Spring Green!

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.

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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

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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

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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

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This brand – Nellie & Joe”s – is available in most grocery stores

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks delicious, I’ll have to make that real soon.

  2. Dragonfly Judy says:

    Yummmmm! I am a Florida girl, and when I was growing up we had a key lime tree in our back yard (wellll, maybe TECHNICALLY it was the neighbor’s, but they were OK with it!) and I just love the taste. Nothing at all like the other kind of limes!

  3. TakeTheCake says:

    I’ve never run across key lime juice in a bottle before, but it sure would be handy! I did notice key limes in the store last week tho.. Okay, I’m gonna just say it.. this is not green. Doesn’t match the title, “Spring Green”.. I have some ‘mild’ OCD issues, yes I do! So for me, would a drop of green vegetable dye be out of line? Looks delish!

    1. Linda says:

      For YOU a drop of green would be fine!

      (Although purists of key lime pie – the REAL deal – loathe the green-colored key lime pie!)

  4. Yum! I cant wait to try this! It looks wonderful!

  5. Melinda says:

    I love key lime pie… I want to give this a try. The real thing is too sweet and has lots of sugar; this is a great alternative!

  6. Krys says:

    Headed to the grocery today, this is so on my Sunday cooking list!

    On a totally different note… I never noticed before, but I love your trademark thing in the lower right corner. Very elegant.

  7. T2Nashville says:

    Linda – I made this last night, and it is stunningly good! I served it with SF vanilla wafers. I also used Nellie and Joe’s, and it’s a great option. I will definitely make this again, and will put it in a SF graham cracker crust next time. I’m a big fan of your SF condensed milk! What a save for desserts!

  8. carol says:

    Are the stats for splenda whipped cream or for cool whip?

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