Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Today’s article is brought to you by Carissa Link from theMRSlink.
My husband and I are absolutely obsessed when it comes to key lime pie. It is such a staple here in sunny Florida – it should just be named the state’s dessert. There are so many ways to make a key lime pie, and cheesecake. But I wanted to create something that was so simple and delicious, you’d wish it were your own secret.
While this may not be gluten free, there is no added sugar or corn syrup. Just good ole’ fashion 6 easy ingredients, whipped together, and you’ve just made yourself a delicious treat or that new party favorite dish. It’s perfect for that warm summer day, or any holiday. The fresh, light taste of the lime in a rich and creamy pie is a satisfying no-bake dessert in the books.
No Bake Frozen Key Lime Cheesecake
- Servings: 12+
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: NO BAKE
- Difficulty: easy
10-inch round pie dish (you can use up to a 12 inch for this recipe)
2 8oz. packages of block cream cheese
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 8oz. tub Cool Whip
1 box honey graham crackers
2 whole sticks unsalted butter
4-6 small limes, or 1 ½ cups lime juice
- Start off by making your graham cracker crust. As for the pie dish, I used a 10-inch glass dish, but the volume of ingredients is enough to fit up to a 12 inch pie dish as well. You could also use a rectangular dish or cupcake pan. Just make sure you have the cups for easy removal.Begin by crushing about 18 whole crackers. I used the processor, but you could also smash down the pieces using your hands. You just don’t want any large chunks. In a large bowl, mix 2 very softened unsalted sticks of butter to the crushed graham cracker. Mix very well until it all blends together.
I sprayed my pan with coconut oil (or use Pam) beforehand to prevent sticking. Then, pour the graham cracker mixture in your pie dish. With your fingers, flatten into a crust, making sure to start from the middle and working your way to the edges. Once finished, place the dish in the freezer for the time being. It only gets easier from here!
- In a mixing bowl, or using a handheld mixer, add the very softened cream cheese, cool whip, and condensed milk. Mix very well until smooth.
- If you are using lime juice, add in 1 ½ cups to the mixing bowl. Be sure to do a taste test – if you like a more lime taste, just add more lime juice in ¼ cup at a time.If you are using whole fresh limes (which is what I used), they are more difficult to squeeze than lemons. First, I graded the outside of a couple limes for a little lime zest (this is optional), but it added a little extra tart to the mixture. But only add in about 1 tablespoon of the zest.
For juicing, roll the limes with your palms to loosen the juice from within. You may start to see the limes sweat from the skin with it’s own juices – that’s a good thing! Cut limes in half for squeezing. You will have to dig your fingers in the membranes of the limes to really get the juice out, and most likely you will use up to 4-6 limes for enough juice. Again, be sure to do a taste test – if you like a more lime taste, just squeeze another lime.
- Once thoroughly mixed, add the cheesecake mixture to your frozen pie crust dish. Spread until evenly distributed. Then, place back into the freezer. Allow to freeze overnight in order to become completely frozen. The pie can also be chilled after 1 hour in the freezer for for a more soft cheesecake-like consistency.See? No bake, and simple to make! Now go slice yourself a piece and reward your hard earned efforts.
Author Bio | Carissa Link
Currently an aspiring photographer, writer and Lifestyle Blogger. Aside from the love for my two dogs and goofy husband, you can usually always find me out kayak fishing, and exploring nature’s wildlife that Florida has to offer. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@themrsinglink), and take a peek at the rest of my blog at http://themrsinglink.com