Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust + Blendtec Blender Giveaway

by Marie on June 18, 2014

It’s that time of year when strawberries from the garden are just begging to be picked, frozen, and blended into a delicious dessert! We’re baking a homemade graham cracker crust and topping it with a homemade strawberry ice cream… Bam! Just like that, summer is here!

Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust

I’m partnering with Blendtec for today’s recipe. They sent me their latest and greatest Designer-Series Blender to test out and I have one to giveaway to one of YOU! See below for giveaway details!

The blender is the Designer 725 with WildSid+ jar plus Twister jar, and it’s fantastic. I’ve been a long time fan of Blendtec, but now I have the Twister in my life. It’s really the best. I blended 1-1/2 cups of whole almonds into almond butter last night… in 60 seconds. It’s a dream come true! It comes with a side scrapping lid that allows you to twist as it’s blending, getting the job done so much more efficiently. Hooray!

Strawberry Ice Cream with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Recipe for Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 ½ c. graham crackers – 1 package of 9-10 crackers
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 6 Tbs. butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ice cream – any flavor

Mini Graham Cracker Crust Pies

Here’s how we made our Graham Cracker Crust using the Blendtec Twister Jar:

1. Add all your ingredients to your jar, starting with the liquid first.

Mixing Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

2. Place your jar onto your base and put it on the “puree” setting. Let it blend. Twist your lid as it blends, helping the sides scrape down. NOTE: if you find you still have a few whole graham crackers in the center, blend again.

Blending Graham Cracker Crust with the Blendtec Twister

3. Get out your baking dishes and a spoon. I used these fun mini dishes and split my mix in half. NOTE: add a little vegetable spray to the bottom of your dishes to help it come up a little easier after baking.

Blending Graham Cracker Crust

4. Press your mix into each dish with your spoon. Smooth it out and press it down. Even press it up the sides of the dish as well.

TIP: set aside a little of the graham cracker mix for a sprinkle topping!

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

5. Bake your crust in a 375 degree oven for 7 minutes. Let these cool completely before adding topping.

6. While your crust is baking and cooling, get your ice cream ready. If you’re using store-bought ice cream, let it sit out on the counter for up to 1 hour to thaw out a bit. You want it to be soft when you add it to your crust so it’s easier to spoon out and serve.

Blendtec Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

You can also make homemade strawberry ice cream too. I used the recipe from the Twister Jar Recipe Book for the Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream.

  • 1/4 c. coconut milk, 2 1/2 T sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 8 oz frozen whole strawberries.
  • Add all the ingredients and set it to the speed 7 setting for 50 seconds, turning the Twister lid while blending.

Pour your ice cream into the graham cracker crust dish and add a little of the extra graham cracker mix for a topping.

Strawberry Ice Cream with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

It’s ready to eat! You can also put these in the freezer for the day if you make them ahead of time.

Strawberry Ice Cream Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Now it’s time to serve up a little Blendtec giveaway. One winner will receive a Designer 725 with WildSide+ jar plus Twister jar, valued at $769.90! Open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends on June 24th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond via email. Enter below for your chance to win:
Blendtec Blender Giveaway

{ 142 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacey June 18, 2014 at 4:47 am

I’m already making smoothies to cool us down. My blender’s not great though!!!

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Lisa Brown June 18, 2014 at 5:45 am

I like blending up berry and soy smoothies

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Alisa June 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

Love the idea of the twister jar with the scraper built in!

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Heather C June 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

Yum! What a delicious recipe! I had no idea blendtec was making this new kind of jar.

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Maggie Ann June 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

Yum! this looks delish! And the chance to win the blendtec sounds wonderful no matter who wins. =)

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Jessica June 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

Wow! That twister looks amazing!!!!

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Kara June 18, 2014 at 10:52 am

I love to make fresh fruit and greens smoothies, mmm!

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Beetree June 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

We are blending up banana smoothies with almond milk- yumm! We would love to have a blendtec!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Amanda June 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

That looks delicious! I make a smoothie for breakfast every day! Yum!

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Katherine Wall June 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I love the twister jar! thank you!

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LizA June 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Lordy – I’m still using the Waring Blender that was my grandparents, so it’s got to be 60 years old. It smells of burning oil — or maybe it’s rubber (?) every time I use it. It’s time I hit this Century, however late I may be. The Blentec system sounds like the ticket!

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Megan's Cookin' June 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I would love to whip up some Popsicle and smoothies to beat the heat!

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Kelly D June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I would blend up apricot sherbet and berry smoothies.

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szkent June 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I love love love graham cracker crust

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Heidi F. June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Smoothies, homemade orange julius, and milkshakes!

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Cindy W. June 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for the wonderful recipe and giveaway Marie!

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barbara n June 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

homemade veggie dips!

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Cynthia I June 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

This looks great. What a fun way to make a quick dessert.

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wendy June 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Want to try that twist jar, cool idea!

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Heather June 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I have been blending up iced coffees almost everyday! I would love to try this blender!

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Dandi D June 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Lots of green smoothies are my thing!

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tiffany cheung June 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

We love blending mango and pineapple for a refreshing smoothie or some ice cubes and strawberries with lemon for a strawberry lemonade!

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Lisa W. June 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I would use to make my own smoothies and juices!

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erin June 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I want to make ice caps so badly with this.

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Carol Lynn June 19, 2014 at 12:18 am

I love blending up mangos, strawberries & bananas with some fresh orange juice!

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