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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Love ice cream? Then try these desserts: cake batter cookie ice cream sandwichescookie dough lovers ice cream pie, M&M ice cream cookie sandwiches, easy 5 layer ice cream cake, rainbow cookie ice cream sandwiches, berries ‘n’ cream icebox cake, and blueberry lemon icebox cake.

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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. The pie looks soooooo good. Happy Birthday, Sally! I will be celebrating my bday on Friday, May 31st. Love birthdays!

    1. Happy early birthday, Theresa!

  2. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!! What a beautiful pie!!!

  3. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    Absolute heaven and a prefect early bday dessert! Have a great time at home!

  4. Jessica Piekenbrock says:

    Wow, my birthday is May 27th too! Now I pretty much have to make this!! What a delicious looking pie…I’ve always been scared of making pie but this one just looks so easy how could I possibly fail right? 🙂

  5. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says:

    This ice cream pie looks absolutely gorgeous. Coming from a PB cup lover I could defo eat a slice or two of this pie. I hope you have a fabulous birthday and someone else, like Kevin, does the dishes for you 🙂 And I can appreciate your gorgeous photos all the more since I made an ice cream cake last weekend. I like to shoot half way outside and the sun was shinning hard here so it was a quick shoot for me! LOL

    1. Yep, this was the quickest shoot EVER and it was still melting! Ahh.

  6. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says:

    I really want a slice of this ice cream pie for breakfast! It looks amazing Sally.

  7. We have 6 in our family and 2 yearsago (starting with the feb. birthdays) my son requested an ice cream cake for his birthday. We have been making them ever since. They get to choose their flavor. My daughter’s birthday is the same as yours (the 27th. =0) She has requested a coffee ice cream cake. To make it an ice cream cake, I use brownie as the base, slightly underbaked of course. =0) Crush one sleeve/row of oreos and put on the bottom of a greased springform pan. Bake your brownies just a couple minutes less than your normal recipe. (I follow the 9×9 directions cause my springform pan in 9in round) Let the brownies cool and then add your ice cream. I made a frosting with whipping cream and fudge sauce for chocolate recipes and pipe it on top. THEN add your fun candies, etc. oh yeah! cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze for your special day. I make this ahead for my birthday and then no cooking for me either! Enjoy your birthday!!

    1. WHOA!!! Ok, now I just have to make that Kelly! Do you make the brownie layer from scratch? I can’t wait – I am trying this! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. 🙂 And thanks for the birthday wishes!

      1. I haven’t found a favorite brownie recipe yet, but I am going to try yours. =0)
        The texture of your brownies from your chocolate covered pretzel brownies looks perfect for this recipe. I’ll email you the recipe for the frosting so this post reply doesn’t get too long. (I made it up combining several other recipes). I like the frosting b/c of the texture it has. It is firm, yet not hard to put your fork through. (when you are ready to serve this ice cream cake, let it thaw for 20-30 minutes or when it can be cut into slices.)

      2. Just got your email and will check it out. 🙂 Thanks Kelly!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Happy early Birthday, my sweet friend! Surely it’ll be an awesome birthday if you’re celebrating alongside this amazing pie! I never thought to mix ice cream + cool whip together to make such a delicious, frosty treat but it’s SUCH a brilliant idea! My mind is thinking of many flavor combinations as we speak 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Hayley. You are the sweetest. And yes – so many amazing combos can come from this! I made somethign like it for my cookbook. Amazing. You’d love it!

  9. This looks so yummy, perfect for summer! Have a great birthday 🙂

  10. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    Holy cow! You just reminded me of why I adore peanut butter so much! What an awesome way to use it and to lighten up the recipe is even better!

  11. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

    Happy early birthday!!! I’m going to be in trouble with this ice cream pie…lightened up for not…I can just see it now!! 😉

  12. Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic says:

    I’ve never made an ice cream pie before, but it’s perfect for summer! Definitely bookmarking this recipe for later…

    Happy birthday, Sally, and have a great weekend with your family!

  13. Oh my goodness! So much drool…………… That recipe looks amazing. I am in Australia and it is a little cold but I think I will risk it and make this cake on the weekend! I do love myself icecream, chocolate and peanut butter!

    Have an amazing birthday and I hope you are spoiled rotten!! x

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Tehilah! I love how cold weather won’t even keep you from ice cream cake. =)

  14. Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    This looks so amazing! I’m such a huge fan of Reece’s Pieces!

  15. Ari @ Ari's Menu says:

    Ice cream cake is the ONLY cake in my opinion!!! My very very favorite thing. Also, the oreo crust is mandatory. This is probably exactly what I would make for myself also. Not surprising, since we’re taste bud twins and all. Happy early birthday my friend!!!

    1. Couldn’t agree more about ice cream cake. 🙂 Thanks for the bday wishes Ari!

  16. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! says:

    Beautiful! And delicious! Happy early birthday!!

  17. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection says:

    This has Sally written all over it! I’m not at all surprised this is what you chose to make for your birthday. Anyone would be lucky to enjoy this fantastic (and skinny!) dessert on their birthday! Too bad my birthday was in March. Maybe I’ll just make this and celebrate your birthday with you. 🙂 Happy early birthday Sally!

  18. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says:

    Happy (early!!) Birthday!! I think someone should make you birthday cake! But thank you for sharing this recipe with us 🙂 Pinning!!

  19. This pie looks so good Sally! Have a great birthday! 🙂

  20. Happy birthday a few days early! Hope you have a fabulous day and Memorial Day weekend!
    This looks so good! We LOVE peanut butter! I am going to have to make this for my family!
    Wow I kinda went a little wild with the exclamation points…

    1. It’s ok Sandi. Peanut butter + ice cream makes me go crazy with exclamation points too 😉

  21. Also my go-to birthday celebration dessert, along with frozen butter brickle delight 😀 and so skinny, too! (or at least, sort of). yum!

    1. frozen butter brickle delight? Whatever that is – it sounds great!

  22. Yum! Making treats for birthday’s is always such fun! This looks delicious!

  23. Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    This looks perfect for the weather we’ve been having here in Jersey! It is super humid and I bet a slice, or three, would freshen me up!

  24. Sounds like a great way to celebrate, Sally!!! Have a happy birthday and a great weekend with your family!

  25. Happy early birthday Amy!

  26. LOVE Edy’s slow churned line too. My favorite is their limited edition samoas flavor 😉

  27. Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    Happy birthday to you, indeed. This ice cream pie looks wonderful. My father would adore this pie (he’s a pb freak!). I think I know what I’ll be making him for Father’s Day. Enjoy your birthday and time with family!

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Jennie! This would be a great dessert for Father’s Day.

  28. SQUEEEL!! This looks heavenly, bookmarking it for Father’s Day!

  29. Baker Bettie says:

    Happy early birthday lady! This looks absolutely divine!

    My husband and I just moved to Philly this week! Any tips about the city that we must know?!

  30. Happy early birthday! What a great way to celebrate – gonna have to make this for the husband when he’s been good =)

    1. Hi Peggy! Thanks for the birthday wishes 🙂

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