Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake

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Oh boy! Do we have a fun week for you! Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek! For the next 5 days, we’re going to showcase a plethora of awesome desserts and sweets. We’ll also have some great prizes for you to win! First up, here at Frugal & Fit, an easy no-bake dessert that’s perfect for those Easter potlucks you may be hosting or attending. Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake!

This recipe is sponsored by Anolon cookware and Melissa’s Produce. All opinions are my own. 

I grew up with a dessert called Icebox Cake. It’s one of my dad’s favorite desserts of all time and something his mom would make for him as a kid. That original recipe was basically just chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, and layers of graham crackers. Over the years, we modified it by mixing in cool whip into the pudding to make it more of a mousse like consistency. We also would frost the top layer of graham crackers and decorate the top with walnuts. We love it! However, my dad is still not thrilled with our modifications. 😂

Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake

But I think this version is even better! It’s light, summery, and refreshing. Instead of layers of graham crackers, I made a graham cracker crust. But that’s only because I only had one box of graham crackers and it was enough to layer. 😉 Do as you see it. Layers or a crust, they’d both be delicious! I KNOW this recipe for gluten free lemon lavender icebox cake is sure to be a slam dunk! 

Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake

An easy, no-bake cake featuring a creamy pudding filling and a graham cracker crust.


  • 1 box gluten free graham crackers I used Pamela's
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 3.4oz boxes lemon pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp lavender extract I used Taylor & Colledge’s Lavender Paste
  • 2 containers Cool Whip
  • 3 large lemons I used seedless lemons from Melissa's produce


  1. Using a large mixing bowl, combine both pudding mixes, lavender extract and milk together. Whisk to combine.

  2. Squeeze two of your lemons and add lemon juice to pudding mixture. Stir to combine.

  3. Place pudding in refrigerator to soft set while you make the graham cracker crust.

  4. In a food processor, combine graham crackers and melted butter together. Process until a fine crumb appears.

  5. Place graham cracker mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Press into the bottom to form the crust.

  6. Remove pudding mixture from refrigerator.

  7. Stir in one of the containers of cool whip into the pudding. Pour pudding mixture on top of graham cracker crust.

  8. Top with additional cool whip and sliced lemons for decoration.

  9. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out all the recipes from my fellow #springsweetsweek bloggers! There’s some fantastic recipes being shared all week long. 

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Also, don’t forget to enter our fabulous giveaways! You could win some of the same products and ingredients I’ll be using in my recipes this week! 

Prize #1:  A Fresh and Dried Organics Basket from Melissa’s Produce.

A box of fresh and dried fruits.

One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa’s Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats. 

Prize # 2:  A $30 Gift certificate to Selefina Spices.

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One winner will enjoy a $30 gift certificate to buy all their favorite spices for cooking and baking! Selefina Spices sells an assortment of spices gathered using dedication and care with which we’ve curated their online tea collection. With our decades of experience sourcing products and establishing global connections their mission is to be able to bring you fresher, higher-quality spices and seasonings at lower prices. 

Prize #3:  A selection of 4 extract pastes from Taylor and Colledge.

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One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, organic vanilla bean, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

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One winner will win a 2-piece set of 13-inch x 18-inch half sheet baking pans for cookies!  These aluminized steel professional sheet pans deliver unmatched durability and heat conduction for incredibly reliable results and are oven safe to 550°F.  You’ll be able to bake all your favorite cookies to perfection. Anolon Pro Bakeware gives you professional grade bakeware at affordable prices.

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