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.
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