Key Lime Pie Parfaits

The other day on the Today show, they talked about at what age they felt old. I’m 28 and I’ve had a few friends talk about how they feel old at the same age as me, but luckily, I don’t yet. The only thing that makes me feel older is that my skin doesn’t bounce back like it use to. I now see more fine lines and wrinkles, but that doesn’t really make me feel old. It just makes me spend way more money with my medical esthetician.

Even when I got my invitation to my 10 year high school reunion the other day, I still didn’t feel old. I feel like it was just a couple years ago that I was hating my life in high school. High school was not my friend. I felt really awkward, unhappy in my skin, and I just had NO idea who I was. So I spent my days dreaming of being older, making my own money and having friends that I wasn’t forced to know for 10+ years. Luckily, I’m there! So I have absolutely no intention in going to my high school reunion. The thing about it nowadays is that most people have Facebook. So if you want to creepily know what someone is doing or what someone looks like, well, hop on Facebook and BOOM, the mystery is gone. I’ve seen what ex-boyfriends are up to, I’ve seen the high school sweet hearts get married, I’ve seen the stoners go on to travel the world and do really cool looking sh*t. So why go? Riddle me that!

So you guys…I finally got myself a Roomba. I wanted one since we moved into our house a little over a year ago but I just couldn’t imagine spending that much money on something when I wanted to spend money on furnishing our house instead…and feeding ourselves. They are just so expensive! But I finally pulled the trigger because after having to get a new sewer line and having constant mud in our backyard, our house is ALWAYS dirty from Jackson going in and out. Fur, mud, and dirt don’t go well on a white rug. I was so pumped to get a Roomba because SO many people on my blog said it was the best thing ever, but I’m not impressed yet. I feel like I would need to run it 3-4 times a day to make sure it got all the dirt since it it doesn’t go in any particular direction on the floor. Even after running for 60 minutes straight (in not a large area) I still see fur all over the place in the light. So then I get annoyed and end up cleaning the floors myself. Have any of you had this issue? What do you think of yours? I haven’t set it up any sort of schedule or anything else, so I’m wondering if I read the manual if it would get better at it’s job. I just have my own job so I haven’t even tried messing with the manual yet. It’s just more fun to talk to you guys about your experience instead. That’s totally normal, right?

Hey, guess what?! I’m going to Austin, TX to Paleo(fx) today! Are you going?!

PaleOMG Key Lime Pie Parfaits


Key Lime Pie Parfaits

  • Yield: 3-4 small parfaits 1x



For the key lime curd

  • 1/8 cup of key lime zest (about 6 key limes)
  • 1/2 cup juice of 14-15 key limes (about 1415 key limes)
  • 5 eggs yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar*
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coconut milk whipped cream

For the crust

  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon maple sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • pinch of salt


Make Curd

  1. Place lime zest, juice, egg yolks, maple sugar, ghee and vanilla extract in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir until combined. Turn on heat to medium-low heat and use a whisk to whisk constantly until the mixture melts and the begins to thickens, about 10-12 minutes. Yes, you need to whisk the entire time. The key lime curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
  2. Pour key lime curd into a jar or glass bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly against the curd so it is airtight and doesn’t create a film on the top. Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator. Again, the curd will thicken up even more after it is completely cooled.

Make coconut whipped cream

  1. In a bowl, add the coconut cream that sits on top of the coconut water and whip together all coconut whipped cream ingredients until smooth. (leave behind the coconut water for shakes or whatever else). You can do this with a fork or a hand mixer!

Make crust

  1. Lastly, in a food processor mix together all ingredients for the crust until combine and slightly sticky but still crumbly.

Build parfait

  1. Place a small amount of crust mixture in a jar then a spoonful or two of curd followed by more crust and a dollop of coconut whipped cream on top. Garnish with extra key lime zest as well as a slice of key lime!


*You can use coconut sugar BUT it will alter the color of the curd

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47 thoughts on “Key Lime Pie Parfaits”

  1. We got my parents one for Christmas. They have 2 large dogs with LOTS of hair. My dad said he really liked it because it just maintains the floors. He had to clean the floors before he started it due to the amount of dirt/dog hair would make him have to empty the tray out a bunch.

    They have it set on a schedule to run 3-4 times a day. So far they both really like it and it seems to keep the floors pretty clean. The only issue I see is that if it gets in the bathroom and gets to cleaning behind the door, it basically locks itself in there. So they have to shut all the bedroom/bathroom doors so it stays in the main hallway/living room/kitchen areas.

  2. I had my Roomba for about 6 months and then returned it. I live in an apartment and I felt like it would spend too much time in the smallest space or it would get stuck in between the legs of my bar stools…bouncing back and forth. I would swiffer after and sometimes even clean the area rug because it dragged fur all over it. Plus it would take an hour to “clean” like 600 sq ft! Wished it would have worked out for me, but I returned it and got a Shark.

  3. 1- These look delicious and I can’t wait to make them!

    2- I find my roomba gets much more tiny stuff because it goes so slow and repeatedly hits areas. So in the longn run I think it’s better overall than regular vacuuming. That being said, I think it takes several runs at the start of using it for it to see an overall difference. And also- my boyfriend assures me that it knows what it’s doing even though I feel like it goes in random directions. In the end it does cover the whole area and over time it learns things. I love mine when I run it to maintain, but I will vacuum or swifter if I need a quick cleanup.

  4. I love anything lemon or lime (hello margaritas!) so these look divine! I wish Paleo(fx) wasn’t so darn expensive to attend or I would be there! Welcome back to Austin! Hope you have a great time here 🙂

  5. I used my roomba in the low traffic areas of my house. So it is set to clean the hallway, master bedroom and guest room twice a week. I have two dachshunds, who like to go under furniture, the thing I like best is that it gets under the bed (which I can’t do because the regular vacuum won’t fit) so I no longer look under there and see tufts of fur on the carpet that are just out of reach!! As for the living room / kitchen I still use my regular vacuum because with two little critters dragging grass clippings and dirt in on their low-rider bodies all day the roomba just isn’t powerful enough. And my carpet is cream colored, so I feel your pain.
    Looking forward to your posts from paleo fx! Have fun!

  6. I loved my Roomba until one day I came home from work and discovered that not only had my dog gotten sick with diarrhea and had messes all over the house, but that my Roomba which I schedule to run while I’m at work, had ran over the diarrhea over and over and drug it all over my house. The mess was something I can’t describe. I had to replace all the carpet on that level of my house and my Roomba was ruined because there was literally shit in every crevice. It was a nightmare. Be careful you Roomba users who have pets, I don’t want my nightmare to happen to anyone else!!!

      1. LOL I heard a similar story where my friend was so excited to show off his new roomba to some of his guests and when he opened the door to show it to them the exact same thing had happened. sucks you had to replace all your carpet!

  7. 1. I am 35 and still do not feel old. My sixty year old uncle just said he was starting to feel old, but my 28 year old brother calls himself old. I think it’s a mental thing.

    2. Never liked my Roomba! Loud, ineffective, and always stuck. Drove through dog puke and made a mess into a real big mess. It now resides in my garage.

    3. Yay for these parfaits! Totally making them!

    1. At the age of 45, I began to “feel old” and was diagnosed with arthritis and reflux. I started a modified Paleo lifestyle and at the age of 50, I feel better than I did at the age of 35! I am completely free of “aches and pains” and don’t take any medications! I have an 11 year old daughter and can keep with the “young” mom just fine! Can’t wait to see what is in store for me at the age of 60! I truly believe that lifestyle choices and mindset can make the biggest difference in how a person feels. Thanks for all of the great recipes!

  8. Love our Roomba, but we only use it on hard floors, so I can’t speak to how it does with carpet. We have dark, polished concrete floors AND 5 shedding pets. That’s right, 5. Roomba has given us back our sanity.

    I’m nearly 32 and still don’t feel old! I totally believe the best is yet to come. 28 was my FAVORITE age yet, so enjoy!

  9. Hope you have fun at paleo fx! I met up with you last year (I work for Cassy), but don’t know if I will be there that much this year. The weather has been kinda crappy and it is humid as hell in Austin, so just be ready.

  10. I always thought growing up that when I was 21, I would feel like an adult / “old”. Then I turned 21 and I thought FOR SURE I would feel old and mature at 25. Well, currently 2 weeks away from my 25th birthday and I’m thinking at this point I’ll be lucky to have reached old and wise by my 50s.

    Hope you blow up Snapchat with snaps during your trip. Have fun!

  11. I’ve always wondered how well a Roomba could actually work? I wouldn’t trust it to do as thorough a job as I would… plus, my dog would go craaaaazy if that thing was spinning around the house all day-she’s extremely anti-vacuum! Does Jackson hate it?

  12. This dish looks absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to try this. Now to find some key limes haha I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before.

    1. i had to ask an employee at the store because i couldn’t find them. they usually come in a bag full so they are harder to see!

  13. I have both a Roomba and a now dead Neato. I like the Neato better. It is a bit pricier but it maps out the room before it goes with it’s cool laser eye and then goes in a systematic way around the room. You have much prettier lines too (OCD in me cares!). It’s dead only because I haven’t replaced the battery yet. Batteries will go out in both eventually.

    Plus if you have stairs, it has a bottom sensor that senses stairs and won’t fall down. You can bet I was standing there watching it the first few times but it cleaned like a champ!

    1. my neato’s LCD died after only a couple of months… disappointing. I’m sure it’s as simple as breaking the sucker open and re-plugging in the display ribbon, but I’m scared to void the warranty. guess it doesn’t matter anymore! ours would also get stuck under the couch (because of that raised part) and would ‘cry’ until I found it and let it out.

  14. Can I subsitute something in for the ghee? This is something I will eventually have to order online, as none of the stores in my small, rural area carry it. Thanks so much!

    1. i would ask your local grocery store because all the regular stores around me carry it, it’s just hard to find. you could use butter, it will just harden if put in the fridge

    2. Hey, I feel you on small rural stores-lots most definitely do NOT carry ghee, lol! Mine doesn’t even know what it is. You can order it from Amazon, that’s what I always do.

    3. I know this is late but making your own ghee is so, so easy! There on tons of instructions online. The only ghee I’ve seen in stores near me is crazy expensive, so I buy my own high-quality unsalted butter and make my own for a fraction of the price.

  15. I’m 35, I think, but still only feel 25 😛 Age is just a number, I guess. I do think I am blessed with good genes-my mom is almost 70 and looks amazing! Maybe it’s the Italian heritage 😉

    I am not going to PFX again this year and am SO bummed! If it were any other weekend than Memorial Day (and camping), I’d be there yet again gawking at all my fave bloggers, eating too much, and trying to get another pic with you at Picnik 😉
    Have a blast-I hope the weather holds out for you!


    PS: These look amazing!!

  16. I definitely feel you–I already feel old and I’m ten years younger than you! Middle school was my equivalent to your high school. I have never felt so lonely in my life. Anyways, I would never go stalking my old classmates and frenemies on Facebook of course because I am way too busy for that and I don’t want to waste my energy on people who don’t matter 😉

  17. Juicing all those limes doesn’t sound fun. Will I regret being a slug and using bottled juice?

    Can’t wait to try this as key lime pie my favorite dessert. Even have it on birthdays instead of cake.

    1. the fresh juice DEFINITELY tastes better for sure so i would recommend doing that, but that’s just me, YOU DO YOU GIRRRRRL

  18. I’d return the roomba if you can. I had the same problem. You have no idea where it’s gonna go and can’t really keep it in one area without blocking it off. It got stuck between furniture all the time. It’s probably cheaper to hire a maid for that price.

  19. ok folks. I hate to tell you, but I’m 56, and no, I don’t feel old. It feels a bit ridiculous to hear all you young-uns talking about not feeling old at your age. Just forget the age thing and enjoy your life! (Half the time I don’t even know how old I am until I do the math. That’s probably what keeps me young.)

  20. Made these tonight (but with Meyer lemons because it’s what I had!) Added fresh blueberries (& proper whipped cream instead of coconut). Wow! Rave reviews all around. Thanks!

  21. I made these for my memorial day bash and sweet jesus they were good! I’d give them 6 stars if I could. I didn’t have maple sugar so I used coconut sugar, the color got real weird but the taste was still outta-this-world! Thanks for the tasty recipes, keep em’ coming 😉

  22. I made these for my mom’s birthday party. People loved them. So tart and fresh, but creamy and buttery too. A perfect summer indulgence.
    I am new to your blog…so glad I found you!!

  23. Hi hi Juli! So excited to try this recipe, brings back memories of living in FLORIDA!!! Anyways, had a roomba as well and recently sold it. (A) My kids and dogs are all terrified of it (B) it requires you to clean up the area first anyways (roll rugs, move toys, etc) and (3) it doesn’t do that great of a job, especially with dog hair. I think it somewhat works for in between maintenance to get rid of tumbling tumble weeds of dog hair (ok, and maybe my hair too, lol), but I sold it because by the time I pick up stuff to run it, I might as well just vacuum myself!
    Super jealous of those going to Paleo F(X) in Austin!!! Maybe one of these years we’ll be able to make it! Have a blast (goes without saying :D)

  24. Try the Neato instead of the Rumba. It scans the room, creating a pattern, and vacuums it in a pattern. Much better than the randomness of the rumba.

  25. I returned my Roomba to BBB after 6 months and bought a Neato. It’s light years better than the Roomba. We have 2 golden retrievers and 3 kids. While I do have to Neato-proof my house before I start it, it’s just so much more efficient. I have replaced the battery once but if it died tomorrow, I’d go spend another $500 on a new one. I love it that much. The Roomba was annoying and I agree that it just bounced around and wasn’t very effective.

  26. Hi! I’m from Sweden and I’ve never seen key limes in the stores, don’t think I’m able to find it here… Maybe a stupid question but will regular limes work, and if so, in what quantity? 🙂

  27. Is there anything totally non-dairy that I can sub for the ghee? My daughter is allergic to ghee, butter, and all dairy derivatives … but these sound delicious and key lime is her favorite!

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