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Frozen Lemonade Pie

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I have a confession to make…. I’m a procrastinator… big time!

For being the control freak that I am, you’d think I’d stay ahead of the game…

Nope… not me.

Things I like doing… I’m on it! I can get it done right away…

But things I don’t want to do… I procrastinate.

For example… my closet… I wrote a few months back how organized I am except for my closet. I have a massive closet situation.

Three months later my closet still wasn’t organize! It wasn’t until the temps in DC hit the mid eighties that I realized I had to switch out all my winter clothes for my spring and summer clothes. This past weekend I FINALLY organized my closet!

I’m also a last minute person. I work best under pressure.

A good example would be this blog post… I can spend hours looking at the computer screen thinking of what to write… but the post doesn’t actually get written until the very last minute.

Why do I do this? Does this every happen to you?

Okay… I’m done babbling!

Moving on….

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I first had this frozen lemonade pie seven years ago. We had just bought our first house in San Diego and decided to have some friends over for dinner.

Our friend Anthony said he had dessert covered.

Again… being the control freak that I am…. and knowing Anthony so well… I was worried.

What would he bring?

Could this single life of the party bachelor even cook?

Would it live up to my standards?

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Oh my heavens! This pie exceeded my expectations!

Ever since that day, seven years ago… this pie has been in my life.

What was shocking to me was how incredibly easy it is to make!

Its just a graham cracker crust and then the filling… which only has three ingredients!

Its so easy that even a single bachelor like Anthony can pull it off!

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If you’ve never had this pie before… go make it… right now!

This is perfect for summer parties and get-together’s!

Or you can make this now! You don’t need an excuse to make this fabulous pie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/ 4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • (or you can just by a pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 1-12 oz container cool whip
  • 1 can frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Once mixed together, press into a pie dish covering the bottom and the sides.

Bake crust for 7 minutes then cool completely.

In a large bowl, combine cool whip and thawed frozen lemonade. Gently mix to combine. Slowly fold in sweetened condensed milk. Gently mix to combine. Make sure the mixture doesn’t get too soupy.

Pour lemon mixture into graham cracker crust.

Freeze overnight.

Serve directly out of the freezer.

If this pie stays out in the heat too long, it will melt like ice cream so be sure to keep any leftovers in the freezer.

Enjoy 🙂

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Question of the Day?

Are you a procrastinator? Do you have any tips for me to kick the habit?

23 Responses

  1. ashley said on April 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

    this looks like the perfect summer time treat!! sounds tasty!

  2. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on April 7, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This is so unique- I love it!!

    I’ve never really been a procrastinator but what helps me is making a to-do list at the begining of the day. I find weird joy in crossing things off the list (type A over here) 😉

  3. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Oh yum. This is perfect for a hot day like today!

  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

    well, i am totally a procrastinator, so i unfortunately don’t have any tips (lame, i know!) i do, however, adore frozen lemonade pie! i love how you always make the stuff that i miss having all the time in Texas 🙂

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

    This sounds delicious!! And so creative, too. Yum!

  6. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on April 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I will definitely be making this one! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE lemon flavored goodness in the summer :summer:

  7. Christie {Honoring Health} said on April 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

    That used to be my favorite pie growing up though my mom did not maker her own crust. So tasty!

  8. kat said on April 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

    This looks so delish!! I am also a horrible procrastinator. I always wait until the last minute!

  9. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on April 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    YUM!!!! It sounds so refreshing!!

  10. Yum Yucky said on April 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Baking with frozen lemonade? that’s genius!

  11. Katie @ Cozydelicious said on April 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    This pie looks like pure summer! It reminds me of sitting on a big blanket in my parents yard drinkling ice-cold lemonade. Yum!

  12. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on April 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    YUM! That looks and sounds fantastic!!! I am a procrastinator too. I have all these recipes in my “to-make” folder and I am so bad about actually making them! haha!

  13. Ameena said on April 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I am the opposite of a procrastinator! I can’t handle things at the last minute. I guess I panic!

    I love the name of this pie…perfect for summer!

  14. katie said on April 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    ahh SOO summer-ey!! LOVE IT GIRL!

  15. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on April 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    You just described me in this post… if I want it to get done it gets done and nothing can get in my way… if I am not intrested then I can get distracted by the smallest thing.
    in college all of my reports and papers were done last minute somehow I produced better stuff that way

    The pie sounds delish 🙂

  16. Mo@MommyRD said on April 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I tend to procrastinate as well. I hate that I do it, because whatever it is that needs to get done, weighs constantly on my mind while I’m procrastinating.

    This pie looks so refreshing!

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on April 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I need that right now because its about a million degrees in my apt! This looks so refreshing, perfect for any hot night!

  18. megan said on April 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    this sounds so good! Perfect for summer! I can’t wait to make it. a friend told me about a similar pie (might be the same one) a few years ago, but I never got around to making it. That will change this summer 🙂

  19. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Haha…I am such the procrastinator! I am so bad about it. I too, am a bit of a control freak. I don’t do spur of the moment things…I like a plan. Let me know if you come up with a good way to stop procrastinating…I need help!

  20. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on April 8, 2010 at 3:51 am

    my mom makes pie like this with cool whip as the main ingredient for the fluffy part…so good!

    and i answered your oil question on email 🙂

  21. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on April 8, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I am the poster girl for procrastination. One day it’s going to bite me in the butt! I don’t procrastinate on things I love to do, however…like baking a pie like that!

  22. Nicole, RD said on April 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    This sounds so refreshing and easy! Perfect for spring! I will be making it for sure!

  23. Candice said on April 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Curiosity question… I love graham crackers, I love lemonade, so I know I will love this pie. However, everywhere I look, the graham crackers and the crumbs all have high fructose corn syrup listed as the third or forth ingredient. Does anyone have any brand suggestions that do not as i am trying to steer clear of it. Thanks.