I heart citrus. Especially lime. My friend made this for her daughter’s wedding reception and served it in tiny tasting cups with little tasting spoons. It was super cute, and tasted even better. Luckily she shared her recipe. 🙂
I had some lime juice powder in my pantry so I decided to throw some in, and I liked the extra “limey” boost it gave, but it is definitely still delicious without it. I made them parfait style for a get together, but next time I’m trying it in a springform pan for a holiday or family dinner. I bet it would even be good frozen.
2 cups gingersnap crumbs
2 T sugar
5 T melted butter
1 envelope (.25 oz) unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup lime juice
2 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
9 oz white chocolate, chopped (or about 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips)
3 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 T grated lime zest, plus more for serving
2 tsp lime juice powder, optional
green food coloring, optional
Mix the cookie crumbs, 2 T sugar, and butter together in a bowl. Mix well.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the lime juice and set aside.
Bring 1/2 cup of the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add white chocolate. Stir until melted.
Add the gelatin to the chocolate mixture and mix until well combined. Set aside to cool.
Beat the remaining 2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks in a large bowl, set aside.
Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup sugar until well blended (add lime juice powder and food coloring now if using as well). Add white chocolate mixture and lime zest and mix well. Fold in the whipped cream.
Layer lime mousse with cookie crumbs in individual cups, or press crumbs into a 10 inch spring form pan and fill with mousse.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. Keeps well for several days.
When ready to serve, top with some extra lime zest.
Recipe Source: My friend Janine G.