So, I did a rare thing: I went out & bought an ingredient specifically for a recipe: heavy cream (or "whipping cream". They're the same thing.) I never have this on hand, or, if I try to keep it on hand, it goes bad before I get around to using it. Lesson learned.
Anyway, here's my leftover-pumpkin-pie ice cream recipe. I'm probably the only person ON THE PLANET who has or ever will have leftover pumpkin pie, but, here it goes:
2 C heavy cream (whipping cream)
1 C milk
1-1 1/3 C pumpkin pie filling (Yes, I actually just scooped this out of the pie slices sitting in my refrigerator.)
1/2 C sugar
Mix all ingredients and dump them in an ice cream maker. Let it run for 20-25 minutes. If desired, in the last 5 minutes, pour chopped pie crust in the mix (I didn't do this, but thought about it. I think it would work.) Serve immediately or freeze for 2+ hours for a firmer consistency.
I was really excited about how this turned out. It looked like ice cream! And sometimes homemade ice cream doesn't! AND- it tastes like pumpkin pie! There were serious doubts voiced that it might not have very much flavor, since I totally made up the recipe out of (pretty much) nothing.