My husband and I met in college. We didn’t share the same interests in school subjects, but we definitely shared a love of sweets. After he graduated and moved 500 miles away, I would make late-night drives up for the weekends and during breaks to visit him – true love. At the time, he was waiting tables while he navigated a path into the political world in Sacramento. I dreaded the precious time that he had to spend at the restaurant when we had so little time together as it was, but he knew the way to keep me coming back – he always brought home a big, huge slice of mud pie.
Mmmmm, I have the best memories eating that pie together in the middle of the night, talking and laughing, and dreading the end of the weekend when I would have to head back down to school. Sixteen years later, I still love to share some mud pie with my man after the kids are in bed. We sneak the pie out of its hiding spot in the freezer and slice off a big piece.
Want to surprise someone with a homemade mud pie?
It’s super simple.
If you love this ice cream mud pie as much as we do, you might also like my Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe: