Lime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe

Slice of key lime pie
Slice of key lime pie. Armstrong Studios / Getty Images
Ratings (24)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Refrigeration Time: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
269 Calories
9g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
(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.

What Exactly is Jello-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 strawberryraspberryorange 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.


  • 1 3 oz. package lime Jello
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 6 oz. containers key lime yogurt
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, such as Cool Whip
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
  • lime slices and whipped cream, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Dissolve the Jello in the boiling water.

  2. Whisk in the yogurt and frozen whipped topping until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or until firm.

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