Monday, July 14, 2008

Raspbery Ripple Pie

This is an ice-cream pie recipe that I clipped from a farm publication back in the eighties…at a time when we were growing commercial raspberries so I always had an abundance of berries on hand. It was a summertime favorite…so I usually make a huge batch at the beginning of the summer…and would always have some in the freezer. I have made them for family reunions and other special occasions. The better the ice-cream…the more special the dessert!

Raspberry Ripple Pie:

Ice-cream - 2 litres (quarts) premium vanilla ice-cream, slightly softened

  • 1 ¼ cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  1. Combine crumbs with melted butter. 
  2. Press firmly into the base of a 9 or 10-inch springform pan.
  • 1 ½ cups crushed raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Combine raspberries, sugar and three tablespoons of water.
  2. Blend cornstarch with 1 ½ tablespoon water until smooth; stir into berry mixture.
  3. Cook until mixture thickens and boils (I do this in the microwave, stirring regularly).
  4. Add lemon juice.
  5. Allow to cool.
  1. Spoon about 1/3 of the ice-cream over the crumb crust…pressing down somewhat.
  2. Then spoon about half the berry sauce over the ice-cream.
  3. Repeat…ending with ice-cream on top.
  4. Carefully spread ice-cream over the filling with spatula or knife.
  5. Cover and freeze until hard.
  6. Allow to soften for about 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Cut in wedges and serve with whipped cream and berry sauce (below) and garnish with fresh raspberries.
Berry Sauce:
  1. Puree about 2 cups of raspberries in blender…add a little sugar.
  2. Stir in whole berries just before serving.


  1. Judy this looks so cool and refreshing for summer. It really is a beautiful creation. I'll have to try it soon...

  2. ah .. .it looks so delicious and so easy to whip together too. This is a must try this summer.

  3. Do you keep the pie in the springform pan in the freezer? This looks fabulous... I'm wondering if it would get freezer burn (if it indeed lasted that long!!) Thanks for a beautiful looking dessert... I've subscribed to your feed and look forward to more tasty treats!

  4. WOW, what a great dessert to have ready for company. Summer is all about dropping in on friends. Great picture and a great recipe.

  5. Just LOOKING at that photo made my mouth water! I'm making this!

  6. what a great dessert for a day when you don't want to turn on your oven ... "actually" (like my grandkids would say) I'll take it any time!

  7. Maybe TMI, but that picture made me have to swallow! Yum!

  8. Oooh - this sounds easy - and looks delicious - a winning combination!

  9. My raspberries are starting to ripen..we will enjoy this recipe!