Thirsty Thursday: Easier Than Pie

In case you didn’t get enough pie for Thanksgiving, try consuming your pie in the form of a creamy, frothy shake. For Kelsey Nixon’s Apple Pie Shake, all you need is three simple ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, and a thick wedge of apple pie. Think of it as drinking your pie a la mode through a straw. The best part about this recipe is that you can switch up the flavor of ice cream or pie, depending on the season and your own preferences. How about some pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream for an inventive Turkey Day drink? Or might we suggest spiking this shake with brandy or smoky, smooth bourbon to curb your holiday stress?

Bottoms up, folks.

Apple Pie Shake

Recipe courtesy Kelsey Nixon


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 slice apple pie, frozen and then thawed 30 minutes
  • A splash of bourbon or brandy (optional)


Place a tall glass in the freezer to chill.

Add the ice cream, milk and pie to the blender. Blend until fully combined and frothy. Serve in the chilled glass and enjoy! Feel free to change up the pie and ice cream, depending on the season.

Cook’s Note: Freezing your pie before blending will give you a nice, thick texture.

For more Kelsey Nixon recipes, be sure to tune into Cooking Channel on Thanksgiving Day for a Kelsey’s Essentials marathon from noon to 7:30pm ET.