This Lime Lush Dessert is smooth, rich, light, and there’s no cooking involved. It’s super easy and perfect for summer get togethers. We love layered desserts. Some call them a dessert lasagna, dream dessert or a lush. So many different names for this kind of dessert, but one thing we can agree on is that they’re delicious! They’re the perfect dessert in the Spring and Summer because they are served chilled and they can feed a crowd. This Lime Lush is so good! My family sure loved it, and I think yours will too!
For the most part, these desserts are no bake which is awesome. The cookie crust on this dessert can either be baked or no bake. I ended up baking it because I think it stays together better, but depending on the time of year, a no bake crust might just be the way to go, especially if it’s too hot outside. If you choose to do a no bake crust, simply refrigerate it for 1 hour until it’s firm.
The hardest part about this lovely dessert is waiting for it to chill in the fridge…haha…so basically it’s easy…easy and delicious!
Lime Lush Dessert
- 2 cups cookie crumbs ginger snaps, or graham crackers
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 16 oz. whipped topping thawed and divided
- 1 8oz. package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 small package lime jello
- water listed on Jello Package
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 2 cups milk
If baking the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, add the cookies of choice and the granulated sugar. Process the cookies and sugar until they turn to crumbs. Stream in the melted butter into the top of the food processor, and continue mixing until well combined.
Press the cookie crumbs into the bottom of 9x13 inch pan. This crust can either be baked, or a no bake crust. For a baked crust: bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Let it cool completely. For a No Bake Crust: simply refrigerate for 1 hour until firm.
Using an electric mixer, mix together 2 cups whipped topping, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth and spread over the cooled crust.
In a new bowl combine the lime jello powder, lime juice with the hot water (as directed on the package). Mix well to combine. Add in the milk and continue mixing until combined. Refrigerate in the bowl for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Spread this layer over the cream cheese layer.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Right before serving, top with remaining whipped topping, and garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy!
You can refrigerate and cover any leftovers.
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This lime lush dessert pretty much goes with everything. For some reason, we love lemon or lime desserts with Mexican food. In that case, this dessert would be awesome with:
–cafe rio chicken tacos
–sweet pork enchiladas
–hot corn dip (my favorite!)