Cranberry Ice Cream Dessert

For my birthday yesterday, we made a variation of a lemonade ice cream pie recipe. Of course, those who know me know that I love anything with cranberries in it, so we adapted the recipe to suit a cranberry addict.

Cranberry Ice Cream Dessert

1 package of chocolate graham crackers, divided (a box comes with 3 packages)
1 half gallon of vanilla ice cream
1/2 can of lemonade concentrate
1/2 can of cranberry juice concentrate
3/4 cup frozen cranberries, chopped
Zest of one lemon, chopped into small pieces

Take the juice and ice cream out of the freezer and let them soften enough so they can be mixed, about 20 minutes. Crush graham crackers in blender or food processor and spread evenly in the bottom of a 10 × 13 dish, setting aside 1/4 cup for the top of the dessert. Put the juice, berries, lemon zest and ice cream into a large mixing bowl. Mix well with sturdy spoon until the color is even. Spread evenly over the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs over the top. Cover and place in the freezer for several hours.

I was really happy with the way this turned out and I can’t wait to have a little more for our family home evening treat tonight.

2 thoughts on “Cranberry Ice Cream Dessert

  1. Dinetonite November 16, 2010 / 3:36 pm

    Wow,now that is a dessert. Thanks for the easy to follow directions. I am going to make this wonderful creation this weekend and if all goes well I will make another for Thanksgiving!!


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