Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie

Michele Brosius
by Michele Brosius
12 Servings
12 hr 10 min

One of the best parts of making the easy no bake key lime pie is the fact that it doesn’t require the oven. It’s super simple, quick to make, and perfectly refreshing!

If you have never made a key lime pie before this is the one to start with! It’s loaded with key lime pie flavor but you don’t have to worry about baking it to perfection. This is an ice box pie recipe that everyone will flip for!

We love making key lime pie recipes that don’t require any baking, check out The Best Recipe For Key Lime Pie Fudge and Key Lime Dessert Recipes! If you want a traditional key lime pie recipe we have that too, check it out here: Key Lime Pie Recipe!

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Is this a key lime pie?

Absolutely! We’re making a key lime pie but we’re not baking it. It’s got the same flavors and roughly the same consistency of a key lime pie but without the cooking and baking bit.

This is an ice box cake/pie recipe which means we’ll be freezing it in order to get the pie to set for cutting and eating. This makes it absolutely perfect for the summer months and those warm days when you need a cool, refreshing treat.

My easy no bake key lime pie is great for serving up as a dessert at summer parties and backyard BBQ’s but keep in mind that it will need to stay chilled!

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like this:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes (like no bake key lime pie) you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cookie recipes which are super fun and easy to prepare as well.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

For recipes like this where I’m not doing any baking I like to use ready make graham cracker crusts. They’re great to have on hand for all kinds of no bake desserts.

Ingredients needed for an easy no bake key lime pie:

This recipe will make two pies! We’re using graham cracker crust pie shells, cool whip, frozen limeade that is thawed, condensed milk, and key limes.

Those five ingredients will do it. There’s nothing fancy you need to find. You can whip up some Homemade Whipped Cream to top it off with if you like as well!

Check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post for more details on the amounts and ingredients list!

How to make an icebox key lime pie:

If you thought that it was easy to pull those five ingredients together you are going to love how simple these instructions are. We’re going to take a look at the step by step photos and guide but trust me, it doesn’t get easier than this for dessert recipes this summer!

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth

Pour equal amounts into each pie shell

Freeze overnight

Garnish with graham cracker crumbs and lime slices/twists

Slice, serve and enjoy!

More delicious desserts to try:

If you are looking for even more delicious recipes to try you are in the right place. We have summer classics that you won’t want to miss like The Best Pasta Salads Ever or Strawberry Jello Pie Recipe!

You should also check out Feta Watermelon Salad, Pistachio Salad, Tomato Salad With Basil, The Most Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade With Blueberries, Homemade Coffee Whipped Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, and The Best Fruit Salad Recipes!

Try out Pumpkin Mousse, Easy Pumpkin Fudge, The Best Baked Pumpkin Pie, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Cookie Monster Fudge, Apple Hand Pies with Canned Pie Filling, Easy Pineapple Pie Recipe, Easy & Delicious Apple Pizza, and Baked Apple Oatmeal are some other good options.

Printable Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe:
Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie
Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Hours Total time: 12 hr 10 min
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  • 2 graham cracker crust pie shells
  • 1 tub cool whip
  • ¾ container frozen limeade, thawed
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 key limes, juiced

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth
Pour equal amounts into each pie shell
Freeze overnight
Garnish with graham cracker crumbs and lime slices/twists
Slice, serve and enjoy!
Michele Brosius
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