Key Lime Ice

Summer 2002

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This frozen treat features the sweet-tart flavor of a Key lime pie--but with a fraction of the calories. It's festive scooped into hollowed-out lime or lemon halves; freeze until ready to serve.

"Tip: Add part of the sugar, then the rest to taste. I'll try a little less next time. The shallow stainless steel pan + processor freezing method worked well. I cut chunks 1" to 1 1/2" square, processing 1/2 recipe at a time. Pulse...
Key Lime Ice

Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 1/3 cup bottled Key-lime juice, or fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt


  1. Combine sugar, lime zest and lime juice in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Add yogurt to the lime mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Alternatively, freeze mixture in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.)
  3. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and freeze for up to 2 days. Let soften in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before serving.


Per serving: 117 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate

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