Pecan Pie Milkshakes

You guys. I did something naughty (p.s. don’t you just love that word?). I put a piece of pie in the blender with ice cream and booze.

This achievement (if you can call pushing the button on your blender an achievement) is life altering. Which is why I just had to share it with you today. This recipe was earmarked for after Thanksgiving as a “what to do with your leftover pie” blog post. But I jumped the gun. Stuff like this shouldn’t be kept a secret.

I could never work for the CIA…

The idea for this comes from my blogging friend Laura who put a piece of pumpkin pie in her blender last year. Mind blown. Let’s all take a moment to thank Laura for bringing this brilliant idea to us humans. I assumed this trick would work with any old pie and lucky for us, it totally does. Life is good sometimes.

I used a slice of my Chocolate Lovers Pecan Pie for this milkshake. But whatever pecan pie you happen to have in your refrigerator will be great here. Heck, you might want to make a fresh pie just so you can pulverize it into a zillion pieces for this milkshake. It’s that good.



Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Serves 2

Pecan Pie Milkshakes


  • For the Milkshake
  • 1 large slice pecan pie
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2-4 tablespoons bourbon or rum, optional

  • For Garnish
  • Whipped cream
  • Pecans, roughly chopped
  • Cocoa powder


  1. Place all of the ingredients for the milkshake in your blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Transfer to glasses. Garish with whipped cream, pecans and a dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy immediately.


1. If you skip the alcohol, add a couple extra tablespoons of milk before blending.

39 comments on “Pecan Pie Milkshakes”

  1. Putting pie in a blender with some ice cream and liquor is such a genius idea, Liz! And what a great way to use up that leftover dessert. Love the looks of this milkshake!


  3. You are naughty 🙂 A pie in the blender? LOVE!!!

  4. Mind blown 🙂 Makes me want to make a pecan pie just to do this!

  5. Pie milkshakes are thebombdotcom!! I’ve only done it a couple of times (with leftover Thanksgiving pie, of course), and absolutely love them. Ugh.. So naughty. So delicious!

  6. So, why haven’t I thought of this before?? The idea is genius. I’m definitely trying it with my leftover pie this weekend!

  7. What an awesome idea! So glad you made this, bookmarked and better happen here soon.

  8. HAHAHAHA this made me lol. Yes, naughty is a really fun word. Thank goodness it is around Christmas time and we get to throw it around a little more often 🙂 And this is genius…very dangerous…but genius! 🙂

  9. YOU ARE MY HERO!!!! Pie shakes are my favorite way to eat pie (though waffling it comes in a close second). I adore that you used pecan pie (the best) and topped it with a generous swirl of whipped cream. That is my kind of shake!

  10. I so do this for breakfast…any day!

  11. Saw this on FB and was like yes. I’m all for it. I’m totally doing this on Thanksgiving and not telling people what it is. Heheheh

  12. haha, love these!!! I made pumpkin pie milkshakes too a while ago but used cookies. . LOVE your idea of using an entire slice of pie!! Love this!!

  13. Oh Liz, this looks amazing! Pie in a milkshake?! YES!!!

  14. Gah this is brilliant!

  15. Oh my gosh! You put an ACTUAL piece of pie in the blender. You are my hero.

    • It’s amazing! And very very dangerous! Maybe next I’ll throw a whole piece of cake in the blender!! Have a great Thanksgiving, Sarah!

  16. I am going to smuggle pie home with me for exactly this purpose!!

  17. I was thinking about having a green smoothie for breakfast (prepping for the holidays, ya know?), but this is a WAY better idea!!!! Thanks for being awesome!

  18. This recipe is definitely a winner!!!

  19. I had Pecan Pie and Ice Cream for breakfast just so it wouldn’t go to waste. This is a much better idea for tonight.

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