Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake

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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!

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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.

overhead shot of lemon blueberry icebox cake

This dessert isn’t just known as an icebox cake, however. You can call these layered desserts so many things: Dessert Lasagna, No Bake Lush, or Dream Dessert.

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!

almond breeze with slice of icebox cake

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!

slice of lemon icebox cake on white plate with bite missing

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.

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Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake

Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake is the perfect no-bake dessert! Lemon pudding is mixed with blueberry pie filling and layered with graham crackers. This cake is everyone's favorite summer lush dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 -12 servings
Calories 257 kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Whisk pudding mix and almondmilk. Let set 2-3 minutes or until thick. Fold in half the Cool Whip.
  2. Place about 4 1/2 graham cracker sheets in the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan. Top with half the lemon pudding mixture.
  3. Layer another 4 1/2 graham cracker sheets on top the pudding. Top with half the blueberry pie filing.
  4. Repeat both layers of pudding and pie filling. Add one more layer of graham crackers.
  5. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Chill at least 3-4 hours or overnight. The crackers will soften as it sets.
  6. Garnish with blueberries before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake is the perfect no-bake dessert! Lemon pudding is mixed with blueberry pie filling and layered with graham crackers. This cake is everyone's favorite summer lush dessert!

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4 comments

  1. … while typing to see what’s new, I already knew I’ll be fascinated !

  2. Hi Dorothy,

    This looks amazing! And “icebox cake” just sounds so vintagey and cool to me. I feel like I have a million fall/winter desserts, but need to ramp up my go to summer no bake selection. So with you that the oven stays off — I’m in Illinois, but we’ve been having a weird jungle-tribute summer. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Hey Dorothy, this looks awesome.  I have always wondered about making pudding with a milk alternative.  I tried it once with soy milk and sugar free pudding and it never got thick.  I thought it was because there was something in dairy milk that made it get thick.  Have you ever tried this recipe with sugar free instant pudding?

  4. Before refrigerators, “back in the day”, there used to be large insulated metal boxes in kitchens to hold perishable foods, (These were very similar to the milk boxes on our front porch for the milk man to deliver milk daily.) The ice man delivered a block of ice to the house to place in the this “ice box”.

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