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. says

    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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. says

    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!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!

    • 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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