Lemon No-Bake Ice Box Cake...the best dessert for summer! Easiest recipe in the world.

Lemon No-Bake Icebox Cake

A deliciously sweet, refreshing and creamy no-bake lemon icebox cake that everyone will love. This will be your new go-to dessert when you're in a pinch.

Prep Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 8- oz. boxes cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 34 lemon shortbread cookies {1 1/2 bags Pepperidge Farms 6 oz. bags or 2 boxes lemon Girl Scout Cookies}
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • whipped cream & strawberries for garnish {optional}


  1. Line 8x8 baking dish with plastic wrap and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whip cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in heavy cream and whip 1-2 minutes or until filling starts to thicken.
  4. Dip each cookie one by one into the milk and line the bottom of dish with cookies to cover {cut cookies in half to fit in properly.}
  5. Pour 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture over cookies and smooth the top.
  6. Repeat layering cookies and cream until you have 3 layers of each.
  7. Cover the top with plastic wrap and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
  8. Cut into squares and serve with cream and strawberries.