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These 7 Outrageous Ice Cream Pies Are Worth the Brain Freeze

These easy freezy party pies are ready for a summer's worth of good times. Get the recipes, plus a simple cure for that crushing ice cream headache.

1. S'more Ice Cream Pie

Everything you love about s'mores but in frozen pie form. The best part? Using a torch to toast the top, of course. Kids, don't try this at home. Watch the video for smart how-to tips.

2. Alaskan Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Five simple ingredients, and one of them is ice cream. You can change up the cereal you use in the peanut butter crust, and fill the pie with any ice cream flavor you like. Oh, the possibilities!


Alaskan Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Photo by House of Aqua

3. Tin Roof Sundae Pie

So good, you'd better make two if you want any leftovers after your guests get their hands on it.

4. Peanutty Ice Cream Pie

Here's a brilliant idea from a reviewer: Put half of the ice cream in the crust and freeze for 30 minutes. Then top with diced peanut butter cup candies, and then add rest of the ice cream. Freeze it and hope you can stop yourself at just one slice.


Peanutty Ice Cream Pie

Photo by Heather

5. Mom's Ice Cream Dessert

The recipe says to make this decadent dessert in a 9x13 pan, but it works just as well in a pie dish.


Mom's Ice Cream Dessert

Photo by Molly

6. Muffin Tin Ice Cream Pies

Now this is just so smart. Make individual ice cream pies in your muffin/cupcake pan. No slicing necessary and very easy to serve.


Muffin Tin Ice Cream Pies

Photo by bikerfamily

7. Butter Brickle Frozen Delight

There's nothing shy about this pie. You might want to serve small slices in case your guest get a little overwhelmed by its layer-upon-layer flavor explosion.


Butter Brickle Frozen Delight

Photo by Valerie Brunmeier

How to Cure Brain Freeze

What causes brain freeze?
When something frosty-cold comes into sudden contact with the roof of your mouth, your blood vessels instantly react by constricting. But at the same time, your body is trying to dilate those blood vessels to pump warmth back to the affected area. The resulting temperature war inside your mouth sends a painful message to your confused brain. And all you wanted was some ice cream.

What can you do to stop the pain?
Swallow the ice cream (or frozen slushy, or whatever). Then press your tongue to the roof of your mouth to warm things up again and gradually melt that pain in your head. Now you can go back to enjoying your frozen treat, but slowly this time.


About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).