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Easy 4 Ingredient Lemon Pie

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This creamy 4 ingredient lemon pie is so easy to make. Plus, it is no bake, so it is a perfect summer treat.

Lifting a slice of creamy lemon pie out of the pie pan.

If you are looking for a cool and creamy summer dessert, you are in the right place. This super simple lemon pie comes together in just a few minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill.

My husband absolutely loves my grandma’s frozen key lime pie. She usually makes him one for his birthday, and it is what he’ll request if asked what he wants for dessert.

Slice of creamy no bake lemon pie on plate with remaining pie in background.

Little Dude loves it, too. Luckily, it is easy to make.

So when she requested a lemon pie for her birthday this year, we decided to adapt her recipe and make it lemon. I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner!

This pie really is about perfect. If you have a mixing bowl and a spatula, you can put it together.

Making Lemon Pie With Condensed Milk

We used a premade graham cracker crust for simplicity. Plus, the plastic insert works great as a lid for transport.

Of course, you can make your own crust with graham cracker crumbs and butter. Crushed vanilla wafers or gingersnaps would be good options as well.

The filling just takes a can of sweetened condensed milk, and 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip (or similar) and a lemon. Add the lemon zest along with the juice for even bigger lemon flavor.

If you don’t have a fresh lemon, you can use a third of a cup of bottled lemon juice instead. However, the fresh lemon juice does taste better, and it only takes a minute or two to juice it.

Just mix everything together and spoon into the crust. Then chill it for at least a couple of hours.

You can make the pie a day in advance if your want it to really set up. Just put a cover on it and put it in the refrigerator.

Looking across a slice of lemon condensed milk pie.

This no bake lemon pie is also great frozen. Again, you will want to give it several hours in the freezer before serving.

That’s all it takes! You can be digging into a cold piece of lemon heaven as soon as it is done chilling.

More Super Easy No Bake Pies

Another great way to satisfy your sweet tooth during the summer is a 3 ingredient Jello pie. It can easily become any fruit flavor of Jello that you love.

Easy creamy banana pie is another great no cook recipe. It is quick and easy to put together as well!

Creamy lemon pie in plate, missing a couple of slices showing the smooth lemon filling.

No-bake key lime cheesecake pie is super cream, and oh, so dreamy.  Swirls of cream cheese whipped cream make it extra beautiful. It is an absolute favorite.

Or make a fluffy peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust. It is rich and creamy.

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Lifting a slice of creamy lemon pie out of the pie pan.

4 Ingredient Lemon PIe

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
This is the easiest no bake lemon pie out there. It is creamy, citrusy, cold and oh so delicious. You can serve it chilled or even frozen for a perfect summer dessert.
4.83 from 23 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 9 inch graham cracker crust
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Whipped Topping
  • 1 lemon


  • Zest and juice the lemon.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 8 ounces Whipped Topping, 1 lemon
  • Spread lemon filling mixture in graham cracker crust.
    1 9 inch graham cracker crust
  • Chill or freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve cold or frozen.


If you want to use bottled lemon juice, use 1/3 cup of lemon juice.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 133mgSugar: 32g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Andrea Nine

Monday 27th of June 2022

This looks refreshing and delightful and easy! Love it!


Monday 27th of June 2022

It is all three of those things!