Friday, May 4, 2012

Key-Lime Mini Trifles

 I love an easy dessert.  If you have been to my blog before, you know one of my favorite ingredients for my quick and fun desserts is COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.  I make sure to always have a tub (or two) of  COOL WHIP in my freezer so I can whip up a quick dessert or simply have something to top off fresh fruit. As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program I was given the opportunity to make a dessert to showcase COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and since I am truly a big fan I was ecstatic. I added a little more COOL WHIP to make the filling more like a mousse and made these fun mini trifles.  I was able to make this dessert in a few minute thanks to the help of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and some of my other favorite Kraft products.

2 (8oz) Tubs of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 (8oz) package of Kraft Cream Cheese
1 box of Nilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup of fresh lime or key lime juice
1-2 tsp of lime zest
melted butter as needed
1 (14oz) can of condense milk

Use an electric mixer to blend together the cream cheese, can of condense milk, zest and juice of lime until smooth. Next gently fold in 1 tub of COOL WHIP
Note: allow cream cheese to be at room temperature before mixing.
Crush Nilla wafer cookies and mix with melted butter to form a slightly wet sand like consistency. Sprinkle some crushed cookies at the bottom of the trifle dish.  Then layer with key-lime filling. Repeat.  Finish off with a dollop of COOL WHIP.  Chill for 2-4 hours and serve. Enjoy.

Note: to achieve an easy way of getting filling into trifle glasses without making a mess, place filling in a piping bag (or plastic storage bag) and pipe it into the glass.  Pipe the COOL WHIP in a piping bag or dollop it.

 What you add makes it. #coolwhipmoms

Fresh Strawberries and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

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Special Note: The recipe originally called for Kiwis.  I found out that Kiwis have an enzyme in them that makes dairy taste bitter after a day.  Although we ate the original recipe in a few hours and it tasted great without any bitter taste, I wanted to adjust the recipe to leave out the kiwis completely to avoid anyone getting a bitter dessert.   It's important that everyone enjoy the desserts and recipes I post.  Just to let you know kiwis, fresh pineapple and papaya all have an enzyme that does not go well with dairy products.  I made the recipe again with only the limes and COOL WHIP/Kraft products and it was simply delicious.