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This Key Lime Pie Milkshake is a lighter take on the classic dessert and one you can enjoy on the go! It's refreshingly cold and creamy, sweet, and macro-friendly.
I love the tart sweetness of key lime pie. Something about having the contrasting flavors blend so well together is so satisfying! But I'm not always up for the sugar rush and crash that comes with enjoying a slice with a scoop of fresh ice cream. My friend Madeline Custer, who you may know from the Tighter Together challenge from Madeline Moves, feels the same.
So, I set out to find another way for us to enjoy the flavor! And the Key Lime Pie Milkshake was born.
Why we love this recipe
This Key Lime Pie Milkshake is a lighter take on the classic dessert and one you can enjoy on the go! It's refreshingly cold and creamy, sweet, and macro-friendly. And there are so many fun ways to dress it up and make it the dessert of your dreams!
I was so honored to have contributed recipes to Madeline's nutrition e-book for the May edition of Tighter Together, and I wish I could have included this one. Unfortunately, I didn't have the ingredients to test it at the time. But lucky for you, I do now, and it can live on my blog instead!
Ingredients needed for this Key Lime Pie Milkshake
Two Good Vanilla or Coconut Yogurt: I love the consistency and flavor of this brand! Fat-Free Cool Whip: Works with the yogurt to help achieve a creamy consistency.
Graham Cracker: To crumble on top! It looks and tastes beautiful.
Sugar-Free Lime Gelatin: Adds a wonderfully tart flavor and creaminess to recreate a key lime pie in your glass!
Lime Juice: More flavor!
Xanthan Gum: Optional for thickness.
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: Or other nut milk of your choice.
Protein Powder: Vanilla works best to create a true key lime pie taste. You can also use unflavored.
Tools & equipment required
Best way to make this Key Lime Pie Milkshake
1. Pour yogurt, almond milk, lime juice, lime gelatin, and Cool Whip into a blender. Pulse for 15 seconds or until completely mixed.
2. Add in a scoop of protein powder and xanthan gum. Blend for 15 seconds or until protein powder is fully dissolved. You may need to add a splash or two more of nut milk depending on your blender to achieve desired consistency.
3. If you’re feeling fancy, you can line the rim of your glass yogurt and then coat it in graham crackers.
4. Pour milkshake into glass and top with extra dollop of cool whip. Top with remaining crumbles of graham cracker.
5. Enjoy immediately!
Let's chat substitutions
This recipe has been tested with frozen yogurt. Unfortunately, there is not enough liquid to thoroughly blend it. If you like your milkshakes really cold, I recommend putting the container of yogurt in the freezer 30 minutes prior to making so it gets a little colder, but does not solidify all the way through.
Nowadays, there are so many dairy free alternatives. If yogurt or Cool Whip aren't your jam, you could try dairy free yogurt OR omit the protein powder and use Halo Top or low carb vanilla ice cream instead.
Want to add more toppings? You could drizzle some chocolate syrup on top of your milkshake or add sprinkles or cookie crumbles. Pieces of candy would be fun, too! Dress it up like you're dressing up a sundae, sit back and relax, and enjoy with a spoon.
Frequently asked questions
Can I make this another flavor?
Of course you can! Try using strawberry or orange gelatin with a squeeze of fresh juice from either fruit & it will taste just like a creamsicle! PERFECT for summer!
Can I make this Key Lime Pie Milkshake ahead of time?
I don't recommend making this ahead of time. It's designed to be enjoyed cold immediately after blending.
This Key Lime Pie Milkshake is macro-friendly, meaning it is higher protein, moderate in carbs, and lower in fat. If you’re not counting macros, feel free to substitute any or all ingredients for their original versions. It's all your personal preference!
If you are counting macros, they will vary slightly based on the protein powder you’re using. It is saved as a recipe in MyFitnessPal under: "A Paige Of Positivity - Key Lime Pie Milkshake".
A lot of you will use whatever your favorite protein powder is. If the MyFitnessPal macros do not align with your exact shake, that's okay! Luckily, it’s really easy to save a new recipe on your account and log it whenever you make it!
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Key Lime Pie Milkshake
- High Speed Blender
- Measuring Cups
- Rubber Spatula
- Food scale (optional)
- 150 g Two Good Vanilla or Coconut Yogurt, 1 container
- 30 g vanilla or unflavored protein powder, 1 scoop
- 15 g graham cracker, crumbled
- ¼ cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsp fat-free Cool Whip
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- ½ tbsp sugar-free lime gelatin
- ½ tsp xanthan gum, optional
- Pour yogurt, almond milk, lime juice, lime gelatin, and Cool Whip into a blender. Pulse for 15 seconds or until completely mixed.
- Add in a scoop of protein powder and xanthan gum. Blend for 15 seconds or until protein powder is fully dissolved. You may need to add a splash or two more of nut milk depending on your blender to achieve desired consistency.
- If you’re feeling fancy, you can line the rim of your glass with yogurt and then coat it in graham crackers.
- Pour milkshake into glass and top with extra dollop of cool whip. Top with remaining crumbles of graham cracker.
- Enjoy immediately!
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