Do you like lime? If you still hate it, you can try to like it when lime turns to different desserts. Summer is the perfect time to introduce a little lime to your palate. From iced sorbet to lime can make a big difference to a broad range of dishes. Use it to add a fragrant, zesty flavor to desserts, drinks, and mains and you’ll see why the versatile ingredient should become a cooking staple.
Homemade French Lime Sorbet
For those seeking a refreshing frozen treat, try this vibrant lime sorbet. The recipe is so easy to make at home and better for you than cream-based ice cream or popsicles. It’s the best way to cap off a summer cookout. Sorbet is a healthier alternative to high-fat ice cream or to pastries, cookies, and pies you might usually turn to after a meal or to indulge your sweet tooth.
Key Lime Pie Fudge
Key lime pie fudge turns the iconic pie into an easy snackable treat. Using white chocolate fudge, lime zest, and fresh juice, this recipe can be made and served at a party or given as a gift. Creamy white chocolate fudge, flavored with lime zest and fresh lime juice, sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crumb crust.
Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake
Even those committed to a vegan diet can delight in the tropical tastes of key lime pie thanks to this citrus-infused cheesecake. Tofutti cream cheese gives the cake its luscious texture, while a vegan pre-made pie crust means there’s no baking needed.
Lime Coconut Bars
These tangy lime coconut bars are a refreshing twist on classic lemon bars! They have a buttery, crunchy shortbread crust that’s studded with toasted coconut. The lime topping is wonderfully smooth and creamy, with a sweet-tart flavor that pairs perfectly with the crust.
Lemon Lime Yogurt Torte
This torte combines a graham cracker crust, lemon-lime gelatin, and a tangy yogurt filling to form one irresistible dessert. It needs to be made in advance since it requires a few hours to chill, but it’s guaranteed to be a winner for any summer entertaining.
The lime rickey is a classic non-alcoholic drink perfect for outdoor parties. Just three ingredients and a lime wedge garnish make this the ideal way to quench your thirst on a hot July evening. It can easily be converted to a cocktail if you wish—gin or tequila would be a wonderful pairing.
Though many people are familiar with bottled lime juice, using fresh limes can really make a difference in the flavor of your food and drinks. Fresh lime juice is a key ingredient in the making of the desserts above, used not only as a flavoring but also to keep the balance from other ingredients.