Sweet Tooth Friday: Frozen Pumpkin Pie

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on November 10, 2011

You know what just screams Thanksgiving to me?

It’s not gathering with family, both near and far.

It’s not stuffing myself silly, all day long.

It’s not the sound of my sons, nieces and nephews laughter filling the air.

It’s ice cream.

Yes, I’m serious. It’s also possible that I’m functioning on way too little sleep. If you can call it functioning.

Why ice cream you may be wondering. Well, because when you add to the ice cream a cinnamon graham cracker crust, some pumpkin, whipped cream and inviting spices, you have yourself one amazing pie.

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

A pumpkin pie to be exact. Frozen pumpkin pie. It’s so good that even pumpkin pie haters have been known to eat it. True story. I tested it out on my family last weekend, and both pumpkin pie haters devoured their pieces.

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

Guess who will be in charge of dessert for Thanksgiving this year? This lady.

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

Frozen Pumpkin Pie


  • 1-1/2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Pie
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin {not pumpkin pie filling}
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Stir in the melted butter until evenly coated. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9" pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool, then place in the freezer until well chilled, at least one hour.
  3. Pie
  4. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, to soften it. Spread the softened ice cream over the frozen crust. Freeze the crust and ice cream for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  5. In a medium sized bowl stir together the pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices. Fold in the whipped topping until well combined.
  6. Spoon the pumpkin mixture over the ice cream and smooth. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  7. Let the pie sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving. Slice and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

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1 Mindie November 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Thanks for the linky. I linked up my peppermint cake, it’s from last year, but I never shared it in linkies until now. I can’t believe I am first, I am usually late to the parties.
Have a fab weekend.

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

Peppermint cake sounds wonderful! Thanks for joining in!

3 Jocelyn November 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I have never had frozen pumpkin pie…is it like the DQ blizzard? My son loves pumpkin pie so I might just have to try this out on him:-) Thank you for hosting each week.

4 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

I’ve never had the DQ blizzard! Let me know if you have a chance to try it.

5 Aimee @ ShugarySweets November 11, 2011 at 5:23 am

Alli- that ice cream pie looks fantastic. Perfect for the not pumpkin pie eaters in my family. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

6 Kim of Mo'Betta November 11, 2011 at 6:41 am

This is perfect! I love the flavor of pumpkin pie, but not the texture – so this would be a perfect solution! (Not that I need to find a way to eat MORE pie/sweets.lol) That nice thick cinnamon graham crust looks amazing….b/c the crust is the best part of any pie :) I’ve linked up Chocolate Turtle Cake!

7 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 9:23 am

I totally agree, the crust is the best part!

8 Kitchen Belleicious November 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

Okay so I love any kind of frozen ice cream cake and the fact this is a pumpkin pie is just making me go insane for a piece! How cool!

9 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

I love anything ice cream cake too!

10 Tasha November 11, 2011 at 7:16 am

That looks delicious! We are a family of pumpkin pie lovers, I bet they would love this version of it! Thanks for the linky!

11 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

It’s a nice change from the traditional pumpkin pie, even if you are lovers of the original.

12 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

That pie sounds excellent! I’d much rather eat one of these than a traditional pumpkin pie. I’ll scream, too…Yum!

13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

Lol! Thanks for the tweet!

14 Laural @ Being Healthier November 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

What a great idea!!! That looks delicious and it seems like a fantastic dessert especially because you don’t have to bake the whole thing ( after the crust) – just pop in the freezer!

15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:13 am

It is very easy, just takes a little bit of time. Just a warning, don’t try a store bought graham cracker crust, it will crumble when you add the ice cream. I learned that one the hard way.

16 Rhondi November 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

Your pie looks yummy! I always look forward to seeing everyone’s sweets they made during the week on your Sweet Tooth Friday post. Thanks for always hosting! I didn’t make any sweets this week, but hope to be back next week with something new. Have a great weekend!

17 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

I hope you link up next week! I’m glad you stopped by anyway.

18 carolinaheartstrings November 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

That looks terrific. We linked a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake today and we also have cranberry couscous on the menu this week.

19 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

Cheesecake? Now you’re talking my language. :)

20 Cares November 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

Your pie looks scrumptious!

21 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks much!

22 jo@blog-diggidy November 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

mmmm this sounds yummy!! :)

23 Chels R. November 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

That Frozen Pumpkin Pie looks incredibly amazing!

24 Christina @ Mrs. Fox's Sweets November 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Your Frozen Pumpkin Pie looks delightful! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

25 Laura @ GFPantry November 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Your recipe looks GREAT! I posted Pumpkin Ice Cream (Dairy Free).

26 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Ohhh, pumpkin ice cream sounds lovely!

27 Cait November 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

This looks delicious! You should enter it in the Gygi Guest Post Pie Contest!

28 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Thanks for letting me know. I’ll check it out.

29 Miz Helen November 19, 2011 at 8:37 am

Great Pumpkin Pie! My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

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