Copeland's of New Orleans Swamp Pie
Source: Copeland's of New Orleans
20 ounces graham cracker crumbs
6 ounces chocolate fudge
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
12 ounces sliced roasted almonds
12 ounces shredded roasted coconut
5 ounces whipped cream
8 ounces butter or margarine
Mix crumbs together with butter or margarine thoroughly. Spread the mixture on sides and bottoms of a 9-inch springform pan to form a crust.
Take 2 ounces of fudge and spread on top of crumbs. Place 1/4 gallon of ice cream on top of fudge. Next, spread 2 ounces of fudge over ice cream then place 4 ounces of coconut. Place remaining ice cream on coconut and follow with 2 ounces fudge, 4 ounces almonds and 4 ounces coconut as done before. Top with whipped cream and remaining almonds and coconut. Place in deep freezer for 3 to 4 hours.
Roasted Coconut and Almonds
Place coconut on a metal sheet pan and put in oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 3 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Do the same for almonds but increase time to 4 minutes.