Monday, August 12, 2013

Key Lime Whippers

From the archives...

Dishes have always been something I love. I could find an excuse to buy new dishes...but really no need to add to the basics I already have. If you purchase a few fun colored dishes and keep your main dishes, serving pieces, platters and trays to plain old white or clear are set. I know it is tempting to buy the new shade of green, the polka dotted pink and white bowls, the lobster platter with all the detail etc...but if you are short on storage and trying to stay on budget...the dishes that are multi-functional will make a huge difference!

After gutting our home a couple of years ago...I promised I was going to keep things streamlined and SIMPLE. With the exception of the cake plate closet...we have done great and it feels so light and clean in our home. It is shocking at how quickly an un-cluttered home can be tidied up!

One thing that has helped in keeping my dishes {and clutter} to a minimum is having them serve more than one purpose. I think my favorites are the TEA LIGHT holders from IKEA. I use them for everything, and the best part is that they take up very little room...but can be used for! I think I paid less than $3 for eight. All I know is they definitely qualify as a frugal find.

Here are a few ideas:

mini milk glasses

juice glasses

butter dishes for nice dinners

condiment bowls

sour cream and salsa containers for individual plates

brown sugar and raisin condiment bowls on a plate with a big bowl of hot oatmeal

olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic oil for dipping crusty bread

chocolate fondue appetizers

mini trifle

mini strawberry shortcakes

ice cream bowl


and the list goes on and on and on!

These little, itty bitty cuties are the perfect size cheesecakes...especially when you are still stuffed from Buffalo Chicken Nachos and black bean soup.

Key lime whippers are fast to whip up. I timed it. It took three minutes...yep and three ingredients. Yep.YEP!

Key Lime Whippers


1 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

1  6-oz. can frozen limeade concentrate {NOT thawed}  Look for the kind without high frustose corn syrup!!!

1 cup heavy cream

graham cracker crumbs

1 lime for garnish if you would like


*Whisk the condensed milk, limeade and heavy cream in a large mixing bowl with a whisk attachment.

*Beat until fluffy and a bit stiff.

*Chill for at least 6 hours or overnight

*Before serving, place a few graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of each tea light holder.

*Top with creamy filling, garnish with a slice of lime and if you want it really it with a squirt or two or three of whipped cream.

I made several without the graham cracker bottoms and I think I liked them even floats your boat!

Stunning and simple for a summer evening dessert.

It is just as yummy as a no bake cheesecake! {to clear up some confusion...these are cheesecakes, not drinks...}


  1. I am saving that key lime recipe to try. I make the pie all the time- these sound like fun-xo Diana

  2. Lisa... The key lime whippers hold a special place in my heart as this item was the one that brought us together!
    Thank you key lime whippers... For the beginnings of a beautiful friendship. Thanks for your creative inspiration, Lisa. And for making me look like a rock star when I bring these items to events! Paula Pie