Frozen Lemon Dessert

Frozen Lemon Dessert
It’s the 10th day of the month, so I’ve gathered my creative blogging friends, and we came up with a PASTEL theme to create projects around, since SPRING is upon us! This begins our 11th month with this collaboration. We had so much fun with it the past 10 months, we decided to take it another round. One friend needed to part ways, so we added the amazingly talented Chelsea from Two Twenty One to the mix. If you’ve missed the past ten months of fun, please check them out!

For now, get into the spring mode with PASTELS!

Pastel Spring projects and recipes

Join the BLOG HOP and “hop” on over to view the other projects up close. If you happen to come upon a broken link, just click HOME on each site to view the project.

From top left, moving down row by row:

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownie by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Yummy Spring Cookies + Cute Printable Tag by Thirty Handmade Days

Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies by Landeelu

Friendship Gift Tags by Simply Kierste

Easter Egg Cookies by Two Twenty One

Spring Easter Egg Sign Decor by Lolly Jane

DIY Color Blocked Necklace by Eighteen25

Polaroid Spring Banner by Little Miss Momma

Frozen Lemon Dessert by Your Homebased Mom

Patchwork Easter Egg Craft by Or So She Says


Now for my project:

My love affair with lemon has pretty much been a life long one.  At least as far back as I can remember.  So when I found out the Blog Hop theme for this month was pastel and my favorite pastel color is yellow I knew I had to share a lemon dessert. This recipe may just be the reason for my life long lemon love affair.  It is the first lemon dessert I remember eating and I can’t believe I have never shared it on the blog before.  The recipe belongs to my Grandma Zola and has been in my recipe collection for decades.  I think it was probably my mother though that made it for me the first time and I made it often in the early years of our marriage.  But for some reason, probably too many good recipes, it has been many years since I have made it. Every time I look through the collection of family recipes my daughter put together I see it and it always reminds me of my Grandma Zola.

Frozen Lemon Dessert I am excited to finally share it with you today.  It is a nice light, very refreshing dessert and comes together quickly and easily.  One of the other things I love about this recipe is it is made with vanilla wafers – another favorite from childhood! Frozen Lemon Dessert The process to put it together is easy.  You start with a layer of ground up vanilla wafers on the bottom of your pan.   You cook the egg yolks, lemon juice and sugar until it thickens and then combine it with whipped egg whites and whipped cream.  Spread it over the vanilla wafer crust and then sprinkle with more vanilla wafers.  Freeze for 3-4 hours or until ready to serve. frozen lemon dessert It is perfect for a warm spring or summer day and would be a lovely dessert to serve for Easter dinner or brunch.  The only downside to it is it only makes a 8 x 8 or about 6-9 servings so you may need to double it for a 9 x 13 pan. Frozen Lemon DessertFrozen Lemon DessertJust be warned eating this dessert may start a life long love affair with lemon for you too!  I can think of worse things.

Frozen Lemon Dessert
  • 3 eggs, separate yolks and whites
  • ½ C sugar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • ½ C crushed vanilla wafers
  1. Mix together yolks, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and stir over low heat until thick. Approx. 4-5 minutes
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cooked mixture.
  4. Whip cream and fold into above mixture
  5. Spread ⅔ of the vanilla wafer crumbs over bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
  6. Pour in lemon mixture
  7. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
  8. Freeze

For other lemon goodness check out these recipes:

Lemon Ice CreamLemon Meringue Pie Lemon Angel Pie

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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Megan says

    Maybe this page just isn’t loading right on my tablet, but I can’t see a recipe at all — just photos. What are the amounts of the ingredients? In the description, you don’t specify when the lemon juice gets added, so I was planning to watch for it in the recipe but then couldn’t find it. :)

    • Karen says

      Same here. Not finding an actual recipe. How many Nilla Wafers for each part of the recipe? How many eggs? How long does it take for the egg yolks and sugar to thicken, approximately, and at what temperature should the burner be? Does the pan require a light greasing, or do the slices come out easily because they’re frozen? Thanks so much in advance for your help!

  2. Sarita says

    This recipe sounds Delicious. will make it soon. I make one we call Lemon Surprise. It has 1 small package of Lemon Jello, 1 cup of sugar, 1 large can of evaporated milk(Not fat free that has been in Refrigerator 24 hrs. ) 2 Lemons and zest, 1 cup of Boiling water. Graham crackers or vanilla cookies for crust.
    Desolve Jello in boiling water with the sugar . Add the zest and juice from 2 lemons.Refrigerate until stiff.
    Line 9×15 dish with graham crackers(or vanilla cookies) Beat can cream till stiff. drop jello by spoon fulls into whipped cream. until disceminated(I tried doing that with the electric mixer, but the zest got into beaters) but took it out and mixed it in. Sprinkle some crushed Graham crackers on top. Refrigerate till firm. or freeze. Delicious.

    Don’t know where the recipe come from. It was given to me by my Mother in Law 68 years ago.It is really good frozen.

  3. CamiCakes says

    Do you think this would work as a pie? I was trying to find a recipe to use as a pie or ice cream cake with lemons. Hubby loves lemon and his birthday is soon. Also, we try to go gluten free as much as possible because we feel better that way. So I planned to use gluten free ginger snaps for the crust. Any input is appreciated! Many thanks!

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