Apple Pie Milkshake
This Apple Pie Milkshake combines everything you love about cinnamon apple pie into a classic sippable treat!
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 friend 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, which we’ll blend into our milkshake. Sometimes if I have leftover Crockpot Applesauce, I will make do with that, but this filling is a little more ideal.
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
- 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
- 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!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.