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Frozen Key Lime Pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie - What sets this frozen pie recipe apart is the creamy filling that sets to a luscious, creamy consistency.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 475 kcal


For the cookie crumb crust

  • 3 cups vanilla cookie crumbs I use Nilla cookies
  • 3/4 cup melted butter

For the pie filling

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 rounded tsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 extra large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Two 10 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • zest of 3 limes finely minced

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 rounded tbsp icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


For the cookie crumb crust

  1. Mix together the cookie crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Line the bottom of a 10 inch spring-form pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the sides.
  3. Press the cookie crumb mixture into the bottom and about 3/4 up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F. Set aside to cool.

For the pie filling

  1. Whip the whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla to soft peaks and set aside in the fridge.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, add the egg yolks and sugar.
  3. Whisk at high speed until light, foamy and pale yellow in color, about 5 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and zest.
  5. Gently fold in the previously whipped cream.
  6. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Freeze overnight. Garnish with vanilla whipped cream and lime slices before serving.

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream

  1. Beat together the whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract to firm peaks. Pipe or spoon onto the perimeter of the pie as a garnish or serve a dollop on top when you serve it.

Recipe Notes

This is rather a large dessert. The recipe was designed for a large celebration dessert but if you are serving fewer people, just half the recipe and make it in a 9 or 10 inch pie plate.

This recipe needs tome to freeze so plan to make it a day ahead for best results.

Nutrition Facts
Frozen Key Lime Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.