Blueberry-Topped Lemon Ice-Cream Pie

It’s hard to beat a light, fruity ice cream pie on a hot summer’s day. It doesn’t get much lighter and fruitier than frozen lemon sherbet and fresh blueberries on a vanilla wafer cookie crust.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (6 ounces) ready-to-use vanilla wafer cookie crust
1
pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1
pint (2 cups) lemon sherbet, slightly softened
1/2
cup fresh blueberries
1/4
cup blueberry preserves
1
tablespoon lemon juice
Grated lemon peel, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375º. Bake cookie crust 5 minutes. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Spread 1 cup of the vanilla ice cream over bottom of cooled crust. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 2 Spread lemon sherbet over ice cream. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spread remaining ice cream over sherbet. Freeze at least 4 hours until firm.
  • 4 Mix blueberries, preserves and lemon juice in small bowl; refrigerate until serving. Serve 1 tablespoon blueberry mixture over each slice of pie. Garnish with lemon peel.

Expert Tips

Go from lemon to orange by using orange sherbet for the pie, orange juice for the topping and grated orange peel for the garnish.

If the ice cream and sherbet begin to melt before you’re done, place them—along with the rest of the pie—in the freezer until slightly firm, about 15 minutes.

Frozen blueberries work well in this recipe. Mix them with the preserves and lemon juice while they’re still frozen.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
3g
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.