufacturer's instructions for your ice cream maker).Mississippi Mud Ice Cream churning in the ice cream maker
  7. Transfer half of the ice cream to a freezer-safe container. Add half of the Oreo crumbs, chocolate chunks, fudge sauce, and pecans. Add the remainder of the ice cream and top with the remaining cream and fudge layered in a freezer container
  8. Cover the container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.Mississippi mud ice cream in a freezer container

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 7g

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Did you enjoy this dessert? Let me know in the comments! Also check out these other ice cream recipes:

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