Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lime Milk Shake



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I know times have changed, and that there is much to commend the conveniences that have come our way, but there is a part of me that mourns the demise of stores that were once part of our old neighborhoods. Bob and I grew up in an area that had a penny candy store and an ice cream parlor where weekly allowances could be spent. Holstein's, the ice cream parlor, had a distinctive smell, that is, to this day, unforgettable. No amount of scrubbing could rid the tiled walls and floor of the scent of chocolate and vanilla that permeated the shop. If you were led blindfolded into the store, you would still know exactly where you were. The "usual" was a scoop of ice cream, but on special occasions there would be a sundae or one of Holstein's special shakes. Bob remembers the shakes with fondness, and every so often I try to recreate one for him. I came across this recipe in an old issue of Taste of Home magazine and the first time I tried it, I knew it was a keeper. When it is made with limes, it will appeal to those who love tart-sweet desserts. When made with oranges, it will appeal to those who prefer sweeter treats. This mixture freezes well and makes wonderful Popsicles for children of all ages. I hope you'll give this recipe a try. I know you won't be disappointed. Here's how the shakes are made.

Lime Milk Shake...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Crystal Gibson

Ingredients:

2-1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup thawed limeade concentrate
3 cups lime sherbet, softened

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.







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40 comments:

Duxa said...

Delicious and refreshing, I love the taste of citrus
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Dzoli said...

I saw quite a bit of lime in recepies this summer.Which is no wonder it has aroma and is refreshing;)

Hovkonditorn said...

This must be really refreshing :)

Priya said...

Wow refreshing drink,feel like finishing rite now..

Rita said...

Milk shakes are my little bad thing that 1 indulge myself once in a while; never heard ot of lime milk shake, but love the not too sweet dessert.
Rita

Erica said...

I love the taste of citrus! Really refreshing!

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yummychunklet said...

What a refreshing and simple dessert shake. I just love lime. Great idea!

Martha said...

There WAS something special about the ice cream parlors and the candy stores wasn't there? I guess today's kids have McDonald's and Wendy's!!! I remember a similar treat called a Lime Rickey and you got to keep the glass!!! I was in high school then and I'm not sure what my mother did with all those glasses but . . .

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am enjoying all the lime treats!! blessings ~ Tanna

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Lime is so big right now and this looks like the perfect way to enjoy it

Rosemary said...

Oh, that does look so pretty! And now that I have an immersion blender, these things don't scare me anymore. (My junky blender died, I never replaced it and didn't want a new one to haul out!) My childhood memory of ice cream is Hank's Frozen Custard -- so good because it was made with lard!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Beautiful photo I can just taste it through the screen!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Now I wonder where I can get some limeade?? Diane

Clint said...

Mary steps to the plate (pun intended)....The bases are loaded. There are two outs in the ninth....The pitcher throws....MARY HITS A HOME RUN!....BACBACKBACK....IT'S OUTTA' HERE!

Yes, you are our cleanup hitter---who'd'a thunk of a milkshake? Oh yes, the memories....

Suman Singh said...

Looks great and so refreshing!

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Refreshing! I haven't had this before but I know I am going to love it! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Harris said...

I used to go to a snack shop in our neighborhood for a pineapple freeze that was a combination of ice cream, pineapple sherbert and lemon lime soda. So good! This reminds me of that delicious mixture.

Kim said...

I'll will try it, for sure. I'm very found of lime... Plus, I will prepare some popsicles for the children in me:)

Jenn said...

I've always been sort of jealous of people that grew up where actual candy stores with ice cream parlors... I feel like I missed out big time :)
The shake looks so incredibly perfect...wish I had one right now!!

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

This recipe looks easy enough for me!!!! I loved the corner store at the end of my grandmother's street. She'd give us a few coins and we'd go get a candy bar or an ice cream treat. Of course, when my mother was a teenager, it was a really cool place with a soda fountain and everything. Now, it's a trendy restaurant.

polwig said...

I love old neighborhood stores and shops and silver fox's milkshake looks great.

Kim said...

Mary - I also mourn the loss of the old penny stores and family-owned shops. I wish we could hold on to them a little while longer.

This milkshake is a treat that I've never seen before, but will be sure to print out and keep. My Mom, a true lover of all things lime, will absolutely love it!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow such an refreshing drink..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Refreshing drink....delicious

Anna A. said...

YUM! Do you mind if I add some rum in mine?

That Girl said...

I love lime milkshakes. I can't wait to try this.

David said...

Mary, Simple, healthy and refreshing...and it's a shake! Can't wait to try one... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Beloved Green said...

My mom and I will still go to the one mom and pop shop left in town on the weekends during the summer and have a treat. My mom just loves the seasonal shakes they make. I'm sure she would love this.

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! What a great summer twist on the milkshake!

Ginny said...

This looks wonderful, I love lime. Do you know, years back, one of my favorite treats was a bowl of lime sherbet with Hershey's syrup all over it. I makes me rather sick to think of that now, though!

Mitinita said...

Never had this before...you made me go back and remember the ice cream truck in Vancouver...I was in my 20's and I was so delighted anytime I'd hear the music

Joanne said...

I don't think I've ever had a citrusy shake before, but it sounds so refreshing!

PeggyR said...

Yum sounds really good!

Nicole Jeannette said...

YUMMMM!! I'm gonna try that!

Gloria said...

Delicious and fresh Mary, xgloria

Claudia said...

I miss egg creams. And going behind the milk machine to find errant dimes to pay for them! This is an originally, refreshing summer shake - sure to please.

janice15 said...

Lemon Lime milk shake sounds so refreshing..can't wait to try it with my family...thank you..

Busy Spoons said...

This is a very interesting combination.... will definitey try :)

Tender Branson said...

Love lime and milk shakes so this is my kind of treat.

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