Carlota de Limon with slice of lime and fork
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5 from 4 votes

Carlota de Limón

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.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 613kcal
Author: Maggie Unzueta



  • Juice the limes and set aside.
  • To a blender, add the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice
  • Blend until smooth.
  • To a large Pyrex plate or decorative dish, add about ¼ cup of the lime mixture.
  • Add a layer of Maria cookies.
  • Break the cookies in half to cover the areas open areas.
  • Add some of the lime mixtures. About 1/2 cup.
  • With your spatula, spread evenly over the cookies.
  • Add another layer of the Maria cookies.
  • Add some of the lime mixtures. About 1/2 cup.
  • Using your spatula, spread the lime mixture.
  • Continue layering until there are no more ingredients left.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours.
  • Decorate with lime zest, slices of lime, or fruit.
  • Enjoy!



 If you are using regular limes, juice about 5-6.
Get a spoon and make sure you scrape everything out of the blender.
If you can’t find Maria cookies, you can substitute with butter cookies or graham crackers.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 318mg | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1mg