oreo ice cream pie!

oreo ice cream pie!

i know this is supposed to be a foto finch post, but some have mentioned that maybe one week isn’t long enough to capture and share your pictures, so i figured, maybe i’d do them every other week?  everyone okay with that?  great!

so if you’re wanting to join in, take a look at the first two foto finch posts here and here.  then get your camera out, use the info you learned and share your images with us on treu image photography’s facebook page – WE WANT TO SEE THEM!!  give everyone a chance to leave you a little love in the comments section :)

alrighty, with that said, everyone ready for some pie?  a few posts back, i shared a recipe for a key lime pie.  i made a couple for my hubby’s surprise birthday get together.  here is the second one – oreo ice cream pie!  who doesn’t like oreos and ice cream?  it was delicious!  if you want to make one, here’s what you’ll need:

  • a package of oreos (i like the double stuffed :)
  • a quart of cookies and cream ice cream
  • 6 tbs of butter
  • whipped topping
  • chocolate sauce
  • and a pie pan
  • and a ziplock bag, a toy hammer and 1 toddler :)
before you get started, make sure to take out your ice cream and whipped topping so that they can get soft

alright, take 2/3 of the oreos and put them in a ziplock bag.  melt your butter and pour it into the bag as well.  squeeze out the air and seal the bag (really well!)  hand it to your toddler along with a toy hammer and tell them to smash the cookies!  if you don’t happen to have a toddler on hand, you could do this yourself :)

okay, pour the smashed cookies into your pie pan.  cookies don’t have to be completely crushed, but at least in small chunks.  also, leave some cookies to sprinkle on the top of the pie later.

press the cookies into the pan to form the crust

take your melty ice cream and scoop it onto the crust to form a layer

drizzle with chocolate sauce.  you can use a little or a lot, depending on the amount of love you have for chocolate :)

put a layer of whipped topping over the chocolate sauce.  your pie should look more like a mound now!

sprinkle the remaining cookie chunks/crumbs over the top of the pie.  cover and place back in the freezer for at least an hour or until frozen.

now you’re ready to serve!  looks good right?  cut yourself a slice and dig in!!

birthday boy + key lime pie

birthday boy + key lime pie

well hello there folks!  so, last sunday was my hubby’s birthday…the big 33!  i thought i’d share a pic of mister handsome.  this is branden making me valentines day dinner :)

i know…way out of my league ;)  seriously, the vest gets me every time!

also, if anyone is interested, the treus are now on instagram!  yes, we’ve joined the cool kids :)  if you want to follow us, you can find us under “thetreulife.”  here’s another pic of the birthday boy on his actual bday.  the boys and i took him to a mongolian bbq place for dinner.  when we returned home, branden was greeted by about 40 lovely people who filled our house (which isn’t that big!) for a surprise pie party!  yay!!  thanks everyone who helped and came out; you made his night!!

so, in celebration of branden (who does not particularly like cake or many other desserts for that matter…i know, crazy right?), i made three kinds of pie for the party.  and i knew i’d want to share them with you, so here is the first – key lime!!  it turned out super yummy, so i hope you guys make some of your own and enjoy!!  i got this recipe here and tweeked it a bit :)

okay, here’s what you’ll need:

  • a pie pan
  • 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers
  • 6 tbs butter
  • 3 cups of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice (i got a bottle of it at walmart in the juice aisle!)
  • the zest of 1 lime

okay, first things first. preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  next, crush your graham crackers into small chunks and crumbs.  i use my kids for this :)  just fill a large ziplock bag with the crackers and give them something hard (but safe!) to smash the crackers with!

melt the butter and add it to the crackers.  make sure to mix it together well as the butter will help hold together the crust.  you can add more butter if you feel like it’s still too dry.

while all the crushing is going on, you can zest your lime!

next, press your cracker/butter mixture into your pie pan to make the crust.  you could also just buy a graham cracker crust, but i think this looks and tastes better!

okay, now pour the lime zest, condensed milk, sour cream, and key lime juice into a large mixing bowl.  beat on low (or mix by hand) until ingredients are well combined.  when you’re finished, the mixture should have the consistency of a thick pudding.

pour the mixture into your graham cracker crust.  bake in your preheated oven for 5-8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles pop at the top of the pie.  don’t let the pie brown!!  take it out, and let it chill thoroughly in the refrigerator before serving.

yum!!  if you wanna be fancy, you could garnish a slice with whipped cream and lime wedges!  or you could be like me who is still enjoying a couple left over slices from the fridge :)  either way, i hope you enjoy!

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