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Pistachio-Lime Ice Cream Squares

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Pistachio-Lime Ice Cream Squares
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 7 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 16
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Looking for a frozen dessert recipe? Then try these nutty ice-cream squares with a citrusy twist!
Updated Jun 23, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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

335 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 36g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
23g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%
12%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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