Lime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe

Slice of key lime pie
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Refrigerate: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
269 Calories
9g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 6g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you want something cool and refreshing that takes no time at all, this lime Jello Cool Whip pie is the perfect dessert. It's great for summer parties and picnics, and it's so easy, the kids could make it themselves. It isn't really an adequate substitute for key lime pie, but it has a similar sweet-tart flavor. Garnish with fresh lime slices.

Of course, you could easily make this pie with lemon Jello and lemon yogurt, peach Jello and peach yogurt...the possibilities are limited only to your imagination.


  • 1 (3-ounce) package lime Jello
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers key lime yogurt
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
  • Garnish: lime slices and whipped cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Dissolve the Jello in the boiling water.

  3. Whisk in the yogurt and frozen whipped topping until smooth.

  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or until firm.

  5. Serve garnished with fresh lime slices and whipped cream.

What Exactly Is Jell-O?

"Jell-O is sold prepared (ready to eat) or in powder form, and is available in various colors and flavors. The powder contains powdered gelatin and flavorings, including sugar or artificial sweeteners. It is dissolved in hot water, then chilled and allowed to set. Fruit, vegetables, and whipped cream can be added to make elaborate snacks that can be molded into shapes. Jell-O must be put in a refrigerator until served, and once set, it can be eaten.

In 1897, in LeRoy, New York, carpenter, and cough syrup manufacturer, Pearle Bixby Wait trademarked a gelatin dessert, called Jell-O. He and his wife May added strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon flavoring to granulated gelatin and sugar. Then in 1899, Jell-O was sold to Orator Francis Woodward (1856–1906), whose Genesee Pure Food Company produced the successful Grain-O health drink. Part of the legal agreement between Woodward and Wait dealt with the similar Jell-O name."

How to Make Homemade Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • ¾ cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

In a mixing bowl, using a whisk or a hand mixer, combine the cream and confectioners’ sugar just until slightly firm peaks are formed. This will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Pie is a classic dessert to share with family, whether it's a holiday, potluck, or dinner together. There are plenty of delicious pie recipes out there. Try Atlantic Beach PieGinger Pumpkin PieSweet Potato Pie, or Streusel Apple Pie.

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