Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of lemonade. Well, maybe there is one thing that's more refreshing ... ice cream! An ice cold glass of lemonade quenches thirst, but a frosty bowl of ice cream is another sweet way to cool off. So why not really beat the heat by putting the two together? Lemonade ice cream is the best of both worlds—a zesty summer drink and a creamy iced treat all in one.

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Parfaits

I like to assemble and serve lemonade ice cream in jars, parfait style. Add fresh, juicy strawberries and graham cracker crumble for a fun summer dessert ready for entertaining, or to indulge at home after a day in the sun. Enjoy!

Lemonade Ice Cream Parfaits with Strawberries and Graham Cracker Sprinkles

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Parfaits

Serves 8

½ gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 12-ounce can lemonade concentrate, softened
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup finely crushed graham crackers
⅓ cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

For the ice cream:
In a large bowl combine ice cream and lemonade concentrate. Stir together until well blended and ice cream resembles soft serve consistency.

For the crumble:
Combine graham crackers, sugar and melted butter until well blended.

To assemble:
Press half of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of 8 small glass jars. Spoon ice cream into jars, top with strawberries, more graham cracker mixture, more ice cream and additional strawberries.

Cover each jar with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Remove from freezer 5 minutes before serving, until softened.

Lemonade Ice Cream with Strawberries Parfait Recipe

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