NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY | AUGUST 18
National Ice Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 18th. This is the second ice cream holiday in August and it honors a refreshing frozen dessert that comes in many delicious flavors.
First came putting ice cream on pies. The natural next step would be making ice cream into pies. With all the flavors available, our options are unlimited! Plus, when we figure in the types of crusts to make with ice cream pie, the concept is beyond delightful. Combine graham cracker crusts and maple pecan ice cream for a fall treat. Or a vanilla wafer crust with peanut butter ice cream topped with bananas – yum! You’re only limited by your imagination.
The treat also makes an excellent substitute for those who can’t decide on pie or cake for their birthday. Compromise and just have an ice cream pie. So many benefits to enjoying ice cream pie over just ice cream or just pie.
Ice cream pies are also a real crowd-pleaser. No matter what flavor you make, they are an easy and delicious dessert to make and serve. Whether you make one for a birthday party, pot luck or another family gathering, it’s sure to be a hit!
HOW TO OBSERVE ICE CREAM PIE DAY
Whether you make an ice cream pie at home or order one from your favorite ice cream shop, you won’t be disappointed. And neither will your guests! Give your favorite ice cream shop a shout out, too. Looking for recipes? We found several for you to enjoy.
Let everyone know not to miss out on celebrating this holiday! Use #IceCreamPieDay to post on social media.
ICE CREAM PIE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this ice cream holiday.
Ice Cream Pie FAQ
Q. Is there a National Ice Cream Cake Day?
A. Yes. National Ice Cream Cake Day is on June 27.
Q. What kind of toppings can you put on ice cream pie?
A. All kinds of toppings add flavor, interest and texture to ice cream pies. Consider using fruit, berries, nuts, sprinkles, marshmallows, syrups, and whipped cream on your pie.
Q. Can you add candles to an ice cream pie?
A. Yes! Candles are a festive addition to an ice cream pie. Just be sure to light them right before the guest of honor blows them out. Otherwise, you could end up with wax on your pie.