Light Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

6 ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie that’s lightened-up. Go ahead, have another slice!

Lightened-Up Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. Only 6 ingredients! @sallybakeblog

My early birthday dessert! My birthday is May 27th and we will be home in Philadelphia celebrating Memorial Day and my birthday, so I wanted to share with you what I’ll be making for the special day. I’m also making super moist carrot cake for my Dad – his birthday is the day after mine. This ice cream pie is such an easy dessert and would be a wonderful addition to any summer party. As long as there is a freezer nearby!

What we have here is light peanut butter cup ice cream mixed with fat free Cool Whip, lying in an Oreo cookie crust, ribboned with peanut butter in the center and on top, and sprinkled with Reese’s Pieces. Surely this gorgeous, mouthwatering pie is not diet food, but it’s not like I used full-fat ice cream, right?!

Lightened-Up Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. Only 6 ingredients! @sallybakeblog

Here’s the ice cream I used. Edy’s is the brand name where I am from, but it is also called Dreyer’s. Any kind of ice cream or frozen yogurt will work in this recipe.

Low fat, full fat, fat-free – and any flavor you wish. You could use vanilla frozen yogurt and chop up some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and mix those into the ice cream filling. Now that sounds amazing.

Reduced Fat Edy's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

There are only 6 ingredients that you need in order to make this pie. Combine 1 quart of your ice cream (which is 2/3 of a normal ice cream carton) of choice with 8 oz of frozen whipped topping (which is 1 tub of Cool Whip). This will be your pie filling. The Cool Whip makes it extra creamy, while similtaneously making it lighter. Try using heavy cream instead!

Make sure the ice cream is softened and the Cool Whip is thawed. It makes things much easier, trust me. Spread 1/2 of the filling into the homemade Oreo cookie crust (homemade = so much better). Melt 1/4 cup of peanut butter and drizzle half of it on top. Layer with the rest of the filling, then the rest of the melted peanut butter, and top it all off with Reese’s Pieces. Freeze for 6 hours.

You’ve just made the easiest lightened-up ice cream pie in the world. Peanut Butter Style. 

Lightened Up Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. Only 6 easy ingredients!

Lightened-Up Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. Only 6 ingredients! @sallybakeblog

It’s so good, I could scream. For ice cream. (I’m so corny, I know.)

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Lightened Up Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12
  • Category: Frozen Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


6 ingredient peanut butter ice cream pie that’s lightened-up. Go ahead, have another slice!


Oreo Cookie Crust

  • 2 cups reduced fat Oreos (about 18 Oreos)
  • 5 Tablespoons (1/3 cup) unsalted light butter, melted (or full fat butter)


  • one 8-ounce container fat free Cool Whip, thawed OR 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 quart light peanut butter ice cream,* softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces, crushed


  1. Make the crust: Combine the crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a nonstick 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  2. Make the filling: In a large bowl, mix the Cool Whip and ice cream together until softened and combined evenly. Spoon 1/2 of the mixture into prepared crust. Melt the peanut butter and drizzle half over the filling. Layer the rest of the filling on top and drizzle with the remainder of the melted peanut butter. Sprinkle with crushed Reese’s Pieces. Cover and freeze for about 6 hours or until firm.
  3. Before serving, allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften before slicing. Keep chilled in the freezer up until you serve the pie.


  1. Ice Cream: Any kind of ice cream or frozen yogurt will be fine. Make sure you check the size of the ice cream carton. Most cartons are 1.5 quarts. You only need 1 quart for this recipe.

Keywords: light peanut butter ice cream pie, peanut butter ice cream pie


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  1. Owkay, and thanks…just another mouthwatering recipe…not to be made by me…we are just a bit boring I believe with what we can buy in the shops…no reece’s or peanutbutter icecream…darn…and my bananas STILL aren’t ripe enough…just little black specks…double darn…grrrr Sally


  2. Omggggg this sounds so good! Oreos and peanut butter are such a good combo. Hope you have a very happy birthday!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Shaina!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Happy Bday and have fun at home! And I wish I could have a bite of your carrot cake! I want to try it so badly!

    And of course, this pie, too! Normally my husband is the big ice cream eater in our house, but with those Reese’s Pieces, I’m all over it. I bought some…yesterday!! To use in a recipe I’ve been wanting to make. Not ice cream or pie 🙂

    Gorgeous pics. Tack sharp, great lighting, and pie is HARD to shoot. Especially one that’s melting on you!

  4. Janine - says:

    Happy birthday, Sally! Calories don’t count in your birthday, right? This pie sounds like an amazing flavor combo! But what’s got my mouth watering right now is the perfectly toasted topping on your s’mores brownie pie!

    1. Yep, you got that right. 😉 Cals don’t count! Thanks Janine!

  5. Kelly @ Life made Sweeter says:

    What a gorgeous and sinfully delicious looking pie! Any birthday gal or guy would love getting a slice of this on their birthday. Oh wow, my brother shares the same birthday as you and my dad’s birthday is also on the 28th and carrot cake his also his fave! 🙂 We are having a family bbq celebrating both of their birthdays this weekend and I was going to make carrot cake for my dad. Happy Birthday Sally, hope you enjoy your birthday celebration this weekend and all your wishes come true:)

    1. So many things in common, Kelly! That’s crazy. Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes, too 🙂

  6. Ice cream?!? Yes!!
    You know how much I have been loving ice cream lately and anything with Reese’s is pretty much just amazing! Your photos are awesome too! I hate taking photos of pie which is why I have like one pie recipe on my site and the photos are horrible!
    Anyway your pie looks awesome and I need to make it!
    Happy early B-day!

    1. This pie was white + melting + giving me huge overexpoosed problems. I think I got it under control though – it took awhile. Hence, the melting pie! 🙂 Thanks Tieghan.

  7. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    Anything with reese’s and peanut butter has to be amazing! Happy early birthday! Mine is coming up soon too!

    1. Happy early birthday to you as well, Faith!

  8. I love the drippy ice cream you caught in the photographs! Just perfect. I am one of those people who actually loves Cool Whip, and it is so great for frozen pies like this! One of my favorite pies is actually a graham-cracker crust with a filling of Cool Whip mixed with whole-berry cranberry sauce (from a can, but I’m sure homemade works too ;))…so easy, and so delicious! I’m sure your family and friends will all flip for all the desserts you are bringing them 😀

  9. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies says:

    This looks incredible! I have a very strict rule about not making my own birthday cake (my birthday, why should I do any of the work?), but with something as delicious as this I can see why you would! I think I’ll have to save this for my boyfriend’s birthday– ice cream and PB fanatic.. Thanks for the recipe and happy birthday, Sally!

    1. I love your rule. But I love baking and well… “no-baking” as is the case with this pie, so I don’t mind. But I’m taking off for my wedding, that’s for sure 😉

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    That is one amazing early birthday dessert!

  11. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    I can imagine ANY birthday would be a very happy one with this cake to celebrate with! It looks incredible, Sally! I can’t believe it’s light, too. You are so very talented, my friend!

    1. Thank you Georgia!

  12. Eva @ Eva Bakes says:

    Happy birthday, Sally! What a perfect way to celebrate your special day! I bet all the peanut butter lovers in my house would go crazy for this ice cream pie. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Eva!

  13. I would totally love to share this with you! My birthday is June 11 so kind of close, who says you can’t have an early present! This looks amazing!

    1. Happy early birthday, Nancy!

  14. Cristina A says:

    I used to make an oreo cake similar to this but vanilla ice cream, this looks yummy and the possibilities are really endless! Its been overcast the past two weeks but as soon as it gets nicer out, Im making this! 🙂

    1. I hope the weather gets better for you! It’s been overcast and rainy here for the past 3 weeks. So depressing!

  15. Oh my Sally this looks delightful! I love pretty much anything with the word peanut butter in it. 😉

    1. You and I alike, Shelby!

      1. I just realized by the way that I have the same cake stand! Haha! 🙂

      2. I got mine at Home Goods last weekend. I love it!

      3. Got mine at Home Goods the other day! I love it too! 🙂

  16. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says:

    Happy Birthday Sally! What an awesome birthday pie! Peanut butter ice cream rocks!

  17. I think it’s the right choice too. 😉 Thanks Colleen!

  18. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life says:

    Vacationing! Free time with family is such a blessing! I wish we had this though. I have a major thing for peanut butter and also for ice cream – so this combo is killer. I’ve never tried the cool whip and ice cram trick but I’m going to next time! How thawed does the ice cream need to be? Like soup or just scoop able? Thanks Sally! Your pictures are amazing as usual – for some reason the pic of the Reese’s is one if my favorites. Maybe it’s because if I look to long at the pie, I start to go crazy!

  19. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life says:

    And I totally forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful and special day!

    1. Hi Mary Frances! Thanks for the birthday wishes – for the consistency of the ice cream, just lightly softened. Not melted but not hard. Sorry if that’s not explained very well! Thanks for the photo compliments too! It was such a hard photoshoot because it was lightly raining outside and the pie was melting!

  20. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Happy early birthday friend! 🙂 Light frozen pb pie rocks!! Best birthday cake ever. 🙂

  21. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    Oh my WORD! It’s like everyone’s birthday, because we get to bask in the glow of this recipe, ahhh yumyummyyyy

  22. I love slow churned light ice cream – it’s my favorite! This pie looks so delicious!

    1. It’s my favorite too, Marcie! They have a Girl Scout Cookie Samoas flavor that I am in love with.

  23. Aw yum! Sally, as per usual: GENIUS. Wish that we could get that peanut butter cup ice cream over here. Or, peanut butter cups, for that matter. For now I’ll just have to stare at your pictures and contemplate what may have been… whilst also contemplating the construction of my own pb cups, just so I can make this cake!!!

    1. I’m sure you can come up with something to make a similar pie. Any ice cream would work!

  24. Happy early birthday Sally!

  25. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen says:

    This looks dangerously good! Happy early birthday to you! I was just looking at that skinny pb pie of yours the other day. I kind of like how this new one is twice the thickness and also lightened up. I don’t think you can get much better than that!

    1. This one is much thicker, Katy – because of all that light ice cream. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  26. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    I am 100% making this! I love the taste of peanut butter ice cream cake, so I can only imagine how good this is! Now I just have to wait to make it… yummm!

  27. Gloria @ Simply Gloria says:

    Oh my! I’m so in PB heaven right now! It sounds like you’re going to have a most fabulous wkend coming up…hope Monday is an even more fabulous for you! (Course, I celebrate my bday with bday WEEK!)

  28. Happy Birthday Sally & also to your Dad (early)!! Hope you have a great family visit & safe returns home!

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! I’m excited to go home.

  29. Jenna @ says:

    Holy peanut butter! This looks amazing. Will have to try for my upcoming birthday because summer birthdays are soooooo much better with ice cream cake over regular cake! Beautiful pictures too :). Happy early birthday!

    1. I 100% agree. Summer birthdays = ice cream cake. Lots of it 😉

  30. Yum! And so easy! Awesome. I love any flavor of Dreyer’s (what we call it on the West Coast) Slow Churned so it would be fun to play around with all the different flavors! One of my favorite flavors that only a few stores have around here is Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae. Oh my gosh. I might try that in a pie like this sometime! 🙂

    Happy early birthday! What are you, 23? 😉

    1. That flavor sounds SO good Erin! Thanks for the bday wishes! I’m turning 28.

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