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Key Lime Pie Milkshakes



Key Lime Pie Milkshakes from @KatieJasiewicz #MilkshakeWeek

I felt the need to make a very “summertime” like milkshake for our second day of Milkshake Week! When I started brainstorming I immediately thought of Key Lime Pie. Every year my family and I spend a few days in the Keys. Typically around my birthday, but sadly this past year due to the birth of our son we weren’t able to make the trip. While in Key West I indulge in all things key lime pie. From key lime pie on a stick (yes, it’s frozen and amazing) to key lime pie martinis and hard candies… you get the point. It’s typically key lime overload for me. I love key lime pie. It’s definitely a pie that you have to have an acquired taste for.  Sadly, my husband does not share my love for it (just as he doesn’t like bacon or mostly all things chocolate–I know, what is wrong with him?).  Naturally, Key Lime Pie Milkshakes sounded like a genius idea. And boy was it!

The tanginess from the limes and yogurt balanced out by the powdered sugar and graham crackers. I actually found myself using extra graham crackers to scoop up my milkshake. Think of the graham cracker like a spoon of sorts! I couldn’t find key limes when I went to make this recipe and I was out of key lime juice (darn me for rejecting the offer of my mother bringing me back a large bottle during their last trip down to the Keys), so traditional limes it was.

Key Lime Pie Milkshakes from @KatieJasiewicz #MilkshakeWeek

After doing a little research about what makes key limes so special this is what I found from the site

“Some people believe that “key lime” simply refers to the limes that are used for making the pies, or limes that grow only in the Florida Keys. Actually, the key lime is a specific variety of lime. It is not exclusive to the Keys. It was brought there years ago and became naturalized.

The key lime(Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) is in a class all of its own. Much smaller than regular “Persian” limes, the key lime ranges in size from a ping-pong ball to a golf ball (about 10cm to16cm in circumference). The peel is thin, smooth and greenish-yellow when ripe. The flesh is also greenish-yellow and full of highly poly embryonic seeds (two or more plants from one seed). The interior is divided by 10 to 12 segments, quite juicy and has a higher acidity than regular Persian limes. Key limes have a very distinctive aroma, which makes them valuable for culinary use.

I can’t wait to give this recipe a try when I have actual key limes on hand. But until then the traditional lime variety will do just fine.

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Katie Original Recipe

Key Lime Pie Milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2

Key Lime Pie Milkshakes


  • 14 oz. Vanilla Low Fat Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Limes, (about 1/4 cup) juiced & zested
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 6 Graham Crackers, divided
  • Whipped Cream
  • Lime wedges for garnish (optional)


  1. Zest 2 limes, then cut in half and juice (zest and squeeze lime juice directly in blender).
  2. Add frozen yogurt, whole milk, and powdered sugar to the blender. Blend until smooth (about 10 seconds).
  3. Divide into two cups (or one large individual glass). Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle remains of lime zest on top of whipped cream. Crumble 1 graham cracker on top of whipped cream. Garnish with two quarter pieces of graham cracker and lime wedge. Enjoy immediately.


*For a lighter milkshake use skim milk.


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31 Responses to “Key Lime Pie Milkshakes”

  1. Katrina @ WVS posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:24 am (#)

    Love this flavour!! One of my favorite pies in a glass 🙂

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Its like key lime pie had a baby with a milkshake…

  2. Rachel Cooks posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:54 am (#)

    Key limes or regular limes, this looks perfect!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Ha ha I know… right. Who cares–just give me the milkshake!!!

  3. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:57 am (#)

    I did not know that about Key limes! What I do know is that I love them and I LOVE this milkshake. I’ll take two, please!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      I always knew there was a difference but didn’t know all the background about them. Either way… delish!

  4. Sandy @ RE posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:04 am (#)

    LOVE this combo, Katie. So summery, perfect dessert to make for summer guests!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks Sandy! Yes–I could see these even being served in smaller shot like glasses.

  5. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:18 am (#)

    Gorgeous, Katie. Key Lime anything is at the top of my favorites, and I can’t wait to make this the next time I find Key Limes at the grocery store.

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      I know I can’t wait to give it a try with Key Limes too!

  6. jamie | my baking addiction posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 am (#)

    Such a gorgeous milkshake! I love Key Limes – they’re so tiny and cute!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2014 at 6:07 pm


  7. danielle posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:59 am (#)

    That is definitely my kind of milkshake!

  8. Suzanne posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm (#)

    Looks great! Would love to try this with real key lime juice.

  9. Bri | Bites of Bri posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:37 am (#)

    YUM! These look amazing Katie. I guess we were both craving key lime pie…I just posted key lime pie popsicles 🙂

    • Katie replied on July 13th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Ohh those sound divine!


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