This recipe for Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie is an easy dessert you should make for at least one of your summer parties. Just make sure to serve it right out of the freezer if it’s very hot out so it won’t melt.
I typically make this pie with a store bought graham cracker crust because I’m usually too busy complaining about the heat. There’s not time for crushing graham crackers when I’m hot.
If you have more energy than I do, the recipe for a homemade graham cracker crust is below. I’ve also made this with a ready-made chocolate crust and it is amazing!
If you are making this for a party or cookout, prepare this ahead of time. You will need at least 4 hours to freeze this orange creamsicle pie.
Here’s what you will need:
1 graham cracker crust
1 quart of vanilla ice cream
6 oz orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup of whipped topping
1 orange, sliced very thin (for decoration)
In large bowl blend softened ice cream and orange juice concentrate with an electric mixer on medium speed. You do not want the ice cream melted. so only let soften outside of the freezer for about 10 minutes.)
Spread mixture in prepared crust.
Freeze until firm. This will take about four hours.
Garnish with whipped topping (or fresh whipped cream) and orange slices.
Serve immediately and freeze the leftovers. (What are leftovers? We never have them!)
Homemade Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
In a large mixing bowl combine 18 graham crackers (finely crushed), 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup margarine melted
Press onto bottom and sides of 9 inch pie plate.
Let cool before adding ice cream mixture (above).