Southern Mom Loves: Make a Thanksgiving Pie Freakshake!

Make a Thanksgiving Pie Freakshake!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. #AToraniThanksgiving

Hi, guys! Are you ready for something crazy? This is my Thanksgiving Pie Freakshake! Have you ever wrestled with the decision of what kind of pie to choose at Thanksgiving, or if you'd rather have ice cream or whipped cream with it? Relax, I've got you covered. 😉

This Pumpkin Pie milkshake has caramel drizzles and shortbread crumbles, whipped cream, pecans, and mini pie slices on skewers. Why settle when you can have it all?!

If you're asking yourself "What the heck is a FreakShake?", it's this. ⬆️

Maybe you've heard it called a Crazy Shake or a Monster Shake, but it's all the same concept: a drink and dessert all-in-one. Believe it or not, this one is much easier to make than it looks.

This one is topped with lots of different kinds of mini pie slices. No, I didn't bake a ton of mini pies! You can get these little pies in lots of places, usually in the bakery section of your grocery store in little individual boxes. Pumpkin, pecan, cherry, blueberry, apple, lemon, and sweet potato pie can all be yours! Mwahahaaaaaaaaa!

I drizzled the glasses in caramel sauce and rolled them in crumbled shortbread cookies. I love using shortbread cookies in a pie shake because they taste the most like a sweet, buttery crust. YUM.

The shakes are then topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with chopped pecans, because I'm pretty sure they're the official nut of Thanksgiving, but you can use any nut you prefer.

I made the milkshake itself with vanilla bean ice cream, pumpkin puree, and Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup. Just uncapping the bottle makes my mouth water. It smells like spiced pumpkin heaven!!!

Imagine adding a spoonful to your morning coffee! 🤤

The Pumpkin Pie Syrup is one of Torani's Flavors of the Month Syrups. How do Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Macadamia Nut, and Butter Pecan sound? Torani flavors are crafted to bring out the best in your drinks, so you can make something your own, in a delicious way.

Torani syrups are made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar & natural flavors and one bottle can create endless recipes! Simply add a spoonful to your coffee, cocoa, latte, smoothie, or dessert for an everyday treat.

You can get the Flavors of the Month online, right from Torani, for 10% off every month! A good deal of them also come in Sugar-Free! Get these pretty babies delivered right to your door so you can start making everything delicious...starting with this Freakshake!

Thanksgiving Pie Freakshake
Source: Southern Mom Loves
Servings: 2 extra-large shakes
Prep time: 10 minutes

Milkshake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
  • 8 full scoops Vanilla Bean ice cream


  • Torani Caramel Sauce
  • Shortbread cookies, crushed
  • Whipped cream 
  • Chopped Pecans
  • a Selection of Mini Pies
  • Skewers

1. Remove the mini pies from the packaging and cut each into 4 pieces. These tiny pies can be delicate, so to cut the crusts without breaking them off, use a serrated blade, like a bread knife, and cut with a light sawing motion. Once through the crust, you can cut through the pie like normal.

2. Place each pie piece at the end of a skewer. If you need to shorten the skewer to fit your glass height, eyeball it against the glass you're using, and cut with a pair of sturdy scissors or a wire cutter. 

When skewering pies that have a jellied filling, like cherry pies, place them on the skewer crust-first so that the filling doesn't slide out when they're upright. Place the skewers on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer while you finish up.

3. Place some (depending on how big they are, 6-8 should be plenty) of the shortbread cookies in a ziplock bag, seal it, and crush the cookies with a heavy object, like a rolling pin or heavy can. 

4. Place the crumbs in a shallow dish or bowl.

5. Squeeze the caramel sauce around the inside of the rim to get the drip effect on the shake.

6. Squeeze caramel along the outside rim of the glass.

7. Dip the rim in the crushed shortbread cookies. Set aside (can place in the freezer if it's warm).

8. Add all of the milkshake ingredients to a blender and blend until completely combined.

9. Now for the magic! Pour the milkshake evenly between the glasses.

10. Place a large spoonful of the leftover crushed shortbread "crust" over the milkshake.

11. Top with a large dollop of whipped cream.

12. Sprinkle with chopped pecans (or your nut of choice).

13. Top with your favorite pies! You can go small and cute with just 1 slice each or...

...ramp up the "wow" factor with ALL OF THE PIE!!! 😂😂😂

I stopped at 3 in each glass, but it's tempting!

Make no mistake, this shake is a lot. Like, a lot a lot. You should set aside a secret prize just in case anyone manages to finish one.

You could also do more manageable (not diet-friendly, but maybe diet-acquainted) mini versions in jelly jars. How cute would those be?!?!

I hope you get a chance to recreate these shakes; They're totally worth the splurge! Make sure you stop by Torani's website to get 10% off of your Pumpkin Pie Syrup! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Have you ever had a Freakshake? Do you want one now? 😜 I love to read your comments!

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