National Whipped Cream Day | Key Lime Pie – The Foodie Patootie

National Whipped Cream Day | Key Lime Pie

It was the Sunday before Christmas and I was doing a couple of things:

  1. Exchanging Christmas gifts with my best friend Jackie, her husband, and baby;
  2. Eating a breakfast of bagels and pastries; and
  3. Still contemplating what I would make for National Whipped Cream Day.

This food holiday seemed easy enough, but nothing is ever that easy if I let it become difficult, which is sometimes easy for me to do. Okay, now I’m just getting confused.

Basically, I knew I could go in a million different directions, including just making a batch of a 3-ingredient whipped cream and calling it a day, but that’s too easy. Then, I wanted to be sure not to make a dish that I would have to make at some point throughout the year. Following the calendar I am, I already have some repeats and I’d prefer not to impose anymore on myself.

Anyway, it was at this breakfast that Jackie told me that I should make Key Lime Pie for National Whipped Cream Day, a dessert I was already considering. Then, she mentioned that my aunt’s Key Lime Pie is one of the best she’s had. And we live in Florida, where there is plenty of Key Lime Pie to indulge in.


So here it is- the Key Lime Pie my Aunt Des wow’ed my best friend with. I wanted to see how the pie would come out if I adjusted the recipe slightly, taking some key lime juice away and adding in some homemade whipped cream. It ended up being a little less tart, with more sweetness. The texture also varied slightly to be a tad bit more creamy.

Armed with my pastry bag, I then topped the outside of the pie with whipped cream once it was done cooking…but not before it was done cooling, hence the somewhat melted appearance of the cream. Don’t be impatient like me and try doing things out of order. Key Lime Pie, in case you don’t know, is best served chilled.

National Whipped Cream Day

National Whipped Cream Day | Key Lime Pie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 1 pie
  • [b]Key Lime Pie[/b]
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust (buy in store, or make your own)
  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp grated lime zest
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream, plus more for topping
  • [b]Whipped Cream[/b]
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Make whipped cream by combining the ingredients. Beat on medium using a mixer until peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together condensed milk, sour cream, key lime juice, grated lime zest and 2 tbsp of the prepared whipped cream. Pour mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  4. Bake for 6-9 minutes. Refrigerate the pie until completely cold. Top with whipped cream and lime slices.


DID YOU KNOW: Here in Florida, we have more than just the pie. We have key lime cake, key lime shots, key lime slushies, key lime popsicles and more. A visit to Key West will prove this all to be true. You’ll improve your whipped cream if you prepare it with an ice cold bowl and mixing gadget.

Tomorrow: Bean; Shortbread Day

10 Responses to “National Whipped Cream Day | Key Lime Pie”

  1. Nichole C — January 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I just made my first homemade batch of whipped cream over the holidays. It’s so insanely good, and way better than store bought! I’ll never go back…now, bring me some pie 😉

    • Jennifer — January 5th, 2014 @ 9:20 am

      Come and get it! I’m still laying in bed, hahahaha

  2. Aunt Des — January 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Thank you Jen and Jackie. I feel so honored!

    • Jennifer — January 5th, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

      I can tell you’re loving this as much as we love the pie!

  3. Joanne/WineLady Cooks — January 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Jennifer, I’m just loving your theme. Whipped cream is a favorite, I make it sometimes just to leave in the fridge to top my ice cream – just because – no wonder I can’t lose weight. I love all the key lime treats you mentioned too. I think I’m going to try the key lime slushies when the weather warms up. Pinned & shared.

    • Jennifer — January 5th, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

      I recently discovered the beauty of homemade whipped cream and I can’t get enough of it. Ice cream, fresh fruit, in a pie (and on top!), and admittedly, sometimes with just a finger scoop too, haha!

  4. Leslie — January 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    My favorite pie ever. Looks like your aunt has a really good recipe for it too! This was my mom’s favorite pie and I must say, she made a pretty righteous one too. I can see the predicament that you were in over what to do with whipped cream…butttt I think you made one awesome choice!

    • Jennifer — January 6th, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

      I almost ate this whole pie by myself. No bueno.

  5. Stefanie — February 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I just made this recipe for a dinner party a couple nights ago and I was not disappointed! This recipe was awesome! Also I think I am going to be obsessed with making my own whipped cream now.

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:29 am

      YAY!!!!! I can’t believe I impressed the baker of the family. Hehehehehe

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