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December 17, 2020

Ice Cream Pizza | Easy & Customizable

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A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for ice cream pie topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream and caramel sauce

 

Love pizza AND ice cream?  Combine the best of both worlds with this dessert recipe!  Made with creamy Hudsonville Ice Cream and all your favorite toppings, ice cream pizza is the perfect sweet treat for every season!

 

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice cream pizza that is.  

We are going to get right to it today with this simple, but sweet no-bake dessert recipe. We know you won’t want to waste another minute before giving this recipe a try. 

At our house we are all about easy, yet crowd pleasing recipes.  So, when my boys asked for an alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, I knew ice cream pizza was the answer.

Made with creamy Hudsonville Ice Cream, a graham cracker crust and all of our favorite toppings, this dessert got two thumbs up from everyone in our family.  

There are few desserts we have made that are as quick to pull together (maybe with the exception of No Fuss Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches).  What’s better is this ice cream dessert pizza is completely customizable and can be made for every holiday and festivity.  

In today’s post, we are sharing our favorite ice cream brand, recommended toppings along with adjustments you can make for upcoming holidays.  

 

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ICE CREAM PIZZA

FOR THE PIZZA CRUST: 

PIZZA FILLING: 

PIZZA TOPPINGS: 

 

A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for ice cream pizza topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream and chocolate chips

 

HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM PIZZA 

As we said above, this pizza dish recipe is incredibly simple to make.  

Start by combining all pizza crust ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix until well combined.  On a pizza pan or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread graham cracker crust evenly on the pan forming a small pizza shape or circle.  Feel free to choose your desired thickness.  We like ours about 1/4 inch thick. 

Using your hands, press the graham cracker crust firmly while maintaining the circle shape.  Place the pizza pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until the crust has hardened. 

Remove the pizza pan or baking sheet from the freezer and spread Extra Indulgent Hudsonville Salted Caramel Brownie ice cream (slightly softened) across the top of the graham cracker crust.  Top with all of your favorite fixings including chocolate chips, toffee bits, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce and more! 

Place the dessert back in the freezer for an additional 2 hours or until the pizza has hardened.  

When ready to serve, cut into pie slices or squares and watch your family beg for seconds.  

 

Two pints of Hudsonville Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

 

TIPS FOR MAKING ICE CREAM DESSERT PIZZA

As this dessert is made with ice cream, you have limited time to work before the ice cream starts to melt.  

I suggest warming up the hot fudge and caramel sauce before taking the pizza out of the freezer.  Speaking of warm hot fudge and caramel sauce, I typically warm up the sauce slowly to ensure it doesn’t overheat.  You want to make sure the sauce is warm, but not hot as to not melt the ice cream.  

 

WHAT’S THE BEST ICE CREAM TO USE WITH ICE CREAM PIZZA? 

Our family loves Hudsonville Ice Cream over almost any other brand.  We fell in love with Hudsonville Ice Cream several years ago and never looked back

They are a Midwest brand in Michigan.  Their facility is right near their farms because they believe having their cows closer means fresher milk in their ice cream.  Sometimes I even add a small scoop of their Limited Edition Peppermint Stick ice cream to my coffee or hot chocolate for that added wow factor!

To find Hudsonville near you, use their Scoop Locator.

Here’s a present you can unwrap early.  Download your Hudsonville Ice Cream’s holiday e-book filled with fun and festive recipes!  Plus, save $2 on any carton of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

 

A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for ice cream pizza topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream and chocolate chips

 

OUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM DESSERT PIZZA TOPPINGS: 

 

A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for ice cream pizza topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream and chocolate chips

 

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MAKE ICE CREAM PIZZA FOR ALL OF YOUR UPCOMING CELEBRATIONS:

Because this dessert pizza recipe is so easy to make, it can quickly be adjusted for every holiday.  Here are just a few of our favorite alternative crust and ice cream combinations for your upcoming festivities. 

 

VALENTINES DAY

For Valentines Day, we highly recommend ice cream pizza with Hudsonville’s Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream or Traverse City Cherry Fudge (both with hints or red and pink) with either a graham cracker or brownie crust.  What says you love someone more than this sweet treat?  Did I mention adding heart sprinkles or candies?  

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY 

A good St. Patrick’s Day celebration calls for all things green!  Opt for a brownie crust with Hudsonville Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and Andes Mints chip topping.  Add hot chocolate fudge, too?  Yes, please!

 

JULY 4TH

For your red, white and blue festivities try switching out the pizza crust with brown sugar cookie topped with Hudsonville Creamery Blend Vanilla ice cream and red, white and blue sprinkles.  

 

HALLOWEEN 

For Halloween, the spooky ice cream pizza combinations are endless!  Our favorites include a sugar cookie or Oreo cookie crust topped with French Vanilla ice cream or Hudsonville’s Extra Indulgent Cookie Overload.  Top with M&M’s, marshmallows, gummy worms, seasonal candies and more! 

 

CHRISTMAS 

To ring in the Christmas festivities, you have to try Limited Edition Hudsonville Peppermint Stick ice cream paired with a brownie crust and peppermint chips.  And, if you like peppermint you have to try our No Fuss Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches or Peppermint Milkshakes!  Both made with Hudsonville Ice Cream, of course!  All three make for the perfect Christmas day recipe.  

 

A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for ice cream pizza topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream and chocolate chips

 

LOOKING FOR OTHER DELICIOUS DESSERT RECIPES?  HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES: 

 

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Ice Cream Pizza | Easy & Customizable

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Easy and customizable ice cream pizza made with creamy ice cream and a graham cracker crust.
SERVES/MAKES: 6 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients:

FOR THE PIZZA CRUST: 

PIZZA FILLING: 

Instructions:

  • Start by combining all pizza crust ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix until well combined.
  • On a pizza pan or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread graham cracker crust evenly on the pan forming a small pizza shape or circle.  Feel free to choose your desired thickness.  We like ours about 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Using your hands, press the graham cracker crust firmly while maintaining the circle shape.  Place the pizza pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until the crust has hardened. 
  • Remove the pizza pan or baking sheet from the freezer and spread Extra Indulgent Hudsonville Salted Caramel Brownie ice cream (slightly softened) across the top of the graham cracker crust.
  • Top with all of your favorite fixings including chocolate chips, toffee bits, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce and more! 
  • Place the dessert back in the freezer for an additional 2 hours or until the pizza has hardened. 
  • When ready to serve, cut into pie slices or squares and watch your family beg for seconds.

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