Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Mini Pies

I know.

I KNOW that basil reminds you of lasagna. Trust me on this one: Blueberry Basil Lemonade is good! Add some Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk and how could you go wrong?

Surely you have had frozen lemonade pie, right? This is just a fancy version all dressed up for a night on the town…or out in your back yard playing corn hole with friends. Whatever.

Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Mini Pies @Katrinaskitchen

Basil is about the only thing that I can grow. Well, besides babies. I have 2 babies that I’m very proud of growing. But if we’re talking about green things with leaves and other stuff basil is about my limit. Since I have a short attention span I often forget about plants needing water and all that jazz so things go downhill very quickly, but basil is resilient. I really wanted to get into my basil crop early this year so I was anxiously awaiting those first tiny leaves. This is what I did with them.

If you are scared {or repulsed} by this idea then you can substitute mint for the basil or just omit it altogether. I won’t track you down. Promise.

Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Mini Pies @Katrinaskitchen

Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Mini Pies Recipe

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Yield: 12 mini pies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, or overnight

Frozen lemonade pies with a hint of blueberry and basil

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Cup frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 Cup blueberries
  • 2 fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Mini pie crusts (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk. Then add the lemonade concentrate.
  2. Add the blueberries (halve them if small children will be enjoying this dessert). Finely chop the basil and fold into the mixture.
  3. Spoon the mixture into 12 mini pie crusts or small containers. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

Notes:

  • Don't be afraid of the basil! It is a nice subtle contrast to the other flavors in this dessert. Of course you can substitute with mint, or omit it altogether.
  • Most lemonade concentrates will come in 2 Cup containers. Since you only need 1 cup for the pies mix up the rest with some water, ice, blueberries, and basil for a delicious lemonade while you're waiting for your dessert to freeze!

Looking for some more Berrylicious recipes to kick off the summer? I’ve teamed up with other bloggers who made some delicious berry dishes. Check them out!

1. Chocolate Chocolate and More – Lemon Blueberry Poundcake
2. Foodlets – Strawberry – Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops
3. Green Beans & Grapefruit – Mixed Berry & Cookie Butter Clafouti
4. Haniela’s – Red Currant Meringue Cake
5. In Katrina’s Kitchen – Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Pies {{You’re Here!!}}
6. Munchkin Munchies – English Matrimonials
7. Rich and Sweet – Blueberry Blackberry Orange Streusel Scones
8. Sams Kitchen – Eton Mess Mini Cheesecakes
9.  Simply Gourmet Photography – Mulberry Syrup
10. Sumptuous Spoonfuls  -  Strawberry Chia Jam
11. Trilogy Edibles – Meringue Nest with a Bumbleberry Compote

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22 Responses to “Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Mini Pies”

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    Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This tart looks absolutely delicious! Love it!

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    bridget — June 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    These are so pretty!!! I'm totally not afraid of basil. :)

    PS…what is "corn hole?"
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    Maureen — June 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Argh!!! we have no Cool Whip!! I adore basil and would use it in a heartbeat. I don't know what corn hole is either but I know I could put one of these minis in my pie hole :)

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    Steph@PlainChicken — June 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Looks delicious and so refreshing. I have fresh basil in our garden – can't wait to try this.
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    BakeYourDay — June 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Lately I have loved combining fruit with herbs, especially basil. Love these!

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    Sue — June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    They look so cute and yummy! Basil doesn't scare me away:)
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    Averie — June 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Fun pies! I made a lemonade pie and a berry crumble and now I can't wait to check out the rest of these recipes just in time for summmmmmer!
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    KatrinasKitchen — June 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Oh dear – ya'll don't have cornhole in Texas?!?!? :) It's kind of like horseshoes but you are throwing bean bags filled with corn into a hole. http://www.playcornhole.org/whatis.shtml

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    KatrinasKitchen — June 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    You always make me giggle :)

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    Sumptuous Spoonfuls — June 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I love strawberries with basil and watermelon with basil so I bet that blueberries with basil and lemon has got to be wonderful! I'm really lovin' all of these berrylicious posts :)
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    Heather — June 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous and intriguing flavor combination. I want basil in my pie!
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    bakedbyrachel — June 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    This is fun and screams summer to me :)
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    chocolateandmore — June 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I first tried Lemon and Basil cookies about a year ago and fell in love with the combination. These pies just scream summertime, cool, refreshing, perfect after a dinner from the grill on the back deck!

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    Baker Street — June 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Those mini pies are super scrumptious, K! Absolutely love the idea. They would make for great individual treats. :)
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    Elizabeth — June 10, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I absolutely love summer pies!
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    bigbearswife — June 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

    don't they look good!!! love the photos too!

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    amanda — June 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I bought a basil plant a few days ago and I guarantee it's dead within a month.

    These look amazing! Frozen lemonade pie is one of my favorite summer treats so I know your version would rock my world.
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — June 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Yum!! I made frozen lemonade pie recently for the first time, and it was delicious! Love the idea of blueberries and basil in there!

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    @damn_delicious — June 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Love these! And miniature-sized food is so much more appealing! I could seriously have a hundred of these :)
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    texydeb — June 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Yes adding basil seems a litle weird but they are so pretty and yummy looking!

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    Cake with Love — June 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I love the basil addition to these pies, I once had something similar at an upscale italian restaurant and the flavos were great, this pie would be a hit at any party!
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    Christina — June 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    What an easy and delicious looking recipe! I love the addition of basil in these mini pies. :)
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