By total coincidence, in the days following my lemon icebox pie recipe shoot, I think I’ve seen photos of icebox pies pop up in my social feeds at least eight times. Are “they” watching or is everyone just really into icebox pies right now? My mom made this lemon icebox pie for dessert as the perfect complement to our fish fry dinner when Dave’s mom recently visited us and I knew I had to bring it to KN to share with you all. It’s not an original recipe, but is one that we always enjoyed in the past and has been in my mom’s arsenal of easy go-tos for years. This pie is delicious, no-bake, and best of all, only takes four ingredients to make! As an additional plus, no fancy kitchen prep tools are needed to create this delicious dessert. It’s so light and refreshing and is an awesome dessert to serve during the hottest summer months — so, you still have time 😉 It’s tart but sweet and is the best ending to barbecues, grilled dinners and summer suppers. Put it on your menu now or pin it for later — it stores and saves perfectly in the freezer and you can essentially eat off of it for weeks!
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What Ingredients Are in a (No Bake) Lemon Icebox Pie?
As I mentioned, four ingredients are all you need. Sure, you can complicate or personalize things by preparing your own crust, but this simple version is 100% delish! All you need is…
- pre-made graham cracker pie crust
- sweetened condensed milk
- frozen lemonade concentrate
- whipped topping
Easy Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
I often look for recipes I can prepare ahead of time, especially if I am hosting/attending a get-together. This make-ahead dessert is the ticket if you prefer to whip something simple together the night before!
Lemon Icebox Pie (No Bake with Frozen Lemonade)
The perfect blend of sweet and tangy in a light and citrusy dessert pie. This recipe only requires four ingredients!
- 1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 12 ounces frozen whipped topping
- 6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate -- thawed
- thinly sliced lemon or lemon zest for garnish if desired
Gently mix the sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping in a medium mixing bowl with the rubber spatula.
Gently fold in the thawed lemonade concentrate and incorporate until well-mixed.
Spoon the mixture into the graham cracker pie crust.
Place in freezer for at least four hours.
Serve and enjoy!
Lemon Icebox Pie Garnish Ideas
The fact of the matter is — you don’t even need a garnish. But, if you’re looking to dress up this creamy, frozen white pie a bit, here are a few garnishes you may consider.
- Lemon twist/lemon slices
- Lemon zest
- Lemon/lime duo
- Mint leaves
- Mixed berries
- Whipped cream
- Graham cracker crumbles
Other Icebox Pie Ideas
While the lemon icebox pie is hard to beat — an unmatched in terms of how refreshing it is — there are lots of variations to experiment with, simply by switching the lemonade concentrate. Truth is, you can get really creative and go nuts coming up with other combinations. A few other frozen concentrates/juice alternatives to try that will totally change your icebox pie flavor profile are…
- Pink lemonade concentrate
- Limeade concentrate
- Frozen smashed strawberries
- Orange juice concentrate
- Crushed canned pineapple
- Chopped maraschino cherries and grenadine to taste
- Chopped canned mandarin oranges
- Diced canned peaches
- Pina colada concentrate
- Strawberry daiquiri concentrate
- Smashed blueberries — add a little lemon juice too!
While summer is nearing its end (and I’m all for it because fall is, without a doubt, the BEST season), I’m looking forward to sharing more simple recipes over the next few months. My mom and I share a similar cooking style (probably because I got it from her) and now that we work together, it’s so easy and fun to collaborate on and share our long-time simple favorites. We test new dishes together and evolve dishes I grew up on. And, she’s constantly making notes and logging recipes for us to share down the road. For more posts like this — and of course, seasonal content, organization ideas, major room reveals, etc. — be sure to subscribe to my emails at the bottom of the post!
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