I have a super power. I can look at a sad, understocked, and unloved fridge… and find a dessert in it. You have the bottom scrapings of the peanut butter jar, a bit of powdered sugar, and some random chocolate chips? Dessert. You have honey and walnuts? I think there’s something we can do there. You have marshmallows? Um… that’s totally dessert. You’d be surprised of the wonders you can work with strawberry jam. Bacon can be salty dessert. Bake it with brown sugar, you big dummy. Granola? Put that on anything and drizzle it with honey. Barbecue sauce!? Wait… only if you’re desperate. Capers? No… those aren’t ever dessert. Maybe I’ve gone too far.
Here’s a dessert that came from my (slightly) understocked fridge. Ok.. truth be told, I had lemon sorbet in my freezer. Maybe that doesn’t exactly count as understocked… but maybe I’ve just spoiled myself. I mixed tart lemon flavors with creamy milk and crunchy graham crackers. The result is a no muss, no fuss, anytime dessert-y good time.
This is another one of those loose recipe situations. Life doesn’t always require lists. Let’s just go with it.
Grab a blender and a pint of tart lemon sorbet. Blend sorbet with about 2/3 cup of milk. I used a few splashes over 2/3 cup. Once milkshake is blended smooth and thick, add a hearty handful of crumbled graham crackers. Stir with a spoon. Spoon the milkshake into 4 small glasses. Top with whipped cream and more graham cracker crumbled. Eat with a spoon and big ol straw. Enjoy immediately. Recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of milkshake.
It’s creamy, bright , crunchy, DELICIOUS!
Hello Joy the Baker,
W O. W. I am speechless right now… (trust me it happens on an extremely rare basis). I just happen to have several pints of lemon sorbet in my freezer(s) already, and the remaining ingredients necessary are in my embarrassingly full pantry.
Okay, besides the fact that I am NOT literally speechless right now, I did come down here to the review section to tell you that while I have noticed your name and your cooking blog many times, I haven’t actually made any of your recipes yet. I see now that it has been my loss. You see, I have a gift for quickly reading through a recipe and being able to tell if it’s going to be a good one or not. Regardless of how many ingredients it has or how complex or simple it is. And the verdict on your recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie Milkshakes? Simply brilliant…and delicious!
I will be whipping these babies up as soon as I post this message, so I gotta go now. Right now! Thanks so much; I’ll write another review after I’ve made them and we are in pucker heaven d(:’>)
sounds so good I can’t wait to try. I try to work with what I have to and sometimes it forces me to come up with the coolest stuff!
oooh! I am SO going to try and vegan-ize this! It looks amazing – then again, everything you make looks ah-mazing! I was wondering what kind of camera you use to photograph your food…?
By the way, you can check out the blog that my sister and I write at oneinchapart.wordpress.com
We would LOVE to hear what you think of it :)