Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Cake

This method is a Mix and Match lovers d-r-e-a-m.  This is the simplest little thing to do and you can change it up a thousand different ways.  My sweet friend Carol made this one time for my Grandmother and then my Grandmother made it for me and now, I’m making it all the time.  And the best part, there are only 3 ingredients.  That’s it.  Three.
Shopping List
1 frozen key lime pie, thawed
1/2 gallon ice cream, slightly softened
Cool Whip
In a large mixing bowl, crumble in your thawed out pie.  Add your ice cream to your pie mixture and combine.  Spread the pie/ice cream mixture into a 13×9 inch baking dish and freeze at least 20 minutes or up to 2 days.
Remove from freezer about 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to serve and top with Cool Whip.
Did you catch that?  All you’re doing is combining ice cream with a ready made pie from the freezer department.  Once you crumble the pie up and combine it with the ice cream, you get these awesome bits of pie in every bite of your ice cream “cake”.  And talk about mixing and matching…you could do a chocolate pie with chocolate ice cream, a pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream, an apple pie with caramel ice cream, a peach pie with strawberry ice cream…I could go on and on and on.
Go ahead and start mixing and matching…this ice cream cake is a winner every time.

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  • Mix and Match Mama July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Yes, Kara! It is!!

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) July 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I nearly jumped out of my seat when you wrote "pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream"!!! Signed, Your Fellow Lover of All Things Fall

  • Joy November 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I made this and it was a hit! So easy and delicious! Love it!

  • Tina Gooden July 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Do you use a mixer or just mix by hand?

  • Mix and Match Mama July 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    By hand! Enjoy!