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Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day. Sweet. Tart. Pretty. Cool. Refreshing. And it’s easy to make. Click to Tweet

Key Lime Pie is a perfect dessert when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Decorated Key Lime Pie Ready for Freezing

(Post modified with new photos on 8/22/23.)

As mentioned before on this site, I love frozen pies. When I was a girl, (early 70’s) my mom purchased frozen pies, and my brothers and I thought they were the cat’s meow! I think they were lemon chiffon and key lime, and they had this lovely frozen whipped topping decorated around the outer edges. So yummy.

A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at frozen pies to create what I remembered from my childhood. This one hit the target with a bull’s-eye.

Sweet. Tart. Pretty. Cool. Refreshing. And it’s easy to make.

 

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Ingredients for Key Lime Pie

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

Crust

  • graham crackers
  • sugar
  • butter

Filling

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • lime juice
  • unsweetened Kool Aid lemon-lime soft drink packet
  • tub frozen whipped topping

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

You’ll want to begin by making your graham cracker crust. Of course, you may opt to purchase one that is already made. Your choice. But this homemade version is quite tasty and easy to make.

Crush the Graham Crackers with a Rolling Pin

When crushing graham crackers, I like to put the squares inside a quart freezer bag. Zip it up, squeezing the excess air out as you do. Then take your rolling pin and crush the crackers. Roll it back and forth, over and over until the crackers are fine crumbs. One sleeve will make the equivalent of 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.

Add Melted Butter to the Crushed Crackers and Granulated Sugar

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter with a fork until combined.

A Completed Graham Cracker Crust

Press into pie plate and refrigerate.

Prepare the Filling

To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and lemon-lime drink mix.

Mix Half of Whipped Topping into the Filling

Mix half of the whipped topping with the lime mixture, mixing well. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.

Pipe Remaining Whipped Topping Around Edges of Pie

With an icing tip, add remaining whipped topping as a garnish on top of the lime mixture. Cover the pie with a pie plate topper and freeze for six hours or overnight.

Key Lime Pie Served on Corelle Dessert Plate

Remove the frozen pie from the freezer at least ten minutes before serving to make slicing and serving easier. This recipe will serve at least 8.

I hope you will enjoy this Key Lime Pie as much as we do! See more Frozen Desserts Here.

 

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Key Lime Pie

Here is a recipe perfect for when you want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Freeze: 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Serving Size 8

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Ingredients 

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers ((1 sleeve))
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)

Filling

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 packet unsweetened lemon-lime drink mix (like Kool-Aid)
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping (thawed)

Instructions

Prepare the Crust

  • To crush your graham crackers, place squares inside a freezer bag. Zip it up, squeezing the excess air out as you do. Then take your rolling pin and crush the crackers. Roll it back and forth, over and over until the crackers are fine crumbs. One sleeve will make the equivalent of 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.
  • In medium bowl, mix together crushed graham crackers, granulated sugar, and melted butter with fork until combined. Press into pie plate and refrigerate.

Make the Filling

  • To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and soft drink mix.
  • Mix half of the whipped topping with the lime mixture, mixing well. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  • With an icing tip, add remaining whipped topping as a garnish on top of the lime mixture. Cover the pie with a pie plate topper and freeze for six hours or overnight. This recipe will serve at least 8.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 
**Remove frozen pie from freezer at least ten minutes before serving so that it is easier to cut and serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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