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Luscious Lemonade Pie {Deconstructed}

You’ll LOVE this LUSCIOUS lemonade pie recipe (deconstructed) with fresh raspberries and gluten free ginger cookies crumbles. It’s a healthy and delicious frozen summertime dessert! 

lemonade pie recipe, deconstructed, in a bowl with ice cream, gluten free gingersnap crumbles, and raspberries

Can you believe it’s August already???

We head off on vacation in 2 days to Chicago and North Carolina (Lake Norman & Ashville), and I’m SO ready. If you’re on Instagram and love travel pics as much as I do, be sure and follow along on our adventures!

Then, when we get back, SiSi and Big Tex will be heading back to school in less than 2 weeks, and hopefully {fingers crossed} I’ll find some time to catch up on all my work projects that have gotten put aside for the summer.

Side note: SiSi will be starting her last year of high school, and it’s bittersweet. On the one hand, I am so proud of her and all the hard work she’s done so far, AND I’m excited for her to head off to college next year, and start the next stage of her life, BUT… She’ll be heading off to college next year!!!!

If you’ve already gone through this, please send me comforting thoughts and words of wisdom. Thanks!!!

Back to this luscious lemonade pie recipe…

One thing I’m still ready for this summer, is making this easy frozen lemonade pie recipe. It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes from childhood-my mom’s pink lemonade pie- that I recreated to be gluten free AND a wee bit healthier.

My mom’s lemonade pie recipe was as easy as it gets…

Gingersnap Crust + Vanilla Ice Cream + 1 Can of Frozen Pink Lemonade

Thats’ it!

My gluten free lemonade pie recipe requires a few extra steps, but it’s still pretty darn easy, especially if you have an ice cream maker-but you can make it even if you don’t have one.

lemonade pie recipe, deconstructed, in a bowl with ice cream, gluten free gingersnap crumbles, and raspberries

How to Make This “Deconstructed” Gluten Free Lemonade Pie Recipe

  1. Make lemon ice cream. My version uses almond milk + half-n-half for a lighter “ice cream”, but feel free to experiment with your own ingredients. Also, if you really want to save time (or you don’t have an ice cream maker), you can buy pre-made lemon ice cream OR vanilla ice cream that you mix with a little fresh lemon juice.
  2. Make your gluten free cookie crumble crust. For my easy “deconstructed” lemonade pie, all I did was combine crumbled Tates Gluten Free Ginger Cookies with pecans. That’s it!
  3. Assemble your (deconstructed) lemonade pies! Scoop ice cream into small serving bowls, top with gluten free ginger pecan cookie crumble, then add fresh raspberries on top. Yum!!!
tates ginger gluten free cookies + deconstructed lemonade pie in bowls

I hope you love my gluten free version of this luscious lemonade pie recipe as much as I do. And, if you make it, let me know~share your photo on Instagram and tag #thespicyrd or pin it, & share your picture/leave a comment on Pinterest. Enjoy!

lemonade pie recipe, deconstructed, in a bowl with ice cream, gluten free gingersnap crumbles, and raspberries

{Deconstructed} Gluten Free Lemonade Pie with Fresh Raspberries

You’ll LOVE this LUSCIOUS lemonade pie recipe (deconstructed) with fresh raspberries and gluten free ginger cookies crumbles. It’s a healthy and delicious frozen summertime dessert! 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


Lemon Ice Cream

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice approximately 3 lemons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cookie “Crust”

  • 1 cup Gluten Free Ginger Cookies finely ground
  • 1 cup pecans or nuts of choice toasted and finely ground

Lemonade Pie

  • Lemonade Ice Cream
  • 2 packages fresh raspberries
  • Cookie Crust


Make the Ice Cream

  • Whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and eggs in a saucepan.  Whisk in almond milk and half-and-half, and cook the mixture over moderately high heat, whisking constantly, until it just comes to a simmer.  Strain the custard in to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until cold.  Next, whisk in the remaining almond milk and half-and-half and freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Make the Cookie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Put pecans on baking sheet and toast for approximately 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grind cookies in a food processor until finely ground.  Remove to a mixing bowl. Next, process toasted pecans until finely ground, and add to cookie crumbs.  Stir together with a fork until well mixed.

Assemble the Lemonade Pie

  • Use small dessert bowls, custard cups, or ramekins to assemble the dessert.  Place 1/8 cup of cookie/nut mixture at the bottom of each bowl.  Top with one {or more!} scoops of lemon ice cream , another 1/8 cup of cookie/nut mixture and fresh raspberries.



Don’t have time to make the ice cream? By pre-made lemon ice cream or buy vanilla ice cream and blend it with lemon juice. It will be delicious too!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword gluten free ice cream, ice cream desserts, lemon desserts, lemonade pie, lemonade pie recipe
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Let’s Chat!

How’s your summer going so far? What has been the best thing you’ve done all summer? Have you made a version of this lemonade pie recipe before? Have any of your kids gone off to college? Any words of wisdom or advice to share with me???

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25 thoughts on “Luscious Lemonade Pie {Deconstructed}”

  1. This is SO awesome looking & sounding. When I was growing up, there was a similar pie that became so popular… I think it used frozen lemonade, a carton of lemon yogurt, and maybe some cool-whip? (which I thought was awesome back then… and now I’m like “cool whip”????)

    Great job on this one!

  2. Simply beautiful and I loved reading your personal connection to this pie. Can’t wait to replace this recipe with the one I usually use that calls for lemonade powder mix.

  3. Thanks so much Liz! I use a Canon 60D that I got for a present last Christmas. Great camera, although I still have so much to learn about it. I treated myself to a 50 mm f1.4 lens which I love. Hope you get to make this when your kids are back in school! 🙂

  4. I’m so glad to hear that you liked my idea of almond milk an half and half! That’s always the combination that I use when I make ice cream. Your recipe sounds amazing, and I LOVE that you used Marys Gone Crackers for the “crust”. Brilliant idea.

  5. This looks so good. I love lemon and lemonade. Lemon desserts are always so nice, light and refreshing. What a great recipe. When we get our stuff and I can set up the kitchen in our new place this will be on my list of to do’s.

  6. This looks beautiful! I was just saying how much I loved frozen lemonade pie from when I was younger. Your deconstructed version looks great, love the addition of raspberries!

  7. Your photos are beautiful – very creative. I love to read about family food memories. I have so many favorite desserts from childhood – it’s hard to pick just one. Most of them are recipes handed down through several generations – sugar cookies with caramel pecan frosting, peach cobbler, black raspberry pie, anise schnitte…the list goes on and on.

    Nice to connect through Recipe Redux!

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