This post is sponsored by Unilever. All comments and opinions are my own.
Who says dessert has to be complicated?
What if I told you that you could whip up an incredible ice cream pie with just THREE ingredients…ok 6 ingredients if you make your own whipped cream?! It’s absolutely doable and actually one of my favorite things to make.
An ice cream pie is a dessert that always look so impressive. Your family will be thrilled when you bring out a show-stopper like that beauty you see above. It looks like it would be difficult to make, when in fact—it’s crazy simple. The hardest part is trying to remain patient while you wait for the pie to set up.
One of the best parts about an ice cream pie is that you have tons of options when it comes to flavor. You definitely want to pick a quality ice cream that you love. Since I could easily demolish each and every flavor of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, that is usually the brand I choose for my pies. That one pint is the perfect amount to fill a crust in an 8-inch pie pan.
And, you know if you were to bring out a pint of any Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams, you’d be lucky if it would last long enough to serve three people. Surely I am not the only one who will admit to polishing off an entire carton by myself? But, this pie can be cut to serve 8 portions …or 4 if you have folks with a hearty appetite.
When it comes to the crust for an ice cream pie, that will depend on the flavor. Just think about what you would like paired with the ice cream. Sometimes I make a cookie crust, other times I go for a graham cracker crust and then when I am in a tropical mood, I make a toasted coconut crust like I am sharing today.
The whipped cream topping is always optional but I find that it really makes the pie look great. Plus, who doesn’t love homemade whipped cream?
So why not try your hand at an ice cream pie?! With the sale and digital coupons combo, you can whip up a pie and save some moolah when you shop at Publix. Just look at all those ice cream deals you can grab through 12/2 (12/1 for some). I suggest you stock your freezer so that you’ll have lots of tasty flavors available for all your holiday meals!
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream or Frozen Dessert 1 pt ctn or Cookie Dough Chunks or Half Baked Brownie Dough, 6 or 8 oz pouch, $4.10 – $5.79
–$1/1 Ben & Jerry’s Publix Digital Coupon
As low as $3.05 after coupon!
Breyers Ice Cream, 1.5 qt, BOGO $5.65 +
–$0.50/1 Breyers Publix Digital Coupon
-$0.50/1 Breyers Product, 11/15/20 RMN (exp 11/28/20) [48 oz].
As low as $2.32 per carton after coupon!
Magnum Ice Cream Bars or Non-Dairy Bars, 9.12 to 11.1 oz, or Ice Cream, 14.8 oz, $5.09 – $5.99
–$1/1 Magnum Publix Digital Coupon
As low as $4.09 after coupon!
Talenti Gelato or Gelato Layers or Sorbetto, 10.8 to 16 oz, $4.99 +
–$1/1 Talenti Publix Digital Coupon
As low as $3.99 after coupon!
Have some of your favorite ice cream handy and try my Coconut Pistachio Ice Cream Pie and let me know what you think!
- 4 oz unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- 2½ tablespoons butter, melted
- one pint Ben & Jerry's Pistachio Pistachio Ice Cream, softened
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray an 8-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
- Mix the toasted coconut and butter together and press into the bottom of the prepared pie plate. Freeze for 1 hour.
- Spread the softened ice cream into the prepared pie crust and return to the freezer until set, about 1 hour.
- Before serving, prepare the whipped cream by beating the cream, sugar and vanilla with a mixer until medium peaks form.
- Spread or pipe the whipped cream over the top of the pie.
- Garnish with additional toasted coconut and/or chopped pistachios and serve.