Offbeat Bites: Berry Easy Ice Cream Pie

Chef’s notes: This light, tartly sweet dessert may seem out of place during the winter time, but it makes the perfect follow up to a heavy, wintry dish like potato stew. It is incredibly simple to make, slices easily, and is effortlessly beautiful. Many variations can be made from it as well as with different gelatin, ice cream flavors, and other berries.

I went for a pink theme with this pie, as you can see.

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup of water

  • 4 ounces of raspberry flavored gelatin mix (about 11/2 packages)

  • 1 cup of strawberry ice cream

  • 2 cups of whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries, plus extra for garnish

  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust, store bought

As easy as making Jell-O.

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk gelatin mix in the water until it’s completely dissolved.

The ice cream adds flavor, color, and even more berries to the recipe.

Add ice cream by spoonfuls, whisking until it’s melted and smooth. Lower heat.

Adding the berries after removing the pan from the heat prevents them from becoming a stewy mush.

Whisk in the whipped topping bit by bit. Remove from the heat. Stir in berries.

Be careful moving the pie to the fridge, otherwise it might spill.

Pour the mixture into the crust, and evenly distribute the berries. Chill for three hours.

Garnish it, to gild the simple beauty of the dish.

Garnish with extra dollops of whipped topping and berries, if desired.

Delicious!

Slice and serve.

Check this recipe out for a similar Jell-O pie, and click here and here for other easy berry themed recipes.

All photos by Lauren Quinn

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