Take-out Tuesday, 5 Minute Key Lime Ice Cream Pie!

Seriously, you can make this pie in 5 minutes!!

And it’s the perfect Summer dessert

The only thing hard about this recipe

is waiting a few hours for it to set

Just a few ingredients~

Limes, Cool Whip, salt, sweetened condensed milk,

vanilla, lime juice and a graham cracker crust

In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, vanilla and lime juice

Then stir in the lime zest

I couldn’t fine key limes so I used regular limes in this pie

You can read about the differences between limes and key limes here

{there’s not much difference!}

Now fold in the thawed Cool Whip

Into the pie crust it goes

Isn’t that easy?

Garnish with lime slices and more lime zest

Cover the pie with the plastic liner the pie crust came with

and pop it in the freezer for 3-4 hours to set

Slice and enjoy!

This recipe is adapted from No Churn Key Lime Pie Ice Cream from Southern Living

You can substitute 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, for the Cool Whip if desired

5 Minute Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

No churn key lime ice cream is chilled in a pre-made graham cracker pie crust for an easy and delicious summer dessert!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tub 8 oz Cool Whip** thawed
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice from limes or bottled*
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Put milk in a large mixing bowl and add vanilla and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Zest 1 lime and add zest to milk
  • Fold in thawed Cool Whip and transfer to pie shell
  • Garnish pie with lime slices and more lime zest
  • Cover pie and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours to set before cutting
  • Serves 6-8


*look for bottled lime juice where the alcoholic beverages mixers are in the grocery store
**You can substitute 2 cups heavy cream, whipped, for the Cool Whip if desired
Keyword 5 minute dessert, easy ice cream pie, key lime pie, no churn key lime ice cream


Thank you all for your concern about our beach property,

we got lucky this time and just had a lot of rain

and no apparent damage so far…

Prayers for all who are suffering

from Hurricane Ida’s wrath…

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32 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, 5 Minute Key Lime Ice Cream Pie!”
  1. The pie looks great. Do happy you didn’t sustain more damage this time, Jenna! Prayers answered!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Well, that cute young man looks like he is enjoying your efforts.

  3. It looks incredible and I can tell that handsome young man enjoyed it tremendously!

  4. That looks so refreshing. It might be the perfect dish for our especially hot and humid days of late. Thanks for this one, Jenna! Is your AL home OK?

    • Thanks Jeanie, so far so good, we just got a lot of rain at both houses, but no damage so far, it’s supposed to rain all day today with lots of flooding. This pie is light and refreshing and couldn’t be easier to make!

  5. So happy your beach house is ok. I can’t imagine the force of a Cat 4 hurricane. Looks like someone is enjoying the pie…he is so handsome!

    I make this recipe often for my daddy, except with lemons. It is one of his favorites.

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh yummy, I love anything with limes! This sounds delicious and I have to try it. Hope you are managing to stay dry. Unreal how much rain Ida keeps on giving. Such a terrible storm……..

    • Emily, you’ve got to make this, it’s so easy!! you can skip the crust if you want to save calories and just freeze the ice cream in tupperware. The rain has been ridiculous, but luckily no tornados or power loss and I think it’s just about over 🤞

  7. Nice and refreshing:@)

  8. lghiggins says:

    That looks delicious and so easy. I think it just got a 2 thumbs up from your grandson. I’m glad you didn’t suffer damage this week.

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    So glad you and your family, houses, boats, etc. Are all intact and safe! This pie sounds yummy!

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks so delicious! I make a similar pie, but I’ve never frozen it. I’m going to have to try freezing my recipe. That would be perfect on a hot day. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

  11. Kim says:

    Oh yum Jenna! I love anything with lime and this sounds absolutely delicious, but I’d have to go with the graham cracker crust, of course. And I just happen to have one of those premade crusts sitting in my pantry waiting for inspiration so thanks for sharing. Probably be good with Meyer lemons too! Totally pinned and I’m going to have to start a new Pin category called Jenna’s Recipes lol. So so happy you made it through Ida relatively unscathed. Stay well down there.

    • Aren’t you sweet Kim! I think you’ll love the pie, and aren’t those premade crusts so handy? Now they make them in a lighter version with 25% less fat…yes Meyer lemons would be great too, yum!

  12. Mary says:

    No-churn ice cream in a graham cracker crust is the perfect pie for the lazy days of summer. So refreshing and light for this summer heat!

  13. Kitty says:

    I make that same pie, Jenna, and it’s Cissy’s favorite and now she makes it!

  14. rawsonjl says:

    That sounds so good!! We love key lime pie and tend to make it for our family 4th of July party; I’m going to have to try to make sure that we try this recipe for it next year. Pinned.

  15. Quick and tasty…it looks like you definitely got the seal of approval from your family.

  16. Miz Helen says:

    This will be a delicious pie Jenna, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 552 and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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