I'm on vacation right now at the beach - we are in Corolla, North Carolina with some friends from college having a great time enjoying the beach. We rented a house and have been making lots of simple BBQ meals and such. I decided we needed dessert as well, after all we are on vacation, but wanted to make something easy that didn't have a million ingredients. The perfect recipe - pink lemonade pie. You can easily make this recipe in five minutes with just a few ingredients and its fantastic after a hot summer day, at the beach or not. It has a really light, refreshing taste. Ice cream at the beach is always a great treat.
I really don't remember where I originally got this recipe - I've been making this for several years now and haven't looked at a recipe for a long long time so I'm not sure of the original source.
Pink Lemonade Pie
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 cups whipping cream (you can substitute Cool Whip or similar)
1/4 cup pink lemonade powder mix (such as Country Time)
1/4 cup water
1 graham cracker crust
Set out ice cream to thaw for a few minutes or pop into a microwave for about 30 seconds to soften slightly. Beat cream until stiff peaks form. Combine lemonade powder and water in the bottom of a mixing bowl. Add ice cream and beat on low speed until smooth - you can use a wooden spoon to do this as well, it will just take a little extra effort to make it smooth. Gently fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Freeze at least 4 hours until set. Remove from freezer about 5 minutes before slicing.