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Apple Pie Milkshake


Three years ago I wrote a post about my first visit to Chelsea Market in NYC, and my older brother ordered this legendary Apple Pie Milkshake at the Ronnybrook Dairy Bar. I don’t remember what I ordered, but of course I have no trouble remembering what he ordered! He kindly offered me the first sip and I had a very difficult time giving it back to him. Here is a photo of this awesome milkshake:


When my friends Julie and Lindsay decided to host a milkshake week, I knew I wanted to recreate that Apple Pie Milkshake. I have to say, the homemade version is very tasty, but maybe I should head back down to Chelsea Market sometime to taste it again. You know, for comparison purposes, wink wink.

Let’s start with the apple pie filling. For apple pies, I always use granny smiths:


Their texture is so great for apple pie filling!

Peel, core, and chop up the apples, and put it in a saucepan with some brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, water, and salt:


Cook the apples over medium high heat for about 15 minutes, until they are soft:


Let the filling cool, then puree the mixture until it’s smooth, like this:


Now it’s milkshake time!

Scoop some vanilla ice cream or gelato:


And blend it with the apple pie filling puree in a blender with a touch of milk, until smooth and frothy:


Now it’s ready to be poured into a glass, and drizzled with caramel, to fulfill its apple pie milkshake destiny:



Apple Pie Milkshake

Yield: apple pie filling enough for 6 milkshakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (should yield 3 cups chopped apples)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/16 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
1 cup vanilla ice cream or gelato
1 tbsp milk
homemade caramel sauce, for drizzling


In a large saucepan, combine the apples, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and water. Place over medium high heat and cook until the apples have softened, which should take about 12-15 minutes. Let the filling cool, then puree it in a blender until smooth.

Place the ice cream or gelato into a blender, and add 2 tbsp of apple pie filling and the milk. If you plan to make more than one milkshake, keep in mind you want 2 tbsp of apple pie filling puree and 1 tbsp of milk for every cup of ice cream. Blend until smooth, then serve with a caramel drizzle on top. Enjoy!

Here are more milkshake recipes from my friends:


10 comments on “Apple Pie Milkshake

  1. This looks unbelievable! I love your inspiration but you really made it your own.

  2. These are gorgeous!! I want some!!

    And I recognize that small glass! 😀 😀

  3. Oh my word, I NEED to make these! My kids would go crazy for them!!

  4. Joanne,
    This. Is. Brilliant. I can practically taste it when I read the recipe. I have to make this soon!!

  5. Yes, please! I want to sip on this milkshake all day long!

  6. I love that you cooked the apples first! I tried tossing some uncooked apple in a smoothie once. Yuck.

    And awesome caramel drizzling! :)

  7. Incredibly delicious!

  8. When I first read the title of the post, I thought not sure if I would like this. but after reading the recipe and seeing your pictures I am in. This sounds so yummy.

  9. Kentucky Lady 717

    Thanks for all the milkshake recipes……this one sounds so delicious and will be my first one to try, hope to maybe try them all…..haven’t really checked all of them out yet, but excited to see them…..

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