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Easy Key Lime Dip

Key lime dip is fluffy, whipped cream cheese infused with tangy key lime juice to make the ultimate dipping dessert.

If you love key lime pie or key lime cheesecake, then this key lime dip is for you! It tastes like key lime pie meets cheesecake in a fluffy, creamy dip.

This key lime dip has been on our site for 4 years, and it’s hands down one of my favorite recipes. We start with softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, a touch of sour cream, then add real key lime juice to make this delicious dessert dip.

It’s similar to our turtle cheesecake dip, only we’ve swapped out the chocolate and caramel flavors with key lime. This will be a family favorite in no time.

Key lime cheesecake dip, in a bowl, topped with graham cracker crumbs.

How to make key lime dip:

  1. Place the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, key lime juice, vanilla, and green food coloring (if using) in a large bowl.
  2. Use a hand mixer to beat until the ingredients are smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer the key lime pie dip to a serving bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
Powdered sugar, cream cheese, and key lime juice in a mixing bowl.

What to serve with key lime dip?

Graham Crackers
Nilla Wafers
Shortbread Cookies
Fresh Fruit
Wafer Cookies
Butter Cookies

Can you make key lime pie dip with marshmallow fluff?

Yes, you can. We have not tried marshmallow fluff in our recipe; however, this Key Lime Pie Fruit Dip uses marshmallow fluff and sweetened condensed milk.

Can you use regular lime juice in place of key lime juice?

Absolutely, but it won’t taste the same. The dip will actually be “lime dip” instead of “key lime dip,” but the substitution is fine. You may need to use a little more lime juice to get the same amount of lime flavor.
Key lime cheesecake dip served in a white bowl.

Other key lime recipes you may love:

Don’t forget to check out our Key Lime Pie Dip web story!

Key lime cheesecake dip, in a bowl, topped with graham cracker crumbs.

Easy Key Lime Dip

4.9 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces block-style cream cheese softened
  • 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons key lime juice or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Dash Green Food Coloring optional
  • 1/4 Cup graham cracker crumbs for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a stand mixer or using a mixing bowl and hand mixer, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, key lime juice, vanilla, and green food coloring if using. Mix until smooth and creamy.
    16 ounces block-style cream cheese
    1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
    1/3 cup sour cream
    2 tablespoons key lime juice
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 Dash Green Food Coloring
  • Transfer dip from mixing bowl to serving bowl. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
    1/4 Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • Serve with graham crackers or cookies. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ¼ cup serving. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Recipe Rating




Andrea

Friday 7th of April 2017

Oh, my! This looks so mouthwatering! I'm craving this real bad btw! I'm going to give this recipe a try next week, just in time for my Holy Week Holiday. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it!

Andrea

Friday 7th of April 2017

Oh, my! This looks so mouthwatering! I'm craving this real bad btw! I'm going to give this recipe a try next week, just in time for my Holy Week Holiday. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it!

andrea

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I grew up just north of the Keys and I am an absolute nut for Key Lime anything. This sounds incredible pinning for sure. Thanks for sharing it

andrea

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I grew up just north of the Keys and I am an absolute nut for Key Lime anything. This sounds incredible pinning for sure. Thanks for sharing it

Cori

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

I think that dessert dips are the best thing ever! This sounds so yummy- I can't wait to try it.