Italian Lemon Milkshakes with Limoncello Cream

Italian Lemon Milkshakes with Limoncello Cream | From My Sweet Heart

  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of lemon sorbet
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup of vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 cup of prosecco

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until thick and creamy.  For the limoncello whipped cream, place 1 cup of heavy cream, 3 TBSP confectioners sugar and 3 TBSP of limoncello in the bowl of your mixer.  Beat until soft peaks form.  Pour the milkshake into serving glasses, dollop with whipped cream and garnish with lemon zest and a berry. 

I wanted to share with you another of my thrifty finds.  I found these pretty, purple striped soda glasses at my local thrift store for 99 cents a piece!  They look like they are out of the 1960′s or 1970′s.  But they triggered something in my memory that was pleasant and I’m so happy I got them!

I always like to pair a cocktail recipe with a piece of music that I enjoyAnd in fitting with the Italian theme of this post, I decided to share a piece that can have me both trembling with goosebumps and reduced to tears in just a matter of minutes (especially when performed by Yo-Yo Ma!).  So please enjoy the music of the Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone.  Gabriel’s Oboe and the theme from Cinema Paradiso are performed by La Orchesta Sinfonietta di Roma.  Sip, close your eyes, and enjoy!


  1. Anne, these are gorgeous. And what fun flavors. I love lemon, especially in dessert! Thanks for sharing the musical piece too! :-)

  2. What a gorgeous looking and delicious sounding milkshake!

  3. Slurp… well I’m just wishing I could have one and slurp it up. :) This looks amazing and refreshing. Hope you had a great weekend!! ~ Ramona

    • Thanks Ramona….I really slurped this one up myself! Weekend was good….looking forward to the next and I hope you have a wonderful week! : )

  4. I am sure I could put away a few of these citrusy creamy drinks-they look fabulous! I like having drinks that transport me to summertime and these would do the trick. Delicious post!

    • Thanks Tina! I know it’s January and I was going to do a spiked coffee drink…but the weather has been so mild here in D.C. that I just felt like a milkshake! : )

  5. So nice of you to provide sweet musice along with this sweet treat. This is the kind of milkshake that could become a habit. I love those glasses too!

    • Thanks Sandra! And I know you can appreciate this. I found those glasses the day before this post at the thrift store for 99 cents a piece. They had 4…so I got them all! Perfect for these yummy milkshakes! : )

  6. I love that piece of music! There’s another version of it with words called Nella Fantasia by a young girl named Chloe who’s one of the singers in Celtic Woman. She recorded it when she was like 15 or 16, and it’s just so beautiful. It seems her dad was the one who accompanied her on the oboe, as he’s a famous Oboe player from Ireland. Such a lovely drink to go with Anne!

    • Thanks Jen! And I love this piece so much. I love a version of it…Gabriel’s Oboe and The Falls performed by Yo-Yo Ma. But I will have to look on Youtube to find Chloe’s Nella Fantasia version. Thanks for letting me know about it! : )

  7. Wow – you’ve combined my two loves – limoncello and Cinema Paradiso (we played the theme during our wedding ceremony.) I’m excited to try this milkshake – just looks divine.

    • Thanks Deanna! What a lovely piece to have at your wedding! And I am a huge fan of limoncello and prosecco! I hope you give these a try. And enjoy! : )

  8. These sound amazing… and look even better! I enjoy the addition of the music it’s a nice change and very pretty.

    • Thanks Susie! Usually when I’m having cocktails anywhere….I’m listening to music. So I love to pair it here as well! : )

  9. The Mission is a beautiful piece of music indeed… thank you for the clip ~ I haven’t heard it in a while and am thoroughly enjoying listening as I type… I was admiring these lovely limoncello milkshakes earlier today on Gawker I believe… what a great job. I especially like the fresh lemon and prosecco in these Anne… just beautiful!

    • Thanks Kelly! I love The Mission, and especially when performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Yes…these milkshakes made it to Food Gawker but rejected by Taste Spotting! Go figure. It was the first time I’ve used my new camera totally on manual. Kind of like taking the training wheels off of your bike…feeling exhilarated that you are doing it on your own….but knowing that you are still wildly out of control! LOL. I love lemons and I love prosecco….so these went well together! : )

  10. Just beautiful, Anne! Delicious to drink and stunning to look at :)

  11. Fantastic (adult) milkshakes! I’m a HUGE fan of limoncello (I even make my own) so this is right up my alley!

    • Ann..thanks so much! I am a HUGE fan of limoncello, too. Hopefully you will post your recipe on your site one day?!? :- }

  12. These look amazing, and how adorable they look in the picture!:) You make milkshakes sound so interesting, not to mention appetizing;)

    • Thanks Christy…..with the amount of alcohol in these milkshakes….they definitely were interesting! But I love lemons so much….why not in a milkshake! : )

  13. These look incredible! I love your glasses too.

  14. Yum! An shot of limencello wouldn’t be bad here either!

    • Candy….I LIKE the way you think!!! I thought about replacing the fresh lemon juice with limoncello….but then I just decided to add it to the whipped cream. All in all …very lemony….so pucker up! : )

  15. TOTALLY digging these spiked milkshakes! And a great way to use all of the lovely citrus fruit right now! Hugs!

  16. This is a dessert I can get behind! With the lemon and prosecco and cream, this sounds delightful!

  17. What an incredible milkshake and brilliant to add Prosecco to it. I can only imagine how all these flavors combined taste. I’m so glad I found your site. I’m so making this. The only thing I’ll have to get is the Lemon Sorbet.

    • Vicki….thanks so much! I really love prosecco and am happy with just a glass of that. But it really added some lightness to this milkshake and all in all… turned out well! I hope you enjoy! : )

  18. How elegant for milk shakes and I love the glasses. They make this picture perfect.

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