Key Lime Dip with Toasted Coconut

This easy key lime dip is creamy with a bit of crunch from toasted coconut. It’s a no-bake pie in a cup that’s also freezer-friendly for a cool treat any time.

Key Lime Dip

Sometimes I just need a key lime fix. I never know when it will happen, but when it comes on…look out. It sure is nice to satisfy that craving without breaking the calorie bank and in a moment’s notice.  That’s exactly how this key lime dip came to be.

This dip has all the flavor of a creamy key lime pie, but works will with low-fat or no-fat products. Cha-ching, a few calories saved. Instead of a buttery, graham cracker pie shell (which I totally agree has its time and place and is absolutely delicious,) use low-fat graham crackers or fruit to scoop up the creamy dip. Cha-Cha-ching!

There are only a few steps involved in this freezer-friendly recipe.

Key Lime Dip Step-by-Step

Toasted coconut

This key lime dip gets a bit of texture and color from toasted coconut. Place sweetened coconut in a pan and cook for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. You don’t need to do anything to the pan first. But, shake the pan or stir the coconut frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn. If you like a chewy texture, then don’t bother with the toasting step. If you’re not a fan of coconut, then leave it out altogether.

Key Lime Zest

If you are using real key limes, then zest 2 to punch up the key lime flavor. If you are not up for juicing limes, then try Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice. It’s the best.

Add the zest to a bowl with condensed milk, whipped topping, key lime juice and toasted coconut (save a little coconut for garnish.) Mix everything together and allow it to firm up in the refrigerator. Wait at least 15 minutes. By about an hour it will be even firmer.

Key Lime Pie Trifle

You’ve got options for this tasty key lime dip. I just love this trifle my daughter made. She crumbled the graham crackers and made layers with the dip. It also makes a tasty no-bake pie filling.

Key lime dip

Hopefully, you have some  key lime dip remaining after the initial taste test. If so, portion it out in freezer-safe containers. Cover and freeze containers for up to 2 months for best quality.  Defrost frozen servings in the refrigerator for several hours or microwave for about 5 seconds. Serve with graham crackers or fruit.

Key Lime Dip Recipe
Key Lime Dip with Toasted Coconut
This creamy key lime dip gets a bit of crunch from toasted coconut. Easy, freezer-friendly recipe for a cool treat any time.
  • 1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk fat-free or regular
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping fat-free, lite or regular
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • Graham crackers or fruit for dipping
  1. Toast coconut flakes on the stove-top by heating them in a pan over medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Stir frequently.
  2. Add the sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping and lime juice to a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Fold in most of the coconut flakes, reserving about 1 Tablespoon to sprinkle over the top of the dip.
  4. Chill dip in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes prior to serving.
  5. Serve with graham crackers or fruit.
Recipe Notes
This dip makes a great no-bake pie base too. Dip or pie can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Taste tested with fat-free and full-fat ingredients.

Enjoy! Know someone who needs a key lime fix, why not share this recipe?

Key Lime Dip Recipe

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  1. I love no bake recipes and toasting the coconut flakes truly makes such a great difference, love it!

  2. Three cheers for no-bake recipes!

  3. Ginny McMeans says:

    How simple and loving the coconut!

  4. I’ve been dying for something key lime flavored lately. So bright and fresh. This would definitely hit the spot for me!

  5. Our resident key lime fanatatic would go nuts over this : )

  6. I agree- I’m constantly in need of a key lime fix!

  7. I love key lime dip. Just something about it that is so delicious and fun. This one looks perfect.

  8. You had me at no bake 🙂 This looks amazing!

  9. I love the way your daughter adapted the dip for a trifle! It looks amazing (I’ll be using that idea next time I have dinner guests so thank her for me). 🙂

  10. This is such a great idea! It looks delicious.

  11. To me, nothing says summer quite like key lime. I love the individual serving cups!

  12. Key lime is my favorite summer pie flavor. I love that this is in dip form!

  13. I just had some of the best key lime pie this past weekend so I’m all about it now! I will have to make this dip!

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