Key Lime Pie Milkshakes

You know how I’m always going on about recipes that are so easy, they’re impossible to screw up? Well. I think I might have to go back on my word because I have done the inevitable. I have screwed up Kraft Dinner.

We all know distracted driving is extremely dangerous, and I think distracted cooking might be venturing into that dangerous territory. I was just on the phone with my mom and managed to make two major mistakes in the KD process. Instead of boiling the water first, I dumped the pasta into a pot of cold water and then left it on the stove where, not long afterward, saw out of the corner of my eye the white foamy volcano on top of the pot that can only indicate one thing: the pot had boiled over.

Key Lime Pie Milkshake via @palettedining

As I type this, I’m snacking on a bowl of KD, so I guess it all worked out in the end. But I would like to say, if you make mistakes I did, know you are not the only one. I am the king of distracted cooking (I once nearly started a kitchen fire).
So, I’m not going to tell you this recipe can’t be messed up. But I am going to tell you that you’re going to love the sweet combination of tart, citrusy lime flavor, and creamy vanilla ice cream. The milkshake is thin enough to be sipped through a straw, but if you prefer thicker shakes, just reduce the milk a little. Crunchy graham cracker crumbs will have you holding on to those last days of summer, with a foamy milkshake mustache to send them off smiling.

Key Lime Pie Milkshake via @palettedining

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And now, get your butt in the kitchen and make this key lime pie milkshake. You probably won’t mess it up.

Key Lime Pie Milkshake via @palettedining

Key Lime Pie Milkshakes

Author: PaletteDining
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 shakes
An easy to throw together a recipe that’s tart, creamy and sweet. Use less milk for a thick shake, and the amount specified below for a shake that you can sip through a straw.


  • 4 big scoops vanilla ice cream
  • juice from half a lime
  • 5 Tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • zest from half a lime
  • whipped cream (aerosol can, like Cool-Whip)


  1. Add the ice cream, lime juice, milk, and 4 Tablespoons of the graham cracker crumbs to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses, and top each glass with whipped cream, the leftover graham cracker crumbs, and lime zest. Serve.

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