In the present day my mates, we now have some very critical enterprise to debate.
It’s a centuries-old matter that’s each polarizing and uncomfortable, contentious and cumbersome.
A subject that’s destroyed friendships…and damaged household bonds.
A subject that causes even the nice philosophers of our time to scratch their profound heads in perplexity.
It’s a subject that’s downright controversial, so brace yourselves.
In the present day, we’re speaking about milkshakes.
Particularly, *Pie* Milkshakes.
Are Pie Milkshakes truly a hotly debated matter throughout the ice cream neighborhood, you ask? To be trustworthy, I actually do not know.
However you realize what? They most actually are, a minimum of inside my close-knit ice cream social circle (and by “ice cream social circle,” I imply the ice cream social circle that features me, myself, and I). And whenever you’re a little bit of an ice cream sociopath like yours actually, you don’t want logic, opposing arguments, and even different folks, for that matter. You possibly can create your individual drama, proper within the consolation of your individual dwelling.
(And I do, each evening. From roughly 2am to 3am, after I lay awake pondering these timeless hard-hitting questions like “however what does the world THINK about pie milkshakes!??).
From my milkshake-making perspective, it seems that there are typically two colleges of thought in the case of the methodology behind pie-flavored milkshakes:
- Merely take a bit of leftover pie, add to a blender with milk and ice cream, and voila! Pie flavored milkshake goodness.
- Use recent components – comparable to fruit, pastry, cookies – to imitate the pie taste in your milkshake with out truly mixing a bit of valuable pie into oblivion.
Though each strategies lead to a downright scrumptious deal with, I’m fairly staunchly within the second camp of utilizing recent components to re-create that pie taste. The primary possibility (let’s name it the “Pie Possibility”) irritates me for a large number of causes, however we’re going to deal with the obvious (a minimum of in response to me): it simply doesn’t really feel reasonable.
Positive, it’s the “simpler” possibility – and definitely I’m all about lazy lady hacks that may assist me get pie into my system as fast and painlessly as potential.
However what bothers me concerning the Pie Possibility is that this inherent assumption that folks simply have entry to random items of leftover pie. Possibly it’s simply me, however I nearly by no means have leftover pie simply “laying” round. If i’ve pie round the home, I’m going to eat ALL that lovely pie, knowwhatimsaying? I discover the very idea offensive and it rattles me to my core.
When there’s a pie inside ear-shot (or actually, stomach-shot), I’m not going to depart a single piece behind, even when my abdomen is cramping and I’ve tiny beads of sweat glittering on my brow. No, expensive readers – I’m going to POWER THROUGH that final piece of pie in hopes that my demonstrated dedication will impress the almighty pie gods, who in flip will proceed blessing me with scrumptious pie for the remainder of my life.
The considered abandoning any pie – even mediocre pie- within the endless vortex of my Vitamix hurts my soul deeply, and I refuse to have interaction in such pie-abusive ways when a wonderfully scrumptious (maybe even MORE scrumptious) path to pie milkshakes is a number of easy components away.
This milkshake makes use of the second possibility above, utilizing stunning recent Georgia peaches courtesy The Peach Truck and the last word milkshake secret ingredient, bourbon (duh).
I fought the urge to make this recipe overly difficult by utilizing graham crackers to impart buttery taste fairly than making a whole pie crust from scratch. There’s a time and a spot for selfmade pie crust, and if I’m going to undergo the headache of slicing in butter (three little phrases that go away me quivering with worry), I don’t need my efforts to be blended into oblivion.
This milk to ice cream ratio that i’ve specified by this recipe produces a particularly thick shake, which I personally love, however when you favor a shake that’s extra liquid in consistency, add a bit extra milk.
In case you don’t have graham crackers, delicate sugar or shortbread cookies are a unbelievable substitute that additionally impart a pie-like taste.
Play the bourbon by ear – one tablespoon was good for me, however when you’re a real boozer and wish a extra prevalent bourbon taste, by all means – you do you, you huge alchy.
Simple, peachy, boozy and scrumptious, this milkshake is the right approach to have a good time summer time’s biggest reward to the meals world. And the perfect half? You don’t should sacrifice your final valuable piece of peach pie (until in fact, you need to).
Comfortable scooping 🙂
Bourbon Peach Pie Milkshake
Yield: 2 milkshakes
- three cups roughly chopped peaches, plus a bit further for topping
- three cups vanilla ice cream
- half of cup complete milk
- 1 sheet graham crackers, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 tablespoon bourbon (or to style)
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings (whipped cream, further chopped peaches, graham cracker crumbles)
1. Pour the melted butter atop the crumbled graham crackers, stirring till mixed.
2. Mix all components in a blender and mix till easy. Add further milk as wanted when you favor a thinner, extra liquidy shake.
three. Pour into two glasses, topping with whipped cream, chopped peaches, and crushed up graham crackers.
Take pleasure in 🙂