Margarita Pie. Yes. You read that correctly. MARGARITA pie. What to say about it… it’s like eating a frozen margarita. WARNING: A little too much of this pie could lead to a margarita buzz!
In all seriousness, I was looking for something light and refreshing for Easter dessert. I hadn’t made my Margarita Pie in a long time and I thought it would be a nice treat for the adults, along with my Icebox Cake for the kids. Plus, who doesn’t love a margarita? My mother-in-law LOVES them (me too) so I knew she’d enjoy it and I thought it would be a nice twist.
I first found this recipe about 12 years ago. I was looking for a different Summer dessert recipe to bring to a family barbecue and I happened to come across this recipe. I love margaritas so why not, right? Any dessert with alcohol in it HAS to be good, right? So, I decided to give it a try. It was incredible. After tasting one bite, I really didn’t want to share the rest! It was sooooo good!!! It uses sweetened condensed milk, which creates a sweet, creamy base and alcohol you would typically use in a margarita – Triple Sec (an orange flavored liquor) and Tequila (well – you know – it’s Tequila!) Along with some lime juice, this combination is outstanding. Some added whipped topping gives it some lightness and fluffiness – and it’s like a margarita mousse! I added a couple of drops of green food coloring to give it a light green color – similar to that of a margarita.
If you like margaritas – on the rocks, no salt – like me or frozen like my husband and his mom – this dessert is definitely for you. The only thing to keep in mind is that with this dessert you do use alcohol and since it is a no-bake dessert, the alcohol does not burn off or cook out. So, be careful how much you eat – because it can give you a buzz!
1 9″ graham cracker crust (I buy the pre-made kind)
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup, plus 1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/4 cup Tequila (I use Jose Cuervo)
5 Tbsp. Triple Sec
1 16 oz. container Cool Whip
Green food coloring (2-3 drops)
Whipped Cream for Garnish
- In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, Tequila, and Triple Sec. Whisk together until well blended.
- Add food coloring and mix until the color is evenly incorporated and there are no streaks.
- Fold in Cool Whip until mixed well.
- Pour into prepared crust.
- Freeze 6-8 hours or overnight. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com