Spike It: Blueberry Pie Milkshakes
Sure, blueberry pie is great to slice and eat. But when you put that beloved flavor into a boozy milkshake, the results are next-level decadent.
My grandmother made the BEST pies. Like, the absolute best. Now, I know that sounds completely cliched, but the thing was that as far as I know, she could always make a killer pie.
She baked pies every Sunday, every single week. They differed depending on the season, of course. Her apple was incredible. Her cherry was fabulous. She made the best pumpkin custard pie around the holidays, and her coconut cream pie still haunts me, because I’ve never found anything like that. It truly melted in your mouth.
Once, she made a peanut butter pie that my cousins and I lost our minds over. She never made it again, and we were devastated. She did a few old-school pies, like mincemeat and date, and I refused to even taste those, because the names freaked my 10-year-old self out way too much. Her berry pies were an absolute dream. She made a wonderful black raspberry pie, occasionally a strawberry pie and always a blueberry pie. Always.
I find blueberry pie the most difficult to make. Well, scratch that — it’s not that it’s the most difficult to make, but it sure is difficult to slice into adorable pieces without losing all of the incredible filling.
So we’re going to solve that problem today. Take your pie — more specifically, your leftover pie. You know, the one sliver or piece that has been sitting there for two days and is just practically done. You doubt you’ll eat it.
But guess what? You sure can drink it!
Throw that slice of pie in a milkshake. And if you don’t have any pie at all, but are craving a piece with a big old scoop of ice cream?! I’ve got you covered (psst, there’s booze too). See below.
Spiked Blueberry Pie Milkshakes
Makes 1 shake
1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup vanilla vodka
3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream for serving
Fresh blueberries for garnish
Combine the ice cream, milk, blueberries, vodka, graham crumbs and vanilla extract in a blender until pureed. Pour into a glass and cover with whipped cream. Top with extra graham crumbs and a few fresh blueberries.
Want to more treats with a boozy twist? Try making summer margaritas, sangria and boozy pies inspired by classic cocktails.
Jessica is the voice behind the blog How Sweet Eats. She can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and she’s on Snapchat at howsweeteats.