Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lemon Ice Box Pie

I love to bake... cooking, not so much – but baking is definitely my jam!  

However, turning on the oven to do a little baking in the 100 degree Arizona summer, honestly, just seems a bit masochistic.  So, that’s the precise reason why this lemon ice box pie is so amazing... no bake! And let’s be real, anything with the name “ice box” is going to be a guaranteed hit for a summer dessert.  

Not to mention the lemon is a perfect combination of sweet and tart - so fresh and so clean! ♫♫


What you need: 
2 - 8oz packages of cream cheese
1 - 14oz can of condensed milk
2 freshly juiced lemons
Zest from 1 lemon
1 graham cracker crust


 Begin by whipping the cream cheese in a mixing bowl... unless you have some serious biceps, I recommend using a mixer! Once the cream cheese is fluffy (5 minutes or so), add in the condensed milk, lemon juice, and half of the lemon zest.  Mix until combined and smooth.


 Pour the lemon mixture into your graham cracker crust and top with your remaining lemon zest.


Pop your pie into the refrigerator and let chill for 2 hours.


Before serving, garnish with slices of lemon, raspberries, and mint.
Gotta love the pretty summer colors!



And get ready to indulge - this pie is quite tasty (and was a cinch to make)!! 
I'm not going to lie, this is my first time making a "no bake" recipe, and I am quite impressed.
I could totally get into this!

If you have any no bake recipes, please share the love and send them my way :) :)

25 comments :

  1. I'm the exact opposite! I love to cook but can't bake to save my life lol! This looks SO good though! I might give it a try and cross my fingers haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I'm the exact opposite- I love to cook but baking never turns out well for me. I think it has to do with the precision needed for baking, though this totally looks like something even I can handle! Plus I'm a lemon fanatic so this looks absolutely delish!

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  3. This looks so refreshing! I'm with you on not wanting to bake (or do much of anything) in the heat! I made a no bake Nutella cheesecake once... and my dad cursed for making him gain weight, so it must have been good, lol...
    http://www.journeyofdoing.com/no-bake-nutella-cheesecake-recipe/

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  4. This sounds so good, and right up my ally! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my God, that looks heavenly! And oh so easy :)

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  6. mmmm i looove lemon desserts! this sounds awesome. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. Anything lemon is right up my alley and this looks easy and amazing!!!

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  8. beautiful and delicious, just like all things you bake!

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  9. Yum, this looks so easy and delicious!!

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  10. Looks delicious and it is perfect for summer. Thank you so much for sharing!! :-)

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  11. Thank you for sharing. My dad would really like this.

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  12. Oh my word. This looks like perfection! Definitely trying this soon :)

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  13. Yum indeed! Totally going to try. And I love that you included a little OutKast :)

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  14. This pie is so PRETTY! I love how you garnished it.

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  15. Perfect summer dessert! And I love that there is no oven required! Double win!

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  16. I have pinned so many ice box cake recipes but never tried them! This one looks so easy and so yummy! Love the garnishing on top, too!

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  17. The garnish is so pretty! Love love love!

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  18. Yum! This looks so good! I am a sucker for lemon desserts!

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  19. I was JUST thinking about how I wanted to make a lemon icebox pie this week! I saw another recipe and I've been craving one ever since.

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  20. Sounds light and yummy! Perfect for the summertime! :)

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