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Key Lime Pie Dip with Cream Cheese

Easy key lime dessert recipe. This No-Bake Key Lime Pie Dip is an fun dessert that combines the sweet and tart flavor of a key lime pie in a cream cheese dip. 

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bight green bowl of key lime pie dip with lime slices on top
Key Lime Pie Dip

Key Lime Pie Dip is so simple to throw together and is the perfect mix of sweet and tart for a year round dessert. 

Who really needs the pie part of key lime pie? How about an easy key lime pie dip with that same great taste?

No baking required! Just add ingredients and mix. If you like yours less tart, then you can easily tone it down by adjusting the amount of key lime juice used.

The hardest thing about this dip is trying to decide how to eat it. One graham cracker or two at a time? Vanilla wafer? I’ve even had a friend make a graham cracker sandwich out of this.

Of course there is always the option of just eating the key lime dip using a spoon too 🙂

key lime pie dip in a green bowl with a plate of strawberries and graham crackers

Tips for making Key Lime Pie Dip


Do you need fresh key limes? 

No, I use key lime juice that I buy in a bottle. You can certainly use fresh squeezed juice, but I think the bottle stuff works great and doesn’t take nearly as long as squeezing a bunch of small key limes. 

Where do I find bottled key lime juice?

Not all grocery stores carry it, but I can find Nellie & Joe’s bottled key lime juice at my local Kroger and a couple of other places. In my store, it’s located in the fruit juice aisle. You can also buy it on Amazon

Are key limes the same as regular limes?

No, key limes are smaller and have a slightly different flavor. Key limes are also more acidic. Read more about key limes

How to make Key Lime Pie Dip with cream cheese


Step 1 –
Place cream cheese in a bowl and mix until creamy.

Step 2 – Mix in sugar and key lime juice.

Sugar and key lime juice added to a bowl of key lime pie dip

Step 3 – Add in the condensed milk a little at a time and mix until combined. 

Condensed milk being mixed into key lime pie dip

Step 4 – Chill for at least an hour in the fridge.

green bowl of key lime pie dip with a graham cracker dipped in

Source: Joy in the Truth

5 from 6 votes
green bowl of key lime pie dip garnished with lime zest
Key Lime Pie Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Easy cream cheese dip recipe that tastes just like key lime pie. This No-Bake Key Lime Pie Dip is great with graham crackers or as a fruit dip.

Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Keyword: key lime pie, no bake
Servings: 10
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Darlene Kratz
Ingredients
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Whip together cream cheese until smooth using an electric mixer on medium speed. 

  2. Add in lime juice and sugar and mix together. 

  3. Add condensed milk in a little at a time and mix until creamy and smooth.

  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve chilled.
Recipe Notes

Bottled key lime juice is fine for this recipe. Just be sure to use key lime juice and not regular lime juice. 


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Comments

    1. Hi Sharon, I’ve only ever made this recipe with key lime juice. You could certainly try regular lime juice and I’m sure it would still be good although maybe a slightly different flavor. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

    1. This makes a good amount so I think it could easily serve 20 people at a potluck with other food. I have 10 servings listed as an estimate if this is the only dessert/ snack. It keeps for a few days so you could always double.

  1. We LOVE this so very much!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this will be a must have at all of our family gatherings.

    1. Hi Helen, you could certainly serve this as a dip inside a pie crust, but I would not try to make an actual pie out of this recipe. This makes a dip like consistency which wouldn’t hold together when sliced as a pie.

  2. I don’t often do reviews but this was so good I had to!! Made this for Labor Day BBQ and it was a huge hit! Everyone said it was amazing and wanted the recipe. This will be my summer bbq go to dessert. I did add 1/2 cup of lime juice as I like a little bit of a stronger lime taste and I stirred in lime zest. This is a must make for those who like key lime. Oh and it takes 5 mins to make!!

  3. Absolutely loved it! Key lime pie is my favorite pie, so when I saw this and how simple it was it was a no brainer. I made a double batch for my work pot luck tomorrow and can’t wait for them to try it!

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