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A month or so ago I was reading some of my favorite food blogs and I came across a post on Fashionably Foodie- one of my favorite blogs and saw that Rachelle had posted a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes. I usually love just about everything she posts but my first thought when I saw this post was – Yuck! Athough I love my milkshakes I don’t like pumpkin pie and the thought of a piece of pie in a milkshake was just a little too wierd for me – sorry Rachelle.
Well, in October during one of my trips to Utah to see the college kids we had dinner at a little “hole in the wall” hamburger place in downtown Provo, right off Center Street, called Sammy’s.
Sammy’s had amazing hamburgers and great beer batter fries! Yum!
And also on the menu were Pie Shakes!. There they were again – what’s the deal? I had never heard of Pie Shakes and now I had seen them twice within a few weeks!
Well – I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by and I ordered one. A oreo mint pie shake.
The presentation was great and it tasted great too! Pie Shakes – not too bad! And just in case you are wondering as my friend Sherra did – yes, they put the whole piece of pie in the blender with ice cream – crust and all!
So maybe Rachelle’s recipe for Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes wasn’t so strange after all?!
I decided I didn’t want to wait until we had leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin pie to give it a try so – shhh – don’t tell anyone, but I bought a frozen Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie! I baked the pie and then cut it into slices and froze it again.
I chopped up the frozen pie and threw it in the blender along with ice cream, milk and a little sugar and blended it up!
Guess what – Rachelle was right – it is awesome!! Remember, I don’t even like pumpkin pie but a pumpkin pie milkshake is amazing!
Of course being the cook that she is, Rachelle made her pumpkin pie from scratch – including the crust! I am sure her pumpkin pie milkshakes were better than mine because of that but I have to say – the quick and easy version was pretty great too!
So when you have some leftover pumpkin pie this week – try something new! Pop it in the freezer and then make yourself a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake – you won’t regret it!! The possibilities are endless – Banana Cream Pie Shakes, Chocolate Cream, etc….
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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
2 C vanilla ice cream
1 C milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 large slice pumpkin pie, chopped and frozen (can be used unfrozen also)
Whipped cream and nutmeg, for serving
Combine ice cream, milk and sugar in blender. mix. add in pumpkin pie, pulse to blend. put blender in the freezer for a half hour. When ready to serve, stir and scoop with a big spoon into mugs. serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.