A Homemade “Icecream Pie” For Zoey’s 2nd Birthday

by ilene on December 1, 2014 · 1 comment

in parenting, party, recipes, Zoey's 2nd birthday

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My baby girl turned 2 years old on Halloween!!!  I know this post is embarrassingly late but I wanted to document and share this special occasion, mostly in case Zoey wants to read this blog years down the line.  I know it doesn’t mean much to anyone else, but as her parents, her birthday was a big moment for Jeff and I.  We praise God for 2 years of her life and the honor of being her parents!

Zoey’s been asking for an “icecream pie” ever since she overheard some older kids say it once over the summer at the playground at Golden Gate park.   I don’t think she really knew what it was, but she’s been randomly saying “icecream pie, icecream pie” for months since.  For her birthday, I had to make her dream come true!  I had no idea what a real icecream pie was either, I’ve never really had one, but I figured it couldn’t be too hard to concoct, right?  You can’t go wrong with icecream and pie all smushed together in one delicious, candlelit dessert.  Its a brilliant, winning combination!  My Zozo may be only 2 years old but a real genius I tell ya!  😉

For this “pie”, I made a no-bake oreo cookie crust.  I blended 20 oreo cookies in a food processor, combined the crumbs with ¼ cup of butter and and pressed the mixture into a pie pan.  Then I refrigerated it for half an hour before filling. (Recipe found here)  I forgot to take a picture while I was making the crust but here is a picture right as I started filling the pie:

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As the pie crust was chilling, I took out a half gallon of Dreyers Soft Churned vanilla bean icecream out of the freezer to soften on the counter top.  When the pie crust was nice and chilled, the ice-cream was soft enough to spread over the hardened crust:

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I spread the ice-cream as evenly as I could with a spatula and put it all back in the freezer to harden for a couple hours:icecreampie3

Once the ice-cream had hardened, I decorated the top with some whip cream flowers and spelled her name out with pink-tinted white chocolate:
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Pretty easy, fast and affordable icecream pie for my birthday girl!! Zoey was happy as could be with her birthday surprise!  icecreampie5

 

But totally terrified of the lit candles:icecreampie8

It should be noted that all this icecream was consumed right after an evening of trick-or-treating and this already hyper-active little girl was bouncing off the walls!

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Happy birthday to our spunky little 2 year old!!!  We love you THIS MUCH, Zoey!!

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1 Hotricia December 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Zoey is absolutely adorable!!!!!! Love this post! The ice cream pie looks yummy!

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