peanut butter swirl ice cream pie

July 2, 2012

in Frozen Treats

With the beginning of July comes the onset of some serious heat (and a case of kitchen avoidance – who wants to light the oven when temperatures spike?). The warm days call for a cool and creamy no-bake dessert. The type of thing you can assemble and forget about until hours later. And when you remember what’s waiting for you in the freezer, you smile. There’s just something about an ice cream pie.

In a nod to one of my favorite snacks (peanut butter and honey on graham crackers) I added PB and a drizzle of honey to the graham cracker crust. A dollop of peanut butter swirled into vanilla bean ice cream makes up the luscious filling and chocolate shavings top it all off for good measure. Grab a spoon, it’s time to dig in.

Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream Pie
Crust
8 sheets honey graham crackers
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp water

Filling
2 1/2 cups light vanilla bean ice cream
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 ounce chocolate, shaved

Coat a 9-inch pie dish lightly with cooking spray. To prepare crust, pulse graham crackers in a food processor until crumbly. Combine peanut butter and honey in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted, about 1 minute. Add peanut butter mixture and water to food processor; pulse until combined. Press mixture evenly into prepared dish. Freeze for 30 minutes.

For the filling, place ice cream in a medium bowl and let soften at room temperature 5 minutes. Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted, about 30 seconds. Swirl melted peanut butter into ice cream, then use a piece of wax paper to press filling evenly into chilled crust. Return to freezer for 4 hours before serving. Use a sharp knife to slice pie into wedges; top with chocolate.

Yield – 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Calories – 210
Carbs – 27

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35 Comments

1 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 2, 2012

I love ice cream pie in the summer! This sounds delicious! I love the addition of the honey and pb to the crust!

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2 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 2, 2012

How did you know that ice cream pie is my absolute favorite?!

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3 Deborah July 2, 2012

Anything with ice cream is a winner in my book. This looks great!

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4 Valerie July 2, 2012

It looks so scrumptious for something that’s so simple to prepare! (Love the graham cracker and peanut butter combination.) :D

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5 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 2, 2012

This is my kind of pie! Some of my favorite flavors in a creamy and cold dessert – yum!

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6 Liz July 2, 2012

We love ice cream pies! And your version is both delicious AND yummy!

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7 May I Have That Recipe July 2, 2012

My family is obsessed with peanut butter they will be sooo happy if i make this for them!! Thank you for sharing this delicious pie recipe!

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8 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 2, 2012

Oh my goodness…I love this idea! So good, so perfect! Thanks for sharing…

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9 the wicked noodle July 2, 2012

Laura, this looks so refreshing. It’s been so hot here and I’ve avoided our oven at all costs. I love peanut butter pie – it’s one of my favorite desserts!

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10 elena-sweetlife July 2, 2012

I love ice cream pie and yours looks perfect!

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11 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers July 2, 2012

Yum! I would not go out anymore if I have this in the freezer. :-) I love ice cream pies and your choice of peanut butter & graham are perfect!

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12 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings July 2, 2012

Happy 4th of July, Laura! This is so all-American, perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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13 Cucina49 July 2, 2012

What a glorious no-bake dessert–PB and graham crackers is one of my favorite snacks.

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14 Patty July 2, 2012

Please pass a spoon, I would love to dig in! Your ice cream pie looks like a perfect warm weather treat especially for this holiday week;-)

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15 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 2, 2012

I’m in heaven looking at that ice cream pie of yours. I’m not hungry right now but I could eat half of that I’m sure. Looks wonderful. I must try it.

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16 Susan July 2, 2012

Yes, please!

Happy 4th of July!

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17 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } July 2, 2012

What a simply sublime pie and perfect for the hot summer days & nights. Pinning now. :)

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18 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 2, 2012

Oh how I wish this was waiting for me in my freezer!

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19 Baker Street July 3, 2012

An ice cream pie?! Yes, please! This looks heavenly, Laura!!

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20 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 3, 2012

Did you say grab a spoon? I’m bringing MY SERVING SPOON! Well my area is not yet so hot but I’m ready anytime for this ice cream pie. OH yum! I opened your page at a wrong time…can’t go sleep thinking about this! I made cherry ice cream and ate some…probably not enough for 2 1/2 cups! But I got to keep this recipe and make this pie. It’s my kind of pie. Happy July 4th Laura!

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21 Charles July 3, 2012

The good thing about an ice-cream pie is that you’re kind of obliged to eat it really fast once you take it out of the freezer. Looks fantastic Laura – love the little shavings of chocolate on top!

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22 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 3, 2012

Oh I wish it was warmer so that I could make this!! :D

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23 Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies July 3, 2012

Brilliant idea! My husband thinks I’m weird because I love peanut butter ice cream, but I don’t think he knows what he’s missing. I agree… summer desserts should be no-bake!

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24 Katia July 3, 2012

Sounds easy to make and so delicious at the same time!
Where do u live Laura? Just curious : )

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25 Laura @ Family Spice July 3, 2012

Oh yeah, ice cream pies/cakes rule in the summer! I’ve never had peanut butter ice cream, though. Must try!

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26 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 3, 2012

I wish I had seen this post yesterday (darn wifi problems). My friends and I stayed in last night and I wanted an easy, no-bake dessert. This would have been perfect!

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27 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin July 3, 2012

Ice cream plus peanut butter (in both the crust and the filling)? For me, it can’t get any better than this! :) This is the perfect summer pie!

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28 Liren July 3, 2012

You had me at peanut butter. And no bake. And ice cream. And pie. I am soooo craving a slice right now! Stay cool, my dear, and Happy 4th to you and your family, too!!!

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29 Flavia July 4, 2012

I love the simplicity of this recipe. No-bake, freezer-friendly desserts are perfect for summer. You just can’t go wrong with vanilla ice cream and peanut butter!

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30 Erin Motz July 4, 2012

What a treat! Looks fantastic…

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31 Jennifer (Delicieux) July 4, 2012

I wish it wasn’t winter here as this looks fabulous! Happy 4th of July!

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32 Nancy/SpicieFoodie July 5, 2012

So true, once the calendar hits July 1st it’s time to avoid the oven. Your pie looks like a dreamy dessert. I love that it’s peanut butter and honey graham crackers – yummy! Your plate is beautiful too:)

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33 Suzanne July 5, 2012

So true about Summer heat and not wanting to light the oven. Ice cream and pie two of my favorite things :)

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34 Magic of Spice July 7, 2012

What a simple and delightful treat…looks fantastic!

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35 Mercedes July 19, 2012

This looks amazing! And perfectly simple for the hot summer months!

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