30 Lime Desserts That Taste Like a Vacation

You know those people who always pick around the lime-flavored candies and skip the green ice pops? No, we don’t either—we love the tart, floral flavor of lime (and we’d take it over chocolate any day). Whether it’s the star ingredient in a silky key lime pie or the zingy bite at the end of a bowl of sorbet, we want to devour it, stat. For our fellow citrus lovers, here are 30 lime desserts to get your fix.

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1. Mini Key Lime Pies

These cuties come together in a muffin tin, and they’re quicker to bake and chill than the original full-size recipe, which means they’re in your mouth in less time too.

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2. Key Lime Pie With Coconut And White Chocolate

The sweet, creamy white chocolate is the ideal foil to all that tart lime juice.

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3. No-bake Key Lime Cheesecake

No oven, no water bath, no problem. You hardly have to lift a finger to reach dessert bliss.

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4. No-bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

If you haven’t tried avocado in a dessert yet, you’re missing out. It adds richness and body—but don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like guacamole.

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5. Salted Coconut Sorbet With Peanuts

Here, lime steps in at the end. A squeeze of fresh juice and a sprinkling of zest livens up every bite.

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6. Lime Sugar Cookies With Pineapple Buttercream

They’re. So. Cute.

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7. Salted Key Lime Pie

Just when you thought you didn’t need another key lime pie recipe, we found one that’s exciting and new. Proof that salt is pure baking magic.

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8. Mini Coconut-lime Tarts With Sugar-soaked Strawberries

They’re easy enough to make for a casual home dessert, but cute enough to pack for a picnic with all your friends.

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9. Lime Coconut Ice Cream

Bonus: It’s vegan-friendly, thanks to the creamy coconut milk base.

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10. Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

Ever had a chocolate-dipped slice of pie on a stick? Yes? Make these. No? Plan a vacation to the Keys—then make these.

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11. Glazed Coconut Lime Cookies

It’s like a little bit of summer vacation in every bite.

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12. Creamy Margarita Pretzel Bars

These cloud-like bars are made with Cointreau and tequila, so no, you don’t have to share with the kids.

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13. Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies

You put the lime in the coconut…or was it the cookie? Either way, it’s delicious.

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14. Blackberry Lime Cupcakes With Lime Frosting

Berries and citrus go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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15. Lemon Key Lime Pie Bars

If the tartness of lime isn’t enough, add lemon. The edible flowers are optional, but so elegant.

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16. Upside-down Key Lime Pies

You’ve heard of upside-down cake, but have you tried upside-down pie? Spoiler alert, it’s amazing.

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17. Key Lime Cake

That generous drizzle of key lime glaze really takes it to another level.

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18. No-fuss Coconut Lime Tart

The whole thing calls for just seven ingredients, but you wouldn’t know by looking at it.

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19. Lemon-lime Macarons

Macarons are a bit of a baking project, sure, but the results are so worth the effort.

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20. Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups

Honey, we shrunk the pie. (And we’re not sorry.)

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21. Gluten-free Lime Curd Tart

This mouth-puckering treat is a modern twist on the classic French tarte aux citrons.

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22. Blackberry Lime Mojito Cakes

They’ll be a guaranteed hit at your next summer soirée.

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23. Kiwi Lime Sorbet

We just can’t get over that green color.

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24. Gluten-free Matcha Lime Pie

This pie has a secret (OK, three): It’s vegan, dairy-free and made with avocados.

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25. Pineapple Cucumber Lime Margarita Pops

Bartender, we’ll take two.

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26. Key Lime Cupcakes

There’s even sweetened condensed milk in the frosting, so they really taste like pie.

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27. Coconut And Lime Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

Like the soft sugar cookies from the grocery store, but so much tastier.

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28. Key Lime Poke Cake

What’s poke cake? You poke it all over then top it with a sweet syrup that seeps into the holes and moistens the whole thing. In a word, yum.

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29. Key Lime Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

They’re kinda healthy, but no one needs to know that.

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30. Lemon-lime Angel Food Cupcakes

Have you ever tasted a citrusy cloud? Us either, but we think this is pretty close.

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