lemon mango cheesecake icebox cake

Happy Saturday! It’s time for weekend dessert-making! Monday is Memorial day so we have a 3-day weekend. Woo-hoo! Memorial day is also the unofficial start of summer: the days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, we’re spending more time cooling off in the pool…

Summer desserts are a little different as well. Since i’m feeling less inclined to turn on the oven in my kitchen, i’ll be making more no-bake desserts. And the flavors will be lighter & brighter, more fruity & citrus-y.

Today we’re invited to a friend’s place for a potluck dinner and I’m bringing dessert. I decided to try a lemon mango cheesecake icebox cake:

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant mango pudding mix
  • 4 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (8 oz) cool whip, thawed
  • 1 1/2 packages Golden (or lemon cream) Oreos

Instructions

  1. Make both puddings according to package directions using 3 1/2 cups of milk. Chill in refrigerator until set.
  2. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until light & fluffy. Stir in 1/2 cup cool whip and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Put remaining 1/2 cup milk into small bowl. Dip cookies in milk quickly and then place onto bottom of 9×13 pan in a single layer.
  4. Spread lemon pudding on top of cookies. Spread cream cheese on top of pudding.
  5. Dip remaining cookies in milk quickly and place on top of cream cheese mixture in a single layer.
  6. Spread mango pudding on top of cookies. Spread remaining cool whip on top.
  7. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight. Garnish with fruits or crushed cookie crumbs as desired before serving.

Since it’s Memorial day, i garnished this bright & lemony dessert with strawberries & blueberries to represent the red, white & blue. Such an easy-to-make & fun dessert!

Happy Memorial Day, y’all! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “lemon mango cheesecake icebox cake

    1. Yeah that sounds great! Digestives, graham crackers, nilla wafers… the possibilities are endless. Chocolate digestives would be great with chocolate pudding for a chocolate lasagna… yum!:)

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