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It’s that time of year again when we’re looking to serve up some cool summer treats as we enjoy warm temperatures and backyard barbeques with friends and family.

This no-fuss dessert is a cool summer treat.  It’s creamy sweetness is balanced by a zesty lime flavour and perfectly complimented with a salty pretzel crust.

And the best part is  …  it’s no-bake.

As our house heats up without anything to cool it except ceiling fans, oven-free meals and desserts are at the top of my list for all of June, July and August.  

With a prep time of just 15 minutes, this is something I like to make in the morning while it’s still cool.  I pop it in the freezer and then it’s there when my guys finally come home from a long day outside. It can be made days ahead of any entertaining you might be doing so it’s also a great desert idea for a backyard summer celebration.

The ingredients are somewhat unusual, but not so unusual that you may not already have them on hand. I hope you give it a try this summer, the tart, sweet and salty flavours are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.



Cool Lime Pie

1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels

1/4 cup sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tablespoons lime zest

1 envelope (6g) unsweetened KOOL-AID, lemon lime flavour

2 1/2 cups whipping cream (35%), whipped

1. Mix pretzel crumbs, sugar and butter together and press into a 9-inch pie plate.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Mix sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, zest and kool-aid together in a large bowl.  Whisk in whipped cream and pour into crust.

3. Place in freezer for 6 hours before serving.

You can jazz this up with a dollop of whipped cream and some grated lime zest before serving.

Quick, easy and delicious!

Serves 10




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