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Frozen Key Lime Cups

Bite-sized key lime pie sprinkled with toasted coconut makes for one zesty, delicious Summer treat.

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • GARNISH:
  • Toasted coconut chips
  • Chopped macadamia nuts
  • Key limes, sliced

Steps

  1. For crust:
  2. Line a standard size muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, graham cracker crumbs, coconut and macadamia nuts. Add a heaping tablespoon of mixture into each muffin cup, and use a glass to press down. Set aside.
  4. For filling:
  5. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice and lime zest until light and smooth. Set aside.
  6. For whipped cream:
  7. Into a large bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and beat until it reaches the consistency of melted ice cream. Sprinkle in the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip to stiff peaks. Fold half the whipped cream into the key lime mixture. Place the remainder into the fridge.
  8. To assemble:
  9. Add the filling to a large zip-top bag, then cut off one corner. Pipe filling into each muffin cup. Place in freezer for at least 3 to 4 hours.
  10. Remove cups from freezer. Remove wrapper and place on a plate. Spoon whipped cream on top, sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with a slice of key lime.