Presenting, the perfect summer pie! This dairy-free creamy, dreamy lemon icebox pie is made with a secret ingredient that you would never guess — and neither would anybody you serve it to. This pie can be served two different ways. You can enjoy it straight from the refrigerator, where it'll be light and creamy, or serve it from the freezer for a frozen treat that's perfect for hot days.

Lemon Icebox Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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For the Crust:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or extract
  • A pinch of pink salt
  • A splash of water to help blend, if needed

For the Lemon Filling:

  • 2 13.5-ounce cans full-fat coconut milk, solid cream only, cans refrigerated overnight
  • 1 medium zucchini peeled, grated, and squeezed dry (roughly 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest from 2 large lemons, divided
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice from 2 large lemons
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of pink salt
  • Extra lemons, for zesting/slicing for garnish


To Make the Crust:

  1. Pulse crust ingredients in food processor until sticky crumbles form.
  2. Press into a parchment-lined 7-inch springform pan.

To Make the Filling:

  1. Add zucchini to a food processor with 1 tablespoon lemon zest and blend thoroughly.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except oil, and blend, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Stream in melted coconut oil with the processor running.
  4. Taste and adjust with more zest or sweetener, if needed.
  5. Pour filling over crust.
  6. Freeze for about 3 hours, or until firm.
  7. Transfer to refrigerator for another hour or two, to make slicing easier.
  8. Garnish with more lemon zest, lemon slices, or whipped coconut cream.
  9. Slice and enjoy chilled, or return to the freezer for a firmer, frozen treat.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 4659 | Total Carbs: 320 g | Total Fat: 360 g | Total Protein: 41 g | Total Sodium: 759 g | Total Sugar: 253 g Per Serving: Calories: 466 | Carbs: 32 g | Fat: 36 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 76 mg | Sugar: 25 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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