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Key Lime Pie topped with Cool Whip

Key Lime Pie

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d make something green, and since this also the month of Pi (3-14), I thought why not make a green pie.

So in a flash I whipped up my famous Key lime pie!

Key Lime Pie
Serves 8
Easy no-bake sugar-free no-bake Key Lime Pie with fresh lime juice and lime Jell-O.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 3oz (4 serving) or 1 6oz (8 serving) Package(s) of Sugar-Free Lime Jello
  2. 1-3/4 cup boiling water
  3. 1/4 cup key lime or Lime Juice (preferably fresh)
  4. 2 teaspoons key lime or Lime Zest
  5. 2 cups of softened No-Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream
  6. 1 9 inch Graham Cracker Crust
Instructions
  1. Mix Jello with boiling water till fully dissolved.
  2. Stir in the lime juice and zest.
  3. Add ice cream, mix until all is blended.
  4. Pour into graham cracker crust.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  6. Serve with a topping of Cool Whip.
Adapted from Jello Cookbook
Adapted from Jello Cookbook
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My Key lime pie is actually one of the first real recipes I tried. While on honeymoon in the Florida Keys, me and my hubby decided to split a key lime pie. It tasted more like a cheese cake, than key lime, and my husband complained it was even green, like lime, not to mention no one had a sugar-free version.

When we returned home I was determined to make a green lime flavored key lime pie for my hubby, that was also sugar-free.

Key Lime Ingridents
Key Lime Ingredients

Turns out I had a recipe in one of my Jello cookbooks, that was exactly what I was looking for.

I know a lot of people, mostly adults, who cringe at the thought of using Jello for anything. However, I find it not only tasty but a great way to make sugar-free a alternatives.

The key to making this pie most flavorful is using fresh key limes or regular limes. In a pinch you could just use bottled lime juice, but speaking from experience it isn’t as nearly as lime induced unless you use the real thing.

Fresh Key Lime
Fresh Key Lime

While most of the pie is sugar-free we did use Blue Bunny’s No Sugar Added ice cream, which still had some natural sugars.

Mix Ice Cream with Jello and lime
Mix Ice Cream with Jello and lime

Also I’ve made this pie in the past with a sugar-free shortbread cookie crust, I made myself. My husband wasn’t too keen on the shortbread cookie crust and suggested I use a regular graham cracker crust, that recipe calls for. While I must admit I also prefer the graham cracker crust, it isn’t sugar-free.

Key Lime Pie filed
Key Lime Pie filed

Although the pie isn’t exactly sugar-free, it is low sugar and extremely tasty.

Slice of Key Lime Pie
Slice of Key Lime Pie

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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