Grasshopper (creme de menthe and creme de cacao) chocolate chip black-bottom ice cream pie for my husband’s birthday.
Crust: chocolate wafers, sugar, butter.
Ganache (spread on crust before adding ice cream): heavy cream, sugar, butter, chocolate.
Ice cream: heavy cream, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, mini chocolate chips, two tablespoons each creme de menthe and creme de cacao added when ice cream is at “soft-serve” stage.
Chocolate shavings added before placing pie in freezer to set.
Candles: “congratulations” in Japanese, ordered in advance from jbox.com.