8 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Recipes
Creamy, tangy, and oh-so irresistible, key lime pie is the tropical dessert that can do it all. If you've had your fill of the classic, try its unique flavor in a variety of key lime desserts and drinks. Whether you're craving a Key Lime Martini or want to whip up a batch of Key Lime Cupcakes, your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied. Actual key limes are worth seeking out when they're in season; their flavor is more bright and floral than regular limes.
Key Lime Cookies
With key lime zest and juice infused in the cookie dough, these key lime cookies have a zingy bite. To make rolling out the cookies easier, many reviewers recommend chilling the dough beforehand.
Key Lime Cake
Lemon cake mix gets jazzed up into an extra citrusy treat with the addition of lime flavored Jell-O and orange juice. "Very moist with a good lime flavor and bright green color which contrasted nicely with the white frosting," describes The Cake Maker.
Truly Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Infused with lime juice and lime-flavored Jell-O, this rich ice cream is swirled with graham cracker pieces to recreate that beloved crust.
Key Lime Cheesecake
Made with a buttery graham cracker crust and plenty of fresh key lime juice, this cheesecake is irresistibly rich with a nice tart aftertaste. "Simply sumptuous both in flavor and murderously creamy texture," raves Baricat.
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast? "I make a lot of breakfast smoothies and it's been a while since I've rated one 5 stars but this one is deserving," says lutzflcat. "This is a keeper!"
Key Lime Cupcakes
"This recipe is quick and easy to make," says creator Penelope. "Contains a hint of lime with a moist cake and smooth cream cheese frosting. A great treat for everyone!"
Key Lime Pie Mini Dessert
When you need an impressive looking dessert that doesn't take too much time, this recipe is here to save the day. Shooter glasses are layered up with a graham cracker crust and a multi-colored lime cheesecake blend.
Key Lime Martini
Vanilla-flavored vodka and a splash of half-and-half are essential to recreating key lime pie's creaminess in cocktail form. Serve with a fresh lime wedge, and enjoy happy hour!