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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Homemade Ice Cream Pies

In the summer months my Cousin Lori usually always has a couple of her homemade ice cream pies handy. When we come for dinner she just pulls a couple out of the freezer, puts on a pot of coffee and dessert is served. This last get together she had one with chocolate ice cream, Spanish peanuts and chocolate sauce as well as one with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. They are so good on a hot day and so much less expensive than buying those name brand ice cream cakes and pies.

1 pre-made pie crust (any flavor)

1 qt. ice cream (any flavor)
Assorted candy, nuts, cookies, etc.
Sauce, hot fudge, caramel (any)
whipped cream
Maraschino cherries (opt.)
Canned pie fillings are great to use as well.

1. Take favorite flavor of ice cream from freezer to soften for about 15 minutes.
2. Spoon ice cream into pie crust until about half full.
3. Chop favorite candy, nuts and/or cookies into small pieces using a kitchen mallet or food processor.
4. Sprinkle these pieces on top of ice cream layer.
5. Finish filling pie shell with ice cream.
6. Garnish top of pie with whipped cream, sauce, cherries, candy, nuts, and/or cookies.
7. Re-freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Serves 6 to 8 people.
VARIATIONS:

OREO PIE:
Chocolate pie crust
Cookies 'n cream ice cream
Hot fudge sauce
Crushed Oreos

PEPPERMINT PIE:
Chocolate pie crust
Peppermint ice cream
Hot fudge sauce
Crushed candy canes
Crushed chocolate bars

BANANA SPLIT PIE:
Graham cracker pie crust
Neapolitan ice cream
Hot fudge sauce
Strawberry sauce
Pineapple sauce
Sliced bananas
Crushed walnuts
Whipped cream
Maraschino cherries


Kahlua
1 (9 inch) chocolate pie shell
1 qt. coffee ice cream (soft)
1/4 c. Kahlua
Chocolate frosting
1/2 c. pecan halves

9 comments:

Garrett said...

*gasp*
you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?

Julie said...

You seduce with your cupcakes Garrett lol and I'll seduce with my ice cream pies.

Chris said...

Oh - How I wish I could eat ice cream...ice cream pies....yum!!!!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That would be a huge success among my sister and brother. :)

As much as I love ice-cream - and I deeply do - I don't know other people who love it more than those 2. :)

Julie said...

Patricia, your sister and brother will be in ice cream heaven.

Julie said...

Hi Chris, are you lactose intolerant? If so, some of the new soy based ice creams are terrific and would make a great ice cream pie.

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Anne said...

that can definitely be seductive.

Julie said...

Yes it can Anne