Icebox cakes are perfect for summer! This Blueberry Lemon Icebox cake is a no-bake dessert lasagna filled with lemon pudding and blueberry pie filling, sandwiched with graham crackers.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Almond Breeze and making it dairy-free!
This dessert screams summer to me, doesn’t it? The bright yellow of the lemon pudding, the blueberries and whipped topping; it all combines to a summery flavor profile.
I think I see summer when I look at it because I know it’s no-bake and I live for no bake desserts in these hot months. It was triple digits here before the end of June, making me not even want to use my oven or stove. Heck, I don’t even want to turn on the lights in my house!
Lemon is such a great flavor all year long, but I especially love it in spring and summer. No-bake lemon desserts are actually my favorite ones to make (and eat)!
When I was thinking about what I could use with a box of lemon pudding, I immediately thought about an icebox cake.
What is an icebox cake?
An icebox cake, traditionally, started as a cake made with chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream that was stored in the refrigerator. (Back in the day, they called a refrigerator an icebox. I will always remember that because it’s the only way my nana referred to her fridge.)
As the icebox cake sits, the wafers get soft and the end result was an easy dessert that tasted like cake with whipped cream frosting.
Over time, icebox cakes have evolved. You no longer need to use chocolate wafers. You can make an icebox cake out of any cookie or graham cracker. Whipped cream has given way to whipped topping because it’s dairy-free and more stable, and filling flavors have changed too. Key lime, peanut butter, you name it, you can make it an icebox cake.
No matter what you call it, these layered no-bake desserts are easy to make and taste so good.
This version is full of lemon and blueberry flavor with graham crackers and whipped topping. It’s heaven in a casserole dish!
No Bake Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake is an easy no bake dessert lush made with lemon pudding and blueberry pie filling. It’s a go-to summer dessert!
The best part about this no bake dessert is that you can easily make it dairy-free by making your pudding with Almond Breeze. I love using almondmilk in my pudding; it creates a rich and thick pudding with a little extra flavor.
You can use whatever flavor Almond Breeze in this dessert, but I used Almond Breeze almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla. It’s what I always have in my refrigerator to use on cereal or in smoothies or when I make cake or pancakes.
Making a graham cracker icebox cake with pudding, whipped topping, and blueberry pie filling is perfect for summer!
What’s in an icebox cake?
Let’s break down this no-bake recipe:
- Graham crackers make the “cake” in this dessert. There are 5 layers of graham crackers.
- Make instant lemon pudding with Almond Breeze almondmilk and layer it with the graham crackers and a can of blueberry pie filling.
- Cool Whip fluffs up the lemon pudding and tops the dessert.
- To turn this into an icebox cake, chill it at least 3 hours before slicing. The graham crackers get soft and will taste like cake mixed with the pudding.
- Can you freeze icebox cake? Yes. Cover it with plastic wrap and freeze, but let it defrost in the refrigerator before serving.
Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
- 1 box approximately 3.4 ounces instant lemon pudding mix
- 2/3 cup Almond Breeze almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
- 1 8 ounce tub Cool Whip
- 1 can blueberry pie filling
- 24 approximate graham cracker sheets
- Blueberries for garnish
- Whisk pudding mix and almondmilk. Let set 2-3 minutes or until thick. Fold in half the Cool Whip.
- Place about 4 ½ graham cracker sheets in the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan. Top with half the lemon pudding mixture.
- Layer another 4 ½ graham cracker sheets on top the pudding. Top with half the blueberry pie filing.
- Repeat both layers of pudding and pie filling. Add one more layer of graham crackers.
- Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Chill at least 3-4 hours or overnight. The crackers will soften as it sets.
- Garnish with blueberries before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Published on: June 26, 2018