This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

This Hula Pie is the dessert of my dreams! It’s got an Oreo cookie crust, macadamia nut vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and a hefty dose of chopped macadamia nuts on top. It’s easy and no-bake and a copycat of the pie you get in Hawaii.

one slice of ice cream pie with chocolate sauce and macadamia nuts on top.


Hula Pie Recipe

If you’ve ever been to Hawaii you’ve probably heard of and/or tasted Hula Pie. It’s a classic dessert created at Duke’s and it’s EPIC! (Hello, ice cream, Oreos, and hot fudge.) I first had it on Maui and I dreamed of it until I could have it again!

This is the perfect summer ice cream pie recipe with a creamy and crunchy texture thanks to the macadamia nuts – plus it’s got the best flavor from the chocolate cookie crust, hot fudge and whipped cream. Pile that ice cream high because at Duke’s the top of the pie is mile high!

ingredients in hula pie laid out on a white countertop.

Ingredients Needed

  • Oreo Pie Crust: The recipe starts with an Oreo Cookie Crust. I love making the crusts myself because they taste so much better than store-bought, but it would be much easier to go that route, so do what you like best!
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Use your favorite or make my sweetened condensed milk ice cream recipe.
  • Macadamia Nuts: A classic Hawaiian nut – buy them chopped or pulse in a food processor to chop them.
  • Hot Fudge Sauce & Whipped Cream: For garnish!

Click to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to make

  • Grind cookies in a food processor and mix with melted butter (you don’t need to remove the cream from the Oreo cookies). Chill crust. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature until you’re able to stir it, but it’s not all the way melted.
  • Place ice cream in a large bowl. Fold the macadamia nuts into the ice cream.
  • Pile the ice cream mixture into the pie pan in a dome shape, then freeze until hardened.
  • Spread the hot fudge over the top of the frozen pie. Sprinkle with more macadamia nuts. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, top with whipped cream.
ice cream pie with chocolate sauce and macadamia nuts on top.

Expert Tips

  • It’s easier to slice if you let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  • To make slicing the pie easier, use a warmed knife: dip your knife in a cup or bowl of hot water between cuts.
  • If you want to make fresh whipped cream, beat 1 cup heavy cream to stiff peaks while adding vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.
  • Be sure to cover the pie with plastic wrap in the freezer.

FAQs

How do you store this recipe?

Store it in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Can I make ice cream from scratch?

Use no churn vanilla ice cream for ease – it’s delicious and easy to make yourself.

Slice of hula pie on white plate

Hula Pie Recipe

No ratings yet
This easy no bake Hula Pie has an Oreo Crust, vanilla macadamia nut ice cream, and hot fudge topping! Everyone loves this pie!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 recipe Oreo Cookie Crust or from the store
  • 1 1.5 quart container vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts plus more for topping
  • 2 cups hot fudge ice cream topping
  • Whipped Cream for garnish
Save this recipe!
Get this sent to your inbox, plus get new recipes from us every week!

Instructions

  • Make sure your Oreo crust is chilled if you made it from scratch. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature until you’re able to stir it, but it’s not all the way melted (about 10-15 minutes). Stir the macadamia nuts into the ice cream. Pile the ice cream into the pie, then freeze until hardened, at least 1 hour.
  • Spread the hot fudge over the top of the frozen pie. Sprinkle with more macadamia nuts. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, top with whipped cream. It’s easier to slice if you let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. The first slice might be messy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Cut with a warmed knife to make cuts easier.
  • Be sure to pile the ice cream high into the crust – the original Hula Pie is dome shaped.
  • A food processor is the easiest way to chop macadamia nuts.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Other Ice Cream Pie Recipes

Last Updated on March 17, 2024



Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




28 Comments

  1. It’s been too long since I’ve had macadamia anything. This sounds so freakin’ fantastic. The nuts, the ice cream, the gobs and gobs of fudge. Where’s my grass skirt and coconut bra, I feel like dancin’!

  2. Leilani’s on the Beach is one of my favorite restaurants in Maui! I didn’t try their hula pie there, though. Your version looks SO good, Dorothy! I have no doubt that I would devour this all in about two seconds!

  3. I’m so glad that this pie does not have pineapple, because I wasn’t in the mood for health food. Macadamia in pie makes me want to swoon.