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Irresistible Icebox Pie Recipes

If warmer days make you long for cool desserts, then these incredible icebox pie recipes are for you!

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As much as I love baked goods warm from the oven, I have quite a weakness for no-bake or low-bake desserts served chilled from the refrigerator. Their simplicity, flavors, and textures are unbeatable!

Some of these icebox pie recipes require no baking at all, while some require just a few minutes of oven time. Either way, the results are cool, creamy, refreshing icebox pies that will serve you happily and deliciously all summer long!

What is an Icebox Pie?

If you’re not familiar with the idea of an icebox pie, then I am so happy to introduce you to them!

Icebox pies are a Southern dessert staple in hot weather months. Having lived in the South for a long, long time, I can tell you that there are a lot of hot weather months there. A lot.

For those days when the thought of turning on the oven long enough to bake a traditional pie is just too much, that’s when icebox pies are a perfect choice.

These pies are usually made with a cookie crumb crust or a simple pastry crust. Then they’re filled with a smooth, creamy filling made with delicious things like cream cheese, whipped cream, or pudding. From there, lots of flavors come into play to make a seemingly endless selection of fantastic icebox pies.

Served chilled or sometimes frozen, icebox pies are such a fantastic way to keep making homemade dessert even when it’s too hot to bake.

Icebox Pie Recipes

This Raspberry White Chocolate Icebox Pie is as pretty as it is delicious. The white chocolate-cream cheese filling is fantastic on its own. But add a swirl of pureed raspberries, and it’s really something special.

slice of Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie on a square white plate

I used to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie or some version of it so often that I had it memorized. It’s just that good, and it’s just that much of a crowd-pleaser!

slice of Peanut Butter and Jelly Icebox Pie on a square white plate

I’ve eaten my fair share of PB&Js over the years. The sweet and salty combination is a tasty one, and it really works well in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Icebox Pie. I like to use strawberry for this pie, but feel free to use your favorite fruity complement to peanut butter.

overhead view of Strawberry Icebox Pie in a white pie plate

This Strawberry Icebox Pie is a favorite from my grandmother’s recipe collection. With a graham cracker crust, fresh strawberries, and a dreamy filling, this one is 100% crave-worthy!

slice of Chocolate Mascarpone Tart on a white plate

Chocolate Mascarpone Tart is a perfectly simple and delicious addition to your refrigerated pie repertoire. It comes together so quickly! The toughest part is waiting for it to chill so you can help yourself to a generous slice.

slice of Coconut Cream Pie Bars on a square white plate

If you’re a coconut lover like I am, then Coconut Cream Pie Bars are a dessert dream. I like to make these from scratch when I can, but I also provide some shortcut options for those times when you need all the shortcuts you can get.

slice of Butterscotch Pudding Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust on a white plate

Butterscotch Pudding Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust holds a high spot on my favorite pies of all time list. There’s something so magical about these flavors combined in a cool, creamy pie!

overhead view of Lemon Icebox Pie with Toasted Coconut Crust in a white pie plate

Lemon Icebox Pie is the quintessential icebox pie, isn’t it? This version features the sweet, tart, creamy filling we all love inside a toasted coconut crust. You can, of course, use a different crust, but give this one a try if you’re a coconut fan.

Nutella Pie is a quick and simple dessert that only requires 6 ingredients. A must for Nutella fans!

If you’re on the hunt for a super easy dessert with super amazing flavor, then I highly recommend this Nutella Pie. Made with a short list of ingredients, you’ll have this one assembled and chilling in short order!

slice of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie is one of those desserts I just can’t resist. I adore all things chocolate and peanut butter, and that flavor combination is just so darn good in this pie. A long-time favorite!

Helpful Tips for Making Icebox Pies

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    5 Comments on “Irresistible Icebox Pie Recipes”

  1. Jennifer, a couple of these sound right up my alley, but I’m watching calories very closely these days. Have you (or have any of your readers) tried swapping in Greek yogurt for the sour cream in, say, the strawberry pie? Or the peanut butter chocolate chip pie? Anything you’d recommend changing in the recipe to account for such a swap?

  2. I made a double batch of the jam filled muffins today. They turned out awesome!!

  3. Jennifer, what a fantastic looking roundup! I absolutely love icebox pies, and all of these look so tempting, I can’t decide which one to make first! : )

  4. I don’t know how I just now saw this, but thanks for linking to my pie! Awesome round up!

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