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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie
You never hear of Icebox Pies or Cakes anymore. And for why I have no idea. They are so easy to assemble, use few ingredients, have endless combinations and are simply delicious. This particular one is a favorite of ours at the end of a long hot summer day. It is so bright and refreshing while being cool and creamy. And if anyone knows me, even just a little, they'll know that I am obsessed with the scent and flavor of lemons. Heck, sometimes I'll slice some up for no other reason than to just rub them into my cutting board. That way I can smell lemons all day long. And my children, they will each split a lemon and suck on it like a popsicle. I may have eaten a few too many while they were still in my tummy.
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 T. of sugar
1/3 cup of melted real unsalted butter
1 Large tub of Cool Whip
1 container of frozen lemonade concentrate (slightly melted)
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1/2 of lemon
1-14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of fresh strawberries (rinsed/ diced)
-Preheat oven to 350*. In a medium mixing bowl combine the first 3 ingredients in the order shown above. Once graham cracker mixture is evenly moist, press it firmly into the bottom of a 9" glass pie pan. You want to make sure to create a slight edge about a 1/2" around the edge of the crust. Bake for 8 minutes; remove to cool. Meanwhile for the filling, mix together the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Once pie crust has completely cooled, spoon in filling (you may have some leftover-just freeze it in tupperware for a frozen scooped treat for another time). Toss pie into the freezer (making sure to have it level) over night to properly set and freeze. Serves 8. Enjoy!