I love sour things! My sister and I used to have War Head candy battles. We would put the sourest flavor we could find in our mouths and stare each other down to see who would make a sour face first. Lots of times, we would make it all the way to the sweet part and never make a face! My mouth still waters when I see War Heads.
Lemonade Pie is a different kind of sour though. It’s much sweeter but still has a strong tang. I first had it at a friends house and fell in love. When I came across the recipe on Pinterest, I was ecstatic! I used the recipe in the picture/pin because the link only went to a page that showed the picture a little larger. You can see it pinned on my page here.
1 graham cracker crust
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 8 oz container Cool Whip
1 6 oz container frozen lemonade (or other flavor)
Whip the first 3 ingredients together until well blended.
Pour into graham cracker crust
Place in freezer until set.
Serve very cold.
Makes 8-10 servings
I have made this recipe a few times in a few variations and discovered:
1. I did not notice a difference between blending with a whisk vs a blender.
2. Different favors of juice didn’t throw anything off.
3. The brands of the ingredients didn’t change the texture.
So, let me show you how it all went…….
Ingredients all together. Big ol’ plop!!
Hmm… That “slice” of pie is a little liquid. Even after being in the freezer for 24 hours. Yes, it’s semi-pink instead of yellow. I forgot to take a picture of the sliced pie with regular lemon flavor so this is pink lemonade.
I wonder what I could have done to make this pie work. Obviously, it has for my friend, but I don’t have her recipe. Could I have whipped it a little more? It was perfectly blended and fluffed up quite a bit. It was so strange to “cut.”
As for the taste, it was good but VERY acidic. I liked the sour/sweet flavor but it almost burned my throat on it’s way down. Flavor didn’t seem to change this much. I tried a couple different flavors but all of them were intense. I liked it, but there has to be room for improvement.
Overall, the recipe is acceptable. I can’t say I recommend it, but it wasn’t bad. If I absolutely had to make a decision, I’d say skip this one.