Strawberry pie is a summer classic. There is nothing better than a cold slice of strawberry pie to finish off a great day outdoors or to conclude a wonderful summer picnic. However, baking and working in the hot kitchen is not a good way to spend the summer vacation, so you'll benefit from a no bake strawberry pie. This recipe is quick and easy, and the results are unbeatable.
Crush the graham crackers. Place them in the plastic bag to keep the crumbs from getting away. Then use your fists to break the crackers into little pieces. These crumbs will form your pie crust, so they are very important!
Mix the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Use the mixer to beat the graham cracker crumbs and butter together to form a sticky, buttery pie crust dough. If you think it is too buttery, add more graham cracker crumbs until it is drier.
Press the pie dough into the aluminum pan. Use the rubber spatula to scoop out a chunk of the graham cracker dough. Then press down with the spatula to flatten the lump until it is about a quarter of an inch thick. As you do this, you will see your pie crust begin to form. Push the crust out until it covers the bottom and sides of the aluminum pan.
Slice the strawberries. Cut off the green tops and slice the strawberries into thin slices.
Fill the pie crust with ice cream. Scoop the softened ice cream into the pie crust and spread it around until the entire crust is full. Smooth out the top and make sure that no ice cream has spilled out of the crust.
Garnish the pie with fresh strawberries. Use the strawberry slices to cover the top of the pie. You may wish to cover it completely or you can make a pretty design.
Freeze the pie for 2 hours or until the ice cream is firm. Now you are ready to enjoy a delicious summer ice cream pie!
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