Take-out Tuesday, Breakfast for Dessert Pie

We had a special weekend recently with friends, with lots of food, fun and sun

breakfast for dessert ice cream pie

One of the treats we enjoyed was this Breakfast for Dessert pie…I know, r e a l l y ??


Favorite breakfast foods, like buttery cinnamon rolls with butter pecan “frosting” and a cup of coffee…


Combined to make this decadent ice cream pie!


Using mini cinnamon rolls from the deli bakery makes quick work of the crust,  slice them in half horizontally and place them close together in a pie dish


Once the bottom and sides are covered, squish them together to eliminate any large holes and pour butter evenly over all


Use a spoon to press down and compact the rolls


Bake crust at 350 for 10-12 minutes to firm up.  Let crust cool


Top cooled crust with a layer of softened butter pecan ice cream and place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to firm up ice cream


Add the final layer of coffee ice cream and smooth out.  Cover and place in the freezer until serving


Let pie sit out for a few minutes and then cut into wedges, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

ice cream pie

Breakfast for Dessert Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pint coffee ice cream
  • 1 pint butter pecan ice cream
  • 18 mini cinnamon rolls
  • 2-3 T butter
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon


  • Slice cinnamon rolls in half horizontally. Press into pie dish closely together and compact by pushing down with the back of a spoon. Pour butter evenly over crust. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes to set.
  • Fill cooled crust with a layer of butter pecan ice cream. Freeze for 30 minutes. Add a layer of coffee ice cream and smooth out top. Cover and return to freezer until serving.
Keyword breakfast for dessert, cinnamon coffee pie, cinnamon roll pie crust, dessert pie, easy pie, frozen dessert, ice cream pie
cinnamon roll & ice cream pie

You can even switch it up and have dessert for breakfast!


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20 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Breakfast for Dessert Pie”
  1. Linda says:

    Yummy that sure looks good!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and yes we learn something new everyday and I was just as surprised and grateful that you can iron out the wrinkles on watercolour paper. Thanks Google!

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’ve seen the cinnamon pie crust on Pinterest using the prebaked cinnamon rolls! Using ready made rolls and ice cream layers makes your pie quick and easy! I know your Breakfast for Dessert Pie had to be a hit with your company 🙂

  3. Kim says:

    My favorite ice creams are coffee and buttered pecan. This sounds divine!

  4. I have never thought of using cinnamon rolls as a pie crust, but why not? Jenna, I love sweets for breakfast and this is a quick and easy dessert to serve with coffee! Sounds sinfully yummy!

  5. Emily says:

    Oh my Jenna, this looks so delicious! I love pie with coffee and I could definitely eat it for breakfast! I think I just may do that this week, I’m in PCB for the week……….yay! I will have to buy my pie, no kitchen for me this week…………..

  6. Jodi says:

    O M G!!! YUM!!! What a GREAT idea!!!!

  7. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Cinnamon roll crust? There’s a place for you in dessert heaven.

  8. Wow, now this is a decadent breakfast! How fun!

  9. Lynn says:

    I haven’t had coffee ice cream in 100 years! Sounds really good:@)

  10. Rhonda says:

    Cinnamon rolls for pie crust…now that’s ingenious! And sounds so tasty too! This is my kind of breakfast! Yum! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    I should request this for Mother’s Day!

  12. Rhonda says:

    Came back to copy and share on my blog FB Page! 🙂

  13. Marsha Baker says:

    Oh what a flavor blast this would be. Love it!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    What a delicious treat, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. israelisalad says:

    Did you know that yesterday was International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? Did you eat this pie for breakfast? In honor of the holiday, I’m hosting a month-long virtual ice cream party on my site: https://israelisalad.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/international-ice-cream-for-breakfast-day-feb-4-2017-invitationgfvegan-ice-cream-recipe/ I’d be happy if you join!

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