|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Total Sugars 55g|
|Vitamin C 27mg||134%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
There's something really cool—literally—about eating a dessert that tastes like a favorite summertime beverage. Enter the frozen lemonade pie! Sometimes called a lemonade icebox pie, it's the no-bake dessert your family will crave on hot days.
This simple lemonade pie recipe couldn't be easier. The filling requires just three ingredients, and you can make it with either a store-bought or a homemade graham cracker crust. This version includes sweetened condensed milk, but you can also swap that out for ice cream. Either way, this frozen dessert is sweet, tangy, and won't heat up the kitchen. You do need to plan ahead because it needs to freeze overnight, and it's a great ending to your backyard barbecues.
"An absolute breeze to whip up, this is a great make-ahead pie for summer. I used a homemade crust, and even that added just a few minutes to the prep (plus chill time). The lemonade flavoring was perfect." —Colleen Graham
Gather the ingredients.
Spread the mixture in the graham cracker pie crust. Cover and freeze overnight or until completely set.
Take the pie out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving time. Enjoy!
- You'll likely find 12-ounce cans of frozen lemonade at the supermarket, which is twice the amount the pie recipe needs. Use the remainder to make a small batch of lemonade. Stir in pureéd strawberries or raspberries to give the drink extra flavor that complements the pie.
- Even if you leave it out at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes, it can be difficult to get a knife through this pie. Before slicing, run the knife under hot water. A trick used at ice cream shops, the hot blade will more easily glide through a frozen pie.
- For extra flavor, add the zest of a lemon to the pie as you combine the ingredients and garnish the top with more lemon zest.
- Switch to a can of frozen limeade concentrate, and garnish the pie with slices of fresh limes.
- Use a different kind of crumb crust, such as one made from vanilla wafers, shortbread cookies, or even gingersnaps are great with lemons or limes.
- Press the crust into the bottom of an 8-inch square pan to turn this into frozen lemonade bars.
- Make these strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry lemonade pies by combining one of those fruits with a little bit of sugar in the food processor until it becomes sauce-like. Mix the saucy fruit concoction into the lemonade base. Garnish with fresh berries of your choice.
How to Store
As you might suspect, this pie should remain frozen. It will keep in the freezer for at least four or five days as long as it's covered. Just make sure you remove it from the freezer and let it thaw for about 15 to 20 minutes before you try to cut it.