Meyer Lemon Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe

Meyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe Recently I was contacted by KitchenAid to participate in a recipe challenge utilizing our Side-by-Side Counter-Depth refrigerator by creating a springtime no-bake cake. The formal challenge: ELEVATE A NO-BAKE CAKE. 

Honestly, my first thought was “a recipe challenge with a refrigerator?” A refrigerator is a refrigerator. It’s not really something I consider as a tool for cooking. But the more I thought about it, I realized that we probably depend on our refrigerator for our meals more than anything else. If the oven or stove breaks we can still get by until it’s repaired, but the refrigerator is essential to keeping the bulk of what we eat fresh and safe. Plus, on a regular daily basis we eat smoothies and yogurt, so a reliable refrigerator is a must. And prepping meals ahead (which I like to do whenever possible) would be pretty near impossible without being able to depend on a refrigerator. Basically, our refrigerator is the busiest appliance in our kitchen. Plus, I love the simple streamlined styling and the many features it offers, like the ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System, which keeps the temperature just right so that food keeps its taste and texture. Or the AquaSense™ In-Door-Ice® ice dispensing system, which helps free up freezer space with an ice bucket which is located in the door, another fun perk of the In-Door Ice and Water dispenser system is how it shows the amount of ounces being dispensed, which helps us be more aware of our daily water intake. Finally, our refrigerator also has the AquaSense™ Base-Grille Filtration System, which uses PuR® filtration to reduce water impurities and saves storage space. The counter-depth of the refrigerator works great too. It gives our kitchen a more streamlined look and makes for a better traffic flow in the busy space.

Our KitchenAid® refrigerator has been a dependable, well-used appliance over the years and there is a newer, updated model now available. We’ve been quite pleased with the purchase, AND the good stuff it has kept fresh and cold. It’s one cool appliance.

Back to the KitchenAid® challenge: ELEVATE A NO-BAKE CAKE that is seasonally relevant.  Seasonally relevant … hmmm … bright, fresh, springtime flavors come to mind, like lemons, and thyme. So I gathered my favorite cake plate, a bunch of Meyer lemons, some pre-made vanilla cookies, a few other basic ingredients, and began to make a plan.

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The cake should be simple to make, but still a showstopper—an impressive cake filled with loveliness and flavor, reminiscent of summertime, when the living is easy and sweetness abounds. But the best part? No baking required.

First, I checked the refrigerator to make space, shifting things around a bit to make room for a new temporary occupant. The shelves are easy to adjust so I was able to lower the top one to create enough space for a good size no-bake cake.

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Next, on to some basic mixing. Heavy cream was whipped up with fresh thyme and Meyer lemon zest, then folded into cream cheese that had been whipped with honey and lemon juice to create a smooth and fluffy filling. So aromatic too!

Meyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe

The cake assembly began with a layer of cookies on a cake plate.

Easy No-bake Cake Recipe Followed by a layer of the whipped cream cheese filling.

Icebox Cake Recipe Then another layer of cookies, and so on until the desired height is reached.

no-bake-cake-8 I have to admit it was quite fun building this cake—like legos for adults, only edible. And super duper easy too! The top was garnished with Candied Lemon Slices, and more fresh thyme.

Meyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake RecipeMeyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe

What a perfect for any spring/summertime occasion, from baby showers and Easter lunch, to Mother’s Day and barbecues. The flavor is astounding, but not overwhelming. Meyer lemons, thyme and honey are such a heavenly combination. It’s lightness and happiness on a fork!

A few recipe notes:

The whipped cream cheese filling can be made a couple of days ahead, then covered and refrigerated until ready to assemble cake.

Any thin vanilla or lemon cookies may be substituted. I used a favorite Moravian lemon cookie found at a local grocer. A thinner cookie will work better as it is easier for layering evenly, and absorbs moisture to soften nicely for slicing and serving. Vanilla wafers, and those inexpensive butter cookies would work well too (the ones we had as kids shaped liked flowers with holes in the center that we wore as rings … ya know, those?). Just be sure to adjust amounts accordingly. The recipe below is based on the very thin 2-inch Moravian cookie size.

Powdered confectioners sugar may be substituted for honey. Additional 1-2 tablespoons of cream may be needed to create a smooth consistency.

Edible Candied Lemon Slices are wonderful as a garnish for this cake. As with the whipped cream cheese filling, they can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until needed for garnish.

If fresh thyme isn’t handy, substitute dried. Use 1/3 of the amount if using dried.

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Meyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe
 
4.6 from 36 reviews
Meyer Lemon Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe
 
A wonderful flavor combination perfect for spring and summer.
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 230 2-inch thin vanilla or lemon cookies (adjust amount according to cookie size)
  • optional garnish: candied lemon slices, fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. Add heavy cream, chopped thyme and lemon zest to a large mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  2. Whip together cream cheese, lemon juice, and honey until smooth and light. Fold in whipped cream until combined and smooth, cover and refrigerate* until ready to assemble cake.
  3. Assemble cake by arranging 12 2-inch cookies in a circle on 10-inch cake plate (a ring of 9 cookies, edges touching, with 3 in the center). Gently spread ½ cup of cream cheese whipped filling over layer. Repeat cookie and filling layers until desired height. Top with final layer of cream.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until ready to serve. When ready to serve, garnish with candied lemons, and fresh thyme if desired.
Notes
*Cream cheese whipped filling can be prepared up to 2 days ahead and kept covered refrigerated until ready to assemble cake. Substitute vanilla wafers, sugar or butter cookies for the thin cookies. Powdered confectioners sugar may be substituted for honey. Additional 1-2 tablespoons of cream may be needed to create a smooth consistency.

Meyer Lemon and Thyme Icebox Cake RecipeThis post was sponsored by KitchenAid.

 

Comments

  1. 1

    sara says

    My grandma makes the worlds best jello dessert. We request it at every holiday and fight over the left overs!

    • 2

      Jessica Band says

      My favorite no bake dessert is a blueberry pie. It’s amazing that it doesn’t even need to go in the oven!

  2. 4

    Liz S. says

    My favorite no-bake recipe is a batch of no-bake chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

  3. 7

    Deb Word says

    My favorite is an ‘éclair pie’ layered graham crackers, French vanilla pudding, and chocolate topping.

  4. 8

    Mollie says

    I don’t have a no-bake dessert recipe, but I’m intrigued by this lemon cake. My mother loves everything lemon, and I bet this cake will be a hit for her birthday next week!

  5. 11

    says

    Beautiful, Amy. WOW. Almost too pretty to eat. This week I made no-bake cookies and popped them into our KA fridge! :) I’d have to look through my mom’s church cookbook for my favorite “real” dessert though.:)

  6. 13

    Patty says

    This recipe looks wonderful, but honestly, I’m a little afraid of that much thyme in a cake! Amy, is it crucial, or is there a substitute for it?

    • 14

      says

      Hello Patty,

      The recipe calls for fresh thyme, not dried. If using dried, the amount will need to be reduced. I think most say to use 3 times the amount of fresh herbs versus dried. So if using dried thyme in this recipe, use only 2 teaspoons.

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        Patty says

        I understand that part, I’m just not sure about using thyme in a sweet dish. I’ve only used it in savory applications. Try anything once, right?!

  7. 22

    says

    Wow, that is one of the pretty cake. I love making & eating trifle cakes, loaded with fruit and creamy goodness.

  8. 24

    Kim Goodlett says

    I have made for years an icebox limeade pie. Ingredients are graham cracker crust, limeade, sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip. It is easy and delicious!

  9. 26

    says

    Absolutely stunning! I usually love anything with peanut butter and chocolate, but lemon is second favorite.

  10. 27

    says

    AMY! Oh my gosh….this is the most gorgeous cake! Love it! (And I had forgotten about those flower “ring” cookies.) ;)

    Favorite no-bake…Tiramisu.

    PS…I have fridge envy. ♥

  11. 29

    amy rouse says

    gorgeous! and I love me some KitchenAid!! My only go to no bake recipe is chocolate oatmeal cookies

  12. 30

    says

    This looks absolutely beautiful! I am such a huge fan of Meyer Lemons and Thyme. I just posted a cookie recipe using the exact same flavors today… when I saw your post I just had to stop by :). These pictures look so, so stunning. Wish I could dive right in!

  13. 31

    says

    STUNNINGLY gorgeous Amy!

    My favorite no-bake would be a peanut butter pie!!

    And I’m with Bridget…I have fridge envy too!!

  14. 33

    says

    This is stunning. I may have to make one myself with some lemon thyme from my garden. I’ll have to wait a few weeks though. A late cold snap did some damage to many of my herbs.

    … and I agree about the better texture & freshness of foods in a Kitchenaid Fridge. We are still in renovation mode here, so the water/ice is not hooked up to ours yet, but my produce is lasting far better than in the previous one.

  15. 34

    says

    Grandma Cox’s Orange Salad – it has both orange and lemon jello, bananas, pineapple and marshmellows. Topped with whipping cream and grated American Cheese. Sounds gross but is delicious!

  16. 38

    Diane OConnor says

    This quintessentially British pudding…, packed with juicy summer berries from local farmers.

  17. 39

    Julie Ott says

    What no-bake desserts are your favorites for prepping ahead and refrigerating until party time? Or is there one you’d like to try? Do tell!

    My favourite refrigerator recipe is strawberry jello pie. Graham cracker crust filled with strawberry jello, and then fresh sliced strawberries placed in the jello in a pleasing pattern. It’s healthy, light, and spring time-y.

  18. 40

    Peggy Stenglein says

    We make a spin off of a dessert my hubby’s mother makes, we call it Stenglein Surprise. Mine is pound cake cut into squares layered with chocolate pudding/whipped topping mix, Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup, and Oreo’s, and a layer in there also of plain whipped topping. My m-i-l adds toffee peices instead of the Oreo’s but we like the Oreo’s! It’s a wonderful dessert!!

  19. 41

    Jilene says

    I don’t have a recipe for a nobake yet but I like this one maybe I will try it.

  20. 44

    JoeyfromSC says

    This looks SO delicious & easy! thanks for sharing!

    My fave no bake dessert is banana pudding! I love it even though I use instant vanilla pudding mix lol..but it’s fast, easy & it was always my mom’s “go to ” dessert for get togethers!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Joey

  21. 49

    Sally T. says

    I make a trifle~soaked butter pound cake/Bailys-prepared the night before
    then assemble strawberries/whip cream/with vanilla pudding.
    Beautiful~Strawberrie Trifle.
    Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

  22. 50

    Robbin P says

    My favorite No Bake recipe would be one of two – either rice pudding or a vanilla pudding (from scratch, of course) and fruit parfait.

  23. 51

    Amanda says

    This looks incredible! I’m wondering if I can leave work right now and go home to make it.

    My favorite no bake is probably my mothers “chocolate cream pie” — a box of instant chocolate pudding, a tub of whipped topping, and a graham cracker crust. I could eat the entire thing myself.

  24. 53

    Sher says

    Lemon and thyme were meant to go together… savory, sweet.. they are partners through thick and thin. My fave no bake is tiramisu. This recipe may have to come with me to Easter dinner

  25. 54

    Sher says

    Lemon and Thyme are meant for each other. Sweet, savory.. they are partners through thick and thin. My fave no bake is Tiramisu. This may have to come with me to Easter dinner

  26. 55

    Brandi Bryant says

    My favorite no bake desserts are chocolate delight and banana pudding. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  27. 57

    Mary W says

    I don’t make many no-bake desserts (baking is my therapy), but recently I made a 2-ingredient chocolate mousse that was so simple and to die for! Also used to looooveeee no-bake cheesecake! Definitely going to have to give this recipe a shot!

  28. 59

    Lena jones says

    Easy “cake” layer graham crackers any flavor instant pudding folding into whipped cream, fruit if you want, and then repeat the layers. I usually do a sugar free banana cream for a relative with diabetes.

  29. 61

    Pam says

    Love this! I have an abundance of Key limes in the fall, maybe I can do the same thing.

  30. 63

    Amanda L says

    No bake Oreo pie my grandmother always makes. Love the pictures of the ice box cake

  31. 65

    heather says

    I really want to make some no bake chocolate and peanut butter dessert bars for an upcoming party. I haven’t tried making them yet but I think I will practice so when my party date is here they will be perfected.

  32. 68

    Ginger says

    I make a chocolate cookie no bake dessert with whipped cream, chocolate cookies, dark chocolate shavings, milk chocolate shavings, and amaretto. It is yummy.

  33. 69

    Leslie Kiley says

    I have loved Chocolate Wafer Ice box rolls since I was little. We always had them when I was Little for special occasions.
    This is made in a very similar way so I am sure I would love it!!!!

  34. 71

    Mary says

    Great idea. I’m sure the Grandchildren would love to help. Always enjoy new ways to bring them into the kitchen to learn.

  35. 77

    rachel says

    Trifle is always good — you can even use instant pudding and frozen poundcake in a pinch.

  36. 78

    Ellie W says

    I make a pretty good banana pudding. Everyone always requests it for get togethers and parties.

  37. 83

    Joyce Ackley says

    The Meyer Lemon Cake looks delicious. I’d like to try making Cherry No-bake Cheesecake.

  38. 84

    Margaret Smith says

    I love no bake desserts. They are so much easier to make and I especially love them for during the summer, when I don’t want the stove on.
    Thanks so much.

  39. 87

    Jessie C. says

    Strawberry tart is my favorite no-bake dessert for parties
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  40. 91

    Shari Arbogast says

    My favorite would have to be banana pudding, but that is followed up by Tiramisu (if you buy the lady fingers, it’s no bake… haha) Just found this on Pinterest, and I can’t wait to try it.

  41. 95

    Barbara M says

    I have a fantastic no bake cheesecake recipe – everyone loves it!
    thank you

  42. 98

    Taylor says

    I love making an ice cream sandwich cake. It’s so easy and impressive cor bringing a dessert to a party!

  43. 99

    Lauren E. says

    We dont often make no bake items. I like to make my own type of lara-type bars though which are no bake. I use dates, nuts & chocolate chips.

  44. 100

    Denise S says

    I’d like to start making more fancy desserts instead of just cakes and brownies from a box.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  45. 101

    Sarah Hirsch says

    i have a recipe for a yummy dessert called strawberry freeze (i think from the kraft site)

  46. 104

    Thomas Gibson says

    I prepare a Peanut Butter Cup no bake dessert that my family really likes.

  47. 105

    Carein says

    Well, this is surely one that I would like to try:
    MEYER LEMON THYME ICEBOX CAKE RECIPE

  48. 106

    Christine Mayfield says

    I had to laugh at your cookie description of the ones I still wear as rings ;) Butter Cookies. My favorite make ahead no bake dessert is definitely banana pudding.

  49. 111

    mickeyfan says

    My family loves bars called Scotcheroos. Basically a dressed up rice krispie bar!

  50. 112

    Sadie Carey says

    I make a quick desert/snack of frozen sliced bananas with a greek yogurt and natural peanut butter filling. I am addicted to them.

  51. 115

    Sarah Foster says

    This looks amazing! I make a no-bake cheesecake that is chock-full of fresh blueberries. My husband and I can manage to eat the whole pie in a day – one bite at a time. It’s SO good! I love to throw together a vanilla wafer crust for something different, but you can do a pre-made graham cracker crust in a pinch. Delightful!

  52. 117

    Susan Smith says

    My favorite no bake dessert is fruit salad with marshmellows, coconut and whipped cream.

  53. 120

    Suzanne K says

    Either no bake cheesecake or a fruit tart with vanilla greek yogurt subbed in for the cream filling

  54. 123

    says

    Ok, I came here to leave you a comment on this BEAUTIFUL cake, not even realizing you were having a giveaway. So first….this cake is stunning. And even better that it’s with meyer lemons! I’m just in awe of it.

    And for the giveaway….hmmm, I would say my cherry icebox cake. I haven’t made it in a while, but have been thinking about making it and photographing it soon.

  55. 125

    Anastasia says

    I really like to make stovetop peanut butter fudge, or some good ol’ no bake cheesecakes! So many yummy desserts to try :)

  56. 127

    Deborah Wellenstein says

    I have a special no-bake cheesecake I make for special family occasions-it’s a big hit!

  57. 128

    Hector says

    I love making pies with a date & almond crust. A lemon curd works great with it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  58. 130

    courtney b says

    no bake chocolate chip cookies! learned it on the food channel and it’s so simple!

  59. 134

    Sandy Headtke says

    Would like tolearn to make a cake like this that serves two. Dangerous to have leftovers

  60. 135

    Patrick Gwinn says

    I make a flour tortilla cake. I layer 3 to 4 flour tortilla with maple syrup (or nutella) and chopped pecans in between then chocolate pudding, then 3 to 4 flour tortilla with maple syrup, then vanilla pudding.

  61. 138

    Jessica Band says

    My favorite no-bake dessert is my mom’s blueberry pie. It’s amazing that it doesn’t need to go in the oven!

  62. 140

    Randy Curran says

    I’m more of a cake man than cookie lover and this one leans towards the cookie. My favorite desert is a fresh fruit salad without the coconut.

  63. 142

    Stacy Balibrea says

    That looks so good. I love to make jello and no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. My kids love them.

  64. 149

    wild orchid says

    I love making trifles with pound cake, pudding, whipped cream, and fresh fruit!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  65. 154

    says

    No one ever let’s me make desserts until I started perfecting “the apple pie”, but my Mother-in-Law still gets to bring that to family dinners. With the no-bake dessert you shared above, I think I’m about to become “The Dessert Queen”. I will be making this within the next week to shock everyone that I’m actually capable of combining art and dessert! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

  66. 157

    Sylvie W says

    I have an old school recipe. Its a Nilla Wafer-Banana Layer Cake. Your layer Nilla waters, prepared instant vanilla pudding and banana slices. You let it sit overnight and TA DA, desert time.

  67. 158

    Stephanie Allori-Hillis says

    My favorite no bake dessert is a frozen pecan pie made with cream cheese….it’s so good!

  68. 163

    Nana Phyllis says

    Large pearl tapioca. It is my hisband’s favorite and I just bought some. Love it made with whipped cream folded in to “lighten” the texture.

  69. 164

    Fabiola says

    No bake cheesecake it’s a favorite, but yours could be too!! It looks amazing!
    F

  70. 167

    Holly Moser says

    I love to make the strawberry cream cheese pretzel dessert. Salty and sweet all in one!

  71. 168

    Lauren-Olivia Wood says

    My favorite no bake dessert is apple slices with homemade chocolate and caramel sauce and chocolate chips!

  72. 170

    nannypanpan says

    my sister has taught me to make the best ice cream cakes homemade..and they taste better and fresher than the store bought ones

    p.s. loved the image of myself as a kid with my flower ring cookie…do they still make them?
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  73. 172

    Karen B says

    Yogurt and cream pie. graham cracker crust, yogurt with fruit added, one cool whip or your own whipped cream, mix well, pour in crust put in freezer take out just before you want to slice it. Yum!

  74. 173

    Michele says

    My favorite no bake dessert is a banana split pie using graham cracker crust, pudding, fruit and whipped topping. Letting it sit overnight makes it taste even better!!!

  75. 174

    Samantha Daleo says

    I enjoy making a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake that you freeze until ready to eat. Also love to make pudding and have on hand for dessert when needed.

  76. 177

    says

    I make a mean frozen yogurt pie! It’s a oreo pie crust, vanilla frozen yogurt mixed with a little whipped cream with vanilla extract. Topped with crumbled oreos. Put it in the freezer and voila! Amazing!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  77. 181

    gayle gildehaus says

    fresh fruit salad made with pineapple,kiwi,strawberries,with coconut sprinkled on top

  78. 182

    Wanda McHenry says

    I make a jam-up peanut pie with a chocolate crumb crust, then the peanut butter mixture, a layer of melted chocolate, topped with Cool Whip and decorated in a crisscross pattern with lines of chocolate and peanut butter!

  79. 184

    says

    My favorite dessert that fits this category is chocolate mousse. I’ve perfected my recipe over the years and it’s usually a big hit! I love Meyer Lemons and your photography is stunning. Thanks!

  80. 186

    Shelbie Johnston says

    No bake cheesecake until I saw THIS recipe, OH MY! I love lemons, this is a must make!

  81. 191

    Neiddy says

    My favorite no bake dessert is fruit salad mostly because it is very easy and fast to make

  82. 192

    Twana Ann says

    Sunday dinner family favorite has to be the No Bake Three Layer Chocolate Pie!

  83. 194

    ellen beck says

    Our favorite no bake dessert is something called Miracle Pie. It is made with a cirtus base (like limeade or lemonade) some cool whip and sweetened condensed milk . It is poured in a graham cracker crust. It only needs to be mixed and then refrigerated and is really good in the summer months!

  84. 196

    courtney b says

    i really want to learn how to make lemon bars! they are my absolute dessert but i heard the recipe is a bit difficult!

  85. 199

    Marcy M says

    My fav no bake dessert is a Banana Cream Dessert. Consists of a graham crackers crumb & butter crust, milk, vanilla pudding, pineapple, bananas, and whipped topping. So easy to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator till time to serve. It is a go to recipe, which keeps getting requested!

  86. 201

    Mary A says

    I do not do any desserts like this. sounds interesting. Actually I rarely make dessert because I am diabetic and it is just too tempting to have in the house.

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    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living says

    Wow, this cake is gorgeous! Would you recommend making it for Easter?

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    Svetlana says

    I don’t think I have a no-bake dessert that I make. I usually cut up fruit.
    This lemon cake sounds delicious!

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    says

    I have to admit I haven’t really made many no-bake desserts, but you have inspired me. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Kim Beaulieu says

    I have the ingredients for a similar cake sitting on my counter right now. Now I want to make yours instead. I love anything meyer lemon, add that it’s easy and I’m in. This is stunning Amy, just love the photos.

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    tina reynolds says

    O my I want to try this I like making new york style no bake cheesecake

  92. 220

    Lorena Keech says

    We have a frozen dessert salad that we enjoy on special holidays, made with whipped cream and fruit.

  93. 225

    Karen Drake says

    I have a recipe for no bake chocolate cheesecake that I make for holidays that I always prepare ahead of time.

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    Teresa says

    I don’t even know the name of the only no-bake dessert that I’ve made. It uses cool whip, canned pineapple and pistachio jello. I haven’t thought about it in a while and now that I am thinking about it, I’m going to have to make it! But I would like to raise my no-bake skills up a notch by trying your recipe next. It looks delicious!

  95. 242

    April V. says

    I like making different things with jello and fruit custard – like a tart raspberry jello (make more intense by halving the water and/or using juice as the cold portion) with lemon custard. Yum. They can even be dressed up with a drizzle of chocolate.

  96. 243

    Julie says

    Its a toss up between chocolate mousse or no bake strawberry cheese cake
    thanks for the giveaway

  97. 257

    susan smoaks says

    i like to make a no bake cheesecake for my get togethers. it’s easy to prepare and tastes great too.

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    says


    What no-bake desserts are your favorites for prepping ahead and refrigerating until party time?

    None, I am a dude.

    Or is there one you’d like to try? Do tell!

    No, just want to win a $100 and wondering why you torture people with this silly stuff to enter a contest?

  99. 262

    Amy H. says

    My new favorite no bake dessert are (vegan) gingerbread truffles–made with dates. So yummy!

  100. 263

    RLR says

    Homemade ice cream! Or, in the case of my dairy-free husband, coconut milk “ice cream”. I love the flavor and texture, and I don’t mind that it is softer (and much easier to serve!) than store-bought ice cream. Plus, we can make any flavor we want!

  101. 264

    Becky Richied says

    My favorite is my chocolatte cherry cheesecake…so yummy!! Started out making my normal cheesecake from scratch and then just started changing my recipe.

  102. 267

    Sarah L says

    I am not a baker. I’m not big on challenges. I make a greek yogurt dish with fresh grated ginger, blueberries and peaches with agave for sweetening.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Joann says

    This cake is something I would really like to try! My current favorites are Caramel Apple Salad and good old-fashioned “Dirt”.

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    valleycat1 says

    Just found this after looking at a different recipe here. This looks gorgeous and sounds really tasty. Will be fun to give it a try with my granddaughter sometime soon.

    Our favorite family recipe is a lemon frozen pie made with evaporated milk. Really quick to throw together. Back in the day we used ice cube trays because of the small freezers we had, now I use a cake pan:

    Lemon Cream Freeze

    1 (14.5 oz.) can evaporated milk
    1/2 c. lemon juice (preferably fresh)
    3/4 c. sugar
    dash of salt
    2 tsp. grated lemon zest

    Pour milk into ice cube tray (or similar container) and freeze until it gets icy around the edges. Dump into a cold bowl, add lemon juice, and beat until thick. Add sugar and salt gradually, then rind, beating until stiff and fluffy, like whipped cream. Return to ice cube tray and freeze until firm.

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    Tess says

    I made it! It’s not as pretty as yours but still impressive. I used mascarpone and lemon curd (instead of cream cheese, lemon juice and honey) and added fresh blueberries to each layer. Thank you for your lovely recipe.

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