Frozen Key Lime Bars

End a rich meal with a cool, refreshing dessert that can also be a wonderful palate cleanser.

This cool, refreshing key lime dessert is a wonderful palate cleanser, making it a perfect ending to a rich, flavorful meal. Cut into small squares, they’re easy to enjoy while mingling.

Frozen Key Lime Bars

Rachelle Santos
End a rich meal with a cool, refreshing dessert that can also be a wonderful palate cleanser.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


Frozen Key Lime Bars

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup Butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon Butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (225-gram) bar cream cheese softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Lime (Dayap)


  • Make the crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs with butter and sugar. Mix well and press firmly at the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan lined with aluminum foil. Chill for 1 hour.
  • For the filling, beat cream cheese for a minute. Add condensed milk and continue beating for 5 minutes.
  • Add lime juice and zest. Mix well and beat until smooth.
  • Sprinkle gelatin on milk and let sit for 3 minutes. Dissolve gelatin over low heat. Add to cream cheese mixture while still hot. Continue beating until well blended.
  • Pour onto crumb-lined pan and freeze for 4 to 6 hours until set. Before serving, let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Juicing tip: To extract the juice of a lime more easily, microwave the lime for 5 seconds on high then roll on a flat surface right before squeezing.
Keyword Key Lime
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