Frozen Pie Should Be the Only Kind of Pie You're Eating Right Now

Food Network Kitchen’s 4Ingredient Peanut ButterStrawberry Ice Cream Pie as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

You may live for the obligatory scoop of ice cream that sits beside your warm slice of pie, but why let your ice-cold dose of satisfaction stop there? These beautiful frozen pies often start in the oven (or don’t go in it at all), but they reach peak refreshment in the freezer.

Most recipes (baking or otherwise) require a whole lot more than four ingredients, but not this pie. This 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Strawberry Ice Cream Pie starts with a surprising crust made of crispy rice cereal and peanut butter, and the filling is nothing more than smooth, sweet strawberry ice cream. Once the pie is drizzled with peanut butter and frozen until set, a finishing ring of strawberry slices bring on a pop of color and freshness.

To achieve a Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie, fill up a premade pie crust with a fluffy meringue topping and freeze it. Once it’s set, garnish with freshly grated chocolate.

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Food Network Magazine’s entirely no-bake Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Pie gets a perfect buttery crust from vanilla wafer cookies, shredded coconut and butter that are pulsed together in a food processor. Once the crust is pressed into a springform pan and frozen until it sets, it’s joined by banana slices and a slathering of chocolate and vanilla ice creams, and finished with a final crown of whipped cream and toasted coconut.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Pie for Year of Oats/Drunk Pies/Diners, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Bring on the cold, icy vibes of a frozen strawberry daiquiri — but this time do it in pie form. Food Network Kitchen’s boozy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Pie tastes just like the drink, with a filling of rum-infused strawberry sorbet, a white rum-spiked shortbread crust and a fluffy finishing cloud of lime whipped cream that, again, is spiked with rum.

Instead of relying on the oven to create a perfect pie crust, the chefs at Food Network Magazine take an unconventional approach to lay the foundation for their Red Velvet-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie. They start by crumbling store-bought red velvet cupcakes and pressing them to form a cakey crust that firms up after freezing. That’s what lies beneath the layers of vanilla ice cream and blueberry sorbet that make up this confection, and the whipped cream that’s slathered over it.

Food Network Kitchen’s 4Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Once again, four is the magic number when it comes to pies with seriously slim ingredient lists. This easy-to-make 4-Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie calls for just lemon sorbet, sweetened condensed milk and a ready-to-go graham cracker crust. In the end, it’s sweet and tart — just like the drink.

It’s no wonder why this summery dessert is one of Ina Garten’s all-time favorites. With a creamy, limey filling and a super-simple, press-in graham cracker crust (the only part that requires baking, mind you), Ina’s Frozen Key Lime Pie becomes a true summer sensation once it freezes for several hours or overnight.

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