Lemon Icebox Cake

This lemon icebox cake is the perfect dessert recipe for summer. Graham crackers, pudding, lemon, whipped cream ...It's cold, creamy, super easy to make, and completely no bake.

Author: Fiona Dowling
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill: 4 hrs
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 slices
Lemon icebox cake is the perfect easy summer dessert recipe.
3.41 from 32 votes


  • 1 package lemon instant pudding mix ((3.5 oz package))
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 cups whipped topping (, divided)
  • 12 sheets graham crackers


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang around the edges.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the pudding mix & milk.

  3. Gently fold in the lemon zest and 2 cups of the whipped topping.

  4. Spread 2 tablespoons of the lemon filling onto the bottom of the pan. 

  5. Place a layer of graham crackers over top. You may need to break or trim some of the crackers.

  6. Spread 1/2 of the lemon filling over top.

  7. Place a layer of graham crackers over the lemon filling. Then add another layer of graham crackers.

  8. Spread 1 cup of whipped topping over top.

  9. Place in the freezer for 4 hours to set. 

  10. When ready to serve, lift the cake out using the aluminum foil overhang and cut into pieces. If it's been in the freezer for over 4 hours, I recommend letting it soften in the fridge for 30 minutes before enjoying. 

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 198kcal
Fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 4mg
Sodium: 212mg
Potassium: 111mg
Carbohydrates: 31g
Sugar: 12g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 85%
Vitamin C: 0.8%
Calcium: 78%
Iron: 0.8%
Keyword: summer dessert
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