Blueberry Pie Milkshake

Blueberry Pie Milkshake

April 10, 2013

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Pie in a jar is a thing. I know. But I prefer milkshakes in jars. Or in just plain old glasses. Or straight out of the blender and into my mouth. Not that I’d ever be a pig like that. At least not when anyone is home to see me. (which means you’ll never really know). Basically, what I’m trying to say is pie in jars is cool and all, but milkshakes in jars are better. So, pie milkshakes in jars are the ultimate. I clearly rocked my college logic class and even moved on to become a logic TA (wow, that sounds a lot nerdier when you actually write it down), but I don’t think you have to be a logic-tician to figure out that something cool and something way cooler make something that’s cool on a whole new level. Like blueberry milkshakes.
I never can decide if I like apple or blueberry pie the best. I think it probably depends on the season and right now it’s just about beautiful, glorious blueberry season. As someone who can eat blueberries by the bushel, I’m very happy about this change in the seasons. And you knew it wouldn’t take long for me to break out my blender for a milkshake since I basically never put it away my milkshake making is so frequent. In case you’re worried (which I’m sure you’re not), I’ve already begun on the summer ice cream-making fun, too. This is going to be the year of frozen treats. I can feel it. And taste it. It’s going to be a good one.

Blueberry Pie Milkshake (makes 2):
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  • 1 1/2 C blueberries
  • 1/8 C powdered sugar
  • 1/8 C water
  • 3 C vanilla ice cream
  • 5 graham crackers

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First you’ll want to make a lovely little blueberry puree. Or syrup. Or something that resembles blueberry pie filling. And is delicious. All you have to do is combine the blueberries, powdered sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat.

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Wait patiently while the mixture comes to a boil.

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And then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time. It will thicken up and the blueberries will start to burst and get all delicious-looking.

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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. Put the blueberry mixture along with 3 cups of ice cream and 4 graham crackers in a blender. Shout-out to my Vitamix. I should also mention that you could TOTALLY make your own ice cream for this milkshake. But me? I wanted this one ASAP and didn’t have time to wait for that.

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And blend until well-combined. And a beautiful color. Who says blue/purple foods aren’t natural?

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Pour into a glass. Or a jar. 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.

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Oh, I forgot to mention that you should give your mason car (or glass. or blender) a graham cracker rim with that leftover graham cracker. I used a little of the blueberry syrup to get my graham cracker crumbs to stick.

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Do you like how I said I forgot to tell you something and instead of just going and editing my directions, I added it in exactly when and where I remembered it? I think that accurately describes how incredibly tired I am right now. It’s been a rough one. And we’re not even halfway through.

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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.

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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 couldn’t hurt.

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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.

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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 milkshakes, or both?


Whole Grain Sampling Day Winner:

I keep forgetting to pick the winner of the whole grain sample pack! So, without further ado, congratulations to Sara of Cupcake Muffin! I’ll email you today to coordinate prize details… Congrats! And happy whole graining πŸ™‚

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26 Responses to "Blueberry Pie Milkshake"

  1. Simply Life says:

    wow! what a fun drink!!! And I’m loving the graham cracker rim!

  2. Odetta says:

    Pretty drinks are the best! I’d slurp this right up!!

  3. 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!

  4. Holy lord, my husband loves blueberries and frozen treats, this is so genius, why did I not think of this already?! Must make.

  5. Daisy says:

    sues, these are beautiful! i just love that color

  6. Lexi says:


    also, the purple striped straw! perfect!

  7. leslie says:

    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

  8. Ashley says:

    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!

  9. what a gorgeous milkshake!! i imagine all sorts of lovely variations with different berries all summer long!

  10. Monique says:

    Oh my word- the COLOR of that beauty! Need it!

  11. I love pie, I love milkshakes, it’s all win win. It’s also amazing how much blueberries change flavor when you cook them!

  12. Megan says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  13. Shannon says:

    haha, i can totally see myself with purple lips πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™

  14. LOVE the color here. It of course sounds like it probably tastes divine but I want to coordinate a shift dress to this.

  15. You are a genius, Sues!!

  16. Susan says:

    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 πŸ™‚ Hope you ward off any unwanted ‘bugs’!

  17. I’m stuck on the logic class thing. Please tell me more πŸ™‚ Blueberries and vanilla ice cream are so meant to be together. And even better when in easily slurpable liquid form!

  18. I love the pretty color of this pie milkshake!

  19. 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!

  20. Pie in a jar sounds like a dream come true! Can’t wait to pick up some blueberries and turn them into a milkshake.

  21. It’s always been a dream of mine to liquify pie and drink it through a straw. This seriously looks amazing.

  22. Bobbie says:

    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!

  23. Jeannie says:

    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!

  24. kathy says:

    LOVE the color coordinating straw!!

  25. I drink your blueberry pie milkshake!!!

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