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Lemonade Icebox Pie Recipe

Lemonade Icebox Pie Recipe

You will detect a definite lemonade flavor in this refreshing pie. High and fluffy, this dessert has a creamy smooth consistency that we really appreciate. It's the dessert that came to mind immediately when I put together my favorite summer meal. —Cheryl Wilt, Eglon, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in lemonade concentrate. Fold in whipped topping and, if desired, food coloring. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate until set. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 491 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Lemonade Icebox Pie

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Torogirl User ID: 6721829 252926
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016 Edited Sep. 15, 2016

"This pie was delicious! I made it with real whipped cream instead of Cool-Whip.. Next time I'm going to try it with frozen Limeade ??"

tnea User ID: 7878350 252884
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"Love this pie. Has anyone ever tried this recipe with powdered lemonade?"

whiskeymama User ID: 2634444 252866
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"I made this and refrigeration was not enough . Put it in the freezer and it still cuts well, tastes great. I will try it with different concentrates but lemon is just delicious"

ohlmidlchild User ID: 2663733 252693
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"It did not set up. I thought it would be refreshing on a hot day. Had it in the refrigerator about 6 hrs. and it was still liquidy. Put it in the freezer overnight before I could cut into it."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 252610
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"My Mom has been making this for years. It is a must have for any summer family meal. It is cooling and refreshing."

bluebonnetonit User ID: 6870667 251960
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

"Made 2 this week, first as per recipe, 2nd I used raspberry lemonade and a 10" pie shell. Both excellent, 10" shell is more manageable. Think next time I'll throw in some frozen raspberries to add some texture."

jean goettelman User ID: 4221307 251940
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"We are not fond of graham cracker crust so we made a ginger snap crust instead. Fabulous"

DesertDave User ID: 8062245 251908
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"What a great idea for the summer!! Will make this for my girlfriend and I. But I prefer Limeade... Will report how it went over here in Beaver Dam, WI! Great reviews, BTW! Gives me ideas I hadn't thought of before."

jmadison User ID: 1651365 251899
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"25 kids in grades fourth thru sixth made this pie for their parents and families at camp last week. It was a huge hit."

marcy anaya User ID: 5512970 251827
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"I made this yesterday and it was a nice cool dessert on a hot day."

cookykamp User ID: 8319766 251716
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"This pie is awesome! Cool, refreshing, and delicious! To add some crunch, texture and extra flavor, I combined 1/4 c. flour, 3 Tbs. oatmeal, 1 Tbs. brown sugar, 3 Tbs. chopped nuts and 1 Tbs. melted butter. Patted it onto a cookie sheet and baked at 400 for about 10 min. Crumbled it and sprinkled it on top of the finished pie. This really pushed over the top!"

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 251707
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2016

"I've been making this pie for more than 25 years, everyone loves it. Sometimes I have to make 2 of them. Since I do not like frozen whipped topping I beat sweetened heavy whipping cream stabilized with unflavored gelatin, I also add 1 tb grated Meyer lemon zest. This is the perfect pie for summer weather unless I want it in November, it's good then too."

grammy242 User ID: 7899875 251700
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2016

"I have been making this for years. It is simple, delicious and refreshing!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 250445
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"I made this as is the other night. Perfect for a hot summer day!"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 250338
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I very seldom give a recipe 4 stars but this was fast and delicious .I made as written except I added a tsp of lemon extract.I will definitely make it again"

chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 244492
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"I added a bit of fresh lemon juice as well. It set up really well even though it only had cream cheese to make it set up. It was delicious and super duper easy."

NanasBaking User ID: 8419344 233349
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"Easy, delicious and your kitchen stays cool. Perfect summer recipe!"

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 231076
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"My husband loved this, and I didn't change a thing. Great recipe for summer."

TGI User ID: 7365199 230726
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"My family loved this. My husband commented, "Good enough for company!""

Femailer User ID: 8470101 230591
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Sorry, family and I thought this was way too sweet. Could barely get through the half a slice."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 230520
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"I made two of these pies, but needed to add the zest of one large lemon for more flavor. The pies were very easy and fast to make, and my guests loved them."

Suzanne1992 User ID: 8058099 230394
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"This good, but if you want it really good, do this. Only put 1/2 the cool whip into the pie,and add 1 tsp. lemon zest and 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Everyone of my guests who ate this just raved. Try this, I guarantee you will love it. If you want to you can use a little dollop of the remaining cool whip on top when serving."

mariembt User ID: 1864266 230270
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"Great pie, have made it for years. I use whipped heavy cream instead of the cool whip. The cool whip is made of high fructose corn syrup, which I cannot have. I then freeze the pie."

randacamp1 User ID: 7298451 230252
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"I made one pie on the July 4, 2015. My family loved this pie so much I had to make six more pies a week later. This pie is so easy to make and delicious too."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 229825
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015 Edited Jul. 27, 2015

"I made this pie on one of the hottest weekends of the year. Its cool, creamy texture and sweet lemonade flavor created the perfect dessert to help us beat the heat. I used a light whipped topping and it was fine. I thought the creamy texture needed a bit of a punch so I made a blueberry sauce that guests could pour over the top to give it more texture, but guests loved it with or without the sauce."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 227932
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"One of the first recipes I learned to make while living at home, and now one that I teach to cooking students. Easy to make, always well received and perfect for the beginner cook to test."

alys1045 User ID: 6361029 227674
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"You could use reduced calorie graham cracker pie crust, low fat cream cheese, no fat sweetened condensed milk, lite cool whip, and no sugar added frozen lemonade. That should lower the calories in this dessert."

jeanieef User ID: 5186607 227655
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Not a review yet, but dying to make it. BKLeasure--did you have to double the recipe for 13x9 pan?"

BKLEASURE User ID: 8341114 226976
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"Everyone loved this. I made mine in a 13 x 9 pan, making my own graham crust. I'll have to try other flavors and try the freezer next time. If you add food coloring try paste/gel type, it shouldn't change consistency as much."

marissacomiskey User ID: 7779446 223040
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Was good but not great."

Joanna75 User ID: 8227271 219425
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I have searched for this recipe for a long time and was soo excited to find it! Everybody raved over it. I recommend storing in freezer and serve after about 10-15 minutes after removing from freezer. Use the larger graham cracker crust, and pipe top with whip cream. I can't wait to try it with pineapple juice next."

BakerAtHome User ID: 6636098 136132
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"Very good! Everyone loves this pie. I won first place in a pie contest with this one."

lizzyloo23 User ID: 7475407 59402
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I made the recipe exactly as above with the exception of a layer of fresh blueberries in the middle! It was a hit! Tasted like blueberry lemonade! Plus, the berries added color. I will try raspberry next. Yum!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2450288 206301
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"This isn't a review but is a question. Could you use real whipped cream in place of the whipped topping? My family doesn't care for the taste of the "Whipped Topping. I know some people want to reduce the fat etc. but since we don't often treat ourselves to something like this, everyone would be happier with the "real" whipped cream. Thanks for any help you can give."

mom2meghann User ID: 5322895 70862
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Was easy to make, very tasty and got good reviews from the people who ate it. I doubled the recipe thinking I was going to be making 2 pies but there was filling for probably 3 or 4. Also, just "refrigerating" didn't help. It was still runny enough that it wouldn't hold shape. I froze them and they were perfect! Can't wait to make this again!!"

LeasaLo520 User ID: 7815117 55493
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"My Mom used to make these! Wonderfully tart and sweet! Love this pie and will be making it over and over using the lighter options "DixieGirl" recommends (below)."

dixiegrl User ID: 4569963 142096
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"Dee-licious pie!! I bought a shortbread crust, went so good with the lemon! To reduce fat and calories I used R.F. cream cheese and F.F. sweetened condensed milk with great results. Maybe next time I'll even try it with Lite Cool Whip as well. Will make this quick, easy, and delicious pie over and over!"

Marley01 User ID: 7818487 107783
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Use frozen Limeade and it will taste like a key lime pie! This is a great easy and quick dessert."

Cricketpa53 User ID: 7818276 206300
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Olivia903 here is a recipe for sweetened condensed milk maybe you can tweak it so you can make this. 1/2 c warm water, 3/4 c sugar, 1 c plus 2 T powdered milk. Mix powdered milk, warm water, add sugar, then mix with mixer til smooth"

hamptongal User ID: 7462446 85578
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I think I would try lime aid and make it a Key Lime pie ."

olivia903 User ID: 7808344 136131
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Since I'm diabetic and pleasingly's is a lot to tweak ..Low-fat cream cheese,no sugar added lemonade, low-fat whipped cream but thinking of what to substitute for the sweetened condensed milk.?? This sounds wonderful but the carbs are too much for me even with the tweaking.!!"

steph king User ID: 2875546 135952
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"I tasted this at a friends and it was sooo goood. Seeing the recipe is there a way to cut the calories and could it be frozen and served with icy refreshing crystals in it or would that make it break down?"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 118975
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"I love this pie. Been making it for years. I think you could add any kind of frozen concentrate. I make it with a whole can of strawberry daiquiri mix. It makes 2 pies. Marcie I think limeade would work fine."

lubmytb User ID: 7498896 59400
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"we had a bake-off at work and I decided to make this pie..there was some tough competition but this pie won the contest :) it's delicious!"

marciewalker User ID: 6187643 142964
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"Would this work with limeade???"

quilterbaker14 User ID: 1727163 136128
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I used pineapple juice concentrate instead of the lemonade. Excellent flavor."

SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 118972
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"perfect summer dessert, light ,smooth yet a little tangy from the lemonade...I made 3 pies for a picnic and they were gone in a flash!"

imanicat User ID: 1040703 112577
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"Really quick and easy. Very pretty too; it actually makes two regular-size pies or one large pie, depending on what size crust you buy. My mom's church loved it at their Easter weekend reception."

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 55468
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"A Keeper! This makes a very full pie, so I usually double the recipe & can get 3 pies easy."

Favablues User ID: 6033826 148825
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This recipe is one of the best Icebox pies I have ever tasted. It is one of my favorites.

Everyone loves it!!"

ShannonJantzen User ID: 1159423 85577
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"I make this pie often, I have to make 2 as they go quick!"

virtualdynamo User ID: 1563968 136127
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"Easy and so quick to make. We love this refreshing dessert at Easter or on a hot summer day. nice and light with plenty of flavor. Not too sweet or tart."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.