These No-Bake Mini Key Lime Pies have cool, creamy California Avocados swirled in with homemade ice cream filling, tart lime juice, and sweet graham cracker crumble crust! To-die-for!
(Thanks to California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post!)
Key lime pies are a classic summer treat with big, bold flavor! This frozen mini key lime pie recipe puts a new spin on an old favorite by adding fresh California Avocados to the mix. Lime and avocado make a surprising, fresh combination that adds a new dimension to dessert! When I tried it out today, I LOVED the way it turned out! Freezing them makes the flavor really pop, especially in the summer heat.
Making pies is easier than you think, especially my favorite kind: no bake pie! No bake pies are quicker and simpler than traditional pies, but they still taste delicious and look super impressive in a dinner spread. One of my favorite pie recipes was my mom’s Chocolate Pie that she makes every year for Thanksgiving.
Turning pies into mini pies just adds to the fun you can have in the kitchen. There’s just something so cute about teeny pies! Not to mention, they’re easy to eat with one hand, so they’re PERFECT for picnics. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for great picnic ideas in the summer! No Bake Mini Key Lime Pies or Apple Hand Pies would both be so, so good on a picnic!
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie has been around since at least the 1930s in the United States. It probably originated somewhere in Florida, where Key limes used to be grown. As a matter of fact, that’s where they got their name: from the Florida Keys! In all my life eating Key lime pie, I never made the connection until now. Hopefully I’m not the only one!
A big hurricane in the nineties knocked out most of the lime production in Florida at the time, and a tree disease got the rest a few years later. There are still some lime trees in Florida, but they’re mostly privately owned. There aren’t nearly enough to produce commercial quantities. Nowadays, most limes in the US are imported from Mexico.
But what really sets this pie apart from most, is the addition of California Avocados into the pie mixture! It really gives the pie a super creamy consistency and cuts down on the acidity of the limes.
What is the Difference Between Key Lime and Lime?
Key limes and “regular” Persion limes are pretty similar. They’re both tart, greenish citrus fruits. There are a few significant differences….