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Summertime Lemon Icebox pie (no baking required!!!)

Updated on January 3, 2015
Lemon Icebox Pie
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This pie should win an award for being one of the easiest no-bake pies on the planet. Not only is it easy but also very good. Especially, on those hot summer days when you want a cool dessert.

My assumption is that Lemon Icebox Pie developed around or before the 1930s. This would be around the time people used iceboxes (wooden boxes that held blocks of ice for cooling perishable food items). As the name implies it is lemon flavored and part of its finishing touch is that you leave it in your icebox to make the pie firm before serving.

Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

(Makes 2 Pies)

2 - Graham Cracker Crust (Pre-made crust)

1 -12 ounce instant lemonade in the can (melted)

2 - 8 ounce containers of Cool Whip (softened)

2 - small cans of condensed milk (Any brand)

First, set out the Cool Whip until completely softened. Set out the instant lemonade until it is liquid.

Next, spoon out the Cool Whip containers into a large bowl and add the lemonade. Stir in the 2 small cans of the condensed milk until the three ingredients are completely mixed. Pour 1/2 the mixture into one of the Graham Cracker Pie Crust and the other 1/2 into the second pie crust.

Place the pies in the freezer for at least an hour before serving.

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Tips and Tricks

  • We have experimented with the hypothesis that people tend to taste flavor with their eyes. Add a drop of yellow food coloring to make it look lemon flavor. For a different flavor add a drop of green and a slice of lime to garnish and people swear it is a lime pie. It is a fun little experiment.
  • This pie has the same life as that of the expiration date on your cool whip container. As long as you keep it in the freezer it can last for weeks.
  • Substitute regular ingredients with all Non-Fat ingredients and it taste just the same with less fat.
  • This pie is not brand biased. We have made it with all brand labels and all no name brand labels with no taste differences.


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    • rutley profile image


      6 years ago from South Jersey

      Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! Voted up and delicious!


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