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Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons crushed lemon drop candies
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 small lemon, cut into six slices, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups lemon sorbet
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a shallow dish, mix crushed lemon drops and sugar. Using 1 or 2 lemon slices, moisten the rims of four glasses; dip rims into candy mixture.
  • Place remaining ingredients (minus lemon slices) in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into prepared glasses; serve immediately with remaining lemon slices.

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  • shortbreadlover
    Apr 21, 2015

    love anything with lemon and this is great. the cream cheese add a depth of flavor that i liked.

  • randcbruns
    May 17, 2014

    This is a great tangy twist on a milk shake. This is a hit with my tart-loving family. We have found that is is just a good without the small amount of cream cheese, after finding out we were out. My kids love the rimmed glasses, which are MUST when you make these.

  • Feen
    Jan 26, 2014

    Delicious! Very refreshing and tangy. I added the juice of half a lemon. I think next time I will omit the cream cheese as I felt it didn't do anything for flavor or creaminess. But I would definitely make this again. Try it!