i should be mopping the floor: Lemonade Ice Box Pie

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lemonade Ice Box Pie

This easy no-bake pie will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe, because of its simplicity and amazing flavor. It's a four ingredient, no-bake dream!

Lemonade Ice Box Pie: only four ingredients and a few hours in the fridge are needed for a no-bake dessert that tastes like you worked on it all day.

I'm really surprised that I haven't shared this recipe with you yet. It's one of my favorites, and it's quite lovely...especially in the summertime. The recipe was given to me by my college roommate's mom, Sheila. Sheila treated us very well back in our college days and would leave these in our apartment refrigerator whenever she was in town. They were gone in a flash...eventually she started leaving two. And then she gave us the recipe {perhaps it was hard to keep up with the sweet tooths of the four nineteen year-old girls in that apartment}. Over the years, this recipe has become very high on the list and is fixed often. I think of Sheila, and her daughter, my sweet friend, Misty, every time I whip one up. 

Lemonade Ice Box Pie Ingredients
It doesn't get much easier than this, does it? I suppose you could make your own graham cracker crust...but sometimes it's just easier to not reinvent the wheel {and instead just pick one up on aisle three of the supermarket}. Can I get an amen?

- 1 {9-inch} graham cracker pie crust
- 1 {8-ounce} container of whipped topping
- 1 {14-ounce} can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 packet of Crystal Light lemonade mix {2 quart size}, do not mix with water, you’ll just need the powder

Combine whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk and lemonade powder. Mix well until mixture is dense and completely incorporated {it is okay to lose the texture of the whipped topping, you want it mixed really well}. This is sometimes a hard concept to wrap our brains around...when using a whipping cream type of ingredient, it is ingrained in us to not over-mix it, because the light and fluffiness aspect gets lost with that. This is just the opposite...you do not want it to retain the texture of the whipped topping. Mix until your heart's content, my friend. It actually has a bit of a shininess to it when it is completely mixed...that's always my sign that I'm done mixing.
Pour into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate overnight. Slice and serve. 

Lemonade Ice Box Pie: only four ingredients and a few hours in the fridge are needed for a no-bake dessert that tastes like you worked on it all day.
It's like summer on a plate.


Lemonade Ice Box Pie: only four ingredients and a few hours in the fridge are needed for a no-bake dessert that tastes like you worked on it all day.

To download a printable recipe card for your box {prints in both 3x5 and 4x6 sizes on one sheet}, simply click the recipe card below:
Lemonade Ice Box Pie Recipe Card








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15 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious!!

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  2. This sounds amazing. I recently discovered mixing pudding with whip cream and I thought that was heaven-this sounds like it goes one step further!

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  3. I can't wait to try this. Looks yummy and I'm lovin' that it only takes four ingredients!:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  4. Yum! Pinned:) I don't know if crystal light is gluten free ( i am), but if it is, whole foods has a terrific crust to use. I'll surely try this! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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  5. 4 ingredients...my kind of dessert! Thanks for sharing, I'll def be following along!

    Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks amazing Kristi, Pinning!!

    xo, Tanya

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  7. My mom loves lemon pies, will have to try this one for sure!

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  8. This looks incredible Kristi! Pinned and featuring tomorrow!

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  9. This looks delicious! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

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  10. Looks so good and so easy! I love easy desserts!

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  11. Looks and sounds delicious! And I love the recipe card. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Krist, this looks so yummy! I love no-bake desserts and this one looks so refreshing for Summer! How clever to use the Crystal Light lemonade mix!

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  13. Ive made this twice and I love it and everyone loved it...the only thing i don't like is how sweet it is. Im trying to find a alternative to either the sweet milk or the lemon flavoring

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  14. Love, love, love this recipe. It's my go to summer pie recipe!

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