Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pink Lemonade Pie

My Mom used to make this every summer. It is perfect after a hot summer day!!

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream (do NOT use vanilla bean)
1 1/2 - 2 pkgs pink lemonade Kool-Aid (NOT sugarfree)
2 graham cracker pie crusts

Soften the vanilla ice cream, stir in pink lemonade until completely mixed in and dissolved. Pour half into each pie crust. Cover and freeze. Tastes great with sliced strawberries. Garnish with lemon slices.

*a lot of times I buy the frozen concentrate pink lemonade or regular lemonade instead of using the Kool-aid. I think it tastes better.

Ice Cream Cake

I got this recipe from my cousin. It is definitely a crowd pleaser!!

4 boxes (6 ct) ice cream sandwiches (roughly 24 sandwiches)
1 container Cool-Whip
1 jar Dove hot fudge
1 jar caramel (optional)
a few handfuls unsalted peanuts

Unwrap ice cream sandwiches and place one layer of sandwiches on the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan. You may have to cut some of the sandwiches a little bit to get the perfect fit. Drizzle some of the chocolate and caramel over the sandwiches. Next, spread 1/2 of the whipped cream over the top, then finally sprinkle with nuts. Repeat for the second layer. Chill and serve with extra chocolate, caramel, or nuts! That's it!