Carlota de Limón is a Mexican icebox cake made with a creamy lime mixture. Delicious, sweet, and no baking involved. It’s a perfect dessert for any time of the year.
Some say it was an alternation of the “charlotte russe” invented by the French chef, Marie-Antoine Carême. While others say it was named after Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England and not French at all. Whoever the real inventor is, they left us with a recipe fit for a king.
THE ORIGINS BEHIND CARLOTA DE LIMÓN IS A MYSTERY!
Evaporated milk Sweetened condensed milk Juice of limes Maria cookies
Carlota de Limón is not heavy, but deliciously light and slightly sour. Some people will add berries to make it look fancy. I decorated it with thin slices of lime and lime zest.