Pineapple Ice Cream Pie made easy with whipped cream, instant vanilla pudding and chunk pineapple.
Pour into a cinnamon, vanilla wafer crust and freeze for a delicious dessert to serve your family or guest on a short notice.
Serve frozen or thaw before serving for an awesome dining experience!
This dessert is generally thought of as a Summer dessert.
However, it can be eaten in colder weather (preferable somewhat thawed) the same as ice cream.
Mix together the vanilla wafer crumbs, the softened butter and the cinnamon.
You can mix the ingredients right in the pie pans themselves, as I do.
Press the crumbs against the sides and bottom of the pans making a well for the pie filling.
I use plastic wrap over the pie shell to prevent having to get my hands messy pressing the crumbs, then discard the plastic wrap.
Set the crust aside.
Prepare the instant vanilla pudding mix and set it aside at least for 5 minutes to thicken up a little more.
Whip the cold whipping cream on high speed in a stand mixer until the peaks form.
Fold the thickened pudding into the whipped cream.
Scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
Whip on high speed for another minute until the texture is very light.
You want a lot of air whipped into this mixture as you would when making homemade churned ice cream.
Prepare your drained pineapple chunks.
At this point you can fold the chunks as is into your mixing bowl mixture or cut the chunks in half or quarters for smaller pieces then fold them in.
*You can also substitute drained crushed pineapple.
However, I have
found if you use chunks, even when you cut them up into smaller pieces, that the
pineapple flavor throughout the pie is enhanced.
This is because the cream takes on a taste
similar to homemade Mascarpone cheese when separated from the pineapple
flavor, in my opinion.
Gently, fold in the pineapple and pour it into the two pie pans, evenly.
Place the pies in the freezer and freeze for several hours
until hardened or freeze overnight.
If you are planning to serve the frozen pie
pieces, it is best to cut the pie into pieces when it has frozen enough
to hold it's shape then wrap each pie slice separately.
If planning to serve this thawed, take it from the freezer and place in the refrigerator to thaw out slowly.
can serve the frozen pie frozen straight from the freezer when it has partially thawed enough to cut it.
prefer to let the pie thaw several hours in the refrigerator before
serving, when time allows to enhance the flavors.
As you can see, this luscious pie can be served anytime with a short notice.
This homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Pie is scrumptious!
If you like pineapple, I know you will love this pie.
Drain the pineapple and reserve the syrup.
Add enough of water to the reserved syrup to make 3/4 cup liquid and pour it into a saucepan.
Bring it to a boil, then remove it from the heat.
Add the Jello and stir it until it has dissolved.
Add the ice cream and stir the mixture has melted.
Set it in the refrigerator and chill it has thickened until it has thickened and fold in the crushed pineapple.
Turn it into our cooked Flaky Pie Crust shell and place it in the refrigerator to chill it until it is firm.
Top it with the our Homemade Whipped Cream if desired.