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Lemonade Dessert

Here's a tasty way to finish off your summer barbecue. Adults and kids will be standing in line for this easy-to-make treat. —Margaret Linder, Quincy, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Spread in a single layer into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake 9-12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat ice cream and lemonade until blended. Sprinkle half of the crumbles into a greased 13x9-in. dish. Spread with ice cream mixture; sprinkle with remaining crumbles. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To prevent ice cream from melting while you work, freeze the baking pan and crumb mixture before spreading ice cream.
  • For a different taste sensation, trade limeade or orange juice concentrate for lemonade.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 391 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


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    • Surprisegal
      Jul 8, 2016

      Hey Margaret, Remember me from AZ? I haven't made this yet, but know it will be good because you are a great cook. I love anything lemon, and will make it soon!

    • shirleyshirley36
      Jun 16, 2015

      Quick, easy and delicious. will deffinately make again soon.

    • DebbieWI
      Jul 29, 2014

      Good tasting, a different dessert that usual

    • sd20
      Jun 11, 2014

      We didn't care for this and wouldn't make again!

    • Joscy
      May 22, 2013

      Would certainly be well received by my family ~

    • CoffeeBeanJean
      Jul 30, 2011

      Used my favorite Granola Crunch Cereal ...and favorite ice that is an EASY Desert!!

    • Janie Walthall
      Jun 28, 2011

      I make this for my family for outdoor events when a cool treat is so refreshing and they LOVE it. I took it on a camping trip and shared it with fellow campers... they all wanted the recipe (and it is so simple to make too!)

    • Janejb
      May 9, 2010

      My family and I LOVED this one! Great after our barbeque:)

    • cybercook
      Jul 21, 2009

      This is a wonderful recipe which is so easy to vary. I have used many frozen concentrates including limeade. pina colada and margarita for a different flavorCarole Resnick

    • tmdavis67
      Jul 21, 2009

      Sounds great, can't wait to try it.