Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Lemon icebox pie

I must admit that one of the added perks of having a baby is the incredible meals brought to us from friends. I have loved, loved, loved the kindness extended to us through these yummy meals and they have been a lifesaver over these first few weeks. I've had many a day where I have literally thought about how I don't know what I would do if I had to worry about getting dinner together. I'm so glad I took the time to make some freezer meals before our baby was born-and I encourage any of you who are expecting to do the same if you have the time to do so because you will certainly NOT regret it- but my favorite nights by far have been when we've been treated to a freshly prepared meal brought to our home by sweet friends! One such treat was this wonderful dessert that was recently brought to us. We saved it for a day when some family was over, and everyone raved over it after taking the first bite and agreed that we would have to get this recipe. Even my husband and sister-in-law, neither of whom are normally fans of lemon desserts, loved this. Many lemon desserts I've had in the past have been too rich, but not this one. It is refreshing and flavorful but not overly intense in flavor or richness. We all loved it so much that I quickly asked my friend for the recipe and she gave it to me, saying that it was extremely easy to make. She is right, it is, and I'm so glad because that just means that it's all the more convenient for me to make! You will not believe how tasty this simple, three ingredient pie is. Perfect for a summer day. I am just imagining how wonderfully refreshing this would be at a 4th of July picnic or an evening cookout. You must try it!

Once again, I am behind on my photography. I will come back and post a picture soon once life gives me a few minutes to do so :).

Lemon Icebox Pie
Makes 2 pies

I N G R E D I E N T S :

1.75 quart container vanilla ice cream (just plain vanilla, nothing fancy or with vanilla bean bits in it)
1/2 of a can lemonade concentrate
2 graham cracker crusts

D I R E C T I O N S :

Soften vanilla ice cream and mix with thawed lemon aid concentrate to taste- I used about 1/2 of the can.
Freeze in two ready made Graham cracker crusts. 
Serve frozen, straight out of the freezer. Enjoy!

Note: I think this would also be a yummy ice cream treat on its own, even without the pie crust. Just combine both ingredients and freeze. Serve in a bowl or ice cream cone for a light, lemony treat!


Anca said...

Oh! I've made this before too & it is WONDERFULLY refreshing on a hot day!

devonspires said...

I made this and it was SO EASY and delicious!! For sure going into my recipe book! :) Thanks!! :) Congratulations on your new addition! :)