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Rethink pie alá mode, and put the ice cream where it belongs: inside the crust. Lindsay’s ingenious creation satisfies cravings for refreshing citrus, creamy coldness, and a classic crunchy crust all in one slice. Keep it in the freezer for a fun after-dinner surprise at to your next summer gathering. Caroline, Recipe Hunter

Caroline Cassard

THE RECIPE

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

Key lime pie made even more refreshing

Summer desserts are often best kept simple: pies for picnics and cookouts, ice cream for beach trips and pool parties. With Lindsay’s Key Lime Ice Cream Pie recipe, two of the best summer desserts combine. Although her blog typically encourages a cone or spoon, this recipe is less about scooping and more about spreading and slicing. Lindsay describes it as “cold and smooth ice cream snuggled inside a crunchy crust.” Fresh-squeezed Key limes give the ice cream a special punch of citrus that you won’t find in a store-bought brand. This year, don’t break a sweat running the oven in the heavy heat. Instead, break out the ice cream maker for a refreshing, creative twist on a classic summertime dessert.

THE CHEF

Lindsay Clendaniel

Ice Cream Blogger & Cookbook Author

Lindsay Clendaniel

I am a true believer in fresh ingredients and slow food. Taking time to cook brings people together and makes people happy. This philosophy has helped me better understand flavor and it has helped me become a better ice cream maker.

Lindsay is a frozen dessert super hero, and an ice cream machine is her weapon of choice.

She’s a no-shame enthusiast of all things sweet, creamy, and cold on Scoop Adventures, where ice cream lovers join the search for the next best scoop. Beyond the blog, Lindsay is also the cookbook author of Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States. She means serious fun when it comes to homemade desserts and dreams of opening an ice cream shop of her own.

But don’t be fooled by Scoop Adventures’ niche focus. Lindsay provides far more than your basic chocolate or cookies ’n cream flavors, and even vegans and the lactose-free can delight in her delectable creations. Try a fun bubblegum pink scoop of Prickly Pear Coconut Sorbet or a salty and sweet Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Milkshake. And when you’re in the need for a little extra after a long day at work, sip on a frozen Blueberry Mojito Sorbet Cocktail. Scrolling through Lindsay’s dozens of recipes is as refreshing as a hand scooped ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Whether you’re looking to add a little crunch, chocolate, or booze to a frozen dessert, Lindsay has the insider scoop.

Head over to Scoop Adventures and say hello to Lindsay on Twitter and Facebook.

THE TIP

What are Key limes?

Here's a handy tip to help you make this Key Lime Ice Cream Pie recipe.

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