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Recipe: Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

Recipe: Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

by Erin Fletter
Photo by CreatoraLab/
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Equipment Checklist

  • Cutting board + kid-safe knife
  • Citrus juicer (optional)
  • Zester (or grater with small zesting plate/side)
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Blender (or pitcher + immersion blender)


Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 C milk (sub dairy-free milk)
  • 1/2 pint (8 oz) whipping cream (omit or sub dairy-free whipping cream)
  • 4 T honey
  • 1 C ice

Food Allergen Substitutions

Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

  • Dairy: Substitute dairy-free milk and omit or substitute dairy-free whipping cream in Milkshakes.


Lemony Honeyed Milkshakes

measure + combine

Measure and combine the juice of 3 lemons, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 2 cups milk, 1/2 pint whipping cream, and 1/4 cup honey to your blender or a pitcher (for use with an immersion blender).

blend + add + blend

Blend until well combined, and then add 1 cup of ice and continue to blend until nice and smooth.

Surprise Ingredient: Honey!

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Photo by Jag_cz/

Hi! I'm Honey!

"I'm a golden, thick, naturally sweet liquid made by honeybees! My flavor varies depending on the particular flower nectar that bees carry home to their hive. Did you know I can last indefinitely? That's forever! Try squeezing or dribbling me into tea, on biscuits, toast, or fruit, and add me to desserts."   

  • Honeybees make honey—they are one of the world's insects that makes food people can eat. An average bee makes about one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey during its whole life.
  • In Spain, an 8,000-year-old cave painting in the Cuevas de la Araña (Spider Caves) depicts a person gathering honey from a beehive. 
  • Egyptian hieroglyphs record the practice of beekeeping in ancient Egypt and honey's use as a sweetener and as a soothing ointment for wounds. Egyptians also buried their dead with honey or used it in mummification.
  • Ancient Greece had its beekeepers, and references to honey also appear in ancient Indian and Israelite texts.
  • Honey has an indefinite shelf life—it can last forever if well stored because it has natural preservatives. It may crystallize eventually, but the crystals will melt if you warm it by putting the jar in a bowl or pot of hot water or in the microwave on low power. 
  • People initially used honey as a culinary sweetener but now recognize it as a healing ingredient in medicinal treatment. For example, honey can help soothe a cough or sore throat and heal burns or cuts on your skin. 
  • Eating local honey, made from bees living in the same area where you live, may help you build up a resistance to pollen, thereby reducing your allergies. However, there is not sufficient evidence for this. 
  • Infants do not yet have any resistance to the bacteria in honey, so keep it out of their diet until they are over one year old. 
  • Honey consists primarily of fructose and other natural sugars and has insignificant amounts of vitamins and minerals, so it is wise to limit your honey intake as you do with other sugars. 
  • Honey soaks up moisture rapidly. To make cake and cookies last longer and retain their moistness, substitute half of the sugar in a recipe with honey.

The Yolk's On You

Why do bees have sticky hair?

Because they use a honeycomb!

Lettuce Joke Around

Why did the lemon have no friends? 

Because she was a sour-puss!

The Yolk's On You

Who is the honeybee’s favorite singer?


THYME for a Laugh

What do you give an injured lemon?


THYME for a Laugh

Why did the honeybee go to the barbershop? 

To get a buzz-cut!

Lettuce Joke Around

What kind of bee can't be understood? 

A mumble bee!

THYME for a Laugh

What kind of bee is a sore loser? 

A cry ba-bee!

Lettuce Joke Around

Why did the lemon stop halfway across the road? 

He ran out of juice!

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