How to Make Boston Ice Cream Pie

Boston cream pie is a classic dessert that was invented in the mid 1800s and was often made in pie tins. This ice cream version is a fun and delicious twist on this savory dessert.

This Boston Cream Pie combines two layers of moist yellow cake with a delicious homemade pastry cream and rich chocolate glaze. This makes a great treat for any occasion!

Vanilla Custard

Boston Cream Pie is actually not a pie but a cake layered with pastry cream and chocolate ganache – all from scratch! You may be wondering why the name of this classic dessert is Boston cream pie – that’s because in the 1800s cakes were often baked in pie pans and then stacked like pies!

If you’re not familiar with this delicious dessert, it’s a light yellow cake filled with pastry cream and topped with a chocolate ganache. It’s a classic American dessert that’s perfect for any occasion!

To make the vanilla custard, first whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until combined. Stir in cornstarch and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat and whisk in butter. Set aside to cool and thicken up a bit before spreading it on the cake.

Chocolate Fudge

Having a deep affinity for Boston Cream Pie, Jeni was curious to see how it would be reimagined in ice cream form. The result was a creamy vanilla custard base that was stirred in with yellow cake bits and topped off with a chocolate fudge that’s a mile high.

This ice cream is a no-bake dessert that is perfect for summer. Be sure to use a good quality chocolate fudge and the best possible ice cream maker on your countertop (not your freezer). The key is allowing the ice cream to firm up just enough so it can be gently folded. It may take a little practice to get it right, but the resulting ice cream is sure to be a winner in your house.

You can find this ice cream at many supermarkets and your local specialty shop in the frozen department. If you can’t find it in your area, just ask the staff for a recommendation!

Yellow Cake

Yellow cake is a great base for Boston Ice Cream Pie. It’s moist, flavorful and packed with egg yolks, which give it a rich taste.

Using a yellow cake mix allows you to make this delicious dessert with ingredients you’re likely to have in your pantry. The creamy filling is made from vanilla pudding mixed with milk.

The chocolate glaze is a simple mixture of unsweetened chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. This makes a decadent treat that is perfect for holidays and parties.

This Boston cream cake recipe is a little more complicated than your typical poke cake but it’s still super easy to make! This is a classic cake that you will love to make for any occasion.

Chocolate Glaze

Boston Ice Cream Pie is a classic American cake that doesn’t actually look like a pie, but it should. It’s made with tender sponge cake filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate glaze.

It’s a popular dessert in Massachusetts, where it was first created. It’s a remake of the early American pudding-cake pie.

To make Boston Cream Pie, begin by baking two layers of cake. Once the cakes are baked and cooled, run a thin knife around the edges to remove them from the pans.

Place one round of cake on a serving plate, bottom side facing up; spoon pastry cream evenly over top and cover with the second cake layer. Let stand until custard is pliable, about 30 minutes.

Prepare the chocolate glaze just before assembling the cake, then assemble the cake and pour the glaze over the cake. Allow the glaze to set, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

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