Easy Lime Icebox Cake


An Easy Lime Icebox Cake is a simple, no-bake dessert that captures the essence of key lime pie. With just a handful of ingredients, this treat is perfect for hot summer days or any time you crave a refreshing and tangy dessert.


  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whip the Cream:
    • In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Prepare the Cream Cheese Mixture:
    • In a separate bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Layer the Cake:
    • Choose a rectangular dish or loaf pan.
    • Start by spreading a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture at the bottom.
    • Layer graham crackers or vanilla wafers on top of the cream cheese mixture.
    • Repeat the layers: cream cheese mixture, crackers, and so on, until you use up all the cream mixture and crackers.
  4. Chill and Set:
    • Cover the dish with plastic wrap or foil.
    • Refrigerate the icebox cake for at least 2 hours (or overnight) to allow the flavors to meld and the crackers to soften.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice the chilled lime icebox cake into squares.
    • Serve it cold and savor the creamy, tangy goodness!


  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness by adding more or less powdered sugar.
  • Garnish with additional lime zest or whipped cream if desired.


This Easy Lime Icebox Cake is a delightful no-fuss dessert that’s sure to impress. Enjoy the zesty lime flavor and the creamy texture—it’s like a slice of summer in every bite!

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