Carlota de Limon (Mexican Lemon Icebox Cake)


Charlotte is usually a sophisticated dessert. This Mexican variation is a simplified, easy variation.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
16 servings


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

  • ¾ cup lemon juice, or more to taste

  • (20 ounce) package Mexican Maria cookies (galletas Maria)


  1. Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk until mixture is thick and smooth.

  2. Line a glass bowl or trifle dish with Maria cookies and cover them with a generous layer of the milk mixture. Add another layer of biscuits and milk. Continue the layering, ending with a layer of the milk mixture.

  3. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but better if overnight. Remove from the fridge just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
11g Fat
51g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* 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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