Cooking with kids can be plenty of fun and may spark a lifelong interest in preparing food for themselves and others. Many skilled home cooks and even professional chefs can trace their love of food and cook back to positive childhood experiences both with a loved one and on their own.
Learning to cook can give kids a sense of pride and joy in providing something delicious for themselves and others as well as building skills that they will use throughout their lives. Additionally, they can create happy memories of sharing their work with others.
Frozen Lemonade Pie Recipe
- Large bowl
- Electric Mixer
- Pie Pan
- Rolling Pin or Meat Mallet
- 14 squares Graham Crackers or 7 rectangular graham crackers
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 6 tbsp Melted Butter
- 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk from a can
- 12 ounces Whipped Topping thawed in the refrigerator
- 6 ounces Frozen Lemonade Concentrate thawed
- Turn on your oven and set it to 350 degrees.
- Place the graham crackers in a gallon-sized zip-top bag; press all the air out of the bag and close it up.
- Using a rolling pin, meat mallet, or some other heavy tool, crush and smash the crackers until they are crumbly. (Kids love this part of the recipe.)
- Place the crumbs in a nine-inch pie pan and add the sugar.
- Use a fork to combine the sugar and graham cracker crumbs, and slowly drizzle in the butter, tossing with a fork to combine.
- Using your hands, a smooth bottomed drinking glass or a small, smooth bottomed glass bowl, press the crumbs in the bottom and up the sides of your pie pan.
- Bake the pie crust for 8-10 minutes or until it is lightly browned.
- Allow it to cool to room temperature before you start working on the filling.
- In a large bowl, stir together the lemonade mix and the sweetened condensed milk until they are thoroughly combined.
- You can use an electric mixer or a whisk. Using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped topping until the ingredients are completely mixed.
- Scrape the filling out into the prepared pie crust and smooth the top.
- Cover the pie with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the freezer for six to eight hours.
- Remove the pie from the freezer and cut it into slices and serve.
- This pie makes between eight to ten servings depending on how thickly you cut the slices.
- If you want to add an additional garnish, fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, sliced strawberries, or curls of lemon peel can add a decorative touch.
- Store the leftover pie covered in the freezer for up to two weeks.
April Freeman enjoys creating all kinds of recipes for her friends and family from her country kitchen in Middle Tennessee. She and her family raise beef cattle, chickens, and all sorts of fruits and veggies on their farm, and she specializes in featuring farm-fresh foods in the recipes that she creates and serves. April says that her slogan is “Are you hungry?” and she feels that one way of showing love and connecting with others is to serve delicious favorite foods to others. Her favorite thing to cook is pies of all kinds.