Minty Lime Freeze

Minty Lime Freeze

Minty Lime Freeze

I was looking through Jell-O & Cool Whip Summer Desserts and I came across Minty Lime Freeze.  If you don’t like lime JellO…you can use lemon, strawberry, orange or any flavor you like.  It’s something you should try before summer is over.


Minty Lime Freeze Recipe

Minty Lime Freeze

1 pkg. (oz.) Philadelphia Neufchatel Cheese, softened

½ cup sugar, divided

1 pkg. (3 oz.) Jell-O Lime Flavor Gelatin

1 Tbsp. lime zest

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip Lite Whipped Topping, thawed

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint

1 ½ cups finely crushed pretzels

6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

Line a 9 inch round pan with plastic wrap, with ends extending over side of pan.  Beat Neufchatel and ¼ cup sugar with mixer until blended.  Add dry gelatin mix, zest and juice; mix well.

Whisk in cool whip and mint; pour into prepared pan.  Mix pretzel crumbs, remaining sugar and butter; sprinkle over gelatin mixture.  Cover dessert with ends of plastic wrap; use to gently press crumb mixture into gelatin mixture.

Freeze 3 hours or until firm.  Invent dessert onto serving plate; remove pan and plastic wrap.  Let dessert stand at room temperature 15 minutes to soften slightly before cutting to serve.

Top with additional lime slices and fresh mint.           12 servings

Food Facts:  You will need 1 large or 2 small limes to get 1 Tbsp. zest and ¼ cup juice.  If you can’t get enough juice from the limes, add enough bottled lime juice to get the desired measure.

(Recipe for Minty Lime Freeze was in Jell-O & Cool Whip Summer Desserts, June 25, 2013)


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