Oh goodness, how I wish I had made this pie prior to last weekend so that you all could have enjoyed it over the holiday. However, it was only because of the long weekend that I actually had time/energy to make this and therefore, the ability to share it with you. Such is life. Really, the important thing is that now I know about it and now you know about it, and we should all make pretzel ice cream pie all the time, amen.
The inspiration for this was twofold. First, the always excellent and inspiring Milk Bar cookbook has a pretzel ice cream pie. We’re talking amazing malted pretzel crust AND pretzel-infused ice cream (!!!) I knew that needed to happen ASAP, but it occurred to me to include a strawberry layer as a nod to that apparently well known party dessert that involves (I believe) a pretzel crust, a layer of strawberries with jello and topped with frozen whipped topping. Though the original dessert has never appealed to me, this riff most certainly did. I think Ben said it best when, after tasting it he said, “It really just isn’t fair to all the other kinds of pie.” Agreed.