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!