Frozen Nanaimo Pie Frozen Nanaimo Pie

Food styling by Nicole Young | Prop styling by Madeleine Johari Image by: Ryan Szulc

We've turned the classic B.C. bar into an easy three-step pie—all without the need of an oven! Custard powder gives softened ice cream the same taste as the bar's signature creamy filling; pour it over a nutty crust and top with ganache for a minimal-effort dessert that wows.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours & 45 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In bowl, stir together graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, cocoa powder and sugar. Drizzle with butter and stir until combined. Press into bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate.

Fold custard powder into ice cream; spread over crust, smoothing top. Cover surface directly with plastic wrap; freeze until firm, 2 to 3 hours.

In small saucepan, heat chocolate and cream over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes. Spread over top of pie; freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Once firm, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 24 hours.) Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Make 8 to 10 servings.

Nutritional facts per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 170 mg
  • Sugars 25 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 332.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 233 mg
  • Cholesterol 47 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 34 g


  • Iron 9.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
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Frozen Nanaimo Pie