Lime Esponjado (Esponjado de Limón)

by Erica Dinho on September 29, 2009

Espanjado de LimeWhen it comes to desserts, I usually like the ones made with fruits and that are a little tangy. The Colombian esponjado and flan are the perfect desserts to me because I can make variations with my favorite fruits and flavors. This lime esponjado is the perfect ending to any meal. Enjoy.



(6- 8 Servings)

  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites


  1. In a small pot add the water and gelatin. Over medium heat let it cook for about 2 minutes or until the gelatin dissolves.
  2. Place the lime juice and condensed milk in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes. Add the dissolved gelatin to the blender and blend for 1 more minute.
  3. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer beat the heavy cream for about 3 minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the lime mixture.
  4. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites and sugar in a clean bowl until stiff.
  5. Add half of the egg whites to the mixture, gently folding to incorporate them. Don’t overwork the mixture. Add the rest of the whites and fold the mixtures together.
  6. Spoon the mixture into individual serving glasses or bowls and refrigerate for about 5 hours or overnight. Serve with whipped cream or chopped graham crackers on top.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynda September 29, 2009 at 8:25 AM

This sounds so delicious and refreshing…this would be a great dessert to follow any meal!


2 Sarah Naveen September 29, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Refreshing!!! Nice click too!!!


3 Erica September 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog:)


4 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen September 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Wow, this looks like an amazing dessert. Does it taste like key lime pie?


5 peteformation September 29, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Woo, nice dessert, a creamy one too! yummy!


6 Liz September 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Wow! I love lime, and in this “espojoso” has to be more than delicious!


7 Erica September 29, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Hi Jenn,
Not really, but it is delicious. Try it!


8 Erica September 29, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


9 Simply Life September 29, 2009 at 4:52 PM

I’m with you and also enjoy fruity flavors for dessert – looks great!


10 Danielle September 29, 2009 at 5:38 PM

that sounds so good and refreshing!


11 Diana September 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

This does sound refreshing! Love it Erica!!


12 Sophie September 30, 2009 at 5:07 AM

A marvelous dessert: a real treat!


13 Janice October 1, 2009 at 1:35 AM

This is my kind of dessert as well, love it


14 Muneeba October 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

You’re right abt this being a great ending for any meal … fresh and comforting at the same time! lovely.


15 Oysterculture October 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM

This looks like the perfect way to end the meal.


16 Erica October 2, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate all your comments!


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