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Mini Margaritas

Total Time: 40 MIN Makes: 45 Desserts
Prep Time: 35 MIN Cook Time: 5 MIN

Featuring the staple flavors of the drink for which this dessert is named — lime and even a touch of tequila — these bite-sized Mini Phyllo Shell treats bring some added fun to the party.

  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 packages (15-count each) Athens Mini Phyllo Shells


In a medium-size saucepan, combine marshmallows and half and half. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the marshmallows are melted. Set pan in ice bath to cool. Remove from ice bath and mix in zest, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip cream and sugar together until soft peaks form. Gently fold in marshmallow mixture until completely incorporated.

Spoon or pipe 1 tablespoon of filling into each shell. If desired, garnish with additional lime zest.

Freeze and serve frozen.


Calories 35/ Calories from Fat 20/ Total Fat 2.5g/ Saturated Fat 1.5g/ Trans Fat0g/ Cholesterol 10mg/ Sodium 5 mg/ Total Carbohydrate 2g/ Dietary Fiber 0g/ Sugars 2g/ Protein 0g/ Vitamin A 2%/ Vitamin C 0%/ Calcium 0%


For added crispness, preheat oven to 350⁰F. Place empty shells on a baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes. Cool and fill.