Key Lime Mousse Cups Recipe
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup Key lime juice
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
- Fresh raspberries and lime wedges, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and juice until smooth; fold in whipped cream. Pipe into tart shells. Garnish with raspberries and lime wedges if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
1 each: 69 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Reviews for Key Lime Mousse Cups
"These are so simple and delicious. I made these for a cookout and everyone raved about them. Thankfully most of them were eaten that night, as the phyllo cups got soggy pretty quickly. We finished off the leftover filling by the spoonfuls, so the mousse could stand on its own merits."
"This was so easy and so good. Everyone loved it."
"Have not made yet, but on my list for the weekend. Rating high anyway to say: I always bake my cups/shells for any recipe I use them in. Otherwise, they can get soggy and fall apart. Yum, luv key lime."
"Looks like it would be fun and easy to make. Can't wait to share it with my family."
"I made these for a baking contest /charity fundraiser. They won 1st place and everyone raved about them! They look and taste like you spent hours preparing them."
"Well received at an administrative party we hosted."
"It was a good balance of tart and sweet. I used it in parfait glasses. I did add 2 drops of green food color."
"the filling didn't set well for me. I did add more Key lime juice from real key limes as well as some lime zest, and then some corn starch to set it. This taste great"
"Made these for a group of 12 people and everyone loved them! The day before serving I put the mousse in a ziplock bag and refrigerated it. At the last minute I cut the corner off the bag and "piped" the mousse into the cups, it worked great.There was left-over mousse so the next morning I made crepes, filled them with the mousse and the extra raspberries, Yum again!"
"I agree with one of the other commentators, I added much less condensed milk and they were perfect to my liking!"
"Made these for grad party. It made more mousse than I anticipated, so I froze it. It was fantastic again at my work party. Put the mousse in the frig to thaw before going to bed and took just a few minutes to scoop into shells and garnish in the morning."
"this is so yuuuummmmmy! i will definitely make it again! what i like about it so much is that it's diabetic friendly. thank you for sharing"
"I found that working with the phyllo dough was the most time consuming of all. I could not find the already made miniature tart shells so I had to use the sheets and make the shells in a tartlet pan.The actual mousse itself was fantastic and very easy to make and didn't take too much time to whip up. I will make this again but with a differnt shell. All the guests loved this dessert."
"we all loved it"
"I haven't made these yet but I want to do them this weekend. Am going to try making my own cups with bought puff pastry! It's abit sweeter and may go better with the mousse."
"I've made this several times. It never fails to impress and receive rave reviews (and requests for the recipe.) I make it with cool whip and garnish with lime zest. easy, delicious and impressive."
"I agree with hardardo, I made these and was very dissappointed with the phyllo cups. I will definitely make these again but not with the cups."
"delicious... I like mousse a little stiffer... so I added 1/2 c powdered sugar to cream cheese mixture.. I could not find phyllo shells in our local store so I used sugar cookie dough, baked in miniture cup and filled them... Great recipe will do this one again.. Thanks for sharing"
"I was really excited about making these because I am such a HUGE key lime fan. I was a little disappointed in combo of phyllo and mousse, though. The filling was yummy, but I think a graham cracker crust would be better..."
"Ahhh I love key lime!"
"This looks sooo good!"
"These were great, but I am more of a Coconut-Lime lover! They were probably 5 stars as is, but with some changes they are more my taste. I thought they were extremely sweet, and I wanted them to blend a little better. What I did: I decreased the Sweetened Condensed milk to 1/2 cup. (That's what was left from making the first batch as directed) I added just a little less than 1/4 cup Key Lime juice. (I thought it was too runny) Then I added 1 Teaspoon of Coconut extract. When I whipped the heavy cream, I added about 1/2 teaspoon sugar..just an instinct. I folded in the whipped cream, and topped with toasted coconut! Now, I think these are amazing! I made both ways for my friends to try.. we'll see! Also, my mom made these before, and they froze well! Just don't freeze with the berries on top. I will definitely make these again! It was hard to believe they were that easy to make! LOVE THEM! UPDATE: The Girls loved both, but preferred the coconut-lime version. Try them both! I loved the thicker version too..with a little less lime juice and condensed milk - Perfect any time of the year!"
"My entire family raved about this, the kids even asked me to make another batch immediately! Definitely will make these again!"
"These are quick and delicious!!"
"After enjoying this light treat with my young family I immediately shared the recipe with a friend. It's a great summer evening treat for anyone who enjoys key lime. This will be a family-fav!"