Summer is coming! Here in the Chicago area we had a taste of it last week, and it can not come soon enough! It inspired me to make a refreshing summertime dessert that won’t kill the Smartpoint bank.
I love Key Lime Pie, and I love this whipped version that requires no baking. The problem is just the sweetened condensed milk alone is like 50 some points.
So I figured out how to make my own. It does use artifical sweeteners, and while I do try to eat whole foods, I am human. Needless to say the chemical police will not like this one. Don’t be food shaming me.
This dessert is either 4 or 5 Smartpoints. If you just have a half cup serving it is 4 points. If you crumble a vanilla wafer cookie on the top, which I highly recommend, it pushes it to five but is totally worth it!
You also have a choice with your consistency. You can freeze it for a ice cream like texture, or refrigerate for a more creamy, whipped consistency.
Or you could do like I do and freeze for an hour, let it sit in the fridge for an hour, and enjoy a melty ice cream consistency 🙂
1 1/3 cup Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Sweet Additions Stevia Baking Mix (found at Aldi, or you could use the Splenda brand)
1/2 cup Lime Juice
1 tsp Lime Zest
1 8 oz Tub Fat Free Cool Whip, defrosted
7 Vanilla Wafer Cookies (optional)
Method of Preparation:
Mix dry milk powder and water thoroughly. Cover and microwave for 30-60 seconds. You just want to warm it up, do NOT let it boil.
Give it a good stir and add in your Stevia. This is what I use:
You must refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours.
After the 2 hours is up add your lime juice and zest and mix fully. I actually put it in my stand mixture and whirl it around on high for about a minute because the milk powder can get lumpy. This gives it a great consistency.
Once the lime juice and zest are incorporated add your cool whip and gently mix them together.
Put 1/2 cup servings into ramiken or small bowls. Freeze for at least an hour. When ready to serve you can top with fresh lime zest and a crumbled vanilla wafer cookie.
This makes 7 1/2 cup servings.