This no bake key lime pie is bursting with sweet and tart lime flavor in each bite. Your taste buds will dance with excitement after one bite of this no bake lime pie. Golden graham cracker crust, velvety smooth lime filling and garnished with key limes and graham crackers.
This is a great dessert for spring and summer. Whether it is a summer cookout or a potluck dessert, this lime pie is always a hit.
Step-by-step instructions plus images see below!
Table of Contents
This No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe Is…
- No Bake Pie
- Easy to Make
- Make Ahead Dessert Idea
- Key Limes
- Limeade Mix
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Graham Cracker Crust
- Whipped Cream
How to Make No Bake Key Lime Pie
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Step One: Start by adding all your ingredients into a large bowl.
Step Two: Next, mix well, until fully creamy and combined. I recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
Step Three: Pour the pie filling into the graham cracker crust.
Step Four: Freeze overnight, then garnish with graham crackers and limes right before serving.
Tips For Success
I do recommend using a hand or stand mixer for whipping up the key lime pie filling. I find that it helps to incorporate the ingredients nicely.
Key limes are best as they are packed full of tart and tangy juice. Now, if you can’t find key limes you can use regular limes.
Freezing the pie overnight really helps to set the pie filling, and you serve it chilled so it is so refreshing and delicious.
Thinly slice the lime, so you can twist and place on the top for a garnish to each slice if you want.
Now I used Cool Whip, but you are more than welcome to use a homemade whipped topping if you prefer.
So once your pie is fully set you can store any leftovers in the fridge or freezer. The biggest thing is making sure your no bake lime pie is covered and stored in a sealed container. This pie will take on other flavors of the fridge if it soaks in odors.
Storing in a proper container is key. The key lime pie can store for up to a week in the fridge, or 3-4 months in the freezer.
Slice and serve and enjoy chilled. Don’t leave the pie out for more than two hours at a time. Refrigerate or freeze for 30 minutes to cool it back down if you reach that two hour mark. Then you can place it back out for guests.
Common Questions Asked
Key lime pies are a lot smaller than traditional lime. They also take a bit more effort to squeeze out that perfectly tart juice. You will find key lime dessert pack more of a punch than a traditional lime.
Key lime pie came from Key West, Florida. This bright and refreshing pie is one that has been around for years and is still highly popular.
Feel free to replace with regular lime juice if you do not have key limes. You will find the lime is a bit milder but will still be delicious.
You can use bottled lime juice if you don’t want to squeeze fresh. I will say bottled lime juice doesn’t have quite the flavor of fresh. But it will work if you don’t want to make fresh.
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No Bake Key Lime Pie
- 2 graham cracker crust pie shells
- 1 tub cool whip
- ¾ container frozen limeade thawed
- 1 can condensed milk
- 2 limes juiced
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth
- Pour equal amount into each pie shell
- Freeze overnight
- Garnish with graham cracker crumbs and lime slices/twists
- Slice, serve and enjoy!
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