Lemonade Pie is a no-bake dessert that is as delicious and refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. For another no-bake dessert, try my No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Cream Pie.


One Lemonade Pie in Glass Pie Pan with Lemons Behind It

Lemonade Pie

When life gives you lemons, make this Lemonade Pie! Although there are no actual lemons in this recipe, there is plenty of lemon flavor in each bite of this refreshing dessert. An added bonus is that it is a completely no-bake dessert! Who wants to turn on an oven on a hot summer day, which would be the perfect day to enjoy this pie.

What Does Lemonade Pie Taste Like?

Simply put, it’s like a slightly sweeter key lime pie. Packs a punch but definitely creamy, smooth, and satisfying!

No-Bake Lemonade Pie

There are two parts to this pie–the shortbread pie crust and the lemonade filling. There is nothing better than a subtle and sweet Shortbread crust, so I opted to use my absolutely perfect Shortbread Cookie recipe. Highly recommend!

Whole Lemonade Pie with One Piece Missing

Shortbread Pie Crust

Lemonade Pie is as easy to make as it is delicious! It starts with the crust. Melted butter and crushed shortbread cookies are the only two ingredients you need! Make sure you crush the cookies as best you can before adding the butter. I used a food processor to get very fine crumbs, but you could also put them in a zipped plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies.

Fork Cutting into one Piece of Lemonade Pie

How to Serve Lemonade Pie

Best served on a warm day, of course! 😋 I recommend serving it with homemade whipped cream (which you could easily make while the pie is chilling). The pie will last up to three days chilled.

How to Make Individual Servings

Simply crush up shortbread cookies and place them in the bottom of the serving cup instead of a pie pan. After testing we found that a thinner layer on the bottom was best. (Which also means you can make more servings!) Then reserve a bit of the shortbread cookie crumbs to sprinkle on top.

One Piece of Lemonade Pie with a Bite Missing and Fork Resting on Plate

More No-Bake Cheesecake Desserts

4.80 from 5 votes

Lemonade Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
This no-bake Lemonade Pie is a refreshing summertime dessert!



  • 1 box (5.3-6 ounces) shortbread cookies, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 can (5 ounces)evaporated milk
  • 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding
  • 2 packages (16 ounces) cream cheese
  • ¾ cup frozen lemonade concentrate
  • whipped topping, optional, for topping
  • lemon slice, optional, for garnish



  • In a large bowl, combine the shortbread cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Pour into an 8-inch pie dish and firmly press to the edges to form a pie crust.


  • In a medium bowl combine the milk and pudding.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until thickened (2-3 minutes).
  • In a separate medium bowl, add cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until smooth (about 3 minutes).
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the frozen lemonade and the pudding mixture.
  • Pour into the pie crust. Place pie in the freezer for four hours.
  • When ready, remove the pie from the freezer and let thaw for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.


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Reader Comments

  1. This lemonade pudding looks delicious but here in Wales we’re I live I can’t get instant lemon pudding mix or lemonade concentrate, so as much as I would really love to make it,I don’t have any chance at all, but please keep printing your recipes as I just might be able to get the ingredients, thanks

  2. What if I make this day before the party?
    should I put this in the freezer over night?
    Can i remove it from
    Freezer, and just set it in refregerator?
    I have to much to do the day of the party in the morning. Graduation party.
    Please help.
    I really want to make this ” Lemonade Pie”.
    Party is tomorrow.
    Thank you,
    The pie just looks and sounds so yummy 😋

    1. HI Linda… you can definitely make it the day before. Just pop it into the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

  3. Hi Amanda..thank you for responding so fast.
    I just read your reply. Do you think I made a mistake by putting it in the freezer., just an hour ago. Should I take it out of the freezer?

  4. So good!! If you are having trouble with it not setting up, you have to really beat the pudding and evaporated milk. It takes a few minutes to get it super thick.

    1. Hi, Grams! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. It was made with a shortbread cookie crumb crust (no graham crackers). Sorry for any confusion. Have a great day!

  5. The pie came out beautifully and I received many compliments on it. Too bad, Im watching my calories BUT not my husband, so he gets to enjoy it.

  6. Homemade lemon pudding mix
    1lb cornstarch
    Eight cups of dry milk powder (nonfat)
    Four cups of sugar
    One teaspoon salt
    One cut-down vanilla bean (don’t take out the seeds)

  7. lemonade concentrate alternative..

    In general, you can replace the juice of one medium lemon with 2 tablespoons of concentrate. A medium lemon, when squeezed, will give you about 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

  8. Every one of your recipes I have run across looks so darn yummy!! My comment is (Well more of a question) do you have a Diabetic solution to the recipes too?

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