Thursday, May 27, 2010

Slice of Summer

I know it's not summer yet. But if you are looking for just a little slice of summer flavor, this frozen dessert is the perfect choice.

Actually, it could be the dead of winter, and my family would be happy to have this dessert.

I got the recipe at a family reunion years ago, and it's been a favorite ever since. It's super easy, but you can't beat that combination of tartness and sweetness.

Randy was glad to see the leftovers come home from a recent PEO meeting where I served Frozen Lemonade Dessert for refreshments.

With Memorial Day weekend coming up and, along with it, the unofficial beginning of summer, this would be a perfect contribution to the party.

Of course, if you're taking your picnic to the lake or have an outdoor event planned, save this one for another day. It's great anytime.

Frozen Lemonade Dessert
50 Ritz crackers
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 13.5-oz. tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 12-oz. can lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Crust: Crush Ritz crackers into fine crumbs with a rolling pin. Stir together cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture. Pat the rest into a 13- by 9- by 2-inch pan.

Combine all filling ingredients and mix well. If you'd like a more vivid yellow color, add a few drops yellow food coloring and mix well. Pour on top of crumbs in the pan. Top with reserved crumbs. If desired, then sprinkle with sugar decorations (I used flower shapes in the dessert pictured above. I've used Easter sprinkles or other seasonal sprinkles.)

Freeze until firm. Serves 12-15.


  1. My great grandma used to make me a pie similar to this one using pink lemonade. I am going to make this one this weekend. I am sure that my people are going to love it!

  2. I've used pink lemonade before, too. It is definitely a favorite around here. Glad to remind you of your great grandma. Memories often revolve around food, don't they? Have a great Memorial Day weekend!