No Bake Almond Joy Ice Cream Pie

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When I heard that National Ice Cream Day was July 21st and that July is National Ice Cream Month, I couldn’t wait to come up with something extra special. So our family sat around the living room and brainstormed dessert ideas that included ice cream. After a lot of debating, we came to the conclusion that creating an ice cream pie, inspired by a candy bar, would be a fun idea. And while our family has many different “favorite” candy bars, as soon as I mentioned “Almond Joy”, they were all in! The combination of toasted coconut and toasted almond ice cream, with chocolate ganache, on a chocolate pie crust and topped with shredded coconut and almonds, sounded so good, they made me go to the store immediately to pick up all of the ingredients.

Make Sure to Plan Ahead

First things first, I have to tell you that while this ice cream pie does not need to be baked, it does take a while to freeze the ice cream. Ideally, you want to give yourself enough time for the ice cream to completely freeze. I recommend making the ice cream the day before you need the pie. You’ll also need another couple of hours for the chocolate ganache to set, so give yourself ample time when planning.

toasted almonds to add to almond joy ice cream pie

toasted almonds with drizzled melted chocolate to add to almond joy ice cream pie

toasted coconut to add to almond joy ice cream pie

Prep the Coconut and Almonds

The first thing you’ll want to do, is toast the coconut and almonds (separately). Just place them into a small pan, on medium heat and stir often! They will burn quickly if you aren’t paying attention, so make sure to focus on them and keep stirring. When they turn a nice, toasty brown, they are ready!

You can set the coconut aside, but you’ll want to place the toasted almonds on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Melt some chocolate in the microwave (I used dark chocolate chips) and then drizzle it over the almond slices. Once you’re done, place that into the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. You’ll want the chocolate to be firm before you place them in the ice cream.

toasted coconut ice cream inside oreo pie crust to make almond joy ice cream pie

No Time Crust Option

If you need a quick option, most supermarkets sell ready-made OREO pie crust. This will save you a step, if you don’t mind the store-bought crust.

No Time Ice Cream Option

If you’re short on time or not feeling bold enough to make your own ice cream, you can purchase toasted coconut ice cream at your local grocery store or specialty ice cream shop. You’ll need about a gallon. You can still mix in the toasted almonds drizzled with chocolate, if you’d like, or you can leave them out and sprinkle them on top.

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

If you’ve decided to try making homemade ice cream, bravo! This was actually my FIRST time making it and it was a lot less scary than I thought it would be. So, if I can do it, you can too!

Keep in mind that you’ll need a freezer safe container to store it in, while it’s freezing and you’ll need to leave it in the freezer for 12-18 hours (depending on your freezer).  I allowed my ice cream to firm up just a bit before I added it to the pie pan. I thought it would be easier than waiting until it was fully frozen.

toasted coconut ice cream inside oreo pie crust and topped with chocolate ganache to make almond joy ice cream pie

almond joy ice cream pie with one slice missing, featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

almond joy ice cream pie with one slice on the side, featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

Chocolate Ganache Sauce

The fun part about the chocolate ganache is that you can switch it up, depending on your taste. So if you love dark chocolate, use dark chocolate chips. We used semi-sweet for our pie and it was the perfect amount of sweetness for our family.

This almond joy ice cream pie features homemade toasted coconut and almond ice cream, chocolate ganache, an oreo pie crust, topped with coconut and almonds.

slice of almond joy ice cream pie featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

almond joy ice cream pie with one slice missing, featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

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slice of almond joy ice cream pie featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

No Bake Almond Joy Ice Cream Pie


  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 900 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x

Description

Inspired by one of our favorite candy bars, Almond Joy, this no bake pie features homemade toasted coconut and almond ice cream, chocolate ganache and an oreo crust.


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Ingredients

Oreo Pie Crust

  • 24 OREO cookies
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)

Toasted Coconut and Almond Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream (refrigerated)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (toasted)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (toasted)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (melted)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Topping

  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • sliced almonds

Instructions

Pie Crust

  1. Add whole OREO cookies to food processor and blend until it's the same consistency as bread crumbs.
  2. Melt butter, add to OREO crumbs, combine until well blended.
  3. Put mixture into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan and press evenly (approx. 1/8 in thick) onto the bottom and up the sides, so the pan is completely covered.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour to prevent crumbling.

Toasted Coconut and Almond Ice Cream

  1. In a pan, over medium heat, toast the coconut until browned. Make sure to stir continuously so it doesn't burn. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, over medium heat, toast the almond slices until browned. Make sure to stir continuously so they don't burn. Place on a piece of wax or parchment paper.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a microwaveable dish and drizzle all over the almond slices. Place the sheet of almonds in the freezer for 5 minutes (until chocolate is firm).
  4. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add condensed milk, coconut milk and vanilla and whip until smooth.
  6. Fold toasted coconut and toasted almonds with chocolate, into the cream mixture.
  7. Place the mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for approx. 3-4 hours.
  8. Remove from freezer and pour ice cream mixture into the pie pan, on top of the pie crust. Make sure to leave space for the ganache topping.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Add chocolate chips to a medium bowl.
  2. Pour heavy cream into a microwave safe bowl and heat for approx. 45 seconds.
  3. Pour warm heavy cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk until combined and smooth.

Putting the Pie Together

  1. Remove pie dish from the freezer and pour ganache on top of ice cream. Use a spatula to spread it evenly.
  2. Place pie pan back into the freezer for approx. 1-2 hours or until the ganache is firm.
  3. Sprinkle coconut flakes and sliced almonds on top, as garnish.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

almond joy ice cream pie with one slice on the side, featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

slice of almond joy ice cream pie featuring toasted coconut and almond ice cream topped with chocolate ganage

Do you think you’d enjoy this no bake almond joy ice cream pie? We sure did! If you could turn any candy bar into an ice cream pie, which one would you choose? Comment below and let us know! Maybe we’ll try your idea next!

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66 Comments
  • David Elliott
    February 28, 2020

    I have never made a pie before but you might have convinced me to try this one as it’s no-bake. And it looks absolutely amazing.
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  • Ashley R
    February 27, 2020

    I just love Almond Joys! I’m a coconut fan. This looks simple. I’m going to try it out.

  • Catherine
    February 27, 2020

    This looks irresistible! Oh boy could I go for a slice right now 😀

  • Jay Aguirre
    February 27, 2020

    Oh wow this looks so amazing. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about it! I haven’t had a good dessert in a while and this looks perfect!

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    February 27, 2020

    What a stunning yet easy party dish to prepare with friends are around, I know my kids would surely love this as it has all our favourite flavours such as coconut and almonds.

  • Chad
    February 26, 2020

    omg this almond ice cream pie!!! You’re killing me…I would love to make it, can’t can’t wait. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  • Melissa Cushing
    February 26, 2020

    I am absolutely in love with this recipe and will be making this for sure. What a gorgeous looking cake too and love that it is ice cream and chocolate and coconut….. and all of that deliciousness. I just had a yogurt yesterday that had the flavor elements of this recipe and it was amazingly good. Heading back to get more!I am pinning to have this recipe on hand so thank you for sharing!
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  • Suzanne
    August 18, 2019

    This looks so delicious and easy to make! I need this after tonight’s dinner!

  • Kiwi
    August 17, 2019

    Oh wow Almond Joy cake. I have a friend who loves Almond Joy and she bakes so I need to show her this recipe to recreate!

  • Catherine
    August 17, 2019

    This looks like an absolute dream and I would love a slice right now! Almond joys are one of my favorite candies so I must try this!

  • alexandra cook
    August 16, 2019

    I love ice cream pie too!!! But I just find it too tedious to make, although I haven’t really attempted at making one, haha.

    • Heather
      August 16, 2019

      It’s actually not tedious at all! You should try it.

  • Rosey
    August 16, 2019

    Wow, yours turned out incredible looking! I’m pinning it to try it later. Let’s see if I can get mine to even look half as good, and I suspect it will taste great even if it doesn’t. 😉

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    August 16, 2019

    This ice-cream pie looks absolutely delicious and simple to prepare knowing that I have all the ingredients at hand. Gonna try making it this weekend
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  • Y
    August 16, 2019

    This ice-cream pie looks absolutely delicious and simple to prepare knowing that I have all the ingredients at hand. Gonna try making it this weekend

  • Joy
    August 15, 2019

    Oh yum that looks absolutely delicious! I need to try out that recipe too. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Jasmine Hewitt
    August 15, 2019

    I;m all about a no-bake dessert! especially in the summer when its already warm
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  • Norma Nikutowski
    August 15, 2019

    I think I’d enjoy this no bake almond joy ice cream pie. Great step by step instructions. I will definitely try!

  • Chad
    August 15, 2019

    omg this reminded me of a pie that I had at our Ikea store. Can’t wait to bake it.

  • Myrah Duque
    August 15, 2019

    Girl, you had me at NO-BAKE! These step-by-step instructions are so helpful. Definitely making this recipe this weekend.
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  • kumamonjeng
    August 14, 2019

    The dessert looks so tempting and I have to give it a go myself. I like how your instruction on the almonds and coconut prep. Really useful
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  • Danielle
    August 14, 2019

    Wowza…I could demolish this right now. I am going to attempt this bad boy vegan. Wish me luck!!

    • Heather
      August 14, 2019

      Please let me know how it goes! I’d love to try the vegan version!

  • Stacie
    August 14, 2019

    Holy moly! This is making me so hungry! It looks seriously delicious. It has all the flavors I love. I can’t wait to make it.
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  • katrina Kroeplin
    August 9, 2019

    this looks amazing. my family would devour this in a min! i will have to make it for sure.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    July 22, 2019

    I am ready to give it a try. Look so good!

  • mya kroeplin
    July 22, 2019

    this looks so good. everyone in my house would Love this!

  • Shannon Gurnee
    July 21, 2019

    I love Almond Joy and I love pie. This looks like a delicious recipe!
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  • Agnes Dela Cruz
    July 19, 2019

    Oh, cravings! I need to grab a slice before it runs out. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    July 19, 2019

    No-bake recipes are the absolute best this time of year. I always turn to no-bake recipes because I don’t want to turn on the oven during hot summer days. This pie looks amazing!!

  • Nancy Horn
    July 19, 2019

    I want to make this right now. It’s so hot in NYC and I could use something sweet.

  • rika
    July 19, 2019

    That looks delicious. The perfect dessert for hot summer months.

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2019

    This looks so good! It is so hot that I don’t want the oven on so no bake is the way to go.

  • Karen
    July 19, 2019

    Wait – they sell toasted coconut ice-cream? That is ice-cream goals! But also, this recipe looks so yummy! Maybe you can save me a slice of yours?
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    • Heather
      July 19, 2019

      Yes! They have it at our local ice cream shop all the time. It’s yummy!

  • Tammy
    July 19, 2019

    This looks so yummy. I love almonds and must give this a try.
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  • Lynndee
    July 19, 2019

    I love, love, love everything about this dessert. From the chocolate to the coconut to the almonds. Nom! Saving your recipe!
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  • This tastes just as good as it looks. Bravo!

  • sara lafountain
    July 19, 2019

    This was such a perfect summer time dessert! I was looking for something I could make that was NO BAKE. I cannot turn the oven on when it is over 100 degrees. The flavors were delicious and my family ate it all in one night.
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  • Aria | Blogs by Aria
    July 19, 2019

    This looks delicious even though don’t eat coconut or almonds lol but if I could turn a candy bar into a no bake pie I’d have to go with a Twix bar 😊
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  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael
    July 19, 2019

    Hhhhmmm…I think yeah, I would love and enjoy this cake.
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  • This is really making me drool! Looks so good!
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  • Catalina
    July 19, 2019

    Oh my goodness1 This ice cream pie looks heavently. Such a yummy idea!

  • Ruth I.
    July 19, 2019

    This is my kind of pie. Yummy! I love ice cream and almond so this is a perfect treat for me.

  • Kelsey
    July 19, 2019

    This pie looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kathy
    July 18, 2019

    That pie looks really good. I haven’t had this kind yet before. I bet it is going to be so yummy though. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try soon.

  • Brianna Steele
    July 18, 2019

    This looks SOOO good!! Once I saw the chocolate ganache, I knew I needed to make this! National Ice-cream day needs to be everyday!

  • Terri Steffes
    July 18, 2019

    I’m not a fan of coconut, but the rest sounds amazing! Do you think anyone would care if the coconut wasn’t there? 🙂
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    • Heather
      July 18, 2019

      I don’t think so! You can leave the coconut out. It will just taste like vanilla with almond and chocolate, which is just as yummy!

  • Melissa Dixon
    July 18, 2019

    Wow this looks really good. I know it would be a hit at my home. I need to make one of these now after seeing it, I am craving one!

  • Vicky
    July 18, 2019

    Okay, you had me at no bake and really reeled me in by making a favorite candy bar into a pie. Genius! What a fun dessert idea.

  • This just looks and sounds so delicious. The recipe is really straight forward and I love that there is no baking here as such. I might try this first with the store ice cream and then give making my own ice cream a try. Looking forward to this.
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  • Tara Pittman
    July 18, 2019

    No bake is always a good thing in this heat. This would be perfect for a summer party.

  • Rena
    July 18, 2019

    My husband would love this. He’s crazy for almonds. Not one of my favorites though it does look delicious.
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    • Heather
      July 18, 2019

      You can definitely leave the almonds out and it would be just as yummy!

  • Valerie
    July 18, 2019

    Holy smokes that ice cream pie came out great! My husband loves almond joy so it’s a safe bet he’d really enjoy finding this in the freezer.

  • This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe. My husband is going to freak! It’s his next favorite I just know it. 🙂
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  • Amber Myers
    July 18, 2019

    Oh my gosh, yes. This is perfect for the summer. I’ll be making this for sure. I love ice cream and almond joy, so this is a great combo for me!
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  • Liz Mays
    July 18, 2019

    This is such a cool dessert. It really turns out beautifully with that chocolate layer!

  • Tami
    July 18, 2019

    Almond Joy?!? Ice cream?!? No baking required?!? You have just sold me three ways! The family will be enjoying this tonight.
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  • Brandy Caldwell
    July 18, 2019

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Ericka
    July 18, 2019

    Oh, now I want to give this recipe a try! I know my kids would have a blast making it together with me. I love how it’s no baking required.

  • Emman Damian
    July 18, 2019

    No Bake Almond Joy Ice Cream Pie looks so yummy! I hope I can make this on weekends. It sounds so good!
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  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    July 18, 2019

    Your step-by-step instructions and tips will make this ice cream pie a success for a summer get-together! It looks so easy and delicious!
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  • Christine Weis
    July 18, 2019

    OMGoodness…this looks delicious! This is my kind of dessert. I must try it! Thank you!

  • Emily Fata
    July 18, 2019

    Oh my gosh, this looks like a dream! I love Almond Joys, so this is definitely a must-try recipe for me! I can’t wait to make it.

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