Frozen Lemon Dessert! A sweet summer treat that will cool your taste buds and make you pucker with excitement. Truly a perfect finale to any BBQ or late night summer sweet tooth craving!  

No bake sweet-tart-treat 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. Let me know if you try it. You can thank the Davis family for this delicious recipe.

A few Simple Ingredients for this Frozen Lemon Treat…

  • Fresh whipping cream  
  • Lemons
  • Eggs
  • Graham crackers
  • Butter 
  • Sugar
  • Salt 
Frozen Lemon dessert on a plate with yellow flowers

A Delicious Lemony Summer Dessert

Irresistibly light, creamy, and refreshing LEMON DESSERT! This creamy frozen lemon dessert is an addicting sweet, tart, tasty treat you will make and devour all summer long. It is simple to make and easy to eat. Make this lovely lemon dessert for you and yours all summer long!

Frozen Lemon Dessert Story…

This dessert ages back 30 years in the Davis family. My husband remembers big family BBQ’s at his grandparents home in Idaho. They would enjoy prime steaks an assortment of sides and ALWAYS end the meal with this frozen lemon dessert. Everyone, from ages baby to 80, absolutely loved this refreshing summer dessert. My husband recalls his mother always had a pan of this in the freezer during the summer. He would steal a small square after hours of playing outside in the hot summer heat. It is the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and a tasty crumble of graham cracker crumbs to add texture. When I joined the family I remember thinking this tasted like a virgin frozen limoncello drink.

Frozen Lemon dessert on a plate with yellow flowers

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Frozen Lemon dessert on a plate with yellow flowers

Frozen Lemon Dessert

  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Frozen Lemon Dessert! A sweet summer treat that will cool your taste buds and make you pucker with excitement. Truly a perfect finale to any BBQ or late night summer sweet tooth craving!  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham crackers (smashed into crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs (separated save yolks and whites in separate bowls)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Mix first three ingredients (butter, graham cracker crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of 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)
  2. 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).
  3. With a stand mixer or hand beaters- beat the egg whites until soft peeks. Add one cup of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form, set aside. 
  4. Beat egg yolks until creamy and pale yellow. Add lemon juice and lemon zest and beat again until incorporated.
  5. Use a spatula and 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
  6. 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.

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