Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie

Looking for a delightful dessert that’s perfect for those scorching summer days? Look no further than this no-bake Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie. With its creamy texture and tangy lemon flavor, it’s bound to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Plus, with simple ingredients and no oven required, it’s a breeze to whip up!


For the Creamy Pie:

  • 1 (5 oz) can Evaporated milk
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box of instant lemon pudding mix, one small box
  • 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup frozen lemonade concentrate

For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter, melted Or 1 graham cracker crust, 9 inch (for a no-bake option)

Directions: For the Pie Crust:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into a deep dish pie dish, ensuring to cover the sides.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. (Skip this step if using a pre-made crust.)

For the Creamy Pie:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the evaporated milk and lemon pudding mix. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until thick.
  2. In a separate medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Gradually beat in the lemonade concentrate, then the pudding mixture.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cooled graham cracker crust or a pre-made crust.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Servings: 8 servings

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serving Suggestions:
    • Serve slices of Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie chilled for the best flavor and texture.
    • Garnish each slice with a twist of lemon zest or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of freshness.
    • Pair with a cold glass of lemonade or iced tea to complement the citrusy flavor of the pie.
  2. Storage Instructions:
    • Store any leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
    • If you’ve used a pre-made graham cracker crust, cover the pie with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before refrigerating to prevent it from drying out.
    • For longer storage, you can freeze the pie. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.
    • When ready to enjoy, thaw the frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  3. Refreshing Variations:
    • Experiment with different flavors by using different pudding mixes such as vanilla, white chocolate, or even raspberry for a unique twist.
    • Try adding fresh berries or fruit slices on top of the pie for added color and flavor.
    • For a crunchy texture, sprinkle crushed graham crackers or toasted coconut on top before serving.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie remains fresh, delicious, and ready to enjoy whenever you’re in the mood for a sweet and tangy treat.


  1. Citrus Twist:
    • Experiment with different citrus flavors by using orange or lime juice and zest instead of lemon. This will create a refreshing Orange Creamsicle Pie or a zesty Limeade Pie.
  2. Fruit Infusion:
    • Add a burst of fruity flavor by folding in fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries into the cream cheese mixture before pouring it into the crust. You can also try diced mangoes, peaches, or pineapple for a tropical twist.
  3. Nutty Crunch:
    • For added texture and flavor, mix chopped nuts such as toasted almonds, pecans, or macadamia nuts into the graham cracker crust mixture. It will provide a delightful crunch to each bite of the creamy pie.
  4. Chocolate Indulgence:
    • Create a decadent dessert by swirling melted chocolate or adding chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. You can also use a chocolate cookie crust instead of graham crackers for a Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake Pie.
  5. Coconut Cream:
    • Infuse the pie with tropical flavors by substituting coconut milk for evaporated milk and adding shredded coconut to the cream cheese filling. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes for an extra dose of coconut goodness.
  6. Layered Delight:
    • Create a layered pie by alternating layers of the cream cheese mixture with layers of fresh fruit, such as sliced bananas, kiwis, or mandarin oranges. This adds visual appeal and extra flavor to each slice.
  7. Alcoholic Twist:
    • For an adult version of this pie, add a splash of your favorite liquor such as vodka or rum to the cream cheese mixture. You can also incorporate flavored liqueurs like limoncello or Grand Marnier for a sophisticated touch.

These variations allow you to customize the Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie according to your preferences and experiment with different flavors and textures. Whether you’re craving something fruity, nutty, chocolaty, or boozy, there’s a variation to suit every taste bud and occasion. Enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and indulging in these delicious dessert options!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) :

  1. Can I use fresh lemon juice instead of frozen lemonade concentrate?
    • Yes, you can substitute fresh lemon juice for frozen lemonade concentrate. Use the same amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice, but you may need to adjust the sweetness to taste.
  2. Can I use low-fat cream cheese for this recipe?
    • While you can use low-fat cream cheese, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and creaminess of the pie. Full-fat cream cheese is recommended for the best results.
  3. Is there a substitute for evaporated milk?
    • You can substitute evaporated milk with half-and-half or heavy cream, but the texture and richness of the pie may vary slightly.
  4. Can I make this pie ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can make this pie ahead of time. It’s best to refrigerate it for at least 4 hours before serving to allow it to set properly.
  5. Can I freeze Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie?
    • Yes, you can freeze this pie for up to 1-2 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe container before freezing.
  6. How long does this pie last in the refrigerator?
    • This pie will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container.
  7. Can I use a store-bought graham cracker crust instead of making my own?
    • Yes, you can use a pre-made graham cracker crust for convenience. Simply skip the steps for making the crust and proceed with the filling.
  8. Can I use a different type of crust for this pie?
    • Yes, you can use a different type of crust such as a shortbread crust or an Oreo cookie crust for a different flavor profile.
  9. How can I prevent the crust from becoming soggy?
    • To prevent the crust from becoming soggy, ensure that it is fully cooled before adding the filling. You can also brush a thin layer of melted chocolate or apricot preserves on the crust before adding the filling to create a barrier.
  10. Can I add toppings to this pie?
    • Yes, you can add toppings such as whipped cream, fresh berries, or lemon zest to enhance the presentation and flavor of the pie.


With its smooth, creamy texture and zesty lemon flavor, this Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or as a refreshing treat for your family. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, this easy-to-make dessert will cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy the taste of summer with every bite!