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This blueberry pie milkshake is the best use for leftover blueberry pie! It’s creamy, delicious, and ready in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients.
Let me introduce you to this Instagram-ready glass of blueberry pie milkshake.
This creamy, sippable dessert proves that a slice of blueberry pie and scoops of salted caramel ice cream are not only for serving on a plate. You can also blend them into something that can satisfy your cravings for a fruity and decadent treat. 😋
So, if you have leftover pie or just want to enjoy pie a la mode in a glass, spend your 5 minutes with us and make this recipe!
(Oh, and I’ve also included a no-fuss recipe for blueberry pie so you can bake one from scratch.)
What is Blueberry Pie Milkshake?
Blueberry pie milkshake is a blueberry pie you can sip. But unlike other blueberry milkshake recipes, this one actually uses leftover blueberry pie.
We’ll blend salted caramel ice cream, milk, and malted milk powder with a slice of luscious blueberry pie.
It’s like a combination of different desserts in one glass! 🤤
This drinkable “pie a la mode” comes together quickly, and it’s definitely way less work than other desserts made with leftover pie. Sure, you can bake puddings, muffins, cakes, and cookies with leftover pie, but is there anything easier than just putting all the ingredients in a blender?
And if you don’t have some leftover pie ready to be given a decadent and refreshing twist, I got you!
Scroll down, and you’ll find our recipe for blueberry crumb pie as well as other options if you’re not in the mood to bake.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Leftover Pie Milkshake
- Great Use of Leftover Pie: Have some leftover pie from the party? Is your first attempt at homemade blueberry pie a #fail? Don’t worry! You can still make something yummy and satisfying from it by turning it into this easy pie milkshake.
- Quick Indulgence: This gorgeous purple glass of blueberry crumb pie milkshake only needs a few ingredients and is ready to be enjoyed in 5 minutes. If you don’t feel like whipping other desserts (or are not in the mood to chew, haha!), this drink is perfect!
- Shake Things Up: Make your blueberry pie shake however you like! You can play around with so many ice cream flavors and add-ins for this homemade pie shake.
What Does Blueberry Pie Shake Taste Like?
This blueberry pie milkshake tastes like everything a dessert drink should be. It’s decadent and creamy, but it doesn’t taste overly sweet that it will hurt your throat (I’m sure you know what I mean with some super sweet desserts).
You’ll get the familiar sweetness of the blueberry pie perfectly complemented by the salty richness of whole milk and salted caramel ice cream.
We’ve also included malted milk powder, which really completes the flavors in the drink with its roasted, milky taste. You can think of it like the “MSG” in savory recipes. 😋
You see, I always have a thing for drinkable desserts. When trying new restaurants, you can expect me to order one of their “sweet drinks.”
I feel like decadent drinks are the best way to cap off any meal because they’re not as heavy as desserts you eat on a plate.
Speaking of sippable desserts, there’s no denying that milkshakes are easily the best dessert drink.
And with hundreds of milkshake variations, pie milkshakes are one of the easiest and most satisfying ones you can (or should) make at home.
I mean, you only need basic milkshake ingredients like ice cream and milk, plus your choice of add-ins. Then, just throw in a piece of whatever pie you have!
It’s super easy for something so dreamy.
Ingredients For Blueberry Crumb Pie Milkshake
- Blueberry pie – Leftover and store-bought blueberry pie both work for this blueberry crumb pie milkshake. Choose whichever option is the easiest for you to enjoy this creamy delight as soon as possible!
- Salted caramel ice cream – Sure, you can’t go wrong with the classic choice of vanilla ice cream for your blueberry pie milkshake. But if you really want to treat your taste buds, try a symphony of salty and sweet in every sip and opt for salted caramel ice cream. 😉
- Whole milk – Our liquid for this blueberry pie shake recipe. I haven’t tried milkshakes with non-dairy options, so it’s best to stick with whole milk for the best flavor and consistency.
- Malted milk powder – Our secret ingredient. Malted milk powder adds a toasty, butterscotch-like undertone to the blend. Swoon!
Tools Needed To Prepare Caramel Blueberry Shake
- Blender for making the salted caramel blueberry milkshake
- Glass for serving the leftover pie milkshake
Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Leftover Blueberry Pie Milkshake
Salted caramel ice cream substitute
Swap salted caramel ice cream with coffee ice cream for this blueberry crumb pie milkshake.
Coffee and blueberry pie just work so well together, and blending their familiar, cozy flavors in one drink is like heaven in a glass.
Do you like your milkshakes with add-ins and textures? Include some crushed Nilla wafers into the blend and add some more as topping on your blueberry pie milkshake.
If you’ve ever tried chocolate-covered blueberries before, you know how amazing the two complement each other.
So, to take this leftover blueberry pie shake to the next level, add dark chocolate shavings to the mix!
How to Make Blueberry Pie Milkshake
- 1 3-inch slice of blueberry pie
- 4 scoops salted caramel ice cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp malted milk powder
Tools you need:
STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for your blueberry pie milkshake.
STEP 2: Add the salted caramel ice cream, milk, milk powder, and blueberry pie to the blender.
STEP 3: Blend the milkshake until smooth.
STEP 4: Pour your blueberry pie milkshake into a glass. Top with blueberry pie crumbs, and enjoy!
What To Serve With Salted Caramel Blueberry Milkshake
What better way to enjoy this rich and creamy dessert-in-a-glass than with salty and savory snacks on the side? 🤤
If you want more filling options to pair with your salted caramel blueberry milkshake, I can vouch for our Big Mac smash tacos and best damn chili with hotdog sandwiches. Who needs takeout when you can cook these meals at home fuss-free?!
Tips About Making Blueberry Pie Milkshake
- Use less milk if you want a thicker blueberry pie shake, or add more for a smoother consistency.
- Want the creamiest blueberry pie milkshake? Your ice cream should be soft and not rock hard! Take it out of the freezer for at least 10 minutes before blending. 😉
- Try this dessert shake with a blueberry whipped cream topping! It’s super easy: Just beat a cup of cold heavy cream and 1/3 cup of blueberry syrup until soft peaks form.
How To Store Blueberry Crumb Pie Milkshake
- Fridge: Blueberry crumb pie milkshake is best enjoyed immediately after making it. This recipe makes one perfect serving, but if you have some leftover shake, just store it in a sealed jar and refrigerate for up to a day.
- Freezer: Technically, you can freeze your leftover shake, but I doubt that it’ll taste as good after thawing. Just whip up a fresh batch when the cravings strike; this recipe is done in 5 minutes anyway.
How to Make a Blueberry Pie From Scratch
Here’s an easy blueberry pie recipe with a twist. The classic summer treat is made even better with the buttery crumb topping.
Serve this on any occasion, and if you have leftovers, treat yourself to a “berry” good milkshake. 😉
For the blueberry pie:
- 1 lb fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup blueberry juice
- 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 1/2 tsp very cold water
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Honey to taste
- 9-inch pie shell
For the crumb topping:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, very cold
STEP 1: Boil the blueberry juice and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Lower the heat to medium.
STEP 2: Add the sugar, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey.
STEP 3: Pour the juice mixture over the blueberries and stir to coat the berries evenly. Set aside to cool.
STEP 4: Combine the dry ingredients for the crumb topping.
STEP 5: Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks crumbly and sandy. Then, put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
STEP 6: Preheat the oven to 400°F.
STEP 7: Pour the blueberry mixture into the pie shell. Cover the top with the crumb mixture.
STEP 8: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pie is golden brown.
How Do You Preserve a Pie Milkshake for a Long Time?
To preserve your homemade blueberry pie milkshake for a long time, your best option is to freeze it in a freezer-safe container. It should store well in the freezer for a month or two.
Then, thaw the frozen shake and give it a stir before serving.
Personally, I don’t like freezing leftover melted milkshakes. After freezing and thawing, the texture and taste are just not the same.
So, to “salvage” it, I often needed to reblend the shake with more ice cream. That’s just too much work compared to blending a fresh batch! 😅
An alternative I can think of to store milkshakes for longer is to just pour the leftover shake into popsicle molds.
Milky blueberry ice pops on a hot day, anyone?
FAQ About Pie Milkshakes
Can I make this blueberry pie milkshake recipe without blueberry pie?
Can I put alcohol in this blueberry pie milkshake?
- Gather the ingredients for your blueberry pie milkshake.
- Add the blueberry pie, salted caramel ice cream, milk, and milk powder to the blender.
- Blend the milkshake until smooth.
- Pour your blueberry pie milkshake into a glass. Top with blueberry pie crumbs, and enjoy!
- Play with the milk-to-ice cream ratio until you get your desired blueberry pie milkshake consistency. Use more milk if you like your milkshake smooth or less milk for a thicker consistency.
- Allow the ice cream to soften a bit before blending for the creamiest blueberry pie shake. You can take the ice cream out of the freezer for 10 minutes so it's not rock-hard when scooped.
- Love blueberries? Make a blueberry whipped cream topping for extra blueberry flavor! Just beat a cup of cold heavy cream and 1/3 cup of blueberry syrup until soft peaks form.
* This recipe was originally published in 07/2011 by Jaclyn. Notes and photos were updated on 12/2023.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 9g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.
Shake things up with this blueberry pie milkshake!
I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes your favorite way to use up your leftover blueberry pie.
Just blend a slice with milk, malted milk powder, and salted caramel ice cream! This creamy and refreshing drink tastes rich and sweet with some saltiness and toasty undertones.
I hope you will also try our included homemade blueberry pie recipe. Everyone should have a go-to pie recipe, right? 😋
And for more frozen desserts, take out your blender and whip up these delights! I promise they’re ten times better than fast food shakes: