Cool and creamy Lime Mint Frozen Dessert…just like those yummy jello cool whip pies, but a little healthier!
Do you remember those super yummy cool and creamy Jello Cool Whip Pies? Of course you do…there is something that screams summer about them…plus they are just so darn easy to throw together! But they are full of dyes, chemicals, and weird ingredients. What if I told you you could make your own with no dyes, no jello and no cool whip! It’s just as cool and creamy as the original and you can certainly change up the flavors, but I think you will love the grown up lime mint flavor in this pie.
I’ve been growing mint in my garden this summer and my friend has a beautiful lime tree so I snagged some of her limes. I love using ingredients that I’ve grown or that come from a friend’s garden…it just makes every taste so much better. If I can grow some things here in the hot AZ desert then I’m sure you can grown some fresh herbs where you are.
If you can’t get a hold of limes right now or they are too pricey, try key limes…that would be amazing. Of course you could easily substitute other fruits for the lime/mint. I’m thinking strawberry/mint, peach/thyme, or even something crazy like lemon/basil would be good. Or just stick with fruit if you think the kids won’t like it; however, my kids both loved the lime/mint combo. The mint flavor is very mild but adds just a little something else to the flavor.