Sunday, June 5, 2011

Key Lime Pie Milkshake

Key Lime Pie is my favorite dessert. Have I mentioned that at least 100 times? I found this simple combination from Bobby Flay and it was so easy and delicious.
Adding the graham cracker topping made it more festive.

My neighbor Bill likes to throw in a splash of rum in instead of the tequila. Or is it on top of the tequila?

Bon Appetit!

1/4 cup whole milk
1 shot tequila
3 tablespoons prepared key lime curd ( I used fresh key limes today – 8 of them – and a little zest because that’s what I had on hand)
12 ounces best quality vanilla ice cream (Recommended: Haagen-Dazs or homemade)
Green Food Coloring – Optional (Of course – we all know that great Key Lime Pie is NOT green)
Whipped cream and graham cracker crust.

Put the milk, tequila, and lime in a blender and blend until combined. Add the ice cream and blend until smooth. Add a drop of green food coloring. Serve in a tall glass with a straw and garnish with whipped cream and graham cracker crust.

Note: Speaking of Key Lime, Edy’s now makes a delicious Key Lime Pie Ice Cream. I could eat the whole carton with a long handled silver spoon if I let myself.