As a child in the summer, do you remember hearing the ice cream truck playing music in your neighborhood?
We lived in San Bernardino, California and it was HOT. The land is basically an irrigated desert. With six kids in the family, my mom wanted us outside most of the day (can you blame her?).
Me at around five years old…after giving myself a bang trim.
Often when we heard the jingle…my mother would give us some change and send our frenzied pack out to the ice cream truck. Oh, the joy!
Here is a 1924 picture of the mission style house we grew up in that was designed by Howard Jones. It sort of looked like this when we lived there but with trees and rose bushes. Imagine six kids, a few cousins, and neighbors running down the driveway to meet the ice cream man.
And today after we drove past it recently.
So enough about ME and my childhood nostalgia.
It’s fun to make a sort of adult version popsicle. I’m calling these Key Lime Pie ice pops as it sounds better than just lime pie..but you can use any limes. In this case, we used the limes from my sister’s Mexican lime tree in San Diego, CA.
Tangy Key Lime Pie Ice Pops
The recipe comes from the cookbook Paletas by Fany Gerson. It’s a fun book!
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice about four large limes
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 cups coarsely crushed graham crackers
Put the sweetened condensed milk, half and half, lime juice, lime zest and salt in a bowl ans whisk until thoroughly combined.
If using conventional molds divide the mixture evenly, put on the lids and freeze for 5 hours. Or fill small ramekins and freeze for 5 hours.
Spread the graham crackers pieces on a plate. Unmold the ice pops and press and coat each side into the crackers.
Or here is another way to serve the recipe:
Key Lime Pie Frozen Individual Dessert
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