4th of July Ice Cream Pie
This 4th of July ice cream pie is a no bake dessert the whole family will enjoy! Make a graham cracker crust with patriotic sprinkles, use American Fireworks ice cream as the filling, then top with red, white and blue whipped cream!
The 4th of July is all about spending time with family & friends, celebrating America and enjoying good food!
We’re partnering with Hudsonville Ice Cream to bring you a fun 4th of July dessert that the whole family can make and enjoy together!
I’m a huge fan of themed desserts, I think festive food makes the holiday more fun! I decided to make this pie red, white and blue themed by using Hudsonville’s new seasonal flavor American Fireworks.
American Fireworks has a burst of flavor in every bite, with a sweet and sour ice cream based mixed with ribbons of sour cherry swirl and a special ingredient – blue popping candy!
American Fireworks and Blueberry Cobbler are Limited Edition flavors this summer, only seasonally available for a short period of time. Grab a container of each and let me know which is your favorite! Once the summer seasonal flavors are gone, Hudsonville will replace them with other new, exciting flavors. This helps the company keep its flavor lineup fresh while testing out new flavor options. Since ice cream is one of my favorite food groups, I’m always on the lookout for new flavors to try!
- graham cracker crumbs: the base of the crust
- brown sugar: sweetens the crust
- melted butter: binds the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar together
- red, white and blue sprinkles: a fun addition for this patriotic dessert
- Hudsonville American Fireworks Ice Cream: you’ll need one 48oz container
- Heavy cream, powdered sugar, red and blue gel food coloring: used for making the red, white and blue whipped cream topping
Want to save time?
Use a store bought graham cracker crust!
How to Make Ice Cream Pie
- Combine the crust ingredients in a bowl. Press this mixture into a pie pan, using the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down. Freeze for 10 minutes.
- Transfer the thawed ice cream into the pie crust. Use the back of a spoon to evenly spread the ice cream into the crust. Return to the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Make whipped cream. Divide the whipped cream into 3 bowls. One bowl will remain white. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl and blue gel food coloring to the third. Mix until food coloring is incorporated.
- Spoon dollops of each color of whipped cream on top of the pie. Use a small offset spatula to lightly swirl the colors together. Top the pie with white whipped cream swirls and red, white and blue sprinkles. Return to the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
Make this American flag inspired ice cream pie ahead of time and keep it in your freezer until you’re ready to serve. Once each layer is frozen, be sure to wrap the entire pie in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. The pie will keep for up to 5 days in the freezer.
Tips for Making Ice Cream Pie
- Save some time! Did you know that you can buy graham cracker crumbs at the grocery store? Look in the baking aisle near the pre-made pie crusts!
- Allow each layer of the pie to freeze before adding the next. This helps keep each layer looking clean.
- Allow the ice cream to thaw for 10 minutes before scooping it into the pie crust.
- Use the back of a spoon to smooth and spread the ice cream.
- For easier slicing, allow the pie to sit out for 5 minutes before cutting into pieces.
- See where Hudsonville Ice Cream is sold near you with the Scoop Locator.
More Red White and Blue Desserts
4th of July Ice Cream Pie
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp red, white and blue jimmie sprinkles
- 1 48 oz container American Fireworks Ice Cream
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Red and blue gel food coloring
- In a mixing bowl combine the graham crackers crumbs and brown sugar, mix with a fork until the brown sugar is incorporated into the graham crumbs. Pour the melted butter over the crumbs, mixing until combined. Add in the red, white and blue sprinkles, stirring again.
- Press this mixture evenly into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down. Place the crust in the freezer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the container of American Fireworks Ice Cream from the freezer and place on the counter to thaw for 10 minutes.
Ice Cream Filling
- Once the ice cream is thawed, transfer all the ice cream into the pie crust. Use the back of a spoon to evenly spread the ice cream into the crust. Return to the freezer for 20 minutes. Place a metal or glass bowl and beaters in the freezer.
Red, White & Blue Topping
- Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy cream and powdered sugar, beat with an electric mixer for 4-7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Divide the whipped cream into 3 bowls. One bowl will remain white. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl and blue gel food coloring to the third. Use the mixer to fully incorporate the color, rinsing the beaters when moving from one color to the next.
- Spoon dollops of each color of whipped cream on top of the pie. Use a small offset spatula to lightly swirl the colors together. Top the pie with white whipped cream swirls and red, white and blue sprinkles. Return to the freezer for at least 20 minutes. For easier slicing, allow the pie to sit out for 5 minutes before cutting into pieces.