Frozen Lemon Dessert

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Darlene10

An excellent dessert to have in your freezer for unexpected company. Light and refreshing. I've tweaked this recipe since I originally submitted it by (1) using more crumbs for the bottom and (2) adding lemon zest.

Top Review by PetsRus

Lovely refreshing dessert and very easy to put together. I cannot buy graham wafer crumbs here in The Netherlands and used a mixture of ginger cookies and digestive biscuits. The only minor change I made was that I added lemon zest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease an 8" pan.
  2. Melt butter and add graham wafer crumbs.
  3. Mix and press most of the crumbs in the bottom of the pan reserving a couple of tablespoons for later.
  4. Combine in a sauce pan a 1/2 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks and lemon juice.
  5. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened. Add a tablespoon of lemon zest (optional but great).
  6. Cool.
  7. Beat 2 egg whites to form stiff peaks.
  8. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff.
  9. Fold meringue into cooled custard together with 1 1/4 cups of whipping cream whipped.
  10. Turn into prepared pan.
  11. Sprinkle reserved crumbs and freeze until firm.
  12. Serve frozen.
  13. Keeps well in freezer.

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