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
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.
Wait patiently while the mixture comes to a boil.
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.
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.
And blend until well-combined. And a beautiful color. Who says blue/purple foods aren’t natural?
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.
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.
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.
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 couldn’t hurt.
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 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