Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

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 My son is pretty picky when it comes to vegetables, but he loves most fruits. His first exposure to cherries didn't seem promising, but this summer he has become a big fan of this sweet/tart little gem.  That's good because my daughter, husband and I love them to bits.  We wait all year for them to come into season and for the price per pound to come down so we can go a little cherry crazy.  We usually just wash and eat the cherries as nature made them, but my son's controlling the recipes this week so he asked if I could make something for his birthday with the cherries.  I was going to make a smoothie or a traditional cherry pie, but I wanted something that would wow his socks off.  So I put together this easy Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie and he loved it to bits.  Ice cream, cheesecake, cherries, chocolate and graham crackers.... with ingredients like this...anyone would love this sweet treat.

  

Ingredients:
2 cups pitted fresh cherries
3 cups softened ice cream
1 (8oz)  brick cream cheese softened
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cookie pie crust (store bought or homemade)
sugar if needed (optional)

Note: These ingredients make two pies.  If you want one pie only, reduce ingredients by half. 
 Directions:
Pit cherries and coarsely chop.  Use an electric mixer to blend cream cheese and then add the softened ice cream and blend together.  Add chopped cherries and mix well.  If you want the dessert sweeter than it tastes at this point add a little sugar.  I did not need to add anything because it was already sweet enough with the cherries and ice cream.  Pour into prepared cookie pie crust.  Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.  Freeze for 8 hours or over night.  Thaw on counter for 20 minutes to slice and serve. Garnish with whip cream (optional).  Enjoy.







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22 comments:

  1. How easy is this! It looks absolutely delicious - It's even hot here in Scotland today - this would go down a treat! Thank you

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  2. So simple to put together and so decadent! And with fresh cherries, love it

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  3. This is one gorgeous pie, Ramona!! Easy and yummy...love it!

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  4. Love it! I am so glad to see your son inspiring you to make more desserts, Ramona :) Ice cream pie sounds like a perfect treat right now! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  5. This looks so yummy- will have to try this soon! My family loves these cherries, also.

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  6. Wow, that looks and sounds divine!!

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  7. Nothing could be more delicious - cherries, cheesecake, Ice cream and pie?
    Wow :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. Oh I loves this! A no cook cheesecake! I'm pinning this and plan on making this during the remodel because I will have a fridge! :)

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  9. mm what a gorgeous, summery dessert! cherries are my absolute fav.

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  10. its tempting, delicious, gorgeous, yummy and.. and.. I will put every good words on that dessert, it's perfect! I bet no one could resist it, well surely I couldn't resist it!

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  11. This looks absolutely amazing! I love the cherries in there and I have some I need to use up!

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  12. Oh my goodness, this looks too good to be true! I love icecream anything, and with cherry? What can be better?

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  13. Again you are so creative,this pie looks so Yummy, I wish i had a slice or two even better for my dessesrt :) congrats on top 9 today !!

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  14. Really? I mean, really? I absolutely have to make this. The muscles in my right hand think that they are about to grab a fork and dig in to this delicious looking pie!

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  15. I LOVE ice cream pies! And adding cream cheese to the mix is just perfect! Aren't the cherries so good this time of year! Glad your son chose this for dessert! : )

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  16. I've never had ice cream pie in my life and I actually never thought that we can buy a pie crust! AHA! All the sudden this ice cream pie became do-able... :D Sounds amazingly delicious

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  17. Cheesecake Ice cream is my favorite! I love the idea of an ice cream pie! :)

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  18. I love this Ramona. I am dying to put my own spin on this one. It's a beauty. You made me seriously hungry today.

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  19. This has to be one of my favorite combos. If I cook it - they would disappear in no time flat around here.

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