And I call it an ice cream pie not because it uses ice cream, but because it's creamy and then you freeze it to make it kind of like ice cream. Also, if you let it stand out for too long, it will melt like ice cream. So don't do that.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Graham cracker crust
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature*
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup thick eggnog (like Alpenrose)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 king-size Twix bar, chopped into small pieces
Once your caramel has cooled, pour it over the top of the eggnog filling. Use a knife to swirl the caramel into the filling. You will be mixing the top half or so of the pie filling, not stirring together all the batter.
Sprinkle the remaining Twix bar pieces on top and place in freezer for 3-4 hours. Half an hour before serving, remove from freezer and place in refrigerator to soften slightly.
*Make sure you use a really good cream cheese, like Philadelphia. You don't want something that is going to chunk up when you try to add things to it.
And there you have it. Easy as pie, really.