Lemonade Icebox Pie Recipe
- 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.
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
"sounded easy so I tried it. Won't do it again. TOO sweet, didn't set well. Only thing I did different used "Light" whip topping. Was the light whip the failure?"
"SOUNDZ SO DELISH!!"
"Five Stars! (I can't see the stars to click on them). Made this recipe for the 1st time, and what a hit! I will add it to my regular rotation of treats to bring to the office. I made a mistake and put in the entire 12 oz. can of lemonade concentrate instead of just 3/4 of a cup. It had a tart flavor but it was delicious; like a yummy treat you'd get at a county fair. I used a large, store-bought graham cracker crust and still had filling left over so put it in the empty whipped topping container, froze it, and ate it for an after-dinner treat. The pie filling needed to be frozen for several hours as it was very soupy but it froze up nicely. All in all, an excellent dessert pie."
"Where did the save the recipe option go? and where are my saved recipes? not happy :("
"I made this twice in the past month......DELICIOUS!!!! It set up immediately, perfectly, I didn't thaw the lemonade. I plan on trying limeade soon too. Thank you Cheryl, for this refreshing, Lemon, Summer treat. I tried to put 5 stars but this new format won't do it. Go back to the old one PLEASE!!"
"I made this pie last weekend. Overly sweet for me. My guests loved it the way the recipe calls for but I would make the following changes just to cut down on the sweetness. I will use unsweetened whipped cream, and a regular pie crust without the sugar, and top it with the extra unsweetened whipped cream and add some lemon zest for extra lemon flavor. I will be making this again!"
"Having trouble saving this into my recipe box. Guess I have to print it out and save the hard copy."
"Why don't "already saved" recipes show up as Saved ?"
"you guys changed the format, I can't find the save button for my recipe box. How do I save these recipes now?"
"Haven't made it yet but I love that you can use different fruit ingredients if you stick to the main recipe. We also are not fond of graham cracker crust so we would use shortbread or something else. The possibilities and combinations are endless. I would like to know from those of you who substituted whipped cream, just how much you used. Not a fan of cool whip. Can't wait to start this recipe!"
"This pie is so good, it reminds me of the Banquet frozen pies that I used to buy! Going to try other flavors too. Never any leftovers, and refreshing on a hot day."
"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 ??"
"Love this pie. Has anyone ever tried this recipe with powdered lemonade?"
"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"
"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."
"My Mom has been making this for years. It is a must have for any summer family meal. It is cooling and refreshing."
"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."
"We are not fond of graham cracker crust so we made a ginger snap crust instead. Fabulous"
"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."
"25 kids in grades fourth thru sixth made this pie for their parents and families at camp last week. It was a huge hit."
"I made this yesterday and it was a nice cool dessert on a hot day."
"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!"
"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."
"I have been making this for years. It is simple, delicious and refreshing!"
"I made this as is the other night. Perfect for a hot summer day!"
"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"
"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."
"easy, delicious and your kitchen stays cool. Perfect summer recipe!"
"My husband loved this, and I didn't change a thing. Great recipe for summer."
"My family loved this. My husband commented, "Good enough for company!""
"Sorry, family and I thought this was way too sweet. Could barely get through the half a slice."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Not a review yet, but dying to make it. BKLeasure--did you have to double the recipe for 13x9 pan?"
"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."
"Was good but not great."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!!"
"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)."
"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!"
"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"
"I think I would try lime aid and make it a Key Lime pie ."
"Since I'm diabetic and pleasingly plump.lol...there'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.!!"
"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?"
"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."
"Would this work with limeade???"
"I used pineapple juice concentrate instead of the lemonade. Excellent flavor."
"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!"
"This recipe is one of the best Icebox pies I have ever tasted. It is one of my favorites.Everyone loves it!!"