Lemonade Ice Cream Pie from the Gooseberry Patch

Recipe by Debber
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READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 2 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • For two pie crusts
  • 3
    cups graham cracker crumbs, divided
  • 12
    cup sugar, divided
  • 12
    cup butter, melted, divided
  • Refreshing Filling For Two Pies
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (see below for substitutions)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1
    (1/2 gallon) vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Garnishes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350. Set two 8- or 9-inch pie plates on the counter.
  • Into each pie plate pour 1 1/2°C cracker crumbs and 1/4°C sugar; mix well with a fork. Drizzle 1/4°C butter over crumbs in one plate, use fork to mix & toss until well combined.
  • Use the bottom of measuring cup (or your fingers), and starting in the middle of the pie plate, gently press crumbs to form a crust. Go outward in a larger and larger circle, pressing lightly as you go. Press side crust, too.
  • Repeat with second pie plate; pop both pies into the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely (I put mine into the freezer [with hotpads under the pan] after about 10 minutes of cooling--as I am very impatient!).
  • Turn OFF the oven--it's hot enough, don'tcha think?.
  • Into large mixing bowl, dump lemonade, about 3/4s of the whipped topping (reserve some for a thin layer to finish the pie), and all of the ice cream.
  • With the whip, gently mix and gradually increase the speed until well-incorporated.
  • Pour into cooled crusts.
  • Place in freezer until filling is firm (several hours); spread or "garnish" with reserved whipped topping (if someone didn't already snitch it!).
  • Freeze overnight; cover with plastic.
  • Garnish (or not) with lemon slices or mint sprigs.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of lemonade, try other citrus or berry juice flavors. Garnish accordingly.
  • Add flavorings to the reserved whipped topping (lemon, mint, orange, almond).
  • Use Orange Juice instead of lemonade and Orange Sherbet instead of vanilla ice cream.
  • You're COOL!
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