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March 11, 2010

Key Lime Mousse

Key Lime Mousse: Ready to Serve

If you've been a reader of Dianne's Dishes for a while you've heard me profess my adoration of key lime before. To say I'm a huge fan is somewhat of an understatement. From ice cream, to cheesecake, to cookie bars, to even a parfait I'm all about the key lime!

The other day I actually stumbled upon a bag of key limes and I was thrilled! I've never had fresh key lime juice before and I was excited to actually try my hand at juicing the little fruits. It's a lot of work, to be quite honest, for very little juice, but the flavor is well worth it in the end!

This mousse is ultra simple, yet oh so delicious. In minutes you have a really fabulous, impressive dessert that took no time (Other than squeezing those little limes if you go the fresh juice route!) to make. If you're a fan of key limes then this is the dessert for you!

What You'll Need:
1/2 of a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (Note: I used the fat free variety, but any will work.)
1/3 cup of fresh key lime juice (Note: If you're using bottled, it's a bit stronger since it's more concentrated so I'd cut it back to 1/4 a cup.)
1 cup of heavy cream
Graham cracker crumbs and graham crackers for garnish

In the bowl of your mixer mix sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice until well mixed. Add heavy cream and beat on high until the basic consistency of whipped cream:

Key Lime Mousse: Whipping

It will be a bit smoother than whipped cream, but along the same lines.

To serve place a dollop of the mousse in a bowl:

Key Lime Mousse

The sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and place a section of graham cracker in the middle of the mound just to shake things up a bit.

Serve immediately.

And enjoy every, delicious bite!

Key Lime Mousse: A Bite

Notes: If you just must you could add a drop or two of green food coloring, but I wouldn't advise it. You could also do this process with any other citrus.

Posted by Dianne at March 11, 2010 11:07 AM

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Comments

Wow how simple and yet all the decadence of pie! Have bookmarked for future reference :)

Posted by: Sarina / Legionaire at March 11, 2010 11:45 AM

That looks amazing!

Posted by: Dar at March 12, 2010 10:15 AM

It was really fabulous!

Posted by: Dianne at March 15, 2010 12:09 PM

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