Easy Mexican Lemon Icebox Cake – Summer Desserts

This Carlota de Limón recipe is a classic Mexican no-bake dessert recipe that is easy to make and so delicious! With layers of galletas maria, this is a sweet and tangy icebox cake we guarantee you will love.. Perfect for summer time! This cake is usually a sophisticated dessert. This Mexican variation is a simplified, easy variation.



Easy Mexican Lemon Icebox Cake


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup lemon juice, or more to taste
  • ⅔ (20 ounce) package Mexican Maria cookies (galletas Maria)


Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk until mixture is thick and smooth.

Line a glass bowl or trifle dish with Maria cookies and cover them with a generous layer of the milk mixture. Add another layer of biscuits and milk. Continue the layering, ending with a layer of the milk mixture.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but better if overnight. Remove from the fridge just before serving.




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