Monday, July 4, 2011

Red, Blue, and Lemonade Pie Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July to you all. Have a safe and Happy 4th.  The fireworks have been going off in our neighborhood for several nights, so I imagine the finale will be tonight, hopefully.  I'm just glad that  I don't have any small children, that are trying to go to sleep. If I sound like an old lady, I guess that I am.  I like the professional fireworks displays, but not the neighborhood variety, which are just "noise'".

Enough said, I need to soothe my nerves with a slice of frozen Lemonade Pie.  This is the perfect summer dessert, easy peasy, frozen,  creamy, and lemony.  It really only has three ingredients 1 can of frozen lemonade, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream, or Cool Whip, all combined in a graham cracker crust, home made or store bought, your choice. I opted for the Cool Whip, to make it more figure friendly,  and made my own graham cracker crust.  You can top with fruit or not.  Maybe just a sprig of mint will do for you. Any way you have this pie, it is a slice of heaven on a 90 degree day, and will certainly soothe jangled nerves.

Lemonade Pie (adapted from Food Network) and  Annie Oakley's Kitchen, formerly Annies Dish


* 1 premade graham cracker crust, or make your own
* 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
* 1 (12 ounce) container whip topping, thawed
* 1 (6 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, keep frozen


In a medium bowl, add chilled sweetened condensed milk and cool whip and fold gently. Add frozen lemonade and continue to gently fold. Do not let the mixture become soupy. Pour mixture into the pie crust and freeze overnight.

Garnish with fresh fruit or mint.



  1. What a beautiful pie for the 4th, Becky! (And I'm with you on the neighborhood fireworks!)

  2. This would definitely go far in soothing nerves that are frayed from neighborhood fireworks (especially the VERY late at night ones). I love how simple the ingredients are but how obviously sweet and tart the pie would be. Happy 4th!

  3. Kath Have a safe and peaceful 4th!

    Christiane-Sometimes, the simple recipes are the best, right? Have a Happy 4th with your famil

  4. Becky-Such a perfect, refreshing pie for the 4th!
    Love the presentation, with the pretty blue platter, as well.
    I remember making this pie a long time ago, but do not have the recipe any more.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, for the perfect 4th of July dessert!
    Happy and safe 4th, celebration!

  5. I love simple recipes like this! I love your star bowl too!
    And I so agree with you on the neighborhood fireworks....

  6. I'm so glad you liked this recipe! It sure didn't last long in my house when I made it. Id like to try some different combinations with it some time like using orange juice concentrate.

    Have a wonderful 4th!

  7. Elisabeth-Glad that I could share the recipe with you. This pie is very refreshing, which would be good for Florida;)

    Jill- hope that you had a great 4th

    Annie- Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. today, I'm making Key Lime cupcakes for Cherise's shower. This recipe will be posted soon!

  8. That pie looks and sounds so very very good! What a perfect treat for the summer!
    Hope your fourth was a good one my friend!

  9. Love this kind of recipe Becky. Easy to whip up and put together and I bet a lot of folks already have the ingredients on hand! I am with you on the neighborhood fireworks! You don't sound like an old lady - I completely understand. :)

  10. that star-shaped bowl is so cool and the entire pie screams patriotism!

    as for fireworks... i know what you mean. i love seeing them but there needs to be certain restrictions...

  11. I loooove this patriotic theme, Becky!! And of course, that creamy goodness....yummo!

  12. Dennis-I had a great 4th, and hope that you did too. The pie was a perfect dessert for the 4th of July.

    Brandie-Thank you for your kind words. T
    the pie is soo easy, and tastes so good!!!

    Abeer-Hope that you had a great 4th. I like to coordinate my food to the season or holiday, and decorate accordingly!

    Kate- I always make something with a patriotic theme for the 4th of July. All of the berries are in season, so it's easy to do.

  13. What a cool way to enjoy dessert! After a long day at work, it was refreshing to come and visit your blog. I hope you are having a good start to your week. Much love and many hugs from Austin! Thank you for sharing your creative concoctions with me.

  14. M onet-Thank you for your sweet words. This pie would be a cool treat in the hot Austin weather!
    I love to read your blog, and your enticing words.

  15. Becky this is so pretty for the fourth, amaazing flavors and colors... great read too! Hope you had a blessed day!

  16. Claudia- Thank for your sweet words. Have a great rest of the week.

  17. Becky, this would have been perfect for the 4th and the crazy heat we have been having here. I'm lucky I don't have to listen to the fireworks, it's too dry here and they don't allow them. Hope your week is going good and things are getting better your way.

  18. I am bit late to wish you happy 4th but I have to say that this pie is just perfect..I love the colors and just wonderful for great celebration! Also sounds heavenly!:)) Yummy pie!!!

  19. Gina-You are lucky that you don't have to listen to the fireworks. I'm baking like crazy for the shower July 23rd!!! Have a great week and weekend.

    Sandra-Happy Belated 4th of July to you, too. Have a great week and weekend.


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