Friday, April 19, 2013
Q- Quite Simple Ice Cream Pies
With summer just around the corner, ice cream season is quickly approaching. If you live in my house, it's always ice cream season, so we're already there. Anyway, summer brings barbeques, outdoor gatherings and days spent poolside watching kids splash around enjoying the weather. This is when the need for easy, cool, summer desserts that can be made ahead of time is prevalent.
The beauty of an ice cream maker is that once the ice cream begins to solidify while churning, it's still very malleable which is great for making ice cream cakes and pies. It can be shaped and then later frozen. These little ice cream pies are perfect for both kids and adults. They are also an easy way to accommodate the need for different flavors for different palates. Add a layer of hot fudge on the bottom or whipped cream on top (or both) and you've got easy, tasty, individual desserts, or one large pie for many to enjoy.
Ice Cream Pies
Premade cookie pie shells (these can be graham, chocolate or shortbread)
Ice cream of any flavor
Whipped Cream and hot fudge sauce
Place warmed hot fudge in the base of your pie shell (this is optional, but does make for a tasty surprise at the bottom)
Place shell in freezer to harden sauce (1-2 hours)
Remove shell from freezer and add ice cream of your choice.
Put back in freezer overnight
Spread whipped cream on top and serve