Refreshing Frozen Lemonade Pie Recipe

Refreshing frozen lemonade pie on a plate with a fork

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Freeze: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
462 Calories
19g Fat
68g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 462
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 27mg 134%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 383mg 8%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There's something really cool—literally—about eating a dessert that tastes like a favorite summertime beverage. Enter the frozen lemonade pie, sometimes also called a lemonade icebox pie.

This simple summertime lemonade pie recipe couldn't be easier. It's made with three ingredients in the filling and a graham cracker crust that can either be store-bought or homemade. This version is made with sweetened condensed milk, but you can also make it with ice cream. Either way, this dessert is sweet, tangy, and doesn't need to be baked. It's hard to pass up a dessert like that when the weather is hot. Serve it after an afternoon of lots of grilled food.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Refreshing frozen lemonade pie recipe ingredients

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  2. With an electric mixer or in a blender, beat lemonade and condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping.

    Lemonade and condensed milk beat together with whipped topping

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  3. Spread the mixture in the graham cracker pie crust; cover and freeze overnight or until completely set.

    Pie filling added into the crust and covered with plastic wrap

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  4. Take the pie out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving time.

    Refreshing frozen lemonade pie recipe

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Variations

There are a few variations to this recipe.

  • Try using a can of frozen limeade concentrate instead. Garnish 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 really great with lemons or limes.
  • You can also substitute softened ice cream (vanilla would be a good start) and combine it with some of the frozen whipped topping, or use it instead of the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Press the crust into the bottom of an 8-inch square pan instead, and 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.

Tip

If you're having a hard time getting a knife through the pie, even if you've left it out at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing, do like the professionals at ice cream shops do with ice cream scoops: Run the knife under steaming hot water first. A hot knife will more easily glide through a frozen pie.


For extra flavor, add the zest of a lemon to the pie as you're combining the ingredients and garnish the top with more lemon zest.

How to Store Frozen Lemonade Pie

As you might suspect, this pie should be frozen. As long as it's covered, it should keep in the freezer for at least 4 or 5 days. Just make sure you remove it from the freezer and let it thaw for about 15 to 20 minutes, just enough to get a knife through it, before you try to cut it.

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