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 vanilla wafer crumbs, softened butter and cinnamon.
Can mix the ingredients right in the pie pans themselves.
Press 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.
Set crust aside.
Prepare instant vanilla pudding mix and set aside at least 5 minutes to thicken up a little more.
Whip cold whipping cream on high speed in stand mixer until peaks form.
Fold thickened pudding into whipped cream.
Scrape bottom and sides of mixing bowl.
Whip on high speed another minute until 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 substitute drained crushed pineapple.
However, I have
found if you use chunks, even when cut 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
into the two pie pans.
Place pies in freezer and freeze several hours
until hardened or overnight.
If planning to serve frozen pie
pieces, it is best to cut the pie into pieces when it has frozen enough
to hold it's shape and wrap each pie slice separately.
If planning to serve thawed, take from the freezer and place the in refrigerator to thaw out slowly.
can serve frozen straight from the freezer or partially thawed.
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 short notice.
This homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Pie is scrumptious!