Frozen Key Lime Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
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This refreshing Frozen Key Lime Pie is full of citrus flavor for the summer! It’s an easy no bake treat that’ll have the whole family asking for seconds.

The Best Way to Make Key Lime Pie in the Summer

This 5 ingredient key lime pie is the summer dessert recipe you’ve been waiting for! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and there’s no need to turn on the oven. If you’re a fan of key lime pie, you have to try this recipe!

This cool and creamy treat is guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day. The citrus flavor of the pie pairs perfectly with its sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust.

A Bite of Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Fork

What is Key Lime Pie & Why Make a Frozen Version?

Key lime pie has 3 main components – a graham cracker crust, a tangy key lime custard filling, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. This classic American dessert is often baked, but it can also be made without the use of an oven or stove.

And that’s exactly the case for this version. It doesn’t require any baking or cooking, so it’s perfect for the summertime. Frozen key lime pie is cool, refreshing and delicious!

Frozen Key Lime Pie in a Sliver Pie Tin

Recipe Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese: Soften your cream cheese before starting on your pie.
  • Lime Juice: You’ll need to juice about 3 and a half key limes.
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Graham Cracker Crust: Use a pre-made 10 inch graham cracker crust.
Ingredients You'll Need to Make a Frozen Key Lime Pie

How to Make Frozen Key Lime Pie

  1. Make Key Lime Filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy. Add the lime juice, evaporated milk and sugar. Beat to combine, about 2 minutes. (Filling should not be lumpy. If it’s lumpy, the cream cheese was not soft enough. Simply microwave the filling at 30 second intervals and continue to beat until smooth.)
  2. Assemble Pie: Pour the pie filling into your crust and smooth it out with a spatula. Freeze for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Add Whipped Cream Layer: Take your pie out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to serve it. Top with whipped cream, serve and enjoy!
Making Key Lime Custard for the Pie

Serving Suggestions

  • Try it With a Meringue Topping: A lot of people prefer a meringue topping to a whipped cream one when it comes to key lime pie. This recipe tastes delicious with a meringue topping too!
  • Add Coconut: Top your pie with toasted coconut for extra flavor and texture.
  • Serve With a Sweet Cocktail: Every summer dessert deserves to be served with a fruity cocktail! The sweetness of my Pineapple Coconut Mojitos lends itself well to the tartness of this pie.
A Slice of Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Plate

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover key lime pie in a sealed freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer. Your pie will stay good for up to a month! Just be sure to thaw it on the counter for 15-20 minutes before serving it. The longer it’s stored in the freezer, the longer it’ll take to thaw out.

A Piece of Frozen Key Lime Pie with Key Lime Slices

Do I Have to Use Key Limes?

No, you can use regular, everyday limes for this recipe and still get the same great flavor! Regular limes are more easily available and are usually cheaper as well. However, if you can get your hands on them, key limes are always great to use.

Looking for more no-bake desserts? Try out these reader favorites: Eclair Cake, my Mama’s Banana Pudding and Summer Berry Icebox Cake!

Frozen Key Lime Pie in a Sliver Pie Tin
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Frozen Key Lime Pie

This refreshing Frozen Key Lime Pie is full of citrus flavor for the summer! It's an easy no bake treat that'll have the whole family asking for seconds.
Prep Time10 minutes
Additional Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy. Add the lime juice, evaporated milk and sugar. Beat to combine, about 2 minutes. (Filling should not be lumpy. If it is lumpy, the cream cheese was not soft enough. Simply microwave filling at 30 second intervals and continue to beat until smooth.)
  • Pour pie filling into crust and smooth out with a spatula. Freeze for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Take pie out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you serve it. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 399kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 309mg, Sugar: 22g

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  1. Barbara

    Why are the amounts or measurements of the ingredients not included in the recipe?
    ? 8 oz pkg cream cheese
    I saw 1/2 c key lime juice in someone else,s comment.
    14 oz of evaporated milk???

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      Jessica

      Hi Barbara! They are included in the recipe, it’s at the bottom of the post. In the middle of the post you will see a spot where I discuss the ingredients, but just keep scrolling and you will find the full printable recipe at the bottom of the post. You can also hit the “Jump To The Recipe” button at the top of the post to go directly to the recipe. Hope this helps!

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      Jessica

      Yes, canned evaporated milk! You could also use regular milk in it’s place, I would recommend using whole milk so it has the same amount of fat to make your pie creamy.

  2. Barbara

    I made a homemade graham cracker crust and used regular limes. It was delish. It was an easy and tasty dessert, even without using a prepared crust.

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