KEY LIME MOUSSE
You know the taste…that fresh Key Lime Pie, tart and tangy, yet so sweet it makes your teeth hurt!
Well, here’s the filling and you’ll never miss the crust OR the sugar. It’s one of my older recipes and starts with no-sugar-added Sweetened Condensed Milk – and the rest practically makes itself.
1 recipe Sugar-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk (recipe follows)
1/2 cup lime juice (Key lime is best…photo below)
Grated zest of two limes
3 cups Splenda-sweetened whipped cream (1 1/2 cups unwhipped) OR one 8-ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
Graham cracker or sugar-free cookie crumbs for garnish
SF Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 cup Splenda
1 cup powdered milk (dry) (a generic brand works best. MilkMaid is TOO thick)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For sweetened condensed milk: Blend 1/3 cup boiling water, softened butter, powdered milk, and vanilla together with a hand mixer until thick and smooth. (I use it right away as this gets VERY thick when cold. If you do chill it, microwave for a couple seconds to lukewarm and stir. May need to thin by adding a couple tablespoons of milk.)
For mousse: Whip together sugar free sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest. Fold in the whipped topping or whipped cream. Spoon into individual dessert dishes (or into a prepared crust.) Garnish with graham cracker crumbs. Makes six servings.
Per Serving: Calories 188; Protein 5 g; Fat 14 g; Carbs 8 g; Sugar 7 g; Sodium 160 mg
This brand – Nellie & Joe”s – is available in most grocery stores