Lemonade Pie recipe has just a few simple ingredients so you can make this very quickly. I grew up calling it lemonade icebox pie and it brings back the best memories. Whatever you call it, this is one delicious pie that will quickly become a family favorite!

Lemonade Pie sliced on a plate.
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There are just some recipes that make you think about Summer and family gatherings and special times. This recipe for lemonade icebox pie is one of those and it’s an easy pie recipe to make. It’s one of the Best Lemon Desserts.

The creaminess in each bite tastes amazing. You might also like The Best Lemon Lush Dessert.

Why This Recipe Works

This no bake dessert recipe is full of lemon flavor. It only calls for a few ingredients while turning out so delicious. The frozen lemonade concentrate combined with sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping result in a creamy filling.

Ingredients

Ingredients for pie - graham cracker crumbs, salt, lemon zest, whipped cream.

Crust

  • Graham cracker crumbs. Instead of homemade graham cracker crust, you can use store bought graham cracker pie crust.
  • Salt. Omit if using salted butter.

Filling

  • Lemon Zest. The fresh lemon zest adds so much citrus flavor. Don’t omit this ingredient.
  • Whipped Topping. Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe is easy to make if you would rather use homemade.

Variations

  • Try pink lemonade concentrate for a nice change to this easy pie recipe. The pink is so pretty. You could even add food coloring for a more vibrant color if you prefer. This pink pie is perfect for a baby shower or girl’s birthday party.
  • Add in some cream cheese. We have mixed in cream cheese and that was delicious.
  • Lemonade pie with kool-aid is another fun idea. We love using what we have in the pantry! Just mix in a packet of Kool-aid with the other filling ingredients to add even more flavor to this recipe. Strawberry Kool-aid with the lemon flavor would be delicious.

How to make Lemonade Pie

Graham cracker crumbs in a food processor.

Step 1. Crush the graham crackers in the food processor until fine.

Sugar and salt added to crumbs in food processor.

Step 2. Then add sugar, salt and melted butter. Stir to combine.

Mixture pressed into pie dish.

Step 3. Press mixture into pie shell. To bake the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool the crust completely before filling.

Bowl with sweetened condensed milk, lemonade and zest.

Step 4. In a large bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, lemonade concentrate and lemon zest and then stir until well combined.

Whipped topping folded into mixture.

Step 5. Next, fold in whipped topping.

Filling poured into pie.

Step 6. Pour the mixture into prepared pie crust. Chill in refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make the crust in advance?

Yes, the crust can be made ahead. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze until ready to use. Thaw before filling.

For more details, learn how to make graham cracker crust for all of our tips and tricks on how to make the best graham cracker crust.

How do you zest a lemon?

Using fresh lemon zest and juice make the best lemon desserts so do not skip this necessary step.

I use a lemon zester to zest a lemon. However, if you do not have a zester, you can zest a lemon with a vegetable peeler or a cheese grater.

When zesting a lemon, you want the yellow part of the skin and you do not want to zest into the white part of the skin. So watch closely when using any of these methods to zest a lemon.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the pie. Make sure to chill the pie for the entire 6 hours before slicing. If you don’t, the pieces will fall apart once they are cut.
  • Freeze the pie. You can also store in the freezer for a few hours instead if you prefer a frozen lemonade pie. It’s delicious either way.
  • Lemon Zest. Don’t skip the lemon zest in this recipe as it really adds a strong lemon flavor in pies.

Toppings

  • Fresh berries. We love blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice for an extra special touch.
  • Add a dollop of Cool Whip to each slice. Homemade Whipped Cream is amazing and so easy.

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Lemonade Pie

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Lemonade Pie recipe has just a few simple ingredients so you can make this very quickly. I grew up calling it lemonade icebox pie and it brings back the best memories. Whatever you call it, this is one delicious pie that will quickly become a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 – 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 446

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs about 11-12 sheets
  • cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup from 12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Zest from 1 lemon about 1 ½ teaspoons
  • 1 container 8 oz whipped topping, thawed
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Instructions

  • Crust:
  • Crush graham crackers in food processor until fine, add to medium bowl
  • Add sugar and salt, stir to combine
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, stir to cool
  • Add butter to graham crackers and mix until well combined
  • Press mixture into pie shell
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours **
  • Filling:
  • In a large bowl, stir sweetened condensed milk, lemonade concentrate and zest until well combined
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Pour mixture into prepared graham cracker crust
  • Chill in refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight

Recipe Notes

**Crust can be made ahead. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze until ready to use. Thaw before filling.
To bake the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool before filling.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 446kcal, Carbohydrates 65g, Protein 6g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 52mg, Sodium 326mg, Potassium 259mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 53g, Vitamin A 537IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 189mg, Iron 1mg

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