That is a piece of sunshine.
Perfect for the dreary, cloudy, rainy day that we had on Father’s Day.
I asked my wonderful Man what he would like me to make for him on Father’s Day. He asked if an ice cream pie was possible.
Never made one before, but didn’t think it would be impossible.
I did a search on google and came across this recipe (it was first on the list) from the famous Pioneer Woman. Her recipe was the springboard for me to make my own truly homemade version.
I made possible…
A delicious & easy toasted coconut meringue crust. Homemade tangy & fragrant mango frozen kefir (recipe in my ice cream ebook!). And freshly picked & sweetened blackberry sauce.
It was so easy to make and so so so good! My girls are begging me to make more ice cream pies. I think I will do this more often… sure puts a fun twist on having homemade ice cream!
Jon wanted a fruity ice cream and I had a perfectly ripe mango sitting in my fruit bowl along with a mason jar full of fresh kefir. The mango had a wonderful floral smell that always gets my mouth watering and the kids screaming for a bite. Heavenly.
While I was thinking about how to make the meringue crust that should pair up perfectly with mango frozen kefir… I thought coconut flakes, then took it a step further and toasted the flakes in my toaster oven. It smelled so good. Perfect.
I love how I could use the egg whites to make the meringue crust and whip in those rich egg yolks into the fruity mixture to give the homemade mango frozen kefir a nourishing boost. Nothing is wasted!
Next, I knew I needed to add some color to the ice cream. Pioneer woman made her boring looking ice cream pie look eye-appealing with that homemade caramel sauce. Well, the girls and I picked fresh blackberries that morning. Yesss… luscious, blood red blackberry sauce. Couldn’t keep my fingers out of the pot while it was simmering. Yummy.
Ready for a luscious bite?!
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