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Ree Drummond makes the perfect no-bake summer dessert that’s sure to impress friends and family. The Pioneer Woman star’s raspberry lemonade freezer pie is an ideal cool treat for a hot day.

Ree Drummond wears a black, velvet top while giving a cooking demonstration on Stephen Colbert's talk show.
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Ree Drummond’s no-bake raspberry lemonade freezer pie is an easy summer dessert

Drummond demonstrated how to make her raspberry lemonade freezer pie recipe on an episode of The Pioneer Woman. The Food Network host was preparing a special lunch for her husband Ladd and daughter Paige which included the pie for dessert.

She added lemon cream cookies to a food processor and pulsed them until they turned into crumbs. Drummond continued to pulse the cookies and added melted butter, then pressed the crumbs into a pie dish. She put the crust in the refrigerator while she made the filling.

The Food Network host mashed fresh raspberries and sugar together in a bowl and set it aside to macerate. “This is a very sweet pie but it’s kind of tart, too, which is my favorite combination,” she noted.

Drummond combined softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and instant lemon pudding in a stand mixer for a minute. “You’ve gotta trust me on this,” she said. “It really adds a delicious flavor, the texture is absolutely wonderful.”

She added lemon zest, concentrate of pink lemonade, and red food coloring to the mixture and combined them until smooth. Then she folded in the raspberry and sugar mixture.

Drummond poured the filling into the crust and placed the pie in the freezer for a couple of hours.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s pie recipe gets rave reviews

Based on the Food Network recipe’s reviews, many people enjoyed Drummond’s sweet and cool dessert.

“My husband says ‘This is a dish for company, it’s perfect! Not too sweet nor too lemony!,'” one person shared. “They advised, “Don’t hard pack the crust, a light pack is all it took. Mine held shape while cutting but crumbled nicely with a fork.”

“Loved it! I couldn’t find pink lemonade and used plain lemonade instead,” another person said. “Everyone loved it.”

One reviewer noted, “It’s a dessert and appropriately sweet! Fantastic recipe — easy and fast. The family loved it, went back for seconds, and asked when I can make another.”


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Ree Drummond’s lemon icebox pie recipe is another simple summer dessert

Drummond makes another chilled dessert called lemon icebox pie that uses graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter for the crust. “Icebox pies are so nice. I’m actually going to put this into the freezer,” she explained on an episode of The Pioneer Woman. “And by the time I get there, it’ll be perfectly thawed, really cool.”

She baked the crust in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5 minutes and allowed it to cool completely.

For the filling, the Food Network host whisked cold cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a stand mixer and set it aside. In another bowl, she whisked sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and lemon curd together until smooth.

Drummond folded some of the whipped cream into the lemon filling to “lighten it up,” poured the filling into the pie crust, and added the remaining whipped cream to the top. “This is an unapologetically creamy, billowy dessert,” Drummond said. said. “This is so cool and refreshing.”

She put the pie in the freezer for two hours then topped it with blackberries and raspberries, a mint sprig, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.