It doesn't get easier than this! Super easy to make and always a hit!


Dive into the delightful world of No Bake Lemon Icebox Cake, a dessert that brings a burst of citrus freshness, ideal for the balmy days of spring and summer, or whenever you're in the mood for a zesty treat without the need for an oven. This dessert's allure is rooted in its easy assembly and the delightful combination of creamy texture with the crispiness of sweet graham crackers. It pays homage to the classic icebox cakes of the early 20th century, a time when the emergence of iceboxes (early refrigerators) made chilled desserts a new and exciting concept. Utilizing instant lemon pudding mix, this version offers a quick and effortless preparation, perfect for impromptu gatherings or a simple family dessert.

Serving Suggestions:

The No Bake Lemon Icebox Cake is a showstopper on its own, but you can elevate it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest for an added touch of sophistication. Fresh berries on the side also make a wonderful accompaniment, enhancing the lemony flavors. For those who prefer a bit more texture, provide some crushed graham crackers for guests to sprinkle over their servings, adding a delightful crunch to every bite.

No Bake Lemon Icebox Cake Recipe


8 ounces Cool Whip

2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix

8 ounces softened cream cheese

2.5 cups of milk

1/2 cup of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

14 ounces of graham crackers


Prepare the Lemon Filling: In a large bowl, whip the softened cream cheese until smooth. Blend in the instant lemon pudding mix, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Gradually add the milk, mixing until the mixture is smooth and thick.

Layer the Cake: In a 9x13 inch baking dish, arrange a layer of graham crackers. Spread half of the lemon filling over this layer. Add another layer of graham crackers, followed by the remaining lemon filling. Finish with a final layer of graham crackers.

Add Topping: Evenly spread the Cool Whip over the top layer of graham crackers.

Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to soften the graham crackers and blend the flavors.

Serve: Cut the chilled cake into squares. Optionally, garnish with lemon zest or thin lemon slices for an extra touch.

Relish the cool, lemony delight of your No Bake Lemon Icebox Cake, a perfect conclusion to any meal or a refreshing snack to enliven your day!

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