This beautiful no-bake frozen peppermint pie is sure to steal the show at your Christmas party. It’s a super easy recipe that even kids can help make and decorate!
For the Pie
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Few drops of red food coloring
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 9-inch homemade Oreo pie crust
For the Decoration
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 22 round peppermint candies
- 2 Oreo cookies, without cream filling, crushed
Making the Pie Filling (30 minutes + 20 hours chilling time)
- Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until smooth, then scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk on medium-high speed until smooth.
- Add the peppermint extract and a drop of red food coloring, then blend until well mixed. Add more red food coloring to get the desired shade of pink.
- Whip the whipping cream until it holds its shape, but is not too wet, then fold it in to the peppermint mixture. Pour into the Oreo crust and smooth with a rubber spatula. Freeze for at least 20 hours before serving.
Decorating the Pie (15 minutes)
- Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Spoon it into a piping bag fitting with a star nozzle.
- Crush 6 peppermint candies in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin, then crush the Oreo cookies in another sandwich bag.
- To decorate, pipe continuous swirls of whipped cream around the edge of the pie. Decorate with peppermint candies, crushed Oreos, and crushed peppermint. Serve the pie frozen.
- Change it up a bit by adding more crushed Oreos, crushed peppermints, or other peppermint chocolates. Feel free to drizzle melted dark chocolate on top of the frozen pie before the whipped cream goes on as another layer to your decorative pie top. Another idea is to cut Oreos in half and place them around the edge of the pie before it’s frozen.
- If the frozen pie is too hard to slice, let the pie sit on the counter for a few minutes and run your knife under hot water before slicing. If you’re serving this pie at an event, pre-slice it at home into 16 pieces. If you do this, it will be so much easier for people to help themselves.
- If serving at an event, consider placing the pre-sliced pie on top of crushed ice so it stays frozen longer.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cream cheese, candy canes