33 Zingy Lime Dessert Recipes To Brighten Up Your Day

Check out these amazing lime dessert recipes for a fresh and tart way to satisfy your sweet tooth. This collection will inspire and delight lovers of zingy, citrus desserts.

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While we all love key lime pie, there’s a big wide world of lime dessert recipes out there for us to enjoy, and I’m sharing some of the best of them with you today!

That bite of fresh limes is always a welcome flavor to brighten up a sweet dessert. The zing is hard to resist, especially when it’s folded in creamy cheesecake, cookies, cakes, or anything else you can imagine.

These delicious desserts from myself and other talented bloggers will refresh your palate from heavy sweet desserts with a bright, tart burst of lime.

How Limes are Used in Dessert

Before you dive into the recipes, I thought I’d share some fun facts about what flavors we get from the zest and juice.

  • Lime zest – The green, outer layer of rind delivers a powerful punch of lime flavor, without the puckering acidity of the juice. It’s great for infusing baked goods, sweet sauces, and doesn’t lose its potency as it bakes. Be wary of zesting too deeply though, the white underneath will cause bitterness in the recipe.
  • Lime Juice – The tart, sour flavor of the juice is fantastic for dessert sauces like curds or custards, or for mixing into batters. It adds that sharp bite we expect of citrus desserts. It can dull in flavor during baking however, so follow the recipe exactly and don’t skimp.

With a handful of limes, a zester, and a juicer, you can make any number of the delicious lime desserts you’ll find here. I hope you find a new favorite to love.

1. Healthy Avocado Lime Cheesecake

Healthy Avocado Lime Cheesecake

A nutty, chocolaty crust topped with a creamy and tangy avocado and lime filling. A perfect refreshing dessert for hot summer days!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Lime White Chocolate Mousse

Lime White Chocolate Mousse

This white chocolate mousse with a delightful lime flavor and fresh blackberries is an excellent dessert for a lovely dinner party or a special celebration!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

3. Vanilla-Lime Parfait with Passion Fruit Syrup

Vanilla-Lime Parfait with Passion Fruit Syrup

An easy no-bake, light and refreshing dessert with citrus and tropical fruit flavors, topped with a passion fruit syrup.

Recipe by: The Maker Makes

4. Key Lime Pie Cookies

Key Lime Pie Cookies

The easiest key-lime pie inspired cookies. Bursting with fresh citrus flavour and a warm buttery chew, these are the yummiest key lime pie cookies you’ll ever eat.

Recipe by: Caked by Katie

5. Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Easy vegan coconut lime cupcakes filled with a zesty creamy lime curd and topped with a coconut vanilla buttercream. Fluffy tropical deliciousness!

Recipe by: Rainbow Nourishments

6. Gluten Free Key Lime Pie

Gluten Free Key Lime Pie

This is the best gluten free key lime pie. An easy to make gluten free graham cracker crust, filled with a tart, slightly sweet key lime pie filling. Served refreshingly cold, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe by: The Littlest Crumb

7. Creamy Lime Bars

Creamy Lime Bars

No condensed milk needed for these creamy lime bars! You can enjoy all the flavor your love from your favorite lime pie, only in easier to serve bars!

Recipe by: Goodie Godmother

8. Key Lime Donuts

Key Lime Donuts

These Key Lime Donuts are a delicious way to enjoy citrus. They’re incredibly fluffy and dipped in a sweet and tart glaze with key lime juice and zest. Top them with crushed graham crackers to mimic the crust of a pie!

Recipe by: Cozy Cravings

9. Coconut Key Lime Popsicles

Coconut Key Lime Popsicles

A refreshing frozen popsicle treat made with light coconut milk and fresh key lime juice.

Recipe by: Spoonful of Plants

10. 5 Ingredient Coconut Lime Tarts

5 Ingredient Coconut Lime Tarts

Flaky dainty little cups of pastry filled with an insanely simple coconut-lime filling and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe by: Erica’s Recipes

11. Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes have the perfect amount of like flavor in the cupcake and frosting. The multi-color frosting is the perfect pretty topping.

Recipe by: Culinary Ginger

12. Very Coconutty and Lime Naked Cake

Very Coconutty and Lime Naked Cake

This Very Coconutty and Lime Naked Cake is fluffy, super easy to make and completely gluten free, as well as refined sugar free.

Recipe by: Life And Lemons

13. Key Lime Pie (With Sour Cream)

Key Lime Pie (With Sour Cream)

This Key Lime Pie Recipe is creamy, sweet and tart at the same time! The sweetened condensed milk and sour cream give this traditional key lime pie a depth of flavor.

Recipe by: Salt & Baker

14. Creamy Lime Bars

Creamy Lime Bars

Creamy lime bars – perfectly sweet and tart with a coconut cookie base. Watch the video to see how easily these velvety, citrusy bars come together!

Recipe by: The Unlikely Baker

15. Lime Slice with Pomegranate Frosting

Lime Slice with Pomegranate Frosting

Lime Slice – tangy lime juice and coconut in a no-bake crushed biscuit base, then topped with a pomegranate frosting.

Recipe by: Chef Not Required

16. Lime Coconut Macadamia Blondies

Lime Coconut Macadamia Blondies

Made with lime juice, coconut, macadamia nuts, white chocolate, and brown sugar, these blondies are filled with tropical flavor.

Recipe by: The Dessertivore

17. Margarita Meringue Pound Cake with Tequila Lime Curd

Margarita Meringue Pound Cake with Tequila Lime Curd

This Margarita Meringue Pound Cake features buttery layers of pound cake separated by Tequila Lime Curd and topped with toasted Italian meringue.

Recipe by: Rhubarb & Cod

18. Luscious Lime Drizzle Cake

Luscious Lime Drizzle Cake

It is so simple to make this lime drizzle cake and it tastes like the best tangy sweets you’ve ever had…in cake form! Move over lemon drizzle you’ve got some tea time competition.

Recipe by: A Mummy Too

19. Key Lime Pudding Cake

Key Lime Pudding Cake

This Key Lime Pudding Cake magically bakes into two layers, a tart airy sponge cake, flavored with key lime, and a tangy custardy pudding underneath. Bake in individual ramekins for the perfect ending to any dinner.

Recipe by: 2 Cookin Mamas

20. Key Lime Poke Cake

Key Lime Poke Cake

This poke cake is intensely tangy and luscious, with a creamy Key lime filling. A layer of fluffy whipped cream balances the lime flavor and gives this cake an even more indulgent finish!

Recipe by: Nibble and Dine

21. Coconut Lime Bars

Coconut Lime Bars

Coconut key lime bars are sweet and tangy, made from coconut milk and fresh lime juice. An indulgent dessert recipe that is creamy, tangy, and sweet— perfect for that after dinner sweet tooth.

Recipe by: Tasty Oven

22. Layered Lime Sherbet Bars

Layered Lime Sherbet Bars

Frozen layered lime sherbet bars have a great balance of sweet and salty, cold and creamy. Plus they have the perfect amount of tart too. Whip some up to see for yourself.

Recipe by: Cooking With Carlee

23. Key Lime Cheesecake Tart

Key Lime Cheesecake Tart

Fancy key lime cheesecake tart with all the tangy flavors of lime curd and creamy cheesecake layer will be perfect for your next family gathering or special occasion dessert.

Recipe by: Julia Recipes

24. Key Lime Cake Balls

Key Lime Cake Balls

Get ready to travel straight to paradise. Vanilla cake combined with key lime zest and a crunch of graham cracker crust.

Recipe by: Cookies & Calligraphy

25. Peach Lime Pound Cake

Peach Lime Pound Cake

Lush, peachy, moist pound cake, with a kiss of lime, all topped with a tangy, sticky peach-lime glaze!

Recipe by: Hummingbird Thyme

26. Vegan Posset

Vegan Posset

Luscious Vegan Posset Recipe – made with rich and flavorful coconut cream and zesty lime. Easy and quick no-bake dessert for any occasion.

Recipe by: Lavender & Macarons

27. Carlota De Limon (Mexican Icebox Cake)

Carlota de limon (Mexican icebox cake)

Carlota de limon is a Mexican ice box cake so delicious and refreshing with a lemony flavor and so easy to make!

Recipe by: Maricruz Avalos

28. Vegan Papaya Lime Bars

Vegan Papaya Lime Bars

Vegan papaya lime bars with a nutty base, creamy lime filling and topped with sweet fresh papaya! They are light, zesty and perfect for the warmer weather.

Recipe by: Rainbow Nourishments

29. Lime Sherbet

Lime Sherbet

A delicious lime sorbet is perfect anytime you need a light dessert. This sorbet is made with fresh squeezed lime juice.

Recipe by: Beyond the Chicken Coop

30. Lime Meltaway Shortbread Cookies

Lime Meltaway Shortbread Cookies

Bring a little citrus to your season with these Lime Meltaways! These bite-size slice-and-bake shortbread cookies are made with lime zest and coated in powdered sugar for a sweet, citrus flavor that melts in your mouth.

Recipe by: House of Nash Eats

31. Key Lime Pie Macarons

Key Lime Pie Macarons

These macarons are filled with key lime pie filling and toasted marshmallow, topped with graham cracker crumbs!

Recipe by: Pies and Tacos

32. Key Lime Pie Pudding Parfaits with Avocados

Key Lime Pie Pudding Parfaits with California Avocados

The cool silky texture of the key lime pie pudding paired with the sweet and buttery crust-like layer is heavenly.

Recipe by: Eating by Elaine

33. Frozen Key Lime Pie Squares

Frozen Key Lime Pie Squares

Frozen key Lime Pie Squares have a creamy, key lime pie ice cream center, graham cracker outside and are drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with salty graham cracker crumbs.

Recipe by: Just Add Sprinkles

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