Friday, March 13, 2015

Mexican Progressive Dinner: Frozen Margarita Pie

If you missed the first two posts in the Progressive Dinner I'm doing with Christine from The So-Called Homemaker, click here to see the Black Bean & Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe, and here to see Christine's Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas. Yum!!

Today, we're finishing up our dinner with dessert and a cocktail, naturally. Keep reading to see my Frozen Margarita Pie, and when you're finished, be sure to click over and check out Christine's Pineapple Margarita recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cups lightly packed small white marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila (I used Margaritaville Tequila Silver)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • Store bought chocolate or Oreo pie crust
    • (Or make your own crust by grinding 20 thin chocolate wafer cookies in a food processor, and adding 2 tbsp melted butter to the crumbs. Put the mixture into a pie dish and use your fingers to press it down around the bottom and edges of the dish.)

  • In a pot, melt the marshmallows and half and half together until smooth.
  • After the mixture is melted, nest the pot into a bowl of ice water and stir often until cool.
  • Once cooled, add the lime peel, juice, and tequila and stir occasionally until the entire mixture is cold.
  • In another bowl, combine the whipping cream with the granulated sugar, and with a mixer, whip until the cream thickens and forms soft peaks. 
  • Pour the cream and sugar mixture into the cooled pot, and fold together until well mixed.
  • Pour the entire filling into the pie crust, and freeze (uncovered) for about an hour or until the center is firm to the touch. Then add the lid or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until solid (at least 2 more hours, but I froze overnight).
  • Before slicing, let the pie sit approximately 10 minutes so it can soften slightly.
  • Eat plain, or add whipped cream and chocolate syrup like I did! Either way, it's delicious (trust me, I tried it both ways). :)

What other Mexican inspired desserts do you like, or would you love to try?

Don't forget to check out Christine's Pineapple Margarita recipe here!

Until next time - - 


  1. I don't think anything could look tastier than that does!

    1. I wish you could taste it! It's sooo good!!

  2. Ummmm THIS IS BRILLIANT. I'm totally doing this the next time I have my college friends over--we just made margaritas and nacho's last week, so margarita pie is right up our ally!

    1. You totally should! It's amazingly easy, and just a hint of tequila flavor really makes it taste like a vacation :) Nachos sound so good right now...