Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day: Lemonade Pie

Yum. 3.14, such a tasty number.

We made Lemonade Pie which is simple and delicious, no stress attached.


1 graham cracker crust 
(I make my own, 2 sleeves graham crackers, 3TBL melted butter, 2 TBL sugar... ish)
1 Tub Cool Whip (we use light, store brand)
1 carton of vanilla ice cream (I use store brand vanilla bean)
1 container of frozen Minute Maid lemonade concentrate. (pay the extra dime for Minute Maid, it tastes best, other brands can be bitter)

Yes, this isn't a healthy, whole foods sort of pie.

Thaw Cool Whip and lemonade concentrate in the fridge overnight.
Make graham crust and put it in the freezer to chill.
Sit ice cream on the counter to soften

Not exactly straining ourselves yet, are we?

Pour the lemonade concentrate in your mixer bowl.
Scoop in the CoolWhip and mix until combined. I use my Kitchen Aid paddle, not the whisk.
Add ice cream a large spoonful at a time until it's all nicely mixed in.
Pour into graham cracker crust
Put in freezer for at least four hours, overnight is even better.

To get a clean(ish) slice where all the crust comes out in one piece, dip the bottom of your pie plate in warm water for a few seconds. It melts the butter in the crust and loosens the pie from the plate.

Cut with a warm knife dipped in hot water for easy slicing.

This is an absolute favorite dessert of ours. Avery had it for his birthday cake. It's delicious.


Jennifer said...

AWESOME!!!! I want some!!!! :)

Surly Jason said...

Dear Nicole,

Sometimes your enthusiasm and perkiness--like making pie for pi day--just makes me mad!



PS > If you made this pie so circumference/diameter = pi, I shall be downright livid.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I made a VERY similar pie for Pi Day yesterday! :D Great minds!

Meaghan Luby said...

yay for pi day! love it, thanks for sharing :)