Lemon Ice Box Pie

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon-ice-box-pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cup sweetened fresh whipped cream or whipped topping
  • lemon slices and mint for garnishing
  • few drops yellow food coloring [optional]


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spritz a 9 or 10 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
  • Toss together the vanilla wafer crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter.
  • Press firmly onto the bottom and sides of he pie dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden and set. Cool completely.
  • To prepare the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for 1-2 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest whipping until fully combined and smooth. The color of the filling is more ivory than pure yellow. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring, if desired.
  • Pour into the cooled crust and spread evenly.
  • Chill thoroughly at least 6 hours prior to cutting and serving.
  • Garnish with fresh cream or whipped topping and lemon slices.