Thursday, June 11, 2015

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

Here is the first of three Ice Cream Pies that I am going to post over the next week or two for some cool, quick and delicious, summer desserts. The other two recipes use ready made Ice cream as the base in the recipes, but this recipe is made by combining yogurt and whipped cream, for a slightly healthier ice cream. It delicious, light, creamy cool ice cream dessert that tastes like Key Lime Pie. 

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

Preheat oven to 350 and gather ingredients and mixing bowls.

 Begin by placing crushed Graham Crackers and Coconut Sugar in a mixing bowl.

Add melted butter and stir all together until well blended.

 Pour crust mixture into a 8 or 9 inch Pie Pan.

Distribute evenly into Pie pan.

Press until you have a nice crust evenly spread over the pie pan.

Place into preheated oven and bake 6-7 minutes.  Cool completely before filling.

In a separate bowl, add Yogurt, Lime Zest and Lime Juice.

 Stir together.

Add powdered sugar and mix until well blended.  You could sift the powdered sugar if you want… or just mix it up good, it will dissolve and distribute nicely.

Whip the Heavy Cream and gently fold in the yogurt mixture.

Stir until thoroughly combined.

Spread into prepared pie crust.

Freeze one hour before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, lime zest and sliced limes and reserved Graham Cracker crumbs.

If you freeze this the day before, allow to it sit out at room temperature  30 minutes to 1 hour before serving to soften.

Yes, it really is sooo good.

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

For Crust
2 Packages Graham Crackers (18 full Graham Cracker rectangles) Crushed into crumbs (Reserve about 1/4 cup for Garnish)
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar or Sucanat

For the filling
1 1/4 cup Heavy Cream measure first, then whip
2 cups Vanilla flavored Greek Yogurt
1Tablepsoons Lime Zest
2 Tablespoons Lime juice
2/3 cup Organic Powdered Sugar

For Garnish
1/4 Cup reserved Graham Cracker Crumb Mixture
Whipped cream
Lime slices
Lime zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare Pie Crust by  mixing together Graham Cracker Crumbs, Coconut Sugar and Butter.
  3. Pour and spread the mixture evenly in a 8 or 9 inch pie shell; pressing to form a nice crust.
  4. Bake 6-7 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before filling.
  6. While Crust is cooling, Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.  Set to the side.
  7. Put Yogurt, lime zest and lime juice into a bowl and mix together well.
  8. Add powdered sugar and mix together well.
  9. Fold the Yogurt mixture into the whipped cream. Stir until well blended.
  10. Pour the cream and yogurt mixture into the cooled pie crust.
  11. Place into the freezer and freeze 1-2 hours before serving.
  12. Garnish with whipped cream, lime slices, lime zest and reserved Graham Cracker crumbs.
Note: If Pie has been frozen  for more than a couple of hours, or overnight, just allow it to sit at room temperature 30 minutes to an hour, to allow ice cream to soften before serving.



  1. Oh my does that pie look delicious! My husband likes key line pie so this would really be a special treat on a hot summer day. Looking forward to seeing your other icecream pie recipes.

    Here today it is more like a fall day only in the 60's, we went from 89 to days ago to cold and rainy. Have to love this Wisconsin weather. I feel so bad for the people who are in need of rain, we need it to stop here.

    Thanks for sharing another great recipe!


  2. Wow... this looks and sounds so perfect!!

    Simply. PERFECT!!!!!!!!! I can taste it now. :)

  3. Dear Pam, This is so yummy looking and perfect for the warm summer months! I like how you have made it a healthier version of the Key Lime Pie we all love this time of year. Thanks for sharing it with us! You are an amazing cook!
    I think the limes just make it pop with that citrus flavor... Yummy
    Hugs xoxo Roxy

  4. It looks U-Mazing!!! What a treat it must be to eat at your table. And, I know I've said it before...but, you could do photos for a food magazine. :) Hugs, Camille

  5. Oh my, this really does look amazing! My husband loves key lime pie, and this version of it looks lovely and refreshing. I'm going to have to get this on our weekend menu this week!

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