Postre de Limon (Mexican Lime Dessert)


This is a favorite Mexican dessert. It's so easy to make and will become one of your favorites too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
12 squares


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced

  • 1 (7 ounce) package Mexican Maria cookies (galletas Maria)


  1. Combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, and lime juice in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well blended.

  2. Arrange a layer of Maria cookies in the bottom of a small baking dish. Cover with a layer of milk mixture. Repeat layers of cookies and milk mixture, ending with milk mixture. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 5 hours to overnight.

  3. Cut into squares. Garnish with lime zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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