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Key Lime Mousse Cups Recipe

Key Lime Mousse Cups Recipe

Light, lovely and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat...and they take just minutes to whip up! —Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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manga User ID: 4211076 249906
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"This was so easy and so good. Everyone loved it."

BarbieVA User ID: 3388747 188718
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"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."

applestruesel User ID: 7741611 122516
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Looks like it would be fun and easy to make. Can't wait to share it with my family."

WilceAngel User ID: 2625007 192335
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"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."

Junmer User ID: 7409969 179032
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"These are great and easy to make. My kids don't like key lime pie, but they love these. Thank you for sharing."

saralyn_06 User ID: 993350 191858
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"Well received at an administrative party we hosted."

violinplayer User ID: 3746755 147539
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"It was a good balance of tart and sweet. I used it in parfait glasses. I did add 2 drops of green food color."

mapete8 User ID: 2815935 130193
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"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"

Steel Lady User ID: 5730019 191828
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"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!"

ericamize User ID: 6529250 189744
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I agree with one of the other commentators, I added much less condensed milk and they were perfect to my liking!"

mjnrs User ID: 2121717 192334
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"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."

extendedheart User ID: 4629856 179029
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"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"

joene2222 User ID: 5688566 147531
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"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."

crazycatlady58 User ID: 1679793 109899
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"we all loved it"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 122515
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"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."

mckittrick6 User ID: 4994446 179025
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"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."

england02 User ID: 5982300 112285
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"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."

skg55 User ID: 2887326 174601
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"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"

haccardo User ID: 3199237 120472
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"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..."

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 106570
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Ahhh I love key lime!"

LilMisterOliver User ID: 5988228 191824
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"This looks sooo good!"

wardergirl User ID: 5836308 122513
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"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!"

Bubola User ID: 2696045 130191
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"My entire family raved about this, the kids even asked me to make another batch immediately! Definitely will make these again!"

vernandmary User ID: 1458032 174599
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"These are quick and delicious!!"

HydeeShrader User ID: 3724893 106569
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"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!"

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