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You Want Pies With That?: “Watermelon” Ice Cream Pie

"Watermelon" Ice Cream Pie

"Watermelon" Ice Cream Pie

Without further ado….Mary & Rebecca have chosen to test us with a

Taste of Summer Pie.
This month, we’re challenging you to come up with a pie that tastes like the summer.

For some, that might mean getting inspired by the flavors of peak-of-the-season fruits and vegetables, homemade ice cream, carnival food, campfire s’mores, cookouts, beach and ballpark concessions, county fairs, ice-cold floats and lemonade.

But for others, summer brings on thoughts of sunburns and mosquitos, humidity, bored kids, poison ivy and a longing to see that big yellow school bus pull up in front of the house.

So, feel free to take your inspiration from either side of the summer (or both), and use your pie to express how YOU really feel about the summer.

What does summer taste like to you?


"Watermelon" Ice Cream Pie ... a taste of summer!

"Watermelon" Ice Cream Pie ... a taste of summer!

Sugar Cone Crust:    I like to use a sugar cone crust.   A standard size box typically has 12 cones.  Finely grind all 12 sugar cones in a food processor.  Place the crumbs in a bowl and add 6-7  tablespoons of melted butter, stirring until combined.  Press the crumbs into a deep dish pie plate.  Place in the freezer while you let the ice cream soften.

Ice Cream Layers:  The bottom layer of the watermelon pie should be a “green” colored sherbert or ice cream.  This time I used Blue Bunny Pistachio Almond ice cream.   Set the ice cream out at room temperature until it is just soft enough to spread over the bottom and up the sides of your sugar cone crust.  This layer is meant to be the “rind” of the watermelon.  Place the sugar cone crust and the pistachio ice cream layer back into the freezer. 

Use a “pink” colored sherbert or ice cream for the center of your watermelon pie.  I chose a strawberry ice cream.   Set the ice cream out at room temperature until it is just soft enough to stir in about 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (seeds).  Spoon this mixture on top of the “green” layer.   Return to the freezer for several hours before serving.

A taste of summer.

A taste of summer.

15 Responses

  1. This is beautiful! What a great idea for a pie!

  2. Sugar cone crust! Yum!

  3. Wow, this looks so delicious! I love the watermelon look. 🙂

  4. This is so cute! 🙂 And it sound yummy!!

  5. never tried this pie but looks delicious. Lovely colors

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  6. looks tasty

  7. That crust looks delicious and the whole pie is so cute- awesome job!

  8. Such a creative idea! great job!

  9. Oh my! How CUTE! I love the colors – and it looks delish!

  10. What a creative pie!

  11. i thought of doing something similar to this because watermelon is summer if you ask me! nothing like sitting on the porch with a big slice, juices running down your arm while spitting the seeds. looks wonderful!

  12. How cute is that? and so creative too!

    I’ll bet it tasted wonderful with the pistachio and strawberry ice creams.

  13. Great idea for a pie! There is nothing better than an ice cream cone crunchy crust!

  14. This is so darn cute! and I love that you used sugar cones for the crust. Like an ice cream cone that you eat with a fork 🙂

  15. Creative genius. I adore the idea and the pie.

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