No-Bake Frozen Margarita Pie is cool and creamy, with a salty-sweet pretzel crust and a frosty filling flavored with fresh lime juice, tequila, and triple sec...or leave out the liquor and boost the lime juice for a family-friendly variation!
5ouncessalted pretzelsfinely crushed in a blender or food processor
FOR THE FILLING:
1can(14-ounces)sweetened condensed milk
1/2cupfresh-squeezed lime juice
1tablespoonlime zestplus additional for optional garnish
Mix together the pretzel crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch glass (or Pyrex) pie plate. Set aside.
Use an electric mixer to whip heavy cream to soft peaks. In a large separate bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest, tequila, and triple sec until well combined. Gently fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture until just incorporated. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and sprinkle with additional lime zest, if desired. Freeze for 6 hours up to overnight, then cover with plastic wrap and re-freeze until ready to serve.
Allow pie to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife and serving (more or less depending on how cold your freezer is and how frozen your pie is).
I ground my pretzels in the food processor, then added the sugar and the melted butter and pulsed until the ingredients were combined.
Feel free to tweak the amount of tequila & triple sec to your taste, but keep in mind that the flavor from the liquor tends to intensify with time.
Or, for a booze-free, family-friendly pie, you may omit the tequila and triple sec and increase the lime juice to 2/3 cup.