On the hunt for holiday dessert ideas? You’ve come to the right place. After all, we think about dessert like it’s our job (because well, it is.) One way to take your post-holiday meal up a notch? Ice cream and pie. That’s right, we’re proposing you have dessert with a side of dessert. There are no laws that say you can’t, right?
This time of year, it’s pie’s time to shine. To inspire your own creations this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite ice cream and pie pairings.
Pairing 1: Maple Walnut and pumpkin pie
All about the pumpkin pie? Same. Trust us when we tell you pairing this classic dessert with Maple Walnut takes it to the next level. There’s just something about the buttery, maple taste and the texture of the walnuts that makes this combination a delectable holiday dessert.
Maple Walnut: Maple ice cream with walnuts
Pairing 2: Fireball and apple pie
What’s more delightful than a piece of warm apple pie around the holidays? This year, add a scoop of Fireball on the side for a cinnamon kick that perfectly complements the sweet and tart taste of apple pie. Don’t forget to top it off with whipped cream for added ‘mmm!
Fireball: Cinnamon flavored ice cream with cinnamon flavored swirls and cinnamonette candies
Pairing 3: Pumpkin Pie and apple pie
Picture this: you get up to the dessert line and you’re stuck between apple and pumpkin pie. They’re both classic holiday pies, we get it! Here’s what you do: Pick the apple pie and scoop up a helping of Pumpkin Pie ice cream and there you have it, the best of both worlds.
Pumpkin Pie: Pumpkin ice cream with swirls of whipped cream flavored ice cream and pie crust pieces
Pairing 4: Peanut Butter Cup and chocolate pie
Peanut butter and chocolate have gone together since well, forever and for good reason. If the rich, silky taste of chocolate pie is your Thanksgiving go-to, you’re definitely going to want to add Peanut Butter Cup ice cream to the mix. The chocolatey, peanut butter taste of this flavor coupled with a slice of smooth chocolate pie is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.
Peanut Butter Cup: Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls
Pairing 5: Southern Pecan and pecan pie
Can’t get enough pecan pie? Pair yours with the creamy, buttery pecan taste of Southern Pecan! The harmonious blend of these two desserts will make your tastebuds thankful for this combination!
Southern Pecan: Extra indulgent butter pecan ice cream with pecans
Pairing 6: Friendsgiving and blackberry pie
We’d be remiss not to mention the flavor we created especially for Thanksgiving! Originally inspired by the classic thumbprint cookie, this almond flavored ice cream with blackberry swirls and sugar dough pieces pairs perfectly with the tart and juicy taste of blackberry pie!
Friendsgiving: Almond ice cream with blackberry swirls and sugar cookie dough pieces
Pairing 7: Holiday Vanilla and your favorite dessert
Vanilla is our most versatile flavor—it goes with pretty much anything! Ours is made with double fold vanilla extract to give it the signature taste fans know and love. Add a scoop with any pie, brownies (click here for an easy brownie bowl recipe), cookies—you name it! This year, you’ll notice our festive packaging. It’s the same great taste, just in a holiday sweater.
Vanilla: Our signature vanilla
Check out all of Perry’s Ice Cream flavors and see if you can create your own dessert combination.
Wishing you happy holidays filled with lots of ice cream!
Contributor: Kristin Rozewski