From the Kitchen

Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust

It’s that time of year when strawberries from the garden are just begging to be picked, frozen, and blended into a delicious dessert! We’re baking a homemade graham cracker crust and topping it with a homemade strawberry ice cream… Bam! Just like that, summer is here!

Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust

I’m partnering with Blendtec for today’s recipe. They sent me their latest and greatest Designer-Series Blender to test out and I have one to giveaway to one of YOU! See below for giveaway details!

The blender is the Designer 725 with WildSid+ jar plus Twister jar, and it’s fantastic. I’ve been a long time fan of Blendtec, but now I have the Twister in my life. It’s really the best. I blended 1-1/2 cups of whole almonds into almond butter last night… in 60 seconds. It’s a dream come true! It comes with a side scrapping lid that allows you to twist as it’s blending, getting the job done so much more efficiently. Hooray!

Strawberry Ice Cream with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Recipe for Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 ½ c. graham crackers – 1 package of 9-10 crackers
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 6 Tbs. butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ice cream – any flavor

Mini Graham Cracker Crust Pies

How-to Make Graham Cracker Crust in a Blender:

1. Add all your ingredients to your jar, starting with the liquid first.

Mixing Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

2. Place your jar onto your base and put it on the “puree” setting. Let it blend. Twist your lid as it blends, helping the sides scrape down. NOTE: if you find you still have a few whole graham crackers in the center, blend again.

Blending Graham Cracker Crust with the Blendtec Twister

3. Get out your baking dishes and a spoon. I used these fun mini dishes and split my mix in half. NOTE: add a little vegetable spray to the bottom of your dishes to help it come up a little easier after baking.

Blending Graham Cracker Crust

4. Press your mix into each dish with your spoon. Smooth it out and press it down. Even press it up the sides of the dish as well.

TIP: set aside a little of the graham cracker mix for a sprinkle topping!

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

5. Bake your crust in a 375 degree oven for 7 minutes. Let these cool completely before adding topping.

6. While your crust is baking and cooling, get your ice cream ready. If you’re using store-bought ice cream, let it sit out on the counter for up to 1 hour to thaw out a bit. You want it to be soft when you add it to your crust so it’s easier to spoon out and serve.

Blendtec Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

You can also make homemade strawberry ice cream too. I used the recipe from the Twister Jar Recipe Book for the Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream.

  • 1/4 c. coconut milk, 2 1/2 T sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 8 oz frozen whole strawberries.
  • Add all the ingredients and set it to the speed 7 setting for 50 seconds, turning the Twister lid while blending.

Pour your ice cream into the graham cracker crust dish and add a little of the extra graham cracker mix for a topping.

Strawberry Ice Cream with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

It’s ready to eat! You can also put these in the freezer for the day if you make them ahead of time.

Strawberry Ice Cream Graham Cracker Crust Recipe


  1. Our family loves to have banana bok-choy smoothies for breakfast and our current blender is having trouble keeping up with thick smoothies for 3.

  2. I’ll be blending up some smoothies with summer fruits-mangoes, strawberries, pineapples and the works!

  3. Would love to upgrade my blender– I love making homemade frappuccinos in the summer.

  4. I would like to be able to make my own nut flours and quinoa flour. I want to blend my fave strawberry banana smoothie.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with an awesome machine! Would love to make ice cream as needed/wanted. I never have any on hand when craving strikes.

  6. Add some ice cream or yogurt and I have a happy family. New blender would be great

  7. That looks delicious! I have heard great things about Blendtec blenders. I don’t currently have a blender but some of our favorite things to make when we did were blender wheat pancakes, smoothies, and the sauce for my apricot chicken.

  8. What a great blog and wonderful recipes. Thanks and thanks for the great giveaway! I would use this mainly for making smoothies.

  9. We would love this blender to whip up some smoothies, ice cream, and snow cones this summer!

  10. My son LOVES strawberry ice cream, and the addition of this yummy graham cracker crust looks marvelous! Can’t wait to try it out and have him taste-test it for me! :)

  11. I want to start making smoothies. The Blendtec would be perfect for that.

  12. I love making smoothies using tropical flavors and sneaking in spinach or kale but I love the idea of being able to utilize a machine for other purposes than a smoothie!!

  13. The ice cream looks delicious and I’d love to use that blender to make it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. My blender doesn’t really blend well … cake mixes and maybe ice cream of softened enough – ugh!

  15. Our blender is an integral part of our food routine, and ours just broke! :/ It hasn’t been long, and we’re already feeling the loss…Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  16. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. This would be great for all graham crackercrumbling, along with shakes, orange julius’, smoothies. . Mmmm!

  17. I have a green smoothie daily. I have a super cheap blender and have been waiting for the day I can afford a nice new one. I would love to win this!

  18. I would love to have one of these machines so I could make my grandchilden smoothies.

  19. Attempting smoothies, but my poor blender isn’t really up to the job. I couldn’t even blend frozen bananas when my daughter wanted them after seeing them on a show. This would be such a wonderful addition to our kitchen.

  20. I would love to have a Blendtec! I would LOVE to make gazpacho this summer in one!

  21. Lots of smoothies, while I still have access to a good blender! This would come in quite handy after I move :)

  22. I’ve been blending up fresh fruit to add to smoothies and yogurt. I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks delicious!

  23. Smoothies are a huge summer favorite at my house! I am so looking forward to having my own BlendTec!

  24. We have been having smoothies every morning this summer. It is a great way to start the day:)

  25. I use a blender every morning post workout for my shakes. It’s not a very good blender, so this would be divine to have! Also, reading all of the many things to whip up make me want one even more!!!!

  26. Would love to use this blender! My $20 one is not quite cutting it…literally!

  27. I seriously want this blendtec. I have kitchen aid it is just not the same. I love spinach, banana, and pineapple smoothies as wells as strawberry and protein shakes. Yum.

  28. My daughters and I are not big breakfast eaters but I know how important it is so we have a protein smoothie every day. We also make home made pet food (allergies) for our animals. We’re on our third blender this year. :/
    Will have to try this yummy recipe too!

  29. I love to make smoothies and salsa with my blender, but it would be so much easier if I had a quality blender!

  30. I’ve always known the Twister Jar to make nut butters, but never thought about the use for a graham cracker crust. Genius!

  31. I am currently researching new blenders and have been leaning towards a Blendtec! Would love to win.

  32. I’m working with an early 2000’s hand-me-down blender, but this recipe looks amazing!! Top it with a dollop of lemon curd, and I’m a happy girl!!

  33. I sooo need a blender. My brand new never been used Ninja disappeared when we moved last year and my son is wanting Jamba Juice every day. I need a new blender to make smoothies at home!

  34. Just in time for summer smoothies – my blender broke ages ago, I’d love a replacement!

  35. I would love to be put into your drawing for this. I love smoothies and this would help me not to have to do them handmade :)

  36. My kids love this dessert we learned from my sister – blend up frozen bananas, a splash of vanilla, some coconut or almond milk and a teaspoon (or more) of cocoa powder. Call it ‘chocolate ice cream’ and yum! :)

  37. I love to blend smoothies, but I’d love a blender that’s up to the task of making some icy drinks!

  38. We need this in our lives! My kids would love to help me with the smaller twister. We love green smoothies, plain fruit smoothies, ice cream, and more in the blender! This would make life so much easier.

  39. I have needed an amazing blender for so long! This recipe looks beautiful and delicious. Cant wait to try it!

  40. I have been blending up iced coffees almost everyday! I would love to try this blender!

  41. Lordy – I’m still using the Waring Blender that was my grandparents, so it’s got to be 60 years old. It smells of burning oil — or maybe it’s rubber (?) every time I use it. It’s time I hit this Century, however late I may be. The Blentec system sounds like the ticket!

  42. We are blending up banana smoothies with almond milk- yumm! We would love to have a blendtec!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  43. Yum! What a delicious recipe! I had no idea blendtec was making this new kind of jar.

  44. I’m already making smoothies to cool us down. My blender’s not great though!!!

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