mini margarita key lime pies

For a little summer treat at work tomorrow I found a recipe for Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies and tweaked it a bit by adding tequila because why not?

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They didn’t turn out as pretty as expected but as with all other things I publish in my blog I don’t have time to redo recipes. The taste makes up for anything appearance lacks!

Here’s what ya need:

  • 16oz Cool Whip
  • 8oz neufchatel cheese (the store-brand, low-fat cream cheese)
  • a can of low-fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice (takes a whole lb to squeeze this much so you may want some extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 20 Vanilla Wafers
  • 1/4 cup tequila

crust

So in my head I was envisioning using the wafers as the crust as a whole without taking into consideration that these get flipped upside down in the end. I improvised to take a few handfuls, crush them up and combine them with 1/2 stick of melted butter for the crust.

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Start mixing the cream cheese and add sweetened condensed milk until combined. Add lime juice and tequila. Finally add in thawed Cool Whip.

Fill silicon cups almost full and sprinkle with the crust crumbs. Place on a tray and let sit in freezer for several hours until set. Gently peel silicon wrappers off, garnish with Cool Whip, limes or sprinkles. Store in freezer.

Enjoy!