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


2-1/4 cups milk

3/4 cup thawed limeade concentrate

3 cups lime sherbet, softened


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

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