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Saturday, March 3, 2012

This is why they call it a "POT"

Lime Cream Dessert

Surprise your friends on St. Patricks Day with this "green" dessert.


1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid
1/4 cup butter (4 tablespoons)
1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)
1 teaspoon lime peel
2 drops green food coloring
1/3 cup heavy cream, whipped

Combine the egg, Splenda, butter, lime juice and peel in the top of a double boiler. Cook and stir over boiling water 8-10 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat; add the food coloring. Cool completely then fold in the whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

With granular Splenda:
Per Serving: 398 Calories; 40g Fat; 4g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber

With liquid Splenda:
Per Serving: 386 Calories; 40g Fat; 4g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber

Mint Chocolate Shamrock Shake

Wondering why McDonalds has such a crowd? It's their new St. Paddys Day Shamrock Shake! But rather than stand in line for this green tasty shake I have a recipe for one that taste even better. How do I know this? Well this one has chocolate at the bottom and you don't have to wait as long to get it , not to mention it cost less.

Mint Chocolate Shamrock Shake


2 scoops chocolate ice cream (for diabetics use Carb smart only 4g carbs)
1/4 cup of milk
3 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
1/3 cup of milk
1/4 teaspoon pure mint extract
whipped cream & sprinkles
Green food coloring


In a blender, combine chocolate ice cream and 1/4 cup of milk until smooth.
Add chocolate milk shake to the bottom of a tall glass.

In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, mint extract, 1/3 cup of milk and green food coloring (optional) until smooth.
Carefully poor the mint milk shake over the chocolate in the same glass and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

No Bake Key Lime Pie

Well here it is March and it's almost time again to celebrate St. Patricks Day.
Thought I would help all with putting a few "green" desserts here. Sure hope you, your family and guest enjoy them.

Key Lime Pie

Original Recipe Yield 8 servings


1 cup ground pecans
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 packets Splenda
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

1/2 cup heavy cream
2 packets Splenda
1 (.6 ounce) package sugar-free lime-flavor gelatin**
1/3 cup boiling water
1/3 cup cold water
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons ground pecans


In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup ground pecans, butter, 2 packets sweetener, and 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract. Press firmly into bottom and up sides of an 8 inch pie plate; refrigerate until firm.

In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream with 2 packets sweetener until soft peaks form. Set aside.

In a large bowl with high sides, mix the gelatin with boiling water until all the gelatin has dissolved.
Stir in the cold water.
With an electric mixer, slowly beat in the cream cheese.
After all cream cheese is added, stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, and beat at high speed until smooth.

Carefully fold in the whipped cream. Do not beat.

Use a spatula to scrape mixture into the pie pan and spread around.
Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons ground nuts on top.
Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow gelatin to set thoroughly.

Total Carbs: 4.7g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
True carbs=3.1g per serving

** Tried this with other flavors of gelatin and they all work well. Just garnish each with the fruit flavor you choose or change the extract to your taste. Vanilla seems to work well with all flavors, Or choose the same flavor extract as the gelatin. Let me know what works best for you.

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