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You all know I am in Arizona. You all know I am trying to get fit. But.... sometimes a treat is needed. So how do you come up with a solution when you are trying to get away from your snacky ways? You come up with a healthier version of the treats you love. Yes.. you can have your cake and eat it too.. or in this case pie! An ice cream pie with a healthy-ish twist.
Growing up my Mom would always make me an ice cream pie or ice cream cake for my birthday. Because I love ice cream. I love cake. And I love them magically stitched together. An Oreo crust. A caramel filling with mocha almond fudge ice cream. Or a chocolate filling with mint chocolate chip ice cream. The topped with hot fudge and whipped cream. Oh. My. YES. Right? Can't you just taste it? And lately I have been craving, craving, craving ice cream cake... but I decided to put a twist on it for my healthy and hot Arizona summer. So I bring to you Fruit Ice Cream Pie. The quick and easy version that is!
I could tell you how I made my own crust and I made my own filling. I could tell you that I found the perfect consistency for my frosting... but let's cut to the chase. I made the whole thing really easy by purchasing 4 items at Kroger and getting it all done in about 20 minutes - and 10 of the minutes were letting the ice cream soften.
Items needed for Fruit Ice Cream Pie:
Graham Cracker Crust
8oz Tub of Cool Whip
Fruit - frozen of fresh, I bought a small fresh fruit medley cup and it was plenty
Instructions for Fruit Ice Cream Pie:
Set all ice Fruttare Fruit & Juice Bars out to soften for about 10 minutes
While the Fruttare Fruit & Juice Bars are softening open up the crust, Cool Whip, and cut fruit to your liking to layer on top of pie
Once fruit bars have softened open them all up and drop into a mixing bowl and stir together
Pour ice cream mixture into graham cracker crust
Put in the freezer for 5 minutes to let stiffen
Once ice cream seems less soft pull pie out of freezer and add Cool Whip on top as "frosting"
Add a design on top of your pie with your fruit
Cut, serve, and enjoy!
You could choose any fruit ice cream or sorbet that you want, but I picked Fruttare Fruit & Juice Bars because they have milk in the bar, which made for a smoother and creamier texture. And if you shop at your local Kroger store you can get $4 music rewards if you buy at least two types of Fruttare Fruit & Juice Bars. Just head to your store, buy two flavors (they have mango, strawberry, banana, and coconut) and then head to the reward site to claim you prize! The offer doesn't start until after July 1st... but that is just in time for all your 4th of July celebrations!
So there you have it. A quick and EASY ice cream treat for all your summer parties. And if you are looking to be a homemaker too - you could always make the crust and frosting. But I will save that for another day. What are your favorite ice cream snacks? Do you have a favorite brand of fruit ice cream and popsicles?