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slice of old fashioned lemon icebox pie on a red plate with the pie and lemons in the background

Old Fashioned Lemon Icebox Pie (No-Bake)

Old Fashioned Lemon Icebox Pie is a classicly sweet dessert full of flavor with tart lemons and sweetened condensed milk and cool whip. Easy to make ahead for special occasions, potlucks, or special holidays.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Resting Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 9 inch graham cracker crust


  • In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk until well blended. Lightly fold in 1/2 of the container of Cool Whip (4 ounces) until smooth and creamy. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until the center has set and is mostly firm.
  • Top with the remaining Cool Whip and serve. Cover and refrigerate leftovers for 5-7 days.


Helpful tips:
  • Homemade graham cracker crust or whipped topping can be used in place of premade.
  • The pie will become slightly runny after a few days in the refrigerator.
  • Make ahead and store in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days or in the freezer up to one month.
  • Be sure to save the plastic covering that comes with the crust. Flip it over to make it into a dome shape and pinch the aluminum sides so that it becomes the perfect top to cover the pie.
*Nutritional values and cook times vary due to differences in cookware and product brand selection.


Serving: 8slicesCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSodium: 53mgSugar: 35g
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