Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, UNL Extension in Lancaster CountyThis frozen ice cream pumpkin pie recipe is quick to make, can be prepared in advance and adds some extra vitamin A and calcium to your meal!
PUMPKIN ICE CREAM PIE
(Makes 8 servings)
- 1 can (15 to 16 oz.) pure pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, depending on how spicy a flavor you enjoy (*)
- 1 quart (4 cups) of a lower fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened (**)
- 1 9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust
- Whipped topping, if desired
- Mix the pumpkin, sugar and spice until well blended.
- Quickly mix pumpkin mixture with the softened ice cream.
- Pour into crumb crust and freeze, uncovered, until firm -- a couple of hours.
- When pie is frozen, cover with plastic wrap and then cover with freezer-quality foil or place in a freezer bag and squish out the air.
- Thaw pie slightly at room temperature (about 5 to 10 minutes) before serving. Top with whipped topping, if desired.
* If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, for EACH TEASPOON of pumpkin pie spice, you can
substitute a combination of:
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
NOTE: If you're missing either the nutmeg OR the cloves, you can increase the amount of the other spice to 1/4 teaspoon.
** Soften ice cream by placing the container in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to 20 minutes. Avoid repeatedly softening and refreezing ice cream as it gets icy.