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Dessert Recipes

Coconut Key Lime Cheesecake

Graham crackers and coconut flakes create the decadent crust on this no-bake delight.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

1 hr.

Total Time:

7 hrs.


  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 4 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2½ (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 2 (¼ oz.) env. unflavored gelatin
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • Whipped cream, lime slice halves and lime zest curls (optional)


  1. Grease 8″x3″ springform pan. Combine crumbs, coconut and 1 Tbs. sugar; stir in butter. Press in bottom of pan. Chill until set, about 20 min.
  2. On medium-high, beat cream and remaining sugar until stiff. In separate bowl, on medium, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth; beat in juice and zest. In 1-qt. microwave­-safe bowl, stir ¼ cup water into gelatin; let stand, 5 min. Microwave until melted, 10–15 sec. Stir in 1 cup cream cheese mixture. Stir gelatin mixture into remaining cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped cream. Tint with food coloring. Spread over crust. Cover; chill 6 hrs. Garnish as desired.

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