This Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is like your favorite pie in a glass - but so much simpler to make. Rich pecans meld with vanilla ice cream, shortbread cookies and a touch of molasses to create the perfect milkshake!
Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today we're celebrating hub's 48th birthday, and our 22nd wedding anniversary. I figured if I married him on his birthday he could never claim to forget our anniversary, at least not if he wants his birthday present. See, I'm always thinking. Happy Birthday Old Dude. Cripes time just flies by. One day we're young and hot, then the next day we're old and not. Thankfully as you age your eyesight starts to falter. I think it's the world's way of not scaring the crap out of you every morning. Okay, seriously, I'm kidding. Hubs is hot. For an old guy. Minus the beard. That thing has got to go.
We're still on staycation. Yesterday we went shopping and to a movie. Then came home and made a killer stir fry at around midnight. It's how we roll. We were going to go shopping in the states but were too paranoid about back ups at the border. So we stayed local, and still managed to break the bank. But we scored some awesome DVD's to binge watch so it's all good. We also stocked up on copious amounts of candy for the binge watching. I mean that's just common sense, right.
I wanted to take some time off work while our son was in town so I asked some of my favourite foodie friends to guest post for me while I'm gone. Today I have a very, very special friend here. Her name is Aly, and she blogs at Cooking in Stilettos. Alycat is my buddy, through thick and thin, we just adore each other. Aly is my calming force, when the job gets to me Aly is the one who keeps me pushing through.
I had the pleasure of bunking with her at Blogher Food this year. We had so much fun, I can't even begin to tell you how amazing that trip was. Largely due to Aly's amazing gift for keeping me calm while travelling. And man this girl travels in style. We rented a car to zip around in and painted the town red. It was so much fun. Aly is as true as the come. She is an amazing person, and a talented cook. I hope you dig her a much as I do.
When Lunie put out a call for a boozy treat, I knew I had the perfect sweet cocktail for y’all. I have a confession - over the years, I’ve become a bit entranced by all things bourbon. I use it for sweet and savory dishes, mix it into cocktails and find that it is perfect for spring, summer, winter and fall. It’s become one of the tried and true spirits in my household and I love finding new ways to incorporate it into dishes.
Recently, I saw this recipe for a Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake spotlighted on Food Network and I had to give it a whirl. Elizabeth Faulkner is a renowned pastry chef in Cali so I knew if anyone can whip up something sweet with a bit a bit of bourbon bite, it’s her.
My grandmother makes the best pecan pie that I have ever had. Now – she’s never added any bourbon to it that I can ever remember, but the flavors are always a reminder of early afternoon holiday dinners. The pecan shortbread cookies, which are a vital component of this dish, remind me of my Bampa who always had these cookies in his pantry. This milkshake weaves in the classic pecan pie flavors with a bit of a wallop.
Granted – you can always leave the bourbon out of the milkshake but, in my opinion, the bourbon adds a bit of a sophisticated flavor. You could whip up some of these milkshakes and serve them shooter style at a soiree and your friends will be begging you for the recipe. Just tell them it was something you just “whipped up” – we’ll never tell.
More Milkshake and Float Recipes:
- Chocolate Coconut Milkshakes
- Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee Chocolate Milkshakes
- Chocolate Hot Fudge Root Beer Floats
- Extra Chocolatey Chocolate Milkshake
- Chocolate Affogato aka Chocolate and Coffee Ice Cream Floats
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Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshakes
Optional for Garnish:
- whipped cream
- whole toasted pecans
- In a blender, add the ice cream, milk, pecans, crushed cookies, molasses, honey, vanilla extract and salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add bourbon to taste.
- Top with a bit of whipped cream and a pecan and enjoy!
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