How To: Grab a Can of Lemonade Concentrate for the Easiest Frozen Pie Ever

Grab a Can of Lemonade Concentrate for the Easiest Frozen Pie Ever

Every once in a while, we stumble across something food-related that makes us stop and do a double take. Frozen lemonade pie definitely takes the cake—or shall we say, pie—for a dessert that intrigued us upon discovery and totally lived up to its hype. Its filling uses only three ingredients and is one of the most refreshing and seasonally-appropriate desserts on our current roster of must-eats.

Although there's a whole slew of recipes out there for frozen lemonade pie, we adapted a particularly great one from those Food Network gods of Southern cooking, Patrick and Gina Neely.

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What You'll Need

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, melted

You can opt for a store-bought graham cracker crust for convenience, if you don't want to make it from scratch. If so, you can skip steps 1 and 2 below.

For the Filling:

  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz. of whipped cream (store-bought or homemade)
  • 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, unthawed
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Step 1: Mix Your Crust Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine your graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a medium-sized bowl and stir.

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Step 2: Press Them into a Pie Plate

Place the mixture into a pie plate and press along the bottom and up the sides, depending upon the size of your pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool.

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Step 3: Make Your Three-Ingredient Filling

Mix your whipped cream with your sweetened condensed milk in a medium-sized bowl. Once the two are folded together, add your still-frozen lemonade concentrate and gently mix. You don't want the lemonade to melt too much and make your filling overly liquid.

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Step 4: Pour & Freeze

Once the filling is all mixed, pour it into your cooled pie crust and freeze for 8 hours (or overnight).

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Step 5: Slice & Enjoy

Enjoy your frozen dessert topped with a bit of citrus zest, a dark chocolate decoration, or an additional dollop of whipped cream. Or, keep it simply unadorned and let the lemony flavor shine.

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We love the ease and simplicity of this full-flavored Southern dessert. It reminds us of traditional icebox cakes and of how refreshing a cold lemonade is on a hot summer day.

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Have any favorite no-fuss desserts you like to make during the summertime? Let us know in the comments below!

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