Pistachio-Lime Ice Cream Squares

Looking for a frozen dessert recipe? Then try these nutty ice-cream squares with a citrusy twist!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 7 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Lime Swirl

1/2
cup sugar
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4
cup lime juice
2
eggs, beaten
1
egg yolk, beaten
3
to 4 drops green food color, if desired

Crust and Filling

3/4
cup butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup chopped shelled pistachios
1/2
gallon (8 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 In small non-aluminum saucepan, mix 1/2 cup sugar, lime peel, lime juice, eggs and egg yolk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 2 Melt margarine in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour, 1/3 cup sugar and pistachios. Cook and stir 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is golden brown and crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs for topping. With fork, press remaining mixture firmly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Place in freezer for at least 5 minutes to cool.
  • 3 Spoon and spread half of ice cream over crust. Spread with half of lime mixture. Top with remaining ice cream; spread evenly. Top with remaining lime mixture. With knife, swirl lime mixture gently through ice cream, being careful to not disturb crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover; freeze 6 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    335
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    23g
    23%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    12%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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