Dairy-Free Key Lime Pie Dessert Cups
I received compensation from Blue Diamond Almonds to develop this recipe. As always though, I would never work with or take money from any company whose products I wouldn’t give to my family, and all opinions are my own.
I looooooove key lime pie. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Florida, where my family owns a condo, and through the years I’ve enjoyed many a key lime dessert.
I wanted to see if I could develop a vegan key lime pie recipe that many of you can enjoy for Easter. I also wanted to make it so that you could serve it to everyone at the table, even if they aren’t vegans. Not only was I successful in making this recipe taste just like key lime pie, but it also happens to be drop-dead delicious.
I usually share food from my recipe development sessions with my neighbours, and they were very very excited about this dessert. One of them actually messaged me asking if I had any more because she had gobbled hers up without saving any for her husband. If you don’t think that non-vegans would appreciate this key lime pie recipe, think again, people. It’s awesome.
Almond Breeze isn’t just for smoothies and coffee, it makes scrumptious desserts, too! Yay!
I made this recipe using Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened almond beverage, and then I made it using Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Unsweetened almond beverage (ah, the life of a recipe developer!). Both turned out great, but being a coconut fiend, I’d recommend the Almond Coconut version. If you couldn’t care less about coconut, you can use either.
If you like your key lime pie very tart, feel free to add more lime juice. I’ve used a range of 6-8 tablespoons in my recipe – 6 being the minimum number. Make the dessert in the blender and then taste it: If you want it more tart, add 1-2 tablespoons more of the juice.
You can use Oreo wafers instead of graham crackers if you prefer.
This tart-sweet Spring dessert is easy and quick to make. The best part? It's delicious and made from healthy ingredients!
- 3 cups raw cashews soaked in 1.5 cups Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened almond beverage or Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Unsweetened almond beverage
- 1 cup (additional) Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened almond beverage or Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Unsweetened almond beverage
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 5 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons lime zest plus additional for garnish
- 6-8 tablespoons freshly squeezed key lime juice or regular lime juice if you can’t find key limes
- 24-36 crushed graham wafers or Oreo wafers
In a high speed blender, combine the soaked almonds and the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Blend, working up to the blender’s highest speed until the mixture is completely smooth. This will take upwards of 5 minutes. The mixture will appear almost whipped but will still be pourable. If there are grainy bits or small chunks or any perceptible texture besides glass-like smoothness, keep blending.
In six serving glasses or dishes, layer the graham or Oreo wafers and the Almond Breeze mixture. Refrigerate until chilled.
Garnish with lime zest and whipped cream, if desired. YUM.