August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, celebrating one of America’s Top 10 favorite pies (see the list below).

We’ve presented recipes for classic lemon meringue pie, as well as more than 25 recipes inspired by the pie: cake, cheesecake, cookies, fudge, pie, waffles, and much more.

Today we have the simplest lemon meringue recipe ever: a Lemon Meringue Float.

The recipe came to Cindy Reams, of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, in a dream. She woke up knowing that she needed to make it. “Thank you, Mr. Sandman!” she says.

We thank Cindy, Mr. Sandman, and Taste Of Home for this treat.

While this recipe is a snap to make, if you like to whip meringue, you can add a delightful topping to the floats (here’s the meringue recipe).

While pink lemonade looks prettier, you of course can substitute conventional, yellow, lemonade.
Ingredients For 6 Servings

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened if necessary
  • 18 miniature meringue cookies
  • 6 cups cold pink lemonade
  • For serving: straws

    1. PLACE 1/2 cup ice cream and 3 cookies in each of 6 tall glasses. Top with lemonade. Serve immediately.

    There are numerous polls and other lists of the Top 10 pies. In a nationwide poll by Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America (the makers of Mrs. Smith’s), respondents were asked what their three favorite pies were. Apple was the runaway winner, with 72% of the votes (47% for plain apple, 25% for apple crumb). The top 10:

    1. Apple Pie, 47%
    2. Pumpkin Pie, 37%
    3. Chocolate Creme Pie, 32%
    4. Cherry Pie, 27%
    5. Apple Crumb Pie, 25%
    6. Pecan Pie, 24%
    7. Lemon Meringue Pie, 24%
    8. Blueberry Pie, 21%
    9. Key Lime Pie, 18%
    10. Peach Pie, 16%

    Other lists include Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, and to a lesser extent, Grasshopper Pie, Oreo Pie, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, and Sweet Potato Pie. Every list will be different!


    Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Soda Recipe
    [1] A lemon meringue float with pink lemonade (photo © Taste Of Home).

    Meringue Cookies
    [2] Most supermarkets sell miniature lemon meringue cookies, in white plus pastel colors (photo © American Egg Board).

    Can Of Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate
    [3] Pink lemonade concentrate. Just mix it with water (photo © H.E.B.).





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