There is no simpler dessert then lemon cool whip pie. Only 4 ingredients and NO BAKING! Cool and creamy, this pie is the perfect finish to a summer BBQ. Make it when you’re short on time but heading to a potluck. Truly a simple “anytime” dessert.
I love math as much as the next guy, so I’m happy to post this 4 ingredient lemon cream pie in honor of pi day. This pie is truly the easiest dessert you can possibly make.
The hardest part is juicing lemons.
There is no baking involved. (Of course I baked my own graham cracker crust, but that’s just how I roll).
If you can operate a can opener, you’re totally golden.
No Bake Lemon Cool Whip Pie
All it takes to throw together this truly delicious cool whip lemon pie is a pre-made graham cracker crust (find this at any major grocery store) a bowl and a spoon. If you are kitchen skills challenged, this is the recipe for you. If you’re short on time, this is the recipe for you.
Even a small child could make this lemon pie.
Another bonus, you can easily swap out the cool whip for dairy free coconut whip if you’re “cooking” for people with food allergies. Same delicious taste, same easy preparation.
I love this pie for summer time when it’s hot outside not only because it’s no bake, so I don’t have to turn on the oven, but also because it’s so creamy and cool, it’s the perfect refreshing treat for a hot summer day.
Not that I ever get sick of ice cream or popsicles, but if you’re looking to mix it up a bit this summer, no bake lemon cream pie is where it’s at.
I’m also stoked for more recipes that use up my backyard lemons! I’m definitely juicing a bunch now and freezing for more pies this summer.
I’ve made a few updates to this blog post during non-pi day season, and I have to say, it’s really a delicious and simple recipe for any time of the year.
But, if it is pi day and you’re looking for a great pie recipe, save your brain power for differentials, or integers, or complex fractions, or something like that. (Yes, I had to google “math words” in order to come up with those) Or skip the math and do something you like to do with all the free time you’ll have by not having to bake this dessert.
I’d love to hear about what your favorite no-bake desserts are. Leave a comment below and let me know!
If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to see it! Tag me @betsylife on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll share your creations!
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No Bake Lemon Cool Whip Pie
There is no simpler dessert then lemon cool whip pie. Only 4 ingredients and NO BAKING! Cool and creamy, this pie is the perfect finish to a summer BBQ. Make it when you're short on time but heading to a potluck. Truly a simple "anytime" dessert.
If you want to make your own graham cracker crust
- 8-10 whole graham crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup margarine melted
For the pie
- 1-9 inch graham cracker crust
- 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1-12 oz container frozen whipped topping thawed
to make your own crust
- Grind crackers in a food processor to create crumbs
- Pour the crumbs into a bowl and add the sugar and melted margarine. Stir well.
- Pour the mix into a 9-inch pie pan and press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie pan.
- Bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Cool completely
to make the pie
- Stir together condensed milk, lemon juice and whipped topping until well combined.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Chill in the refrigerator until set, at least one hour