June 30, 2019

Berry Pie Milkshakes

One of my favorite summer desserts is a classic berry pie. I usually go for a combination of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and I love snacking on a warm slice topped with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. So why not take that exact thing, but transform it into a milkshake? Yep, a milkshake!!

All it takes is one slice of berry pie or two berry hand pies, some vanilla ice cream, some milk, and a blender. Before you know it, you'll have a delicious drink that tastes like berry pie fresh out of the oven, but in a cold and refreshing way, perfect for those hot summer days.

You can always choose to use a slice of berry pie if you've already got it on hand, but I've got a simple recipe for some berry hand pies here so you can make the whole thing from scratch. I know, I know. We're going to bake some beautiful berry hand pies only to destroy them in a blender? The only way to get that authentic berry pie taste is with berry pie. Trust me, all of that goodness will transform before your eyes, and blend beautifully with that ice cream.

A few quick notes before you get started. This pie dough recipe is simple and can be made a day or two in advance, wrapped in plastic wrap, and kept in the fridge. Hand pies are easy to make and don't require any kind of pie dish, but you can always use this same pie dough recipe to make a full size pie without a top crust (or with a top crust if you double the recipe).

As for the berries, any berries will do! I chose to go with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries, but the choice is all yours, depending on what you prefer. I hulled and chopped the strawberries and chopped the raspberries to be able to fit more berries in each hand pie because the more, the merrier, of course.


When you first roll out the dough, you'll cut out two small star shapes, coat them in the egg wash, sprinkle them with a little sugar, and bake them while you prepare the hand pies.

Since you'll get that added sugar from the ice cream once the milkshake is blended together, I chose to not add any more sugar to the berries. The recipe makes three 4 or 4 ½ inch round hand pies, two to blend into the milkshake and one to enjoy with it.

You'll crimp the edges of the hand pies with a fork. The berry juices may leak out of the hand pies a little as they bake, but that's okay! As long as you've got them on a parchment covered cookie sheet, you shouldn't have a problem.

Once the hand pies have been baked, it's just a matter of blending the ice cream and milk together and then adding each hand pie, one at a time.

Just top with whipped cream and your baked pie stars, and you're ready to go!


Berry Pie Milkshakes

These Berry Pie Milkshakes taste like berry pie fresh out of the oven, but in a cold and refreshing way, perfect for those hot summer days.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Dessert


Berry Hand Pies

  • 150 grams (1 ¼ cups) flour
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 oz (½ cup) unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2- 2 ¼ tablespoon ice cold water
  • ⅔ cup berries

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tsp water
  • Turbinado sugar

Berry Pie Milkshakes

  • 4-5 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 170 grams (¾ cup) milk
  • 2 berry hand pies or 1 slice of berry pie

Whipped Cream

  • 113 grams (½ cup) heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Berry Hand Pies

  1. Preheat oven to 375º degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Blend the butter into the flour mixture with your hands or a pastry blender until the butter is about pea sized.
  4. Pour the water over the flour and stir together until it begins to form into a dough.
  5. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 15 minutes.
  6. While the dough chills, wash and dry the berries. If you're using strawberries, hull and chop them.
  7. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out two small stars, placing them on a parchment covered cookie sheet
  8. Whisk the egg and water together and use a pastry brush to coat them in egg wash. Sprinkle them with turbinado sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. While the stars bake, use a 4 or 4 ½ inch round cutter to cut six circles, rerolling the dough as needed. Place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Brush the tops of three of the circles with egg wash and top with berries, carefully placing them in the center.
  11. Cut four small slits in the centers of the other three hand pies. Flip them over and coat them with egg wash and then place the egg wash side down over the berries.
  12. Press down to seal and crimp each hand pie's edges with a fork.
  13. Coat each hand pie with more egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake hand pies for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Whipped Cream

  1. Combine heavy cream and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Mix on medium-high with a handheld or stand mixer until somewhat stiff peaks have formed.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, slightly whisking before using if need be.

Berry Pie Milkshakes

  1. Puree ice cream and milk together for about 10 seconds until thick and creamy.
  2. Add one hand pie or slice of pie and puree for 10 seconds.
  3. Add second hand pie and puree for another 10 seconds.


  1. Pour milkshake into two tall glasses.
  2. Top each milkshake with a spoonful of whipped cream and a baked pie star.
  3. Enjoy!



  • If you don't have turbinado sugar, you can use granulated or coarse sugar.
  • I like to use blueberries, raspberries, and chopped strawberries, but any kind of berry will work. I recommend cutting bigger berries so they fit better in the hand pies.
  • If at any point your dough becomes difficult to work with, make sure to pop it into the fridge to chill. You never want your dough to become too warm. You can always chill it to let it rest.
  • Milkshakes are best when enjoyed immediately.

Keywords: berry, pie, milkshake

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