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Creamsicle Pie

Remember orange creamsicles? I LOVED them as a child, and was reunited with the memory at the Jersey shore a few weeks ago. Fantastic mixture of vanilla custard and orange sherbet.

Here’s an idea to make your own creamsicle pie for dessert tonight.

Make a pie crust from graham crackers and butter. About 1 1/2  cups graham crackers crumbs and 1/2 stick of melted butter or margarine mixed together and flattened into a pie plate.

Bake the pie crust in a 375 degree oven for about 7 minutes – just enough to set it. And then let it cool!

While the pie crust is baking and cooling, take some vanilla ice cream and some orange sherbet out of the freezer. A 2:1 ratio is my favorite – 2 pints of orange sherbet for 1 pint of vanilla ice cream. Let them get soft, but not completely melted. Just soft enough to spread, like peanut butter, into the crust.

I put the vanilla ice cream into the pie crust first, spread it around. And then layer the orange sherbet on top. Feel like being creative? Make 4 layers – vanilla, orange, vanilla, orange. (Mine got quite messy, as you can see.)

Pop the whole thing in the freezer to hard set for about 2 hours or more.

Slice, squirt of whipped cream. Voila! Dessert that will make you feel 7 years old again!

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