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Lemon Icebox Delight

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled is fine)


For the crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until just golden. Cool completely.

Next Layer:

  • Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 container of the whipped topping until combined. Spread it over the cooled crust.

Next Layer:

  • Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and lemon juice together until combined and slightly thickened. Pour the mixture over the cream cheese layer and spread to the edges.

Last Layer:

  • Top with the remaining container of whipped topping and spread to the edges. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight, before serving.