Seasonal Fruit with Lime Whipped Topping
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Did you know you can whip evaporated milk to create a slimmer version of whipped cream? Evaporated milk is a lower-fat substitute for half-and-half, light cream or heavy cream. It's also super convenient since it's a pantry staple, and shelf-stable.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Evaporated Milk
  • ¼ to ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ to ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 cups sliced seasonal fruit or berries, such as mangos and strawberries
  • Spiced chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. POUR evaporated milk into small mixer bowl; place beaters into mixture. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until ice crystals form around edge of bowl. Meanwhile, place about 1 cup fruit in each of eight dessert dishes.
  2. BEAT evaporated milk on high speed for 1 minute or until very frothy. Gradually add sugar and lime juice; continue beating for 2 minutes or until mixture is stiff. Immediately top each serving of fruit with about ½ cup whipped topping. Sprinkle with nuts.
  3. NOTE: For whipped evaporated milk that holds up to 30 minutes: Sprinkle 1 teaspoon gelatin over 2 tablespoons water in small, microwave-safe bowl; let stand for 2 minutes. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 40 seconds; stir. Let stand for additional 2 minutes or until dissolved. Pour 1 cup evaporated milk and dissolved gelatin into small mixer bowl; follow recipe above. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.
Recipe by Food Charmer at http://foodcharmer.com/2012/04/whipping-evaporated-milk-seasonal-fruit-with-sweetened-lime-topping/