June 9, 2014

Ice Cream Pie

So how was your weekend?  Ours was finally one with no set plans, which is always a welcomed change.  We spent much of Saturday at our friends' home swimming and grilling out and then Sunday at church, cleaning and organizing at home.  I have been waiting for the right occasion and warm weather to give this ice cream pie recipe a try and this weekend was perfect to do just that.  And it was even more delicious than I imagined!!  Graham cracker crust + vanilla ice + candy pieces + warm caramel sauce = scrumptious!!

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Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

Crust

18 graham crackers (1 cracker equals the whole large 4 section graham)
1/3 cup of melted butter

Filling

2 pints vanilla ice cream
4 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, roughly chopped
2 Butterfinger bars, roughly chopped

Caramel Sauce

1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup half and half
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla

Method

For the crust:  Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Crush graham crackers in a resealable plastic bag.  Pour crumbs into bowl with melted butter and mix.  Press into pie pan and bake about 5 minutes.  Set aside to cool completely. 

For the filling:  Remove vanilla ice cream and allow to soften slightly.  Mix in candy pieces and then pour mixture over cooled crust.  Cover with foil and freeze until very hard - 1 to 2 hours or over night.

For caramel sauce:  Mix the brown sugar, half and half, butter and salt in saucepan over medium-low heat.  Whisk gently while cooking for about 5 to 7 minutes or until thicker.  Add vanilla and cook another minute to thicken.  Allow to cool to desired temperature.

Serve with cooled or slightly warm caramel sauce over the top.

Enjoy!

*recipe from here

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This is a perfect summertime dessert that I will definitely be adding to my go to recipe list!

XO


7 comments:

  1. I am no doubt making this pie this summer - anything with Reece's in it has got to be delish!

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  2. Just. So. Much. Yummy!
    Makes me so sad I can't eat peanuts/peanut butter anymore... and thinking about what other candy goodness I could tuck inside!
    Beckey
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenbsbusywork

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    1. Yes, you could definitely substitute other candies and I bet it would be just as yummy!!

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  3. I may or may not be drooling a little...:)

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  4. Hi Becky- LOVE your blog !! Just came across it via A STROLL THROUGH LIFE :)

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