Strawberry Ice Cream
- 1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (21 ounce) can Lucky Leaf strawberry fruit filling, separated
- 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- remaining strawberry fruit filling
- 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- additional whipped cream (1 1/2 cups) for garnish
- Prepare the ice cream ahead of time. In a large bowl whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract; set aside. Using a large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer or use a kitchen aid stand mixer on high speed (using the whisk attachment).
- Mix until stiff peaks form about 5-7 minutes. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream and add to a small bowl, whisk in 2 tablespoon powdered sugar and refrigerate for garnish. In a medium bowl, fold one cup of the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk and mix to combine.
- Add the mixture to the remaining cream and lightly fold. Fold in one cup of lucky leaf strawberry fruit filling into the ice cream mixture. Pour the ice cream mixture into a covered bowl and freeze until semi firm (about 2-3 hours).
- To make the crust, add cookies to a food processor and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs. In a large bowl, mix the vanilla wafer crumbs with, sugar and melted butter until moistened and combined.
- Press the cookie mixture firmly into the bottom of an 8 inch spring form pan that has been lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove ice cream from freezer and evenly spread the strawberry ice cream on the bottom the spring form pan over the cookie crust. Return the pan to the freezer and freeze until firm. Take out of the freezer and remove the ring and bottom of the spring form pan.
- Peel off the parchment paper or foil and add the ice cream pie to a serving plate. Add the remaining strawberry fruit filling on top of the pie and pipe (using a pastry bag) with additional whipped cream around the edges. Slice and Serve ice cream pie slightly thawed. Ice cream pie will keep in freezer for up to 14 days.