Key Lime Pie Ice Cream from My Baking Addiction

Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Guest Posts, Pies and Tarts | 68 comments

I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while.
The following recipe is written by Jamie of My Baking Addiction. Welcome, Jamie!

When Katie asked if I would be willing to guest post here on GoodLife Eats, I happily accepted and started thinking about what recipe I was going to share with her lovely readers. Several sweet treats crossed my mind, but this simple recipe for Key Lime Pie Ice Cream  recipe turned out to be the winner.

key lime pie ice cream recipe

One of my absolute favorite summer flavors is Lime. From recipes like Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies and Cherry Limeade Cupcakes to sweet and tart margaritas, nothing screams summer quite like bright citrus flavors.

I’ve actually contemplated purchasing an indoor fruit tree, but considering I completely lack a green thumb, I figure that it would survive about a week – tops. Trust me, I can’t even keep parsley alive, which is pretty pathetic.

Gardening woes aside, this ice cream is loaded with all of the familiar flavors of your favorite Key Lime Pie recipe, even the crunchy graham cracker crust – and it’s incredibly simple to make. No bases to heat and chill, you simply whisk the ingredients together and freeze according to your machine’s directions.

recipe for key lime pie ice cream

After a short time, you’ll have a dreamy, velvety ice cream bursting with key lime flavor. What better way to cool off than with this simple Key Lime Pie Ice Cream?

No ice cream maker? No worries. You can still whip up this delicious recipe without any fancy tools. Here’s a great guide from David Lebovitz for how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

adapted from Cooking Light
serves 6

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1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup bottled Key lime juice (such as Nellie and Joe's)
1/2 cup heavy cream
Dash of salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
6 graham crackers (1 1/2 cookie sheets), coarsely crushed, divided
Key lime wedges


In a large bowl, combine milk, lime juice, heavy cream, salt and sweetened condensed milk; whisk to combine.

Pour mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

Stir 1/3 cup graham crackers into ice cream. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon graham crackers. Garnish with lime wedges.

About the Author:

mybakingaddiction photoJamie Lothridge is hopelessly addicted to sugar and cupcake decorating tools.

She started her blog My Baking Addiction as a way to justify having copious amounts of both in her life.

When she’s not hanging out in the kitchen in front of her stand mixer, she can be found teaching middle school, hanging with her fiance, or watching the Food Network.

You can also find Jamie on Facebook and Twitter.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Blog is the New Black - June 08, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    Wow, this looks amazing! I love any type of ice cream, but this, in particular, looks wonderful!


  • 2
    Kristen - June 08, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    This looks so refreshing! I just started using those cups for ice cream to serve my kids… they are the perfect size!


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - June 08, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Great shots! I love that second one with the little cups lined up. I want some little stripped cups like that too. :-)


  • 4
    Janel - June 08, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    I always get Key Lime Pie ice cream from the shop near our cabin. It’s my favorite – and now I can make it myself. Thank you! :)


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    Lyndsey - June 08, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    I love key lime anything – I keep some key lime juice in the freezer. I get a whole bunch in season and squeeze the juice and package it in half cup portions. This ice cream is the top of my must bake list!! Great!


  • 6
    Erin - June 08, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Wow I have never had Key Lime Pie ice cream but I cannot wait to try it!


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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - June 08, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    I am so excited for this ice cream. I love *anything* key lime. Ever.


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    TidyMom - June 08, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    I was just telling my girls the other day we need to make some ice cream! we didn’t make any last year.

    LOVE the shot of the cups lined up!!


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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen - June 08, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    I love lime flavors over the summer too! We recently made key lime bars and they were a huge hit! I’m looking forward to trying this ice cream soon.


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    Jan - June 08, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    I love anything Key Lime! I am out of Key Lime juice at the moment, but I have some Key Lime Mango juice that I think will suffice. :-)


  • 11
    Hannah at FleurDeLicious - June 08, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Key Lime Pie ice cream sounds SO refreshing right now. Thinking about topping this with some raspberries or blackberries…YUM. I don’t have an ice cream maker, but I think I’ll have to try out David Lebovitz’s instructions for this recipe! Thanks!


  • 12
    mominrome - June 08, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    this must be spectacular!!!

    I love key lime pie and, being Italian, I am crazy about ice cream!!!

    Here I have the two together!!
    my mouth is watering….


  • 13
    Phyllis - June 08, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I do not have an ice cream maker, but love the lime. Any way to make this into a refrigerator dessert?



    • Jamie | My Baking Addiction replied: — June 12th, 2011 @ 6:32 PM


      There is a link in the post above to great article from David Lebovitz on making ice cream without an ice cream maker. Thanks for checking out the recipe!


  • 14
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet - June 08, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    These ice cream photos are amazing! How did you do that without it melting all over the place?


  • 15
    John Valenty - June 08, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Wow… that looks amazing. And the presentation is exquisite. Key Lime anything is good in my book.


  • 16
    Urban Wife - June 08, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    ohemgee. Key lime has got to be one of my all time favorites! This reminds me (although I will have to make it to have a true comparison later) of the Key Lime Pie Ice Cream found at our local grocery store. It is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing and you better believe, this is on my summer-recipes-to-make list. :)


  • 17
    Mel - June 08, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Where did you get those cups!?!?! Gotta have’em!!


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    Mel - June 08, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    one more thing…I’m cracking up that there’s
    -heavy cream
    -whole milk
    -sweetened condensed milk,
    yet it’s from “Cooking Light” magazine!!!
    Love “cooking Light” if it involves all 3 of these!!


    • Jamie | My Baking Addiction replied: — June 12th, 2011 @ 6:34 PM


      Ha! I totally fattened it up from the Cooking Light version! Thanks for checking it out!


  • 19
    Rachel - June 08, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    *drooling* This looks amazing!!!


  • 20
    Niki - June 08, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    I’ve never in my life had the desire to own an ice cream maker or make my own ice cream…until now. Curses that my birthday is in winter! Maybe I’ll get to make it next summer!


  • 21
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - June 08, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Oh my goodness! This could quite possibly be my new favorite ice cream flavor. Love it!


  • 22
    Wenderly - June 08, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    I adore key lime pie and I’m certain that key lime ice cream will be utterly fabulous!

    Gorgeous photos Jamie!


  • 23
    Trysha - June 08, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    My son requested Key Lime Pie Ice Cream on our summer list. This post is so perfectly timed.


  • 24
    Aimee - June 08, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Is it possible to make it without an icecream maker??


    • Jamie | My Baking Addiction replied: — June 12th, 2011 @ 6:31 PM


      There is a link in the post above to great article from David Lebovitz on making ice cream without an ice cream maker. Thanks for checking out the recipe!


  • 25
    Kate@Diethood - June 09, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    I am loving this flavor! That has got to be one incredible scoop of ice cream!


  • 26
    Deb @ knitstamatic - June 09, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Oh now you did it! I’ve been trying to put off the ice cream crazies until July but…UNCLE!


  • 27
    kitchenvoyage - June 09, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I just finish to make a Zambaglionne Ice-cream and i need another flavour for this weekend. I will try yours just becasue i love limes!


  • 28
    apaler1 - June 09, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    I’m drooling as I read this. Key lime is one of my favorite flavors as well. In the summer I put lime on everything I can possibly justify putting lime on. I think I’ll try to make this ice cream over the weekend. Thanks!


  • 29
    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie - June 09, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    I just had some store bought key lime pie ice cream amd loved it. I bet this tastes even better!


  • 30
    Shaina - June 09, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Goodness. This sounds just amazing. Knock-me-off-my-feet amazing and perfect for the heat right now.


  • 31
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum - June 10, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    I didn’t know Jamie was a middle school teacher. Cool. Go teacher-bloggers!!

    Oh, and the ice cream? SO delicious.


    • Jamie | My Baking Addiction replied: — June 12th, 2011 @ 6:35 PM

      Oh yes, I am a middle school teacher and so incredibly happy to be off for the next 3 months! Woo-Hoo! Enjoy your summer!


  • 32
    Nichol - June 10, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    What a refreshing treat for summer. I’m a huge key lime fan as is my husband. Sounds delicious.


  • 33
    Amy | She Wears Many Hats - June 11, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    One of my favorite ice cream combos! YUM!


  • 34
    Sourkraut - June 12, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Yum! I whipped this up using some fresh lime juice and it turned out wonderfully. You inspired me to come up with some key lime pie ice cream cupcakes once I saw this recipe on Pinterest. Thanks for a delicious recipe!


  • 35
    Marie - June 13, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    Just made this tonight and decided to make it my dinner! I love the consistency of it right at the end of the churning cycle. I can’t wait to share this with others this summer.


  • 36
    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates - June 16, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    I absolutely have to make some of this!!


  • 37
    Alison @ Ingredients Inc. - June 17, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    love this one!


  • 38
    Amy - June 19, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    Just made this recipe for Father’s Day and it was a hit! I added some lime zest right into it and I used the fat-free sweetened condensed milk. It still tasted rich and delicious, but I managed to cut back a little bit of the calories. This one is going into our regular recipe rotation- thanks so much!


  • 39
    jess white - June 23, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    Yummy! i love lime in the summer, it is soo refreshing, and this ice cream looks lovely!!!


  • 40
    mai - June 23, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    Absolutely love this. Looks so amazing!


  • 41
    Sasha - June 23, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    I loveloveLOVE your presentation and photography, I have only just started food blogging myself and my photography is more than shocking! If i ever take photos like these I would be elated :) the recipe sounds stupidly yummy too, i love anything citrusy and im sure this is lovely and refreshing. now to hound the mother to buy an ice cream machine…


  • 42
    Vanessa - June 23, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Key lime pie is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream! This looks SO good.


  • 43
    Dress and Dish - June 23, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Wow. I am always impressed with people that make homemade ice cream. This looks divine!


  • 44
    Jenn - June 26, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I just made key lime pie ice cream too. It really is a winner!


  • 45
    Stacey - June 29, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    I just got my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment and can’t wait to make this recipe! I am so glad to find the recipe doesn’t call for the use of any eggs.


  • 46
    Andrea - July 02, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    I just made this ice cream! Iam in L-O-V-E!


  • 47
    Sara - July 17, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    this stuff is phenomenal!!!!! amazing!!!!!
    thanks so much for this!


  • 48
    cara - July 23, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    This ice cream is wonderful! My entire family loved it!


  • 49
    Shannon - July 23, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    This sounds wonderful! May I ask where you purchase the cute little striped cups? Such a cute presentation!


    • Katje Sabin replied: — July 9th, 2012 @ 10:20 PM

      Hey, Shannon… it looks like comment number 17 asked the same thing, and she replied. The link is broken but it gets you to the right store, and from there you can search for the little cups.

  • 50
    Carolyn - August 18, 2011 @ 6:59 pm


    I am doing an end of summer ice cream round up on my own blog, All Day I Dream About Food, and would love to include this recipe. I would use one of your images, and link back to you, but I wouldn’t be posting the recipe directly. If you would like to be a part of it, please email me at carketch29 (at) yahoo (dot) com.



  • 51
    Melissa - August 25, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    I just made this! So heavenly!! It truly is like eating a perfect piece of frozen key lime pie…yum. I was too nervous to put the graham cracker crumbs throughout the ice cream so I am planning on serving it with a bit at the bottom of the cup and a few bits sprinkled on top. Thanks for the recipe!


  • 52
    Heather - April 21, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    I made this all the time. Everyone who has it loves it immediately. Thanks so much!


  • 53
    Becky - June 06, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    I wonder if you can add cherries for a cherry limeade ice cream? If so what would you guess the ratios to be?


  • 54
    katie - June 12, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Wow–this sounds divine! I love key lime pie!


  • 55
    Katje Sabin - July 09, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Hello, Jamie and Katie! I just wanted to let you know I made up a version of this recipe, and it’s fantastic! Thanks so much for helping brighten up an otherwise blistering hot and dreary Chicago summer day.


  • 56
    agata - March 23, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    Great recipe! They are delicious – in my version I changed proportions slightly so they would be a little more creamy and a bit more lime. Thanks for the inspiration! :)


  • 57
    Nicole Mee - August 28, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    Does it have to be bottled key lime juice? Would you use the same amount of freshly squeezed??


  • 58
    MAYA @ MAYA- KITCHENETTE - February 25, 2015 @ 6:23 pm

    Jamie….your Ice Creme recipe looks spectacular and really cool! Can’t wait to give it a try. :)


  • 59
    Dee - June 12, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    I won’t use sweetened condensed milk. What can I sub for it?


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