So remember back in the 90’s when “fat free” was a thing?
I was all over that.
Because I could “diet” while eating handfuls of gummy worms, Sweet Tarts and Fun Dip. It was basically the best diet fad ever.
And then those Fat Free Snackwell’s cookies came out and completely ruled my college years.
Ahhh, the 90’s were a good time.
I may or may not have eaten those cookies by the boxful.
They’re fattttt freeeeee we would tell ourselves sitting on the floor of our 9×11 college dorm room. Because everyone knows that if something is “fat free” you can eat an infinity amount and it doesn’t count. It was glorious.
Until my jeans didn’t fit.
I had to quit the fat-free. It was making me fat-expensive.
But here’s the thing.
I made this dip.
Actually by accident…I was trying to make something entirely different, and before I knew it, I had licked the whole bowl clean, deeming this “dip”, due to the number of belly flops my finger did into the bowl.
“Dip” is a nicer name than “a bowl of stuff that you ate with your finger because you couldn’t wait to for it to fully ‘set up’, because you’re a fatty” dessert.
And then “for research” I made the dip again…and I made it fat free, because I was feeling Snackwell’s-nostalgic.
Which is actually a condition.
Look it up.
ps ~ having tasted both the full-fat and fat-free versions of this dip, make the fat free, they taste the same…save your fat for a Reese’s Cup.
Fat Free Key Lime Pie Dip.
3 ingredients, a bowl, a whisk and you’re done.
Mix some Key Lime Juice and sweetened condensed milk together…
The acidic fruit juice combined with the SCM thickens the mixture without heating…it’s all sciency and stuff…
I let it chill for a bit and then dove in. Literally.
- 1 (14 oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Key Lime Juice
- 1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff
- graham crackers/fruit to dip
- In a medium bowl whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice until thickened, approx 30 seconds.
- Add in the Fluff and continue stirring until incorporated.
- Chill for at least an hour.
- Serve chilled with graham crackers and/or fruit
full fat sweetened condensed milk can be used in place of fat free.