Written by Chris
Creating this key lime pie recipe took me back to when I first started working for Nestlé (let’s just say it was a long, long time ago!). My first assignment was to determine if evaporated milk could be whipped. Short answer: yes, it can!
Not many people actually know this. In fact, when we were photographing this recipe, the food stylist had serious doubts whether this recipe would actually work – she hadn’t whipped evaporated milk before. She prepared a total of 6 pies just to be sure we could find that perfect slice. Well, as it turned out, we only needed one pie. This recipe is a breeze to put together and it holds very well in the freezer. You might be wondering what we did with all the extra pies…we ate them. Every. Last. Pie. Hey, there were light!
Easy Frozen Key Lime Pie, shown at top
Ingredients for 10 servings:
- 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk, well chilled
- 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA FAT FREE Sweetened Condensed Milk or NESTLÉ CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (Key lime or other)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime peel (green part only)
- 1 prepared (9 ounces) graham cracker crust
- 10 thin lime slices for garnish (optional)
POUR evaporated milk into small mixer bowl; place beaters in same bowl. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until ice crystals form around edge of bowl.
BEAT at high speed until evaporated milk doubles in volume. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and grated lime peel. Spoon into crust.
FREEZE for 6 hours or until firm. Garnish each slice of pie with lime slice. Cover any leftover pie and freeze for up to 1 week.
Cook’s Tip: Two prepared (6 ounces each) graham cracker crusts may be used in place of 9-ounce crust. Makes 16 servings.
This pie is a perfect summer pie, especially for holidays and celebrations. The last Monday in May, and the weekend preceding it, has come to mark the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s also a time when we pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service and those who serve today. So as we spend time with friends and family on this long holiday weekend, let’s keep those that serve our country close to heart.
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