This time of year is so confusing. One minute you can taste summer in the air with the warm breeze and sunshine on your skin. The next minute a cold winter like storm rushes through reminding you it's not going out without a fight.
Today, I'm celebrating summer just around the corner with this delicious honey pecan milkshake. My sister in law came into town and she is currently doing the AIP protocol because of severe allergies and stomach health issues. For our girls weekend we needed to have something everyone could eat (she was also frustrated because this protocol has been overwhelming for her and she just wants treats!), so we went with these delicious honey pecan milkshakes. They worked as the perfect AIP diet milkshake. They can also be made dairy free and thank heavens ice cream is gluten free!
These milkshakes don't come courtesy of me. Erin from the Spiffy Cookie actually came up with the creation! I'm suprising her this month as part of the Secret Recipe Club. In addition to this milkshake recipe, I fell in love with some of her other recipes that would pair perfect for these "transitional" weather days:
L-R: BBQ Chicken Salad with Cornbread Croutons, Mexican Hot Dogs with Corn Salsa and Chipotle Cream, Spicy Mustard and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers, Pizza Quinoa Casserole
Enjoy! This is a simple and easy recipe that was nice for us because we didn't have to buy a ton of different ingredients to serve a variety of dietary restrictions. Thanks Erin for this delicious recipe!
- 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream (you can substitute dairy free versions)
- ½ cup milk (dairy free substitutions okay)
- 2 tbsp chopped pecans
- 1 tbsp honey (plus additional honey or drizzling)
- Cinnamon, for garnish
- Place your glass(es) in the freezer to chill for 10-15 minutes.
- In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, pecans and honey. Blend until pecans are ground and milkshake is blended well (30 seconds to one minute).
- Remove the glasses from the freezer and drizzle honey around the inside rim of the glass for decoration. Pour the milkshake in the glass(es).
- Top with a little bit of cinnamon and an additional pecan.
- Serve immediately.
Those following the AIP diet will need to eliminate the pecans. You can use coconut ice cream if tolerated.
Check out what others in our club made this month!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Yay I love that you picked that milkshake and that everyone was able to enjoy it!
These sound fantastic and I love that they worked so well, even with dietary restrictions. Great choice for SRC and your family! =) Amy @ Fearless Homemaker
Rebekah @ Making Miracles
Love that you were able to help give your SIL a sweet treat with her dietary restrictions! Yumm!
Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's
I'm with you about the weather; I think we've experience every season in the past few weeks; first freezing, then mild, then hot...it's a never ending cycle of guessing games. Way to channel the warmer weather and celebrate summer. This milkshake sounds good!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
That's such a wonderful treat for someone who has so many restrictions!! You're a great hostess!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
I can't wait for Milkshake weather!!!
I never make milkshakes at home, but I have no idea why! This sounds so refreshing! Great pick this month 🙂
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
Oh man! Milkshakes are the best!! And so much better when you make them at home and know exactly what's in them! Yum!
Sarah E. (@sjanee11)
What a great combo for a milkshake! And I agree that it sounds like a sweet treat and it was awesome that everyone got to enjoy it 🙂 Happy Reveal Day!
turnips 2 tangerines
Time to get out the milk shake maker:) Happy Reveal Day~ Lynn
On the crazy days I have soup and ice cream. This milkshakes would bring a smile to my face even if it was cold and yucky outside. Great pick!!
The weather can be iffy, but since we are headed to summer, I will not complain... you don't want to be around me in the fall, my dear... 🙂
great milkshake, honey and pecan, very nice additions!
the weather has been crazy up here in Boston. I can't stand it. I want summer!!! And this milkshake. yum
My husband would go crazy for this! He loves anything honey, and being a Southern boy - he loves pecans.
The Wimpy Vegetarian
So easy and so full of deliciousness! Great pick this month 🙂