Frozen Lemon Dessert

24 Pieces
1 hr 25 min

This no bake sweet-tart-treat is perfect for hot hot summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven. This dessert tastes like lemon gelato with a graham cracker crunch that replaces an ice cream cone. It's light, refreshing, the perfect silky smooth texture and is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and midnight snack. If you need ONE go-to dessert this summer this is your gal or pal. Just think of yourself sitting your backyard with family and friends enjoying this refreshing treat after a summer BBQ. Do I need to say more?

You can thank the Davis family for this delicious recipe. It goes back about 50 years and is a staple all summer long in our household. The best part is it keeps in the freezer for at least two weeks. It's a good one to have on hand for all your summer visitors, or just a midnight snack when you need a little something sweet.

Made with Amore,


Creamy, dreamy, fresh, lemon dessert heaven

Lemony Perfection
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Recipe details
  • 24  Pieces
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 25 min
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For the Crust
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham crackers (smashed into crumbs)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
For the Lemon Filling
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 4 eggs (separated- separate yolk and white in two bowls)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
For the Crust
Mix melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar until combined and press into the bottom of a 9X11 glass pan
Save a handful of crust mixture to sprinkle over the top when finished
For the Lemon Filling
In a large mixing bowl whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks, set aside
Separate egg yolks and egg whites (make sure none of the yolks get in the whites or they won't whip properly)
With a stand mixer or hand beaters- beater eat egg whites with sugar until stiff peaks form, set aside
Beat egg yolks, lemon juice, and lemon zest until mixture looks creamy
Use a spatula to gently fold in egg yolks to the egg whites, best folding method is up down motion and alternating scraping the sides of the bowl. Fold until uniform.
Fold the egg yolks and egg whites into the large bowl of whipped cream. Use the same folding method to incorporate
Place the lemony creamy mixture in the pan prepared with graham cracker crumbs and spread evenly to cover all the pan
Sprinkle the extra crumbs on top Cover and freeze one hour and up to two weeks
Elena  @mamamiammangia__
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