There’s something summery and tropical about key limes. And, before you go shopping for limes, you need to know that not all limes are the same. Key limes are actually very small limes that are grown in the Florida Keys, Mexico, and a few other areas of the world. I have gathered 20 of the best Key Lime desserts to make for the family!
Key lime has a special flavour that make it wonderful for desserts. The juice from key limes is tarter and more floral than regular limes. You’ll also notice that key limes are more of a light yellow than green. If you’ve ever seen a green key lime pie, chances are it doesn’t contain real key lime juice or has food colouring added.
So Many Delicious Key Lime Desserts
Key lime pie is quite possibly the most iconic dessert to be made with the key lime. It’s tart, yet sweet and creamy. It’s a wonderful dessert, but key lime isn’t a one trick pony. There are so many awesome desserts made with key lime. Cookies, truffles, ice cream, and even dessert bars can be made with key limes.
Use Fresh Limes
The important thing is to spend the extra money to get real key limes. The flavour of key limes is distinct and can’t be replicated with regular limes. You can purchase key lime juice in a bottle, but the flavour isn’t the same as fresh key limes. If you have trouble getting the juice out of your limes, microwave them for 10 to 20 seconds and then roll them on the countertop under the weight of your hand. You will get so much more juice this way.
If you’ve always loved key lime pie, why not use the flavour to make different desserts? Key lime goes great with chocolate and it works amazingly well in baked goods. In fact, if you have a recipe that uses lemon juice, key lime juice is a great substitute and will give your favourite recipe a new twist.
20 Key Lime Dessert Recipes
1. Chewy Key Lime Coconut Cookies
2. No Bake Key Lime Eclair
3. No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar
4. Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles
5. Key Lime Cheesecake
6. Key Lime Pie Bars
7. Baked Key Lime Pie Donuts
8. Key Lime Pie Fudge
9. Blueberry Key Lime Cupcakes
10. Key Lime Gooey Bars
11. Key Lime Pie with Pretzel Crust
12. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
13. Key Lime rice Krispie Treats
14. Key Lime Poke Cake
15. Key Lime Cupcakes
16. Key Lime Snowball Cookies
17. Key Lime Pie Bars
18. Key Lime Mousse
19. Key Lime Pie Squares
20. Key Lime Cheesecake Pancakes
I hope you enjoyed these Key Lime Desserts round up as much as I did! Also, check out all of our recipes!