I may have skipped a pie last week, but I’ve got 2 coming up this week that I’m quite positive might make up for it. Picture this: me feverishly typing while licking my lips in anticipation of these four little words….Orange Push Pop Pie.
That’s right, I made the beloved orange push up ice cream into a pie!
I can’t tell you how many times growing up that I stood in front of the ice cream truck, holding up the line because I couldn’t decide between a fudge popsicle, a Drumstick, or the orange push up pop. Often times when I just couldn’t decide I’d get one chocolate option and I’d also get the push pop because I knew that if I skipped the push-up I’d regret it. Yet, each time I got the dreamy orange treat, I’d always fail to remember how annoyed I’d get once the paper started getting soggy.
Let me tell you a secret about this pie. There will be no soggy paper around these parts!
- Graham Cracker Crust:
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter, melted
- 6 ounces orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 ounces cool whip, thawed
- orange rind garnish, optional
- Prepare the graham cracker crust by combining the crumbs and sugar together in a medium size bowl, add the butter until well combined. Firmly press the crust mixture into a greased 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes until slightly golden. Allow to cool completely.
- Mix together the orange juice concentrate with the condensed milk until well combined. Gently fold in the cool whip. Pour into the pie crust and chill in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
- Garnish with a spiralized orange rind.
I know I say all ice box pies are the perfect summertime treat when it’s ridiculously hot outside, but this one really is. There is no possible way that it won’t remind you of hearing the familiar tunes coming from the ice cream truck as it rounds the corner and heads your way.
And, even better? Is the fact that you have it in pie form. It’s not messy, the paper won’t disintegrate before your eyes and quite possibly the best part is that you won’t hold up any lines as you question whether or not you’re feeling the Drumstick that day.
However, you do have to be speedy about eating it though. There’s not a lot to hold it together so if you take too much time, it’ll start melting on you…..just like the real kind.
I debated even including a sliced picture because I feel like if it’s not super pretty, people don’t want to eat it. But trust, just because it doesn’t photograph great doesn’t mean this isn’t one of the best pies you’ll ever eat. If you like the Orange Push Ups, then you’ll love this pie.