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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 sandwiches
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


If you love key lime pie, you don’t want to miss these sweet-tart, bright and tangy key lime pie ice cream sandwiches. Dairy-free creamy lime ice cream is sandwiched between honey-graham cookies for a delicious summer treat.


Ice Cream

  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cans (3 1/2 cups or 26 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white rum (or vodka)


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp dark honey


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. For the ice cream, place lime zest and sugar in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute; add lime juice and process until blended. Pour mixture into a medium bowl; whisk in coconut milk, salt, and rum until smooth. Cover and chill for 4 hours in the refrigerator, then pour into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until firm.
  2. For the cookies, whisk together flours, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and honey until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Scrape dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a disc; wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 2 sections; working with one section at a time, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured board. Use a 2 1/4-inch fluted biscuit cutter to cut into circles. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling scraps as needed, until you have 48 circles.
  4. Use a wooden skewer to poke a pattern of holes on half of the circles (these will be your tops). Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over cookies. Chill cookies on baking sheets in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Bake for 7 minutes, until cookies are slightly puffed and edges are firm. Cool for 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Freeze cookies in an airtight container for at least one hour.
  6. To assemble sandwiches, use a small cookie scoop to place a scoop of ice cream between two chilled cookies and press lightly. Place assembled ice cream sandwiches on a baking sheet and cover with plastic; return to the freezer for two hours. Wrap sandwiches individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 7 days. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.


The rum prevents the ice cream from freezing too firmly; vodka may be substituted.