A January Sky and a Lemonade Pie

Why at the end of January on a chilly cloudy day would someone make a frozen lemonade pie? The answer is because it’s the end of January on a chilly cloudy day and that pie will absolutely bring a little brightness into the room. If you haven’t tried this before then you just must make one. It will make you feel light and happy. The zing of lemon and a touch of zest combined with the cool ice cream is just the most perfect dessert in the world. Add the crunchy graham cracker crust and its heaven on a plate. Also, it’s worth mentioning that this pie takes minutes to make with only four ingredients on hand. It can be jazzed up with a lemon twist and a little fruit or served as is right from the freezer.  This recipe actually makes two pies, one for you to enjoy and an extra for the freezer or as a happy surprise for a deserving friend. You can even get very clever and make small individual pies if you are entertaining and want to be extra fancy. Recently I observed these little pies being served to a group of women who usually shun dessert, resulting in almost every one of them joining the clean plate club for the day. It’s just that refreshing and tempting – one bite would never suffice.

Remember the song lyrics, “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I got the month of May?” That’s how this pie will make you feel! Enjoy.

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Lemonade Pie (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients

½ gallon vanilla ice cream, softened

6 oz container of frozen lemonade, thawed (I couldn’t find this size and used ½ of a 12 oz and then made the rest into lemonade!)

Zest of 2 lemons

2 graham cracker crusts – bought or homemade

Directions

Soften ice cream in a large mixing bowl.When it is soft enough to stir mix in lemonade and lemon zest.

Pour mixture into two prepared graham cracker crusts. (Or make individual pies)

Freeze until solid – 3 to 4 hours.

Remove from the freezer a few minutes before serving.

May garnish with fruit.

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