Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

This is the second month I am participating in the “Secret recipe club” and I LOVE it!  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog.  All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date.  The only rule is to keep it a secret!  If you are interested in learning more, or want to join the club, please visit the Secret recipe club website.
The blog I got assigned this month is Teri’s The Freshman Cook.  She is actually a professional chef and is writing this blog for a beginner cook, which is great.  Her passion for cooking and for teaching what she has learnt through the years permeates her blog and I really love that.  There are many great posts, recipes and tips, so please make sure you check out The Freshman Cook!
While browsing through Teri’s site I got immediately hooked to one particular recipe: Key Lime Mousse Shooters.  I thought that the idea of serving the mousse as a shooter was great.  So, after making The Yummy Life’s Make-ahead frozen Margaritas for last month’s reveal, this month I chose to use limes again.  I could not find any Key limes in Sydney, but I found some Tahitian limes, which I thought sounded pretty exotic and I must say they worked perfectly for this recipe.  The result is a chic and tasty treat, served in guilt free small portions, perfect for a summer dinner party!  I think the idea of serving them as shooters is a real winner and this recipe is definitely a keeper!

I also want to thank Angie from Big Bear’s Wife who is my group’s hostess for all her help!!!


Recipe adapted from Teri at The Freshman Cook

Ingredients (makes about 12, or more if your glasses are smaller):
115 gms – 4 oz. cream cheese, very soft (I used a reduced fat version which is more spreadable in consistency)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup juice of Tahitian limes (3 limes approximately)
1 ¼ cup whipping cream (divided in ½ cup and ¾ cup)
2 ¼ tbsp icing sugar (not in the picture)

Put the soft cream cheese, sweetened condensed and lime juice in a bowl and whip it with an electric whisker until smooth.

Then whip ½ cup of the cream until stiff peaks appear.

Gently combine it to the above lime mixture.  Set aside.

Now whip the remaining ¾ cup of cream with the icing sugar and set aside.

Now you are ready to assemble your shooters.  Put the lime mixture in a piping bag and pipe it into the shot glasses.   Teri did not use a decorating tip, she only used the coupler that she inserted in the bag.  My mixture however was a bit thinner than a mousse so I did not want to risk making a mess and I fitted the piping bag with the largest tip I had, which was a star tip.  This did not really matter because the mixture flattened out nicely and there were no star like marks.

Fill the shot glasses to 2/3 with the lime mixture.

Then pipe the sweetend whipped cream on the top.  Use the coupler with no tip to do this.

Garnish each glass with the half Tahitian lime slice and serve.

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters

Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters


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  1. These look so fun and perfectly sweet. I love lime in desserts. Beautiful photos too!

  2. Liz says:

    Oh, Manu, I would have selected these beauties, too!! How amazing…who could resist a cup of this rich and decadent dessert? Not me~

  3. These little shooters are not only elegant (great pics by the way) but are a wonderful cold treat for a hot summer day. It is still hot here…Nice pick for SRC.

  4. Rosa says:

    Those look so heavenly! Great presentation.



  5. Kelly says:

    Oh my… Fantastic! Just love these Manu…

  6. What a fun idea! And your versions look so pretty in those little shot glasses. Delicious :-)

  7. I love presenting small desserts in shot glasses. That way you always have room for more goodies – and in this case, if I was at a party, I’d pretend I didn’t get the first one (as munching on one of those lovely Tahitian limes!)
    They look so mouthwatering, Manu!

  8. WOW!!!! You have outdone yourself. These look fantastic. What a fun, inventive recipe and presentation. LOVE IT!

  9. Kelly says:

    How cute are these?! What a great choice for SRC, these look delicious! Love your pictures :)

  10. Desi says:

    Your photos are gorg!!!!!! Love your presentation and your lil shooter glasses :)

  11. Oh, Manu, these are beautiful and look so wonderfully refreshing! Great choice for the SRC! Can’t wait to see what you do next month!

  12. Eliot says:

    Do I see a trend here? :) These look amazing. Great SRC post.

  13. I am curious, Manu, what do Tahitian Limes taste like? Are they similar to a regular lime, or more like the small key limes? The recipe looks beautiful.

  14. Beautifully done, Manu! You nailed it!

  15. Such great pictures! Isn’t SRC fun! This looks like a great little treat, small portions but oh so tart and yummy!

  16. Rhonda says:

    How many ways can you shoot lime shooters? Great pictures! I had The Freshman Cook last month (my first time doing SRC), she’s got a good thing going there. I’m still planning on making her Tiramisu Mousse and now I am dying to make these shooters!

  17. Such a great recipe to choose! These look so good and are perfect for the lime season I am currently in!!

  18. I am totally making this. It looks SO good and pretty simple. Your photos are beautiful!

  19. Divya says:

    I have to bookmark this one – I love anything with lime in it. It would be perfect to make these for a fun dinner party!

  20. I am obsessed with lime and trying to enjoy it as much as possible while it’s in season! These look so so so good. I will have to make this. Isn’t secret recipe club fun?! Love it.

  21. mjskit says:

    You caught my attention with “shooters”! :) It’s sounds like a shot of key lime pie and I can’t think of anything that could better than that!!! Great recipe and as always – beautiful pictures!

  22. Deanna says:

    Those are beautiful and I’m already thinking about how I could do a vegan version. Cause, darn it, I just might HAVE to have them. :)

  23. You know I could eat three or four of these in a row easy. What a wonderful recipe and great SRC blog. Thanks for sharing with us.

  24. Kita says:

    What a cute way to serve dessert! These are perfect.

  25. Georgie says:

    Beautiful presentation and photography. I wish I had one of those Tahitian Mousse Shooters right now! It’s nice meeting you here on SRC.

  26. those little shooters look so fun!!! awesome!
    Glad to be in Group C with you!!

  27. Manuela,
    Thank you so much for all the nice, sweet things you said about my blog. I am glad you enjoyed making the mousse shooters. Your Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters look wonderful, and your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for making me look so good!!

  28. These shooters look like absolute crackers! I have never held a piping bag EVER. And if I had to hold one for the first time, these shooters will be the first things I would make!

  29. JayCee says:

    I love that you chose this gorgeous dessert. You saved my life. I am having an outdoor buffet this weekend and I needed something new and fresh. Once again you have come to my rescue. I always put a card with the name of the food item and where I found it, so your name (and The Freshman Cook’s name) will be known to all my guests. I will definitely be visiting The Freshman Cook. Love your choice of selection. I’ll let you know how my dessert buffet turns out.

  30. Trisha says:

    What a fun way to serve up dessert! Manuela, these shooters look fantastic!

  31. Oh these look so yummy. I love lime flavored desserts. AND your pictures are awesome!!

  32. kankana says:

    You know how much I enjoy a little bit of tang in my sweet treat and then when it mousse .. it’s like party in my mouth!

  33. marla says:

    Such a fun dessert for parties! Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post from group C – http://su.pr/2rtACr

  34. Tamar says:

    I remember going to PF Chang’s restaurant about a year ago and they served desserts in small shot glasses. It was the first time I had a dessert served that way, but it’s a brilliant idea because often you just want a small taste of sweetness to finish off a meal not an entire second meal of sugar.

    Your photos look gorgeous.

  35. JasmyneTea says:

    I love key lime pie, so I think this recipe would be awesome to try at home. Well done!

  36. Jay says:

    wow…love your dishes…this one looks super inviting..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  37. Alyssa says:

    What fun! Those shooters look so pretty, they would be perfect for entertaining!

  38. Dolly says:

    oh wow… this looks interesting. i can seeee why its a secret.. ever so cute!

  39. These are adorable! They make me miss summer a bit :( but they look absolutely divine! Great recipe, Manu!

  40. What a wonderful simple and delicious recipe, and amazing photos! Great job for SRC!

  41. Beautiful!!!!! Manu, you are really good at making everything look extra delicious! I’m enjoying your Secret Recipe Club and can’t wait to read next month’s!

  42. Wow, Manu, these shooters look so bright and so fresh! I’d like one, now :)

  43. visda says:

    Yummy. It looks gorgeous and I love lime in every thing especially in sweets. Since it’s summer here in SF, that’s a perfect dessert to make. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

  44. These are just gorgeous! And what a delightful flavor for mousse…lovely :)

  45. Luciana says:

    These lime mousse shooters are adorable! Love your photos! This Secret Club looks so fun!

  46. Kim Bee says:

    This is so fantastic. You really outdid yourself on these. So yummy. The pics are incredible.

  47. Jay says:

    I have awards for you dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  48. I love the idea of the secret club..I’m seriously considering participating
    your pictures are stunning..and the presentation..amazing

  49. Tangy, light and refreshing! Yum!

  50. wok with ray says:

    What a nice lineup of beauties there, Manu! Can I get mine in a mug so, you know I don’t have to bother asking again (maybe). :)

  51. So pretty! Didn’t I come across these on Tastespotting or Foodgawker?

  52. BigFatBaker says:

    Wow these shooters are so pretty, and they don’t sound hard at all. I love the flavors, great SRC post!

  53. Lyn says:

    Wow! These are really beauties and I love the aroma of Tahitian Lime! :D

  54. Meghan says:

    These are so fun! I love miniature desserts & the flavors going on here! Lovely photos too!

  55. Sandra says:

    What a classy idea and your pictures are great!

  56. Jayasri says:

    Ooops!!, they are so Gorgeous!, your clicks are absolutely stunning, I would like to try these as one of my kid loves anything tangy! OR you could send me one glass here:), Its so nice to be with you in SRC

  57. Lilla says:

    Ciao Manu! Eccomi di nuovo sul web, fra una lezione di guida, l’inserimento all’asilo di Viola, il dentista… le tue ricette sono sempre più speciali, questa in particolare ha un aspetto golosissimo, e il nome fa sognare :) Un bacio!

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  59. dena says:

    Hello from SRC group D … finally gotten around to visiting group C. The shooters look AWESOME! Like Key lime pie in a glass. Yum!

  60. Denise says:

    I was wondering if you could add Alcohol?

    • Manu says:

      Hi Denise, I have not tried it. I guess you could, as long as it’s not a lot or the mousse will become liquid. That would be my only concern, other than that, go for it!

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