Monday, May 28, 2012

Raspberry Key Lime Cheesecake Shakes

Thank you to everyone who has sacrificed for our freedoms this Memorial Day.

Last week, my husband and I both saw an article in the paper about milkshakes, and the same recipe caught our eyes: raspberry key lime cheesecake shakes. We knew we had to try that one! So one night after the kids went to bed, we gathered the ingredients (kind of) and got to work.


Raspberry Key Lime Cheesecake Shakes

Servings: 2

Original recipe:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce (2 Tbsp) Key lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup light cream

Our variation:


  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce (2 Tbsp) lime juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 tsp sugar (or xylitol)
  • milk (to desired consistency)

In our variation, we didn't have fresh raspberries available as readily (or maybe cheaply) as frozen ones, so we substituted. That (or maybe the original recipe?) made the milkshake very thick--almost too thick--so I think we'd recommend adding some milk if you're not looking to get a hernia from trying to drink this through a regular straw.


Also, a chunk of cream cheese and a splash of lime juice do not a cheese cake or key lime pie make. Our first taste of the milkshakes were flat-out not sweet. No, not "not sweet enough"--not sweet at all. We added some xylitol, but we'd recommend adding sugar or the sweetener of your preference before blending.

Enjoy!

What are you having for dessert for Memorial Day?

5 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Yum! I want on right now!

Krafthead said...

Mmmmmm, that looks soooo good!

Heather Landry said...

Thank you for all of the advice about how to change the recipe. It sounds really yummy!

Tracy said...

I am salivating, this looks so so good.

Brave Brooke said...

I love shakes period but this one looks super yummy!

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