Last week I was preparing for a combined activity with the youth. I was on my way home from work and needed to go get stuff to make root beer floats. I was mentally going through what was in the freezer (yes I can recall at any moment the entire contents of my freezer, I'm a fat guy what do you expect?) to see if there would be room for the ice cream. It was then that I remembered that there was still 1/3 of a chocolate pie that Lola made for my birthday hidden away to be enjoyed at a future date.
At that instant I experienced one of those rare moments of absolute clarity where inspiration just washes over you as I had a realization, nay an epiphany. What if I combined the frozen chocolate pie with vanilla ice cream? That's right Chocolate Pie Ice Cream.
For the past several days I've been able to think of little else and last night for Family Home Evening my dream became a reality. Using the leftover ice cream from the root beer floats and the frozen chocolate pie I combined them Cold Stone Creamery style to make Chocolate Pie Ice Cream. I just love saying that.
The chocolate pudding and graham cracker crust blended beautifully with the creamy vanilla ice cream. Lola had a good point that it would be even better if the pie wasn't frozen, which I totally agree, but all and all it was good. The kids loved it, I loved it. I need to call Ben and Jerry.