Make your family meals complete. End them with 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 if you're having a party over the weekend. They're easy to enjoy while mingling.
Prep Time 30 minutes Cooking Time 6 hours
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 (225-gram) bar cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 3 tablespoons fresh milk 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons lime zest Make it!
1 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. 2 For the filling, beat cream cheese for a minute. Add condensed milk and continue beating for 5 minutes. 3 Add lime juice and zest. Mix well and beat until smooth. 4 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. 5 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.