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Lemonade Pie is quick and easy to prepare using a premade crust that's filled with a few creamy, lemon-flavored ingredients. Smooth and silky, sweet and tangy, it tastes like a slice of summer.
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Table of Contents
  1. Lemon Pie With Frozen Lemonade
  2. Why We Love This Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Lemonade Pie
  7. Tips From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Pie Recipes
  11. Lemonade Pie Recipe

Lemonade Pie is a refreshing and full of creamy lemon flavor no-bake dessert! This icebox pie takes 15 minutes to mix together and the 6 simple ingredients are piled it into a premade crust, and then ready for the refrigerator or freezer!

This delicious no-bake dessert tastes like sipping on a summer beverage but is served as a summer dessert that you eat with a fork.

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Lemon Pie With Frozen Lemonade

This no-bake Lemonade Pie recipe can be made in minutes using cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, frozen lemonade, and pudding powder to form its fluffy filling and then piling it into a crunchy graham cracker crust.

Sweet and tangy with a silky texture, this easy frozen lemonade pie is perfect to enjoy poolside or as a light dessert after dinner.

I love making this lemonade pie with pudding mix because it thickens the cream cheese lemonade pie filling and gives your frozen lemon pie even more lemony flavor.

So grab a ready-made crust at the grocery and get ready to taste the best bite of a refreshing beverage that tastes cool and creamy from the fridge or icy cold from the freezer.

Why We Love This Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in only 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients plus optional garnishes.
  • Creamy, tart, smooth, and sweet all at the same time.
  • No oven needed so you won’t heat up the house.
  • Perfect for potlucks, pool parties, BBQs or warm weather get-togethers.

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Ingredients

  • Cream cheese: I used full fat cream cheese for this lemon pie, but you can cut the calories by using a low fat cream cheese instead.
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Frozen lemonade concentrate
  • Pure lemon extract
  • Lemon flavored instant pudding mix: I used Jell-o brand but you can use your favorite box.
  • Frozen whipped topping or Cool Whip
  • Premade graham cracker crust

Substitutions and Additions

  • Grab A Garnish: Garnish with an extra dollop of whipped cream, fresh lemon slices, or berries and serve cold or slightly frozen.
  • Perfect Your Pie: This recipe is easily adaptable to make it your own. Use a different flavor of pudding mix, or experiment with other fruit flavors.
    • Strawberry Lemonade Pie: Substitute frozen strawberry lemonade concentrate for the lemonade concentrate and strawberry instant pudding mix to make a frozen pink lemonade pie.
    • Orange Creamsicle Icebox Pie: Substitute frozen orange juice concentrate for the lemonade, add grated orange peel and use orange flavored instant pudding mix. 
    • Key Lime Pie: Substitute frozen limeade concentrate for lemonade and use lime flavored instant pudding mix.
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How to Make Lemonade Pie

Lemonade Pie recipes are refreshingly cool and creamy for warm weather days. It’s a fun way to enjoy my favorite lemon drink made in food form!

  1. Make The Filling Mixture: Beat the cream cheese, condensed milk, lemonade concentrate, and lemon extract until smooth. Add the pudding powder and continue to mix until smooth and starting to thicken. Fold in the whipped cream.
    Pro Tip: Only use the powder. Do not prepare the instant pudding before adding it in.
  2. Prepare The Pie: Spread the pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
  3. Serve: Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Tips From Our Recipe Developer

  • For an even zestier lemon flavor, you can add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon zest to the pie filling.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in your delicious dessert.
  • You can make your own homemade graham cracker crust or use a store-bought premade crust.
  • You can make a gluten-free lemonade pie using a gluten-free cookie crust. Make sure to check that all other ingredients are gluten-free.
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Storage

  • To Store: Store any leftovers covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the lemonade pie for up to 2 months. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator, overnight, before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called an icebox pie?

An Ice Box Pie gets its name from the ice box that was originally used to keep these desserts cool. These pies were quick and easy to make, required no cooking in the heat of summer, and could be stored in the icebox until it was served. Today we store them in the fridge or freezer.

Can I make lemonade pie in advance?

This no-bake lemonade pie recipe is best made the day before since it requires plenty of chilling time. It’s the perfect make-ahead recipe!

What should I use to cover my pie?

For an easy cover for your creamy dessert, keep the clear plastic insert that covers the pie shell. Simply remove the paper insert that is hot glued to the clear cover, and flip it over to create a dome over the pie plate.

Can I make my own homemade whipped topping?

Yes, it is easy to make a homemade whipped topping with heavy cream and powdered sugar. Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form, then add the powdered sugar and whip again until combined. See my delicious recipe for Homemade Whipped Cream.

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4.95 from 20 votes
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Lemonade Pie

Serves — 8
Lemonade Pie is quick and easy to prepare using a premade crust that's filled with a few creamy, lemon-flavored ingredients. Smooth and silky, sweet and tangy, it tastes like a slice of summer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce package full fat cream cheese softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup frozen lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 3.4 ounce box lemon flavored instant pudding mix
  • 8 ounce container whipped topping thawed
  • 9 ounce premade graham cracker crust

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, thawed lemonade concentrate, and lemon extract for 1½-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Lower the mixer speed on low and add the instant lemon pudding mix. Increase the mixer speed to medium and mix for 1-1½ minutes until the mixture is smooth and starting to thicken.
  • Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  • Spread the pie filling into the premade graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage: 
  • To Store: Store any leftovers covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the lemonade pie for up to 2 months. Allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator, overnight, before serving.
Tips:
  • For an even zestier lemon flavor, you can add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon zest to the pie filling.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in your delicious dessert.
  • You can make your own homemade graham cracker crust or use a store-bought premade crust.
  • You can make a gluten-free lemonade pie using a gluten-free cookie crust. Make sure to check that all other ingredients are gluten-free.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg
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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. In the directions you say lemon pudding , however the box shown is that of a lemon jello…which do you use?

      1. You should really change the photo on the cover of this recipe. I took a screenshot so when I was shopping I bought the lemon jello just like the picture… not lemon pudding mix. So bummed!

    1. I only took a screenshot of the picture when I went to the store, needless to say I bought the lemon jello exactly as pictured and not the lemon pudding mix. So bummed!!

  2. 5 stars
    Took this to a friend’s house for dessert-received compliments from everyone there. This pie was delicious!!! Easy to make too!