On to Norfolk, Virgina where I made this pie with my older brother, Mark.
For his birthday every year, his wife Dalia gets him an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Since we happened to be there visiting on July 11th, Mark’s 43rd birthday, I decided to make this ice cream pie as my gift to him in addition to his standard DQ treat.
Mark and Dalia don’t make pies very often. In fact, I think the last time there was a pie made in the house, my Mom was there making a pie for Thanksgiving. Since there wasn’t an adequate pie plate to speak of, another one of my gifts to Mark was the “deep dish” I bought and used for this pie. The recipe actually called for a springform pan, which they also don’t own (Note to self- this is a great Christmas gift idea) but I just couldn’t break my self down to buy him one of those. After all, we were making a pie together not a cheesecake.
Thanks for your great hospitality Mark, Dalia and boys! We had such a fun time seeing all of you. Looking forward to the next time……
Here’s the link to the recipe:
- The actual recipe via the link is for the “spiked” version. Since we were enjoying this with kids we opted for the recipe without the tequila and the orange liquor found at the bottom of the page.
- I loved the pretzel crust. It was a labor of love breaking all those pretzels by hand with a rolling pin in a ziplock. A food processor would have been EXTREMELY handy and way less time-consuming, but you can’t always get what you want when you are a visitor in someone else’s home. Hmmmmm….. do I smell another Christmas gift idea?!
- Personally, I loved how the pretzel crust’s salty flavor mingled with the sweet and sour of the strawberry-lime ice cream, but the vote around the table was to next time try it with a graham cracker crust.
- Great for hot summer weather, I would definitely make this ice cream pie again. I rate it an 8.5.