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Lemonade Ice Cream Pie - An Easy and Great Dessert

Updated on February 2, 2012
The use of lemonade concentrate in this pie, is part of what makes it so easy
The use of lemonade concentrate in this pie, is part of what makes it so easy
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Lemonade Ice cream pie

Lemonade Ice Cream Pie is perfect for the warmer seasons of the year, but also for any time. Try this recipe out, and add any variations that you like. I LOVE lemons, always have, and love ice cream so this seems like something easy and fun to make. It ends up having a lemon vanilla cream flavor to it. Using the frozen lemonade concentrate is part of what makes this so easy. I like that you need not turn on the oven in the summer time for this yummy treat.

You store this pie in the freezer, so its nice on a hot day. The vanilla ice cream, and the graham cracker crust really make it a fun treat that you need to try at least once. Garnish with mint leaves or maraschino cherries to make it extra fun. Have some cool whip or whipped cream on hand as well.

Ingredients:

One can frozen lemonade concentrate, partially thawed. (You can use the yellow or pink lemonade. I usually just use yellow and have fun with the garnishes.)

One container of your favorite vanilla ice cream, softened a bit. You want one pint of ice cream.

One tub of cool whip dairy topping, thawed

zest from one half of a lemon, and a little juice

One prepared graham cracker crumb crust, (or you can make your own with butter and crushed graham crackers and cooked in the oven for a bit.)

To Garnish the pie: I like to have some fresh mint sprigs to put in the middle of the finished pie for garnish. You can add pieces of maraschino cherries as well, or cut up and made into a fun design. Strawberries or blueberries make a nice addition as well. Be creative and have fun.


Topping this pie with cherries or strawberries makes it fun and beautiful
Topping this pie with cherries or strawberries makes it fun and beautiful

Directions for Lemonade Ice Cream Pie

Directions:

First, with an electric mixer (for ease), beat the lemonade concentrate, and add lemon zest and juice.  Spoon in the ice cream slowly.  Mix until well blended, then mix in the whipped topping until its smooth.  If this mixture is getting too "defrosted", freeze it a little until it will mound for you. 

Next, spoon your mixture into the graham cracker pie crust. 

Freeze your pie for about four hours, or until it is firm. 

To serve, take out pie and let sit for a bit until its soft enough to cut. 

Strawberries, cherries, and mint leaves make the pie look extra nice, but are not necessary. 

Storage:  Put uneaten pie in freezer with top on it, and save for later. 

Will serve about 8 people

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello John, You know what? I totally hear you! I absolutely love lemons, and there isn't much anyone could do about it if they wanted to. Its great to meet another lemon lover. Hope you try this pie sometime. Thank you for the vote, comment and visit. I appreciate it.

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      oceanssunsets, I don't know what it is about lemons that just gets me going. I love lemonade, lemon pie, lemon ice cream and lemons on just about anything under the sun. I don't like that famous saying about lemons, because if life gave me lemons there wouldn't any reason for me to complain, not that there is as it stands....

      Awesome hub - voted up

      John

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      SweetiePie, I hear you about the lemon meringue pie! I love that too, and this is a nicer, easier pie to make. So glad you visited, and left a comment, thank you. :)

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This sounds delicious! I love lemonade and lemon meringue pie. This sounds much easier than making a lemon meringue pie, which I rarely do because that is so much work.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I'm glad to hear that Kim and I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for the comment. :)

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      kims3003 6 years ago

      This sounds so good - I am printing and going to try it. Great Share!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you!

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      PhoenixV 6 years ago from USA

      Oh boy this sounds yummy!

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you for your comment

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Audry, This sounds interesting. I have never heard of a pie like this but we love lemon and I think will try it. Thanks.

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Freta, I really appreciate you coming by, and commenting.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Sounds good, I'll have to try this one this summer. Very good oceansnsunsets. Voted up, and bookmarked.

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Dolores, I love sweets way too much, also. Thanks for your comment!

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      This sounds so simple to make, and refreshing for a summer dessert. I love sweets way too much!