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A slice of no-bake lemon icebox pie on a plate.

No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie

No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie is an easy, old-fashioned southern dessert that's perfect for lemon lovers!
Prep Time10 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 1 (9") graham cracker crust
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest of two lemons
  • whipped cream


  • Place the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to blend until smooth and creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest and blend again until the ingredients are fully incorporated and completely smooth.
  • Pour the filling into the pre-made graham cracker pie crust, smooth the top and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
  • Top with whipped cream or cool whip and serve cold.


  • Fat-free cream cheese can be used in place of full-fat cream cheese. The fat-free version gives this lemon icebox pie more of a sherbet taste and feel. Using fat free cream cheese and fat free condensed milk will bring the calories down to 187 per slice.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing in order to get a smooth filling.
  • Bottled lemon juice can be used if you can't find fresh lemons. I tested the recipe with both options and my taste testers could NOT tell the difference.
  • Make this dessert up to 2 days ahead of time. Store covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. This pie can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • This pie can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg