Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

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If you have a sweet tooth in Louisville, you need to know about this place. It is cake-eater’s heaven.

The ice cream is homemade and hand-dipped and very good, including such seasonal flavors as pumpkin, peach, and egg nog. The pies are gorgeous. They include classic chess pie as well as lemon chess and chocolate chess, key lime pie and Shaker sugar pie, seasonal fruit pies, mince pie in the autumn, and the #1 customer favorite, Dutch apple with caramel pie.

It is the cakes that make us weak-kneed: beautiful layer cakes swirled with sweet-smelling buttercream frosting. Continue reading

If you have a sweet tooth in Louisville, you need to know about this place. It is cake-eater’s heaven.

The ice cream is homemade and hand-dipped and very good, including such seasonal flavors as pumpkin, peach, and egg nog. The pies are gorgeous. They include classic chess pie as well as lemon chess and chocolate chess, key lime pie and Shaker sugar pie, seasonal fruit pies, mince pie in the autumn, and the #1 customer favorite, Dutch apple with caramel pie.

It is the cakes that make us weak-kneed: beautiful layer cakes swirled with sweet-smelling buttercream frosting. A few favorite varieties include red velvet cake (a deep, dark chocolate) with cream cheese frosting, banana-pecan cake with butter cream, coconut cake, mandarin orange cake with pineapple-filled whipped cream, and jam-spice cake with caramel frosting. For plan-ahead parties, cakes are available with writing and candles and decoration in edible colors that range from black and gold for Halloween to pink and lavender for Springtime.

Because we only visit Louisville for short periods of time, coming to this little shop is inevitably frustrating. There is no way two people can even begin to sample all the cakes available any one day. Nearly everything is sold by the slice as well as the whole cake, and there are a few dining tables scattered about for drop-ins who require instant gratification.

Dishes to try
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, dutch apple pie with caramel
dutch apple pie with caramel
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Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen's first-rate Dutch apple pie is made even better by the layer of caramel on top.
lemon chess pie
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Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Hummingbird Cake
Hummingbird Cake
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Food historians trace the name of hummingbird cake to the Doctor Bird, a swallow-tailed hummingbird that lives only in Jamaica, and a Jamaican banana cake that was its inspiration. It is sweet enough for a hummingbird to love.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie
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You haven’t had chocolate chess pie until you’ve tried this one. Can there possibly be a better chess pie in the country? We think not.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Kentucky bourbon chocolate pecan pie.
French Silk Pie
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strawberry rhubarb pie
pecan pie
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Chess Pie
Chess Pie
The story is that chess pie got its name when someone asked the cook what kind of pie they were serving. The cook, a southerner of course, responded, 'jes' pie.' That crumbly top results from the heat of the oven.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Fluffy-topped and sweet-bottomed, the Pie Kitchen's lemon meringue pie is a classic. We were especially impressed by the lightness of the lemon part.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake
This picture does not convey just how red the red velvet cake is. It is particularily well-complemented by the cream cheese frosting.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Turtle Ice Cream Pie
Turtle Ice Cream Pie
For those who can't decide between ice cream or pie, a slice of ice cream pie might be the way to go. This one is a turtle ice cream pie.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Buckeye candy
Buckeye candy
Commercially made buckeyes don’t hold a candle to this house-made beauty. The creaminess of the peanut butter and dark chocolate shell put this in its own league.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies
During Derby week, soft and delicious horse-shaped sugar cookies are available.
Blueberry Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11am - 9pm
Monday7am - 9pm
Tuesday7am - 9pm
Wednesday7am - 9pm
Thursday7am - 9pm
Friday7am - 11pm
Saturday7am - 11pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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