First you'll want to make a lovely little blueberry syrup. Which resembles blueberry pie filling. And is delicious.
Then comes the tough part: letting it cool. I recommend putting the blueberry syrup in a bowl and sticking it in the fridge.
When it's cooled to an acceptable temperature (i.e. not hot to the touch anymore), you can get blending the blueberry syrup with the vanilla ice cream and graham crackers. This photo seriously makes me so hungry.
Who says blue/purple foods aren't natural?
I know the whole mason jar thing is such an overdone trend, but I'm pretty sure I won't ever stop. Whenever I'm making a drink and have to get a glass out, I can't resist the mason jar. They just look good. And who cares if everyone else is doing it, anyway? Do what you love.
Right now, I'm trying my very best not to get sick. I'm knocking on wood as I type this (really), but I haven't been sick since last May. A few weeks more and it will be an entire a year. I know I just totally jinxed myself, especially since I can feel my immune system declining (that's a thing. I can really feel it); but I'm going to fight it with all I've got.
And blueberries are packed with antioxidants.
Soooo. Come on milkshake, don't let me down. I might just eat the leftover blueberries by the handful now. Or find a way to inject them into my immune system. I'd probably leave the ice cream out… Though the extra calcium can't hurt, right?
This was way easier and faster to make them blueberry pie. And if you like your blueberry pie a la mode, this is basically that but in a mason jar. With no chewing involved.
Not that I'm so lazy I wouldn't chew a piece of pie. You know what I mean. Milkshakes are just always better. And even if I do end up getting sick, I'm pretty sure a purple milkshake would help make me feel much better!
Pie, pie milkshake, or both?
Blueberry Pie Milkshake
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ cup water
- 5 graham crackers
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- Combine blueberries, confectioners' sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat.
- Let the mixture come to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the mixture thickens up and the blueberries start to burst. Remove blueberry syrup to a bowl and let cool.
- Once cooled, brush a little blueberry syrup on the rims of your glasses. Crush one of the graham crackers and place on a plate. Roll the rims of the glasses into the crushed graham cracker.
- Put blueberry mixture, along with 3 cups of ice cream and remaining four graham crackers in a blender and blend until well-combined. Pour into prepared glasses.
For other fun and delicious milkshakes, check these recipes out:
Bourbon S'Mores Milkshake
Chocolate Cinnamon Toast Crunch Stout Milkshake
Caramel Coffee and Doughnuts Milkshake
Vanilla Coconut Milkshake
Simply Life says
wow! what a fun drink!!! And I'm loving the graham cracker rim!
Pretty drinks are the best! I'd slurp this right up!!
Leah | So, How's It Taste? says
Um, both! No way could I choose between the two! I love your recipe for this. I'm not into the trend of actually blending a slice of pie into a drink, but this sounds heavenly!
Meg @ Peaches and Cake says
Holy lord, my husband loves blueberries and frozen treats, this is so genius, why did I not think of this already?! Must make.
sues, these are beautiful! i just love that color
also, the purple striped straw! perfect!
Ohhhhh ,yes please! I love blueberry pie. Now I know when I get old and cant chew anymore, I can still sip it through a straw!!! LOL
What a gorgeous color! You've definitely inspired my increased milkshake consumption, and I'm very happy about that! Can't wait to see what ice creams you're making!
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
what a gorgeous milkshake!! i imagine all sorts of lovely variations with different berries all summer long!
Oh my word- the COLOR of that beauty! Need it!
Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says
I love pie, I love milkshakes, it's all win win. It's also amazing how much blueberries change flavor when you cook them!
This sounds so good and definitely way easier than making pie. I love how you served it. And love that you didn't go back and edit the directions. 🙂
haha, i can totally see myself with purple lips 🙂 milkshake or pie, there's definitely time for both!! hope you ward off anything, i have a cold that's been bugging me for over a week now 🙁
To Kiss the Cook says
LOVE the color here. It of course sounds like it probably tastes divine but I want to coordinate a shift dress to this.
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
You are a genius, Sues!!
What a gorgeous color! I just bought myself a Magic Bullet at Costco today and can't wait to try this recipe with it.
This and a some green tea every day wouldn't hurt either 🙂 Hope you ward off any unwanted 'bugs'!
Emily @ A Cambridge Story says
I'm stuck on the logic class thing. Please tell me more 🙂 Blueberries and vanilla ice cream are so meant to be together. And even better when in easily slurpable liquid form!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I love the pretty color of this pie milkshake!
Gia Grossman says
Look at that purple!! I just love that you got that shade with a natural fruit! Take that blue dye #87493. I bet this is delish!
ashley - baker by nature says
Pie in a jar sounds like a dream come true! Can't wait to pick up some blueberries and turn them into a milkshake.
Michelle Collins says
It's always been a dream of mine to liquify pie and drink it through a straw. This seriously looks amazing.
Oh my goodness. that looks so tasty. I love "milkshakes" and could easily convince my self this one is healthy since its got so many blueberries!
I will be licking the rim clean if I have that jar of milkshake in front of me right now:) Gorgeous photos! and I love purple on food!
LOVE the color coordinating straw!!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
I drink your blueberry pie milkshake!!!
Abeer Rizvi says
I LOVE the color of this smoothie!
Helen @ scrummy lane says
Just look at the colour of that - I'm in love!
How about pie AND a milkshake to go with it? 😉