It is here – THE DAY! EATING PANTS DAY! And why not post the ultimate gluttonous treat – a pumpkin pie milkshake.
I just spent my week making 96 PIES for friends (old and new) and new customers who I hope love the pies as much as I do. I tried really hard to get this up and posted earlier this week, but I mean, 96 pies, I was busy AF.
And after all, this is not a recipe for your thanksgiving dinner, it is a recipe to round out your eat-a-thon weekend and use up those last few pieces of pie that somehow went uneaten today.
Pie in a milkshake?
You bet your ass pie in a milkshake. And a little bit of caramel too, if you’re gonna put yourself near a food coma you might as well do it up right and proper.
Sign me up, how do I begin?
To make a pumpkin pie milkshake you need to follow my simple milkshake base ratio:
three scoops of ice cream (I almost exclusively use vanilla ice cream in shakes)
1 1/4 cups of liquid (this includes not milk, i.e. chocolate sauce, coffee, syrups et al)
Simple enough – this ice cream to liquid (which for this milkshake is just milk) ratio guarantees thickness perfection. A milkshake that is thick, creamy but you can still get through a straw.
Now to this, just throw in a slice of pumpkin pie. Literally, throw it right in your blender with the milk and ice cream. If you are in the market for a good pumpkin pie recipe, here you go. I suggest using whatever you have left after your thanksgiving meal.
Where does the caramel come in?
So this is totally not necessary, but it is probably the greatest eating weekend in America, so I am going to suggest you just go for it. Drizzle caramel all over down the sides in your chosen glass. This is my favorite recipe for a quick caramel sauce, so if you would like to make your own, try this one. If you have a traditional milkshake glass like the picture, it looks really cool and you can maneuver your straw around to suck up some caramel with every sip.
All this being said, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, whatever yours looked like this year. And I truly hope everyone has found many things to be grateful for, I sure have. xo
Pumpkin pie milkshake
- 3 decent sized scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/4 cups of milk (listen to me do not use heavy cream, you will end up with chunks of basically butter when you blend it up - trust me, because this happened to me
- two slices of pumpkin pie
- caramel sauce (see link in post for a quick and easy homemade recipe I love or use your favorite store bought
Place all ingredients EXCEPT CARAMEL and blend on low, gradually increasing speed until a fully blended and creamy consistency is achieved - about 45 seconds.
Take your glass and drizzle caramel around the side in the glass. Pour the milkshake into glasses and top with whipped cream and the tiniest extra drizzle of caramel sauce.