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Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dessert! This no-bake pie is perfect for Summer! Try this yummy Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dessert! This no-bake pie is perfect for Summer! Try this yummy Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

This is that busy time of year where I am squeezing every minute out of every day! End of the school year field day, parties, testing, sports, homework….I am pretty sure the list goes on and on. I will be so glad when school is out and summer is here! When life gives you lemons, make lemonade….OR this super easy Lemon Icebox Pie!

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This really is super simple! You just need Lemon Jello, a lemon, cool whip, and a graham cracker crust. 9 times out of 10, I can dig that stuff up out of my pantry and fridge.

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Next you are going to prepare the filling.  You are basically making the gelatin and folding in the cool whip. The lemon zest adds a great lemony kick. I like to add a little of the lemon juice to mine too.

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The hardest part is being patient enough for this to set up in the fridge. It takes about 4 hours. It is great to make in the morning and stick in the fridge for that night. Everyone loves a fun surprise for after dinner!

Lemon Icebox Pie

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Prep Time:20 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • 8 oz. Whipped Topping or whipped cream
  • 2/3 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Ice Cold Water
  • 3 oz. Lemon flavored gelatin small box
  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 Lemon’s Zest divided ¾, ¼.


  • In a measuring cup add ¾ cup of water and then enough ice to make it 1 cup.
  • Put the Lemon Gelatin Powder into a large bowl.
  • In a small pot bring the 2/3 cup of water to a boil.
  • Once boiling add ¾ of the Lemon Zest to the water, stir and add to the Lemon Gelatin Powder. Stir for at least 1 minute to ensure the Gelatin is dissolved.
  • Add the cold water. Stir until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Starting with a spatula fold in the cool whip into the Gelatin. Once combined use a whisk to ensure it is completely smooth. Place in the refrigerator until it starts to set. Should still be just pourable, 10-15 minutes.
  • Place mixture into the pie crust, smooth out to the edges and garnish with remaining ¼ of the zest.
  • Refrigerate until set firm, 4-5 hours.
  • Optional, you may add the lemon’s juice that you zested for a little extra pucker. You can also give the pie a light sprinkle of coarse salt for a tangy sweet and salty taste.
Servings: 8

 Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dessert! This is perfect for summer! Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for guests and everyone loved it. It’s so easy very refreshing . Thank you for posting this recipe.

  2. I made this today, it looks delicious and I can wait to taste it. My gosh it was so easy. I had made something similar using the strawberry gelatin package and it was very light and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe.

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