Key Lime Pie is a refreshing sweet and tart no bake dessert that is perfect for all your summer gatherings. It’s easy to throw together and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!

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No Bake Key Lime Pie


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There’s nothing quite as refreshing and perfect for summer as citrus flavors like in this No Bake Key Lime Pie. The tart citrus flavor of lime and lemon hits the spot and is especially great in desserts because the tartness is balanced by the sugar.

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How to Make Key Lime Pie:

You’ll start out by making your graham cracker crust. You can buy whole graham crackers and grind them up in a food processor or blender or skip that step by buying a box of graham cracker crumbs.

Place in in the bottom of you pie dish along with with sugar and melted butter and mix it up until everything is nice and moist. Then you can pack down the crumbs onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Place the crust in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

Next, you need to whip up your cream. You can do this using an electric hand mixer or your stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip it just until it forms stiff peaks. Plop it in another bowl and then add the room temperature cream cheese to the mixer but this time with the paddle attachment. You’ll cream this for a couple minutes until it’s nice and smooth and then your slowly drizzle in the liquid gold, I mean sweetened condensed milk. That stuff is good! Once that is mixed in you can mix in the lime juice and then fold in the cream that you whipped up.

Piece of key lime pie on a plate with a bite on a fork

How easy is that?! Then you just pour the filling into the crust, cover, and let it chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to serve it, garnish with some whipped cream, lime zest, and limes. Unlike baked Key Lime Pie, this pie already has a lot of cream in it for balance the tartness so you won’t need to smoother the top with whipped cream. Just add enough for some finesse or just skip it.

Key lime pie in a pie plate with a piece taken out

If you’re a fan of Lemonade or Cherry Limeade, I can guarantee you and your guests are going to love this pie. The combination of sweet, tart, and cream is one that is hard to pass up. Enjoy!

Key lime pie on a plate garnished with lime
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No Bake Key Lime Pie

No Bake Key Lime Pie is a refreshingly sweet and tart dessert that is perfect for all your summer gatherings. Cream, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and lime juice are blended together to create make the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
chilling time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


For the Crust:

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (full fat), room temperature
  • ½ cup key lime juice or lime juice

For the Garnish:

  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Whipped cream


For the Crust:

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar together in a 9 inch pie plate. Mix in the butter until everything is moist and then press into the bottom and up the sides of pan. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

  • Meanwhile, beat the heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks. Remove whipped cream from the bowl into another bowl.
  • In the stand mixer (no need to clean out), beat the cream cheese for 2 minutes until creamy. Stream in the sweetened condensed milk and cream until smooth. Add the juice and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl as needed.
  • Add the whipped cream back to the bowl and use a rubber scraper to fold it in. Pour the filling into the chilled crust and smooth out the top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

For the Garnish:

  • When ready to serve, garnish with whipped cream, lime zest, and lime slices. Slice and serve.


Nutrition calculated without garnish.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 304mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Melanie is a Midwest girl currently living in Nebraska with her husband and daughters. She started rubbing elbows with her mom in the kitchen as soon as she discovered she could lick the bowl clean. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating healthy dinners and indulgent desserts for her family and friends. You can visit Melanie on her blog: Garnish & Glaze.
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  1. 5 stars
    Oh this pie sounds delicious! Finally had some as close to florida as we’ve gotten so far ftom canada lol in VA on the boardwalk at VA beach !! I was so excited..thank you for sharing this!

    1. Of course! Though I recommend holding off on the whipped cream and topping it fresh when you’re ready to eat it.