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Lemonade Dessert Recipe

Lemonade Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bake 9-12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Recipe Note

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.
  • Nutritional 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 User ID: 8628816 250227
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 7978971 228012
    Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

    "quick, easy and delicious. will deffinately make again soon."

    DebbieWI User ID: 874051 171356
    Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

    "Good tasting, a different dessert that usual"

    sd20 User ID: 5560294 152643
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

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

    Joscy User ID: 2694585 152575
    Reviewed May. 22, 2013

    "Would certainly be well received by my family ~"

    CoffeeBeanJean User ID: 5851958 106398
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

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

    Janie Walthall User ID: 2373657 152574
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 4456199 96432
    Reviewed May. 9, 2010

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

    cybercook User ID: 94690 96430
    Reviewed 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 flavor

    Carole Resnick"

    tmdavis67 User ID: 4273699 166976
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

    "Sounds great, can't wait to try it."

    nmjans User ID: 4281778 106396
    Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

    "I used the best ice cream and only put the crumb topping on top.

    It got rave reviews"

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