Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

This frozen treat features the sweet-tart flavor of a Key Lime pie-but with a fraction of the calories. It's festive scooped into hollowed-out lime or lemon halves; freeze until ready to serve.Cook time is freezing time. To make ahead: the ice will keep, covered, in the freezer for up to 2 days. Let soften in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before serving.The recipe comes from


  1. Combine sugar, lime zest and lime juice in a heatproof bowl; Add boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until chilled ,1 hour or overnight.
  3. Add yogurt to the lime mixture and whisk till smooth; pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufactures directions( or freeze mixture in a shallow metal pan until frozen; break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth).
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours; serve in chilled dishes.
Most Helpful

Very tasty! I was wondering if it would be more like frozen yogurt or sorbet, but it's like neither - it is an ice (like lemon ice, but with lime). Use the best limes you can find, it really makes a difference. I used fresh juice from limes from our tree, and a only three fourths of the sugar, so it wouldn't be too sweet for us. Yummy.

Maito February 22, 2012

This was amazing! I couldn't find key lime juice, so I juiced key limes myself. This took quite a I followed the recipe and it came out sooooooooo good! Highly recommedn this recipe. Thanks, Barb!

Chef Carol Shelby October 01, 2007

Wow! This was so yummy and easy to make too! I love the yogurt in it, gives it a nice creaminess! Thank you BarbF!

Sharon123 October 03, 2005