Why Crimson Tide? Here’s a bit of history for you! The name comes from the 1907 Iron Bowl, which was played by Alabama and Auburn in a sea of red mud. The mud stained the Alabama white jerseys crimson as ‘Bama heroically held heavily favored Auburn to a 6 – 6 tie. The imagery of Alabama resembling a red tidal wave stuck and over a century later, we still call ‘em the Crimson Tide.
In our recipe version of the Crimson Tide, which incidentally is a chocolate pie, we make good use of melted chocolate, crimson food coloring and marshmallows to pay homage. Think they’d ever serve this at the Mal Moore cafeteria?
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
- 1 cup milk
- 1 oz square of unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (until it becomes whipped cream)
- 1 tbsp flaky sea salt
- 10 drops red food coloring
- 9″ chocolate pie crust
Frozen pies like this one transport really well in a cooler on game day. They go over a lot better than the store bought ones too.
- Combine the marshmallows, chocolate morsels, milk and the unsweetened chocolate in a glass mixing bowl.
- Microwave the mixing bowl’s ingredients on high for 3 min, then remove and stir. Then microwave it again on high for 2 more minutes.
- Remove and stir in the whipped cream and red food coloring. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into the chocolate crust and top with the sea salt flakes.
- Freeze until ready to serve.