These genius Pie Shakes are the ultimate ice cream treat with a whole slice of pie blended into the shake! It’s like pie a la mode in a frosty glass.
The three pie shakes we made include three of our favorite pies. We made a Peanut Butter Pie Shake, a Key Lime Pie Shake, and a Strawberry Pie Shake.
They are the BEST way to beat the heat this summer and keep this recipe on hand for when you have extra pie during the holidays!
We got the idea for Pie Shakes while on vacation. There is a famous restaurant/dessert shop in Minnesota along the north shore of Lake Superior called Betty’s Pies. We’ve driven past it many times but never stopped to eat.
Either the parking lot was too full or we had already eaten or whatever the case, but finally last winter we were on our way back from Gooseberry Falls and stopped to eat.
Unfortunately, their credit card machine wasn’t working that day so it was cash only with no ATM on site. We scrounged up what cash and change we could find and then had to choose between a meal or pie because we didn’t have enough cash for both. And we all chose pie, of course!
We had another opportunity to visit this past spring and my whole family remembered seeing Polar Pie Shakes on the menu. On the second visit, we ordered meals as well as some pie slices and some pie shakes. The pie shakes were such a big hit that we had to try making them at home.
All you need are some pies and some softened vanilla bean ice cream (or whatever ice cream sounds good). You can use leftover pies, store bought pies or homemade pies. I made these pies and you can find the recipes here:
For the Strawberry Pie Shake, put softened vanilla bean ice cream and a slice of strawberry pie in the blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour the Strawberry Pie Shake into a glass and top it with whipped cream and a strawberry.
For the Key Lime Pie Shake put softened vanilla bean ice cream and a slice of key lime pie into the blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour the key lime pie shake into a glass and top it with whipped cream and a slice of key lime.
For the Peanut Butter Pie Shake, put softened vanilla bean ice cream and a slice of peanut butter pie in the blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour the Peanut Butter Pie Shake into a glass and top with whipped cream and mini peanut butter cups. These Pie Shakes are the ultimate ice cream dessert and you can enjoy them all year long!