This is a delicious milkshake that is perfect as a refreshing dessert in summer. The drink takes approximately 15 minutes to make and prepare, not including clean up. It is best to make this drink not long before you plan on serving it. You will need a few ingredients and materials to make this dessert, that you may, or may not have.
- 1 Ripe Lemon
- Ground Cinnamon Powder
- Peppermint Extract
- Pure Vanilla (Vanilla Extract does not work as well)
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Small Strainer
- Glass (For serving the dessert)
- Small Bowl
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Measuring Spoons and Cups
- Small-Holed Grater
Once you have all of this, you are ready to begin!
Step 1: Prepare the Lemon
This dessert focuses on utilizing different parts of the lemon to create a tasty drink. First you will need to cut the lemon into two halves.
Next you will need to cut a thin slice about a 1/4 of an inch thick from one of the lemon halves. Set this aside on a piece of paper towel.
Now, juice both halves of the lemon and pour through a strainer into a bowl to remove pulp and seeds. You can now set this aside as well.
Finally we will zest the juiced lemon halves on a small-holed grater, until the shiny surface of the lemon has been removed. Lay all of your lemon parts aside on piece of paper towel and store in the fridge.
Step 2: Blend Together the Drink
For this next step you will need a blender. I would recommend gathering your ingredients ahead of time so that the ice cream does not melt in between adding them. While these are the measurements I found to work effectively you can adjust them based off of personal preference via taste.
Measure and add to your blender:
1 cup ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 Tablespoon of your lemon zest
2-4 Tablespoons of your lemon juice depending on personal preference. (I added 3)
Blend together until mixed, but still relatively thick. I would suggest using a low blender setting. If you are not serving the dessert immediately, put it in the fridge or freezer accordingly until needed.
Step 3: Decorate and Garnish Your Dessert
Use the drink that you blended in the last step and pour until brimming in a glass of your choice. Use the flat edge of a knife to level off the drink. Now sprinkle a light coat of your lemon zest on top.
You will now need your lemon slice. Cut it first in half. Cut a small slit in one half and place it on the edge of your glass. Now cut the other half into four slices and cut small slits on the peel side and place on the edge of your glass as shown in the picture.
Take a pinch of cinnamon powder and sprinkle it in a decorative pattern over the top of your drink.
Your Drink Is Now Complete!
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy
Add a straw to your drink and enjoy outside in the warm summer weather.