Boozy Blueberry-Maple Shake

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

Gin may not be the first spirit that comes to mind for a boozy milkshake, but sweet blueberries and herbal gin are a perfect match, making for a boozy shake that is slightly more sophisticated.

Note: Grade B maple syrup is preferable here because of its deeper maple flavor. Let the ice cream sit out at room temperature until easily scoopable, about 5 minutes.

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Boozy Blueberry-Maple Shake

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 small servings
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:blender
This recipe appears in: 3 Milkshake Recipes to Celebrate Berry Season


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Beefeater
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  1. 1

    Add the blueberries and gin to the blender. Pulse a few times then puree on medium high speed until smooth and no large pieces of blueberry skin are be visible, about 30 seconds.

  2. 2

    Add ice cream and maple syrup and blend on medium high speed just until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

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