This recipe for Carlota de Limon is a no-bake key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies. It's the perfect combination of sour and sweet.

Carlota de Limon

Carlota de Limon is a key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies, condensed milk, and lime juice. It is the perfect combination of sour and sweet. Think key lime pie meets cheesecake. It as an easy Mexican dessert that will surely impress.

We’re moving to South Carolina!! This week!!! I should seriously be packing right now. In my last post I was complaining about how I was lacking inspiration to continue this blog. Well, it seems as though I will now have new sources of motivation, for example BBQ, oyster roasts, shrimp and grits, and biscuits.

This recipe for Carlota de Limon is a no-bake key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies. Its the perfect combination of sour and sweet.

So I hear the humidity is crippling, the bugs are insufferable, and I might run into an alligator. Never mind that, we’re focusing on the positive and looking forward to a change of pace. I am sad though, because we will be leaving our wonderful friends who became our support system, our confidants, and our drinking buddies. We are so blessed to have met them and shared so many meals with them.

This recipe for Carlota de Limon is a no-bake key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies. It's the perfect combination of sour and sweet.

As I get ready to pack everything and go, I worry a little bit about what we will find in SC. Will we like it? Will we find a good school? Do people need personal chefs there? We’ve done this before, you know. This will be our fourth move in the last five years.

This recipe for Carlota de Limon is a no-bake key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies. It's the perfect combination of sour and sweet.

When we got married I was so confident I could do this. I knew what being in the industry was like, I knew it was long hours, working weekends, and holidays. I also knew we would be moving, in fact at the time traveling from city to city every couple of years sounded exciting. It all changed with the arrival of our little one. It definitely altered our perspective on things, and made the moving around a bit more difficult. Nevertheless, our adventures must continue and so we are off once more in search of good food, great friends, and a better life.

This recipe for Carlota de Limon is a no-bake key lime icebox cake made with Maria cookies. It's the perfect combination of sour and sweet.

The Recipe: Carlota de Limon

To make this cake all you have to do is combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and lime juice in the blender. The lime juice will curdle the milk making it thicker instantly. Then you later the Maria cookies with the lime mixture in a pan and place in the fridge for a couple of hours. It is creamy, rich, refreshing, and delicious. Enjoy!

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Carlota de Limon

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Dora Stone

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 floz) Evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) Condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup Key lime juice, fresh
  • 1 1/2 rolls (4.9 oz.) Maria cookies
  • 1 cup Strawberries sliced

Preparation

  1. Place condensed milk and evaporated milk in a blender. Turn blender on low setting and add in lime juice gradually, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  2. Line the bottom of an 8×8 glass baking dish with a layer of cookies and pour some of the milk mixture on top of the cookies; enough to cover them but not drown them.
  3. Repeat this process until all the milk mixture and cookies have been used up.
  4. Place cake in refrigerator over night.
  5. Cut and serve with strawberries on top.

Chef's Notes

For the pictures I doubled the recipe and used a 9-inch springform pan. Once the cake was set I was able to remove the sides of the pan, but not the bottom. I simply served the cake on the pan.

 

 

  • foodiefoochie

    This looks delicious!

  • Me encanta la carlota de limon : ) me dieron ganas de volverla a hacer!

  • Wow, this looks delicious!

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  • Brittany Mitchell

    very creative recipe! I will have to try it out!

  • Marisa

    Dora–this looks glorious. Such a lovely combination of flavors! I am sure you will find all kinds of inspiration in SC. Much luck to you and your family, and thank you for stopping by eve’s apple!

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  • You have such a cute and interesting blog! Love it!

  • Looks delish!!!

  • Hi Dora,
    thanks for stopping by on my blog…I will definitely read yours…CU in the cyber world again
    cheers

  • Nina doran

    Saw this as I am here in France and just have to try it. Hope I find Maria cookies here!

    • Where you able to find them in France? I’ve never tried to make with any other type of cookie.

  • This recipe sounds yummy! I use to get key limes when I lived in Florida. Tiny little things loaded with flavor. You will fall in love with S.C. Yes, there are mosquitoes and biting knats at dusk, but the beauty of the area and the courtesy and civility of the people is really great. As far as humidity goes, I think Columbia is worse in the summer. On the coast you have the beaches and tide changes. I lived in Columbia for 10 years moving up from Charleston and buts what I remember most were the people. It’s about 2 hours from the mountains (where it was really nice) and two hours from the beach. Thanks for stopping by Ruby On Tuesday.

    • We lived in SC for about 1 yr, and we really did enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Moira

    Thanks for your like on my apricot glazed chicken post! This cake looks delicious… I’m just trying to figure out a way to make it with less sugar (or I’ll save it up for a day when I want to really indulge!). -Moira

    • dorastable

      I don’t know if there’s any way to make it less sugary:) Thanks for stopping by.