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Lemon Ice Cream Pie

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This Lemon Ice Cream Pie is the perfect summer dessert! It’s a buttery lemon Oreo crust filled with creamy lemon ice cream and topped with homemade whipped cream.

If you love lemon desserts, try this Lemon Ice Cream Cake or No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake.

Lemon Icebox Pie

I haven’t always been a huge fan of lemon desserts. BUT the more I experiment with lemon, the more I love it. It’s just so refreshing!

And I have been loving frozen desserts lately. Lemon Ice Cream Pie is for those of you who love lemon, It’s a light, mousse-like lemon ice cream layered into a lemon Oreo crust, then topped with fresh whipped cream and lemon zest.

This ice cream pie is the perfect summer dessert!

overhead of a fully assembled lemon ice cream pie

What You’ll Need

This lemon icebox pie is made up of three simple components: a buttery lemon Oreo crust, a simple, made-from-scratch lemon ice cream, and a three-ingredient whipped topping! Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Lemon Oreos
  • Butter – unsalted and melted butter


  • Cream Cheese – I recommend full-fat
  • Lemon Instant Pudding – dry mix
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Zest
  • Cool Whip – thawed


  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Lemon Zest

How to Make Lemon Ice Cream Pie


  • Prep the Oreos and butter: Use a food processor or blender to blend the Oreos into a fine crumb. Melt butter in the microwave.
  • Form the crust: Stir the melted butter and crumbs together, then press the mixture into the bottom of a foil-lined springform pan. Press down and up the sides to form the crust, then refrigerate.


  • Beat the cream cheese: In a bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • Add other ingredients: Add in instant pudding mix and heavy whipping cream and beat again until well-mixed. Mix in the vanilla, lemon zest, and Cool Whip, then beat until fully combined.
  • Add to the crust and freeze: Pour the filling into the pie shell, then freeze for 30 minutes.


  • Whip it up: In a bowl, beat the heavy cream on high until bubbly. Add the powdered sugar and beat again until stiff peaks form.
  • Top it off: Decorate the pie with the fresh whip, top it off with lemon zest, then serve or store in the freezer.
overhead of an ice cream pie on a cake stand with a slice cut out

Recipe Tips and Notes for an Icebox Dessert

  • Use a springform pan. A springform pan makes it so much easier to remove the pie without damaging it.
  • If you don’t have a springform pan, you can use a regular pie plate or cake pan.
  • Freeze before topping. You want the filling to be nice and firm before you add on the whip, otherwise, it will run together.
  • To make cutting easier, run a sharp knife under warm water, dry it, then slice. Repeat between slices for an easy, clean cut.
overhead of a partially eaten slice of lemon ice cream pie with a bite on a fork

How to Store a Finished Ice Cream Pie

A fully assembled pie will last covered in the freezer for 2-3 months. I recommend storing it in the back of the freezer to prevent ice crystals from forming.

When Should I Take My Pie Out of the Freezer?

Before serving, I like to set the ice cream pie out on the counter for 15-20 minutes to soften up just a little bit. This makes it easier to slice and creates the perfect creamy texture.

More No-Bake Desserts for Summer!

Looking for more delicious no-bake desserts? Here are a few of my favorites!

closeup side view of a slice of ice cream pie topped with lemon zest

Lemon Ice Cream Pie

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings


This Lemon Ice Cream Pie is the perfect dessert for a warm day. Full of lemon flavor, this mousse-like ice cream pie is topped with whipped cream. Plus the Lemon Oreo crust adds even more lemon flavor!


For the Crust:

  • 1 pkg Lemon Oreos
  • 4 tbso Unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 1 pkg (8oz) Cream cheese, cold
  • 1 pkg (3.4oz) Lemon instant pudding, dry mix
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 8oz Cool Whip, thawed

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • Lemon Zest


For the Crust:

  1. Grind Oreos into a fine crumb using a food processor or blender. Put crumbs in a microwave-safe bowl. Add butter and microwave for 45-60 seconds until butter is melted. Stir to coat Oreos in butter.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with tin foil. Press crust into the bottom of the pan and gently push it against the sides to form the crust. Refrigerate until the filling is ready.

For the Filling:

  1. Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until cream cheese is smooth and free of lumps. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  2. Add dry instant lemon pudding mix and heavy whipping cream. Beat on medium-high speed for two minutes until pudding is well mixed into cream cheese.
  3. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest, and Cool Whip. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Pour filling in the prepared pie shell.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes before adding whipped cream.

For the Whipped Cream:

  1. Whip heavy cream on medium-high speed for several minutes until bubbly.
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Decorate the pie accordingly. Top with lemon zest.


If you don’t have a springform pan, you can use a regular pie plate. “Cook time” is the minimum freezing time you need. Ideally 4 hours at a minimum would be best.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no bake pie, lemon icebox pie, Lemon desserts, Ice cream pie

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32 Responses
  1. Amy

    Looks divine! I was wondering, where I’m at they only sell regular Oreos & golden Oreos. I bought a Porsche of the golden ones, could I add lemon extract to the crust? :

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Amy, I think that sounds wonderful but the Golden Oreos will work just fine if you can’t find the lemon ones. HAHA. I thought, “oh a Porsche of golden Oreos, sounds like my kinda Porsche!”

  2. Amy

    Mmm. This looks delicious!! I could make this in a muffin tin to get a bunch of single servings, correct? It’s my son’s birthday on the 14 th and I’m just working on a dessert list.

  3. Janet

    This looks delicious! Just double checking before I try this – So after you make filling & pour into crust, you freeze for 30 minutes, then add the Whipped Cream topping, then do you put back in freezer – for how long & do you put the whole pan in freezer or remove from pan before freezing? Thank you!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Janet! Yes, I freeze this for 30 minutes, and then add the whipped cream. THEN put is all back in the freezer for a couple more hours (in the pan). I remove the pan right before serving and I allow it to sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes before I slice into. It just makes it a little easier to slice. Enjoy and please come back and let you know how you like it!

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Yes, to all of this!!! I love the lemon and the creaminess of the pie!!! Perfect summer dessert for sure!!

  5. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

    Haha, summer around the corner… It snowed here in Toronto a couple of days ago 🙁
    But I am all for ice cream pies. And where can I get my hands on lemon oreos?? Is it something you can only buy in the States? It seems like you guys are so well stocked when it comes to food in grocery stores. I am jealous 🙁

  6. Aida@TheCraftingFoodie

    This pie looks AMAZING! I love the lemon oreos in the crust. and in the middle of a hot and sticky summer, even thinking of turning the oven on makes me hot! And yes, in the North East it seems like summer will never, ever get here! But in typical Boston style, we’ll go from 30 degrees to 90 degrees with 100% humidity in about a week 🙂 Pinning this, and making it in the summer!

  7. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    This sounds so delicious! I just finished drinking the new chick fil a lemonade slush thingy and this would probably be just as tasty!


    This looks so delish, I could probably eat the screen. I was not a huge fan of lemon either until a few years ago. I still shy away for the lemon meringue, but anything else lemon…..bring it on. This would be so refreshing for a warm summer day or picnic.

  9. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    What a gorgeous pie, been craving lemon!!! Perfect for the coming warm months…

  10. Mir

    This looks so light and summery. I hope summer’s not a long way off. I’m pretty much over any other season.
    Thanks for doing ice cream! It gives me hope…

  11. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    You should’ve come to New England to go snowboarding. We had enough snow to donate to the rest of the country and still have some left over to make a few snowmen! It’s almost all gone now though. Lemon Ice Cream Pie sounds like a wonderful spring dessert. Such a beautiful treat!

  12. Lily Lau

    My sister would love this pie, need to show it to her! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  13. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    This pie looks so springy and refreshing! I love the tart sweetness of lemons and I’m especially loving the lemon Oreo crust! Brilliant!

  14. Diane

    This looks so good I think I’ll make it today. Is it the large 4.3 oz size pudding mix or the small 3.4 oz?

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