Sunday, June 15, 2014

berries and ice cream pie



I've been so excited to share this simple and delicious pie with you!

It's so easy to make . . . and looks quite impressive! I love these kind of desserts!




There's a little story behind this pie . . .
Has your husband ever accepted a dinner invitation with friends, and forget to tell you about it until the day before, or the day of?

Well, this dessert was inspired by the above.




You see, my husband accepted a dinner invitation, and didn't tell me about it until the night before . . . and then he told me that we needed to bring dessert.  

I typically like time to plan a dessert, but I didn't have time to do that . . . AND we were in the midst of a heat wave. Ugh.

No one likes to bake in the heat, so I had thoughts of bringing the makings for Black Cherry ice cream sodas or Root Beer floats (both are favorites of my husband's!)  . . . and then I remembered how easy it is to make ice cream pies.




If you follow me, then maybe you remember the polka dot ice cream pie I made for our youngest daughter's 2nd birthday? They're so fun and easy to make!

Because I was short on time, I thought I would make an even easier ice cream pie  . . . so I made a home-made vanilla wafer pie crust, filled it with fresh whipped cream, topped it with scoops of rich & creamy ice cream, and then scattered fresh berries on top. So fast. So easy. So good!




I love this pie's ice cream possibilities!

I chose to keep it simple with a boysenberry cheesecake and rich vanilla bean ice cream, but you could also choose a blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla bean ice cream for a red, white, and blue pie . . . which would be a fun and festive dessert for the 4th of July!




berries & ice cream pie
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1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (or graham crackers crumbs)
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups fresh whipped cream, plus 4 Tablespoons Confectioners' sugar
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
1 pint boysenberry cheesecake ice cream
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar, and salt. Add melted butter; toss with a fork until moistened. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes; let cool completely on a wire rack. Your home will smell heavenly!!

Add whipping cream and confectioners' sugar to a mixer. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks.

Spread whipped cream onto cooled wafer pie crust. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Quickly scoop ice cream into crust; cover and freeze until firm.

When ready to serve, remove pie from freezer. Uncover and let stand for 5 minutes. Top with berries, and enjoy!

Serve blueberry syrup alongside the pie for extra yumminess!


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40 comments:

  1. Alright Suzanne, this pie looks AMAZING! Your desserts are to die for! :) #motivationalmonday :)

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  2. As always, it looks pretty and delicious! Do you slice it like pie?

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    1. Yes, just like pie!
      And it slices nice too.
      Have a great week, Sharon!
      Suzanne

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  3. This looks amazing. I love all those fresh berries.

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  4. Oh my word, could this look any more delicious? This would be the perfect dessert to serve at a dinner party, an incredibly refreshing way to end a meal. Or just to treat yourself with!!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  5. Easy, awesome looking, AND cold! What else could you ask for in a summer dessert? But do you serve it immediately or pop the pie in the deep freeze to get it super cold then add berries right before serving?
    ~ Ashley

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    1. Hi Ashley!
      Yes, put the 'pie' back into the freezer after you've scooped the ice cream into the crust. Let it set hard again, especially if you're transporting it like we did.
      You can also top the 'pie' with the fresh berries and then freeze the WHOLE thing before eating; but for presentation, the berries look the prettiest if you add them to the pie when you take it out to thaw for 5 minutes before serving.
      I hope that makes sense?
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  6. Yum! I have to try this recipe on my husband, he loves fruit with ice cream!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I adore your berries and ice cream pie!!! It is beautiful and it really looks like it tastes soooooo fabulous for a yummy summer dessert! Pinning and featuring at facebook!

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  8. Forget? Do they REALLY forget? Or is that just a subtle little power play? :-) I cured my husband once and for all a while back. I literally ordered Subway sandwiches!!!

    Your recipe looks easy and sounds like a little piece of heaven! I would love to have all of those flavors in my mouth!!! And this is a dessert that presents beautifully, too! That's always important!

    Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting via Christine's "Table It!" blog party. Have a great week!

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  9. oh looks so delish! who would have thought it would be so easy and yummy? nom nom nom!!

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  10. Oh yum, this looks so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  11. I want some right now it looks delicious - thank you for sharing :)

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  12. I am so excited! I have all these fruits almost ready for picking, can't wait to make this pie! Sharing on Facebook at 6 pm tonight. I know everyone is going to love it!
    Shari
    www.puregracefarms.com

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  13. Oh my! In my opinion there is no way to go wrong when ice cream is involved. But this…
    I'm glad your husband did that! :) I've pinned and this will be showing up on our table soon!

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  14. Hi Suzanne,

    Your berries and ice cream pie is absolutely divine! I love the combination of ingredients and the colour of the berries all toppled up on that icy mountain of ice cream just takes the cake! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting via Kathy's,

    Poppy@poppyview.blogspot.com

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  15. If I made that I'd be skipping dinner and going straight for dessert! ok skipping dinner now and crossing my fingers I have enough berries in my fridge to make this!

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  16. Mouth-wateringly gorgeous! I've pinned this for later...

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  17. Oh that looks delicious... what a perfect summer dessert! I'm featuring your pie in tomorrow's Friday Features... thanks for linking up into Inspire Me Monday!

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  18. So pretty and I am sure delicious!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  19. I couldn't resist! Deelish!!!
    I'm featuring it tomorrow as Extraordinary Inspiration for Your Weekend...from Project Inspire{d}!

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  20. Another fabulous and creative dessert Suzanne. Wish you were my personal chef! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. I love this pie Suzanne, so simple, delicious, and beautiful, & perfect for summer!! Thanks for sharing your "homemade" pie!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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  22. This dessert looks great! Perfect summer. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  23. Wow! This ice cream pie looks so delicious! The boysenberry cheesecake alone has my taste buds watering!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  24. You have the best ideas and love the presentation.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  25. you know, I was trying out one of Kim at Savvy Southern Style's healthy fruit smoothies today but honestly, tomorrow I'd rather have THIS, lol...

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  26. I'm drooling! Looks so good, I've pinned again...got to try this!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}, it's featured this week. Happy Summer!

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  28. Easy, fast , good: three of my favorite words! This looks delicious and very impressive.

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  29. Such a pretty pie! I bet it tastes wonderful too! Would be great for 4th of July as well!

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  30. Sometimes pressure inspires greatness... beautiful dessert. Pinned, thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

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  31. Hi Suzanne. Stopping by to let you know I featured your incredible recipe as one of my favorites in the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Congratulations! Come on by and check it out and link up another of your great recipes to share. (7pm EST)
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-79/

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  32. Looks amazing - my folks would LOVE this! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. Wow, what a delicious looking dessert - I just love all the round scoops of ice cream - yum!

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  34. What a smart pie! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  35. Oh, super YUM! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features later today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  36. Not only does this delicious but your photography is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Project Inspire{d} ~ you are one of my features this week. :)

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