About This Creamy Key Lime Pie Popsicles Recipe
Popsicles are the kind of treats that you can enjoy all year round, but are especially perfect for summers. You could say the same for a slice of key lime pie. It’s sweet, tart, and zesty; creamy with just the right amount of crunch. Now, how about we combine the two?
This recipe for creamy key lime pie popsicles gives you the best of both worlds — the bold flavors of a key lime pie packaged into a frozen treat! These key lime popsicles are creamy, slightly tart, and taste just like key lime pie, only much colder.
Think of all the flavors you love in a key lime pie — the fresh lemony zest, sweet and tart cream, cookie crust — all incorporated into a popsicle.
And the great thing about popsicles is that it doesn’t take too much time to make. Just a quick mix of the ingredients, then freeze, and you have a wonderful treat to enjoy in no time.
You can also customize the recipe according to what flavors you want to dominate. For example, if you love the flavor of fresh lime as much as I do, add some key lime zest into the cream to make it tangier.
Also, the cookie crust at the bottom of the popsicle is not strictly necessary, but it gives a supremely satisfying crunch.
If you don’t have a popsicle mold, I suggest you purchase one. They’re not very expensive, will last you a long time, and you’ll be able to make your own popsicles in an easier and more economical way. Plus, you can enjoy endless combinations!
But if you don’t want to invest in a popsicle mold, no problem. You can still enjoy these creamy key lime pie popsicles by using paper cups and popsicle sticks!
What You Need for This Creamy Key Lime Pie Popsicles Recipe
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: The sweetened condensed milk helps to thicken and sweeten the cream cheese.
- Cream Cheese: I have used full-fat cream cheese softened at room temperature to get a creamier texture.
- Digestive Cookies: I have used Digestive cookies for this recipe, but you may use graham crackers or other store-bought sweet cookies or biscuits.
- Vanilla Wafers: Wafers are a great addition to the cookies, giving them a richer taste and added crunch.
- Key Lime: Key limes are how you get the tart and aromatic flavor.
- Unsalted Butter: This is to help keep the cookies and wafers together.
- Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla extract makes these popsicles almost taste like ice cream.
- Cookies: If you can’t find Digestive cookies, you can also use graham crackers or other store-bought sweet cookies or biscuits.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: You may substitute it with evaporated milk or coconut cream.
Can I use regular limes instead of key limes?
Key limes have a more intense flavor, but if you can’t find them, regular limes will work fine as well.
Can I make these popsicles without a mold?
Yes, you can. You may use paper cups and popsicle sticks instead.
How can I store these creamy key lime pie popsicles?
To store the popsicles, remove them from the molds, place them on a plate or a baking sheet, and freeze them for a few minutes until they are completely frozen again. At this point, you may put them in a freezer-friendly container or plastic bag and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Creamy Key Lime Pie Popsicles
All the flavors of your favorite key lime pie in a creamy yet refreshingly light and delicious popsicle!
Yield: around 10 popsicles, depending on the size of the molds
How To Make Creamy Key Lime Pie Popsicles Step By Step
Place the cookies and the wafers in a food processor and pulse until they are finely grounded. Alternatively, you may place them in a large resealable plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin until they are finely crushed.
Transfer the cookies and wafers crumbs into a bowl, add the melted butter and the key lime zest and mix well until crumbs slightly come together. Set aside.
In a bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, the freshly squeezed key lime juice, and key lime zest and beat until blended and smooth.
Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, filling the molds almost all the way to the top, leaving about 1/4″ space.
Add a teaspoon of cookies and wafers crumbs to the top.
Insert the popsicle sticks. Place them on a level surface in the freezer and freeze for at least 4-5 hours or until completely solid.
To remove the popsicles from the molds, dip each mold in cold water for a few seconds or let them stand at room temperature for 1-2 minutes.
Carefully remove from the molds, sprinkle additional key lime zest, or any leftover cookies and wafers crumbs onto the popsicles if you wish. Enjoy!
- Depending on your taste, you may make these popsicles more or less sweet by altering the quantity of key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk.