Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie is pretty much summer in a pie dish! This easy strawberry icebox pie is a little tangy with the addition of lemonade concentrate, and super simple since it is a no-bake dessert!
I don’t know if it’s been as hot by you as it’s been by me, but either way, I’m bringing alllll the sunshine with me in this pretty, summery, Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie. With the sweet strawberry flavor combined with the tangy lemonade, it’s like summer in each and every bite.
(Of course, it was hot when I originally wrote this, and now we’re going through a cold snap…go figure.)
While I’m not going to tell you how to live your life, I am going to strongly suggest you add this pie to your dessert list. First of all, it has a graham cracker crust, which is by far (in my humble opinion) the best pie crust option out there. Secondly, it has this amazing creamy texture (you’re welcome). Lastly, it’s so easy you can have this made and in the freezer in less than 20 minutes.
All of that is to say, this might just be the pie of your dreams.
When I was younger, it wasn’t summer unless there was a pitcher of lemonade in the fridge. We often used lemonade concentrate, and I used to love helping my mom make it for the sole purpose of pushing down the plunger in our pitcher. I don’t know—I guess it’s the little things?
This pie reminds of those summers as a kid, as the main lemonade flavor of this pie comes from frozen lemonade concentrate. It’s what gives this pie that strong lemonade flavor rather than simply a lemon flavor. When swirled with the strawberry puree, this icebox pie tastes exactly like a homemade lemonade recipe in pie form!
This pie is called an ‘icebox’ pie, because it needs to remain in the freezer until you are ready to down it in record time (that’s not just me, right?). The filling is made out of frozen lemonade concentrate, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy whipping cream. The consistency of the pie filling is very similar to the consistency of no-churn ice cream (yum!), which is why it needs to remain frozen.
Even though it is technically a few weeks away from the official start of summer, I say, let’s enjoy the flavors of summer a little early!
I mean, one bite could change your life. 😉
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp water
Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together. Press crust evenly into a 9" pie dish. Set aside.
With a blender or food processor, blend strawberries, honey, and water until pureed. Set aside.
Mix lemonade concentrate with sweetened condensed milk until combined. Set aside.
With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in powdered sugar, and whip until it stiffens into the consistency of whipped cream. Gently fold whipped cream into lemonade mixture.
Pour half of the strawberry puree on the bottom of the crust. Top with lemonade filling, smoothing evenly in the pie crust. Pour the remaining puree in small (evenly spaced) dollops on top of the lemonade filling. With a toothpick, knife, or cake tester, swirl the puree into the lemonade filling.
Freeze pie for at least 6 hours before serving. Leftovers should be stored in the freezer.
This recipe first appeared on Julie’s Eats and Treats where I am a contributor.
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