Once you have made your homemade ice cream, you can just grab a spoon and dig in. But what if you want to do something a little more creative to serve your sweet treat? Why not make an ice cream pie to dress up your ice cream for company? Layering ice cream in a graham cracker or cookie pie crust with other yummy ingredients will give you a beautiful dessert in minutes. You can prepare it days in advance and store it in the freezer until needed.
These ice cream pie recipes will give you a good place to start, but feel free to experiment. Many of these recipes start with store-bought vanilla ice cream as a base, but you can always use your own simple vanilla ice cream. It is the perfect texture to spoon into a pie crust when it is fresh from the ice cream freezer, because it is soft and will spread perfectly.
Bananas Foster Ice Cream Pie
This recipe is probably the most complicated of the bunch. It focuses on a homemade banana ice cream and the pies are put together in individual tart shells, so each one of your guests can have their very own miniature pie. It is topped with meringue that is browned. Although the recipe calls for it to be done in the oven, I prefer using a kitchen torch for frozen desserts, so the ice cream won’t melt. Plus, how often do you get to cook with a blow torch?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is classic (just ask candy companies) and perfect for a pie. The crust of this pie is made with chocolate cookie crumbs and finely chopped peanuts, which would be perfect in many different pie recipes. It uses a layer of chocolate ice cream and a layer of vanilla ice cream mixed with peanut butter for the filling
Lemonade Ice Cream Pie
This is one of the most unique ice cream pie recipes I’ve seen, and it makes a refreshing lemon pie that is perfect for summer barbeques. It is made with lemonade concentrate and vanilla ice cream. If you’re busy, feel free to use a pre-made graham cracker crust. There are many tasty ones available at your supermarket that will save you time.
Mississippi Mud Ice Cream Pie
Layers of coffee and vanilla ice cream and a homemade bourbon fudge sauce make this recipe something special. Mississippi mud pie is one of the most popular types of ice cream pie. Make sure to mound up the ice cream in the middle to get a nice, tall slice of pie.
Oreo cookies and ice cream naturally go together, but adding a chocolate cookie crust will up the ante. You can use store-bought cookies and cream ice cream or try a homemade recipe. Decorating the pie with Oreo cookies and chocolate fudge sauce will finish the deal and give you a beautiful pie