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LEMON ICEBOX PIE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay


Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

Our sweet Icebox Lemon Pie is a family favorite. It’s creamy and perfectly tart with a bright lemon flavor. So easy to make as well as it just requires 4 ingredients!

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

What is an icebox pie?

An icebox pie is (as you could probably guess) a pie that is kept and stored in the freezer. Typically these pies are made with only a handful of ingredients usually including whipped topping as part of the pie base.

I really like freezer pies for a few reasons. First, if they are kept in the freezer, they can be made a head of time and will stay fresh for a couple weeks. Second, not much is more refreshing than a slice of freezer pie after being out in the sun all day long. (I know, it’s February. A girl can dream of sunshine though, right?)

In my opinion, this Lemon Cream Pie takes home the gold medal for both easy and delicious. That isn’t even the best news.. the flavor options are unlimited. Yes, you heard me right!

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

How can I change the flavor of my icebox pie?

In a lot of icebox pie recipes, frozen drink concentrate is used. For instance, frozen lemonade concentrate or orange juice concentrate. This recipe uses powdered drink mix (like crystal light). How many options did you debate between the last time you were at the grocery store?

The options are endless!

I am so excited to give this a try with raspberry or peach drink mixes!

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

How to make Icebox Lemon Pie

Making a freezer pie like this Icebox Lemon Pie is extremely easy. First thing you will do is stir an entire drink mix packet and can of sweetened condensed milk together. Like mentioned above, if lemonade isn’t your thing, you can substitute for any flavor of drink mix.

This is the large drink mix packet (the kind to make 2 quarts of lemonade) not the single serving packets.

lemonade drink mix for the freezer pie

Stir until completely combined. The mixture should not be gritty at all.

Next, fold in 4 oz of whipped topping. (pssst. that is 1/2 of a regular sized container!)

freezer pie, lemonade pie in the process of being made.

Once the mixture is completely combined, spread it in the bottom of a graham cracker pie crust. You can certainly make your own here, but I prefer to buy a store-bought one to keep this pie as simple and fast as possible.

Top the pie with the remains 4 oz of whipped topping and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Can whipping cream substitute whipped topping?

Yes, you can use real whipped cream instead of the whipped topping. To make whipped cream, just whisk 1.5 cup heavy whipping cream + 1/2 tsp vanilla + 1/4 cup powdered sugar together vigorously for about 3-5 minutes, until stiff peaks form. It’s easiest if you use an electric stand mixer or handheld mixer. Then proceed with the recipe as directed.

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

Lemon Icebox Pie ingredients

Frozen Lemonade Pie is a quick an easy freezer dessert. Full of the classic tart lemonade flavor and made with only FOUR simple ingredients, this freezer pie is sure to be a family favorite. A pie crust, cool whip, sweetened condensed milk and powdered lemonade drink mix is all you need to make this Summertime Dessert!

Here’s what you need to make this pie:

–1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

–1 pkg powdered lemonade drink mix enough to make 2 quarts of lemonade

–8 oz cool whip thawed, divided

–1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crust

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

Icebox Lemon Pie Recipe Instructions

Here’s how you make our Lemon Icebox Pie:

  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and lemonade drink mix into a medium sized bowl. Stir until completely combined.
  2. Fold in 4 oz (half) of the whipped topping into the lemonade mixture.
  3. Once combined, pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  4. Top with the remaining cool whip.
  5. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Lemon Icebox Pie recipe

 

frozen lemonade pie, made and served.

Icebox Lemon Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: lemon icebox pie, lemon pie

Servings: 8

Calories: 329 kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pkg powdered lemonade drink mix enough to make 2 quarts of lemonade
  • 8 oz whipped topping thawed, divided
  • 1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust

Instructions

  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and lemonade drink mix into a medium sized bowl. Stir until completely combined.

  2. Fold in 4 oz (half) of the whipped topping into the lemonade mixture. 

  3. Once combined, pour the mixture into the pie crust.

  4. Top with the remaining whipped topping.

  5. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

You can use real whipped cream instead of the whipped topping. To make whipped cream, just whisk 1.5 cup heavy whipping cream + 1/2 tsp vanilla + 1/4 cup powdered sugar together vigorously for about 3-5 minutes, until stiff peaks form. It’s easiest if you use an electric stand mixer or handheld mixer. Then proceed with the recipe as directed. 

Nutrition Facts

Icebox Lemon Pie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 329 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13g 20%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 17mg 6%

Sodium 183mg 8%

Potassium 236mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%

Sugars 37g

Protein 5g 10%

Vitamin A 3.1%

Vitamin C 1.6%

Calcium 16.7%

Iron 3.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon Icebox Pie is a quick an easy frozen lemon dessert. This pie has a classic tart lemonade flavor & is made from only FOUR simple ingredients! Simple to make and everyone loves this sweet, creamy lemon pie.How do I store Lemon Icebox Pie?

You’ll need to cover your Lemon Icebox Pie with plastic wrap and store it in the freezer. The recipe just requires 2 hours of freezing time until serving. If you make it ahead of time, you might want to let the pie sit on the countertop for about 10 minutes before serving so that it softens slightly.

How to thicken Icebox Lemon Pie

When you make the filling for your lemon pie, it will be soft and not hold shape. This is why your icebox pie requires freezing time. It will thicken and become more solid in the freezer. For this reason, you need to store icebox pie leftovers in the freezer.

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Low Sugar Banana Mug Cake by Gordon Ramsay


 

Low Sugar Banana Mug Cake

Treat yourself with only a coffee mug, a few ingredients, and two minutes in the microwave!

This is a very low sugar, lightly sweet mug cake that is a quick and easy treat when a topping is added or can even be a breakfast without.  My favorite way to top it is with peanut butter, while it’s still warm so that it melts on top. Add a few slices of bananas and you have a wonderful little snack.

If I want something a bit sweeter, just a tablespoon or two of canned frosting (again, while warm is my favorite) makes a great topping. You can also add pancake syrup, caramel, or even whipped cream. No matter what I top it with, I always add a few fresh slices of banana on top of that. Since the cake itself only uses 1/2 of a banana, I have just enough left for this. Dressing it up with pecans or walnuts just makes it even better. So basically, take this base recipe and run as far as you want to go with it. Either way, don’t miss out on eating this warm!

Low Sugar Banana Mug Cake

To make this, you’ll need (these ingredients are in scant amounts, see bottom of this post for printable recipe): a little oil, banana, flour, baking soda, vanilla, honey, apple cider vinegar, egg. Optional for toppings: chopped nuts of your choice, spoonful of canned icing, peanut butter, whipped cream, caramel, etc.

Now you can use an 8 ounce ramekin or a regular mug for this. I’ve made it several times since my friend, Marci, gave me the recipe and it does puff up in the center while cooking but then it goes back down. I’ve never had any overflow. However, my mugs do tend to be about ten ounces so I just want to put that out there.

  • Place 1/2 of banana in mug or ramekin and mash really well with a fork.
  • Add oil and stir until blended. Add vanilla, honey or sugar, egg, and flour. Stir.
  • Add baking soda and drop of vinegar to cause it to foam. Stir again until well blended.
  • Microwave for 2-2 1/2 minutes, or until done.
  • Add a topping, if desired, and garnish with the remainder of the banana (sliced) and chopped nuts (if desired).
  • Garnish with chopped nuts of your choice (if desired) and the remainder of the banana, sliced.

Note: If I’m using a topping, I like to put it on the cake warm so that it melts into the cake.

Low Sugar Banana Mug Cake

Enjoy your quick and easy guilt free treat for one!

Low Sugar Banana Mug Cake

 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • ¾ tablespoon oil
  • Small splash vanilla flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • drop or two of apple cider vinegar

Optional toppings (choose one or more):

  • spoonful of canned icing
  • spoonful of peanut butter
  • whipped cream
  • caramel
  • chocolate sauce

Instructions

  1. Place ½ of banana in mug or ramekin and mash really well with a fork. Add oil and stir until blended. Add vanilla, honey or sugar, egg, and flour. Stir. Add baking soda and drop of vinegar to cause it to foam. Stir again until well blended. Microwave for 2-2½ minutes, or until done. Add a topping, if desired, and garnish with the remainder of the banana (sliced) and chopped nuts (if desired).
  2. Garnish with chopped nuts of your choice (if desired) and the remainder of the banana, sliced.

Notes

Note: If I’m using a topping, I like to put it on the cake warm so that it melts into the cake.

Banana vary in size, which can mean one cake may end up with more liquid than the other. This is why there is a variance in the amount of flour. If your batter is runnier than typical cake batter, add an additional tablespoon of flour before cooking.

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Have you checked out my Low Sugar Banana Oat Muffins? They are absolutely delicious and Katy’s favorite!

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Fried Pork Chops with Gravy by Gordon Ramsay


Old fashion stove top fried pork chops with gravy like grandma made in less than 30 minutes. Just follow the easy step by step photo instructions. Sometimes the old way is the best way.

pouring gravy on pork chop



Editor’s Note: Originally Published January 23, 2016. Updated with expanded explanation and updated photos. Welcome to one of our favorites we do frequently.

I hadn’t done bone-in chops fried on the stove top for 30 years, but it is just so simple it came right back.

This started with my wife. Now, she doesn’t make requests very often, but as we are staring at the meat case, she focused on the pork chops. Not the lean center cut loin cut ones I usually buy but the bone-in nicely marbled ones. And she had one other request, just fry them and make gravy.

Per my usual habit, I Googled and was very disappointed. Some used up to 10 spices, lots of brine and most with breading. Just so not me and definitely not the way I always have done them.

This needs to be a fast, done from memory type recipe. So I went from memory.

My Rating
My rating system. Great 5 out of 5


Definitely an every day five. We do this at least monthly.

Pro Tips: Recipe Notes for Fried Pork Chops with Gravy

What is a Pork Chop?

A pork chop is a slice of the pork loin. It is from 1/2 inch to 2 inches thick and may or may not include some bone.

The loin is very lean so does well with rapid cooking and brining is always good for any pork loin cut.

Graphic showing location of pork chops

The “chops” at the front and rear end are not really pork chops and should be avoided unless you know what to do with them.

This recipe is using 3/4 inch thick pork chops which is the standard usually found in US stores. It can be used in 1/2 inch up to 1 1/2 inch but if you are on the thicker end, a rest to at room temperature you help.

Pork chips can have a large rim of fat. If it is thick, trim it down to 1/4 inch. Also, slice through the fat every inch or so to prevent cupping of the chop.

Bone-in vs Boneless Pork Chops

Either will do here. The bone-in will take a few more minutes.

What Final Temperature for Pork Chops?

145 with a three-minute rest is the minimum recommended by the FDA. My wife does not like any pink, so she is more of 155 here.

For many years we were taught to cook pork to 165. Dry… very dry. This is not needed and is no longer recommended as long as there is a 3 minutes rest. See WebMD for the discussion.

The Gravy

I’m using a slurry method to make gravy here. Not the more traditional roux method.

In the slurry method, you still need 2 tablespoons of flour per cup of liquid. I dilute the flour with about a cup of liquid and use a shaker to mix the flour with the liquid. A whisk and bowl would work well also. That is added slowly to boiling liquid while mixing.

Pork broth is not readily available like other broths. You can usually get pork boulion or gravy base. I like to use Penzey’s Pork gravy base.

See How To Make Gravy at Home for more detailed

Other Notes:

There’re some variables here that you need to pay attention to. The thickness of the meat. The initial temperature of the meat, your pan’s conduction of heat and your stove. So as always you are cooking to a final temperature.

An easy recipe to adjust to your needs. I just did six chops for company. I cooked three., tented and cooked three more.

Some Other Pork Chop Recipes – See a complete list of pork chops and loin recipes

How to Grill Pork Chops on a Gas Grill

Pan Seared Oven Roasted Pork Chops

Pan Seared Oven Roasted Thick Cut Pork Chops

ingredients for fried pork chops with gravy

If you have time, allow the pork chops to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. The pork chops should be 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Pork chips can have a large rim of fat. If it is thick, trim it down to 1/4 inch. Also, slicing through the fat every inch or so helps prevent cupping of the chop.

seasoning with the pork chops on a red mat

Season both sides of the chops with seasoning salt and pepper to taste.  If you are using bouillon or soup base for your pork broth, then mix two cups now. You may also use vegetable broth.

pork chops in pan with shimmering oil

Add 1-2 tablespoons oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering hot, add the pork and cover pan with the lid. Cook for about 4 minutes until bottom is nicely brown. Flip, cover pan and cook another 4-5 minute to an internal temperature of 145.

tenting pork chops with foil

Remove from pan and tent lightly with foil while doing gravy phase.

adding flour mixture to pan

Whisk 4 tablespoons flour into one cup of broth. Add the other one cup of your broth to the pan over medium heat. When boiling, slowly add the broth/flour mixture while whisking continuously. Continue to whisk until thickened about 2-3 minutes.

piece of pork chop on fork

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Old fashion stove top fried pork chops with gravy like grandma made in less than 30 minutes. Just follow the easy step by step photo instructions. Sometimes the old way is the best way.

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30 Minute Fried Pork Chops with Gravy from 101 Cooking for Two

Fried Pork Chops with Gravy

Votes: 34
Rating: 4.32
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Old fashion stove top fried pork chops with gravy like grandma made in less than 30 minutes. Just follow the easy step by step photo instructions. Sometimes the old way is the best way.

Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops bone in or boneless
  • seasoning salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups broth may come from gravy base or bouillon
  • 4 tablespoons flour

Servings:

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Instructions

  1. If you have time, allow the pork chops to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. The pork chops should be 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Pork chips can have a large rim of fat. If it is thick, trim it down to 1/4 inch. Also, slicing through the fat every inch or so helps prevent cupping of the chop.

  2. Season the both sides of the chops with seasoning salt and pepper to taste. If you are using bouillon or soup base for your pork broth then mix two cups now. You may also use vegetable broth.

  3. Add 1-2 tablespoon oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering hot, add the pork and cover pan with the lid. Cook for about 4 minutes until bottom is nicely brown. Flip, cover pan and cook another 4-5 minute to internal temperature of about 145.

  4. Remove from pan and tent lightly with foil while doing gravy phase.

  5. Whisk 4 tablespoons flour into one cup of broth. Add the other one cup of your broth to the pan over medium heat. When boiling slowly add the broth/flour mixture while whisking continuously. Continue to whisk until thickened about 2-3 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. I suggest 3/4 to 1-inch thick pork chops for this recipe. Bone-in or boneless either one is fine.
  2. Pork chips can have a large rim of fat. If it is thick, trim it down to 1/4 inch. Also, slicing through the fat every inch or so helps prevent cupping of the chop.
  3. Minimum safe internal temperature is 145 with a three-minute rest.
  4. Season to your taste. I like Lawry’s seasoning salt.
  5. For the gravy, I like to use Penzy’s gravy base to make 2 cups of “broth”. You may use pork bouillon. Or vegetable or chicken broth will work, also.

There are some variables here that you need to pay attention to. The thickness of the meat. The initial temperature of the meat, your pan’s conduction of heat and your stove. So, as always, you are cooking to a final temperature.

Nutritional information includes gravy but not potatoes

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Originally Published January 23, 2016.

Nutrition Facts

Fried Pork Chops with Gravy

Amount Per Serving

Calories 524 Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26g 40%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3g

Monounsaturated Fat 15g

Cholesterol 90mg 30%

Sodium 1393mg 58%

Potassium 962mg 27%

Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 4g

Protein 40g 80%

Vitamin A 0.3%

Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 3%

Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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