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Lemon Ice Box Pie Recipe

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
Calories 414kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon 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.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg