Honey Pecan Milkshakes #IceCreamWeek

by Erin

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I received my third Stitch Fix yesterday after being inspired to try it again by reading everyone’s great reviews recently. Especially since many people said their third fix was their favorite. I on the other hand liked this fix no more than the others. The idea of Stitch Fix is really fun and I want enjoy my experiences, but so far it’s just been okay. The first two fixes I kept just one item each that I really enjoyed, but would’ve kept more if the other items were in my price range. This time the prices are better but not the items. I did end up keeping one top this time to justify the $20 styling fee I had already paid upfront. It wasn’t a top I would’ve normally picked up, but I will wear it.

I will try it again but am going to wait a little while. In the meantime, I made myself this milkshake to lift my spirits. I appreciate nuts in my ice cream, but this is the first time I’ve had them mixed into a milkshake and it was just as wonderful. The drizzle of honey around the inside of the rim makes for a creative presentation.

As a side note, it’s an interesting thing that the same blender I use to make green monster smoothies nearly every morning was used to make this oh-so-not-healthy beverage. Apparently my blender needs some fat in it every now and then, just like my belly!

Honey Pecan Milkshake

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Make 1 large or two small


3 large scoops vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup milk

2 Tbsp chopped pecans, plus more for garnish

1 Tbsp honey, plus more for drizzling

Cinnamon, for garnish


  1. Place one tall glass or two shorter glasses in the freezer to chill. Combine ice cream, milk, honey and pecans in a blender and pulse until pecans are ground and milkshake is blended.
  2. Remove glass(es) from the freezer, drizzle honey around the rim on inside of the glass and pour in the milkshake.
  3. Top with a dusting of cinnamon and a couple pieces of pecan. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Food.com.

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kita August 16, 2013 - 8:32 am

I was scrolling through your ice cream posts this week – envying the ice cream sandwich making skills. Then I paused on this one. Simply have to try it!

spiffycookie August 16, 2013 - 8:37 am

Thanks for the skills prop :-). And you definitely need to make that milkshake. Too easy not to.

Kate | Food Babbles August 15, 2013 - 1:03 pm

This milkshake would definitely lift spirits! Sounds amazing! Love the flavors going on here. Yum! As for StitchFix… I got in on the hype too but I wasn’t wowed. Sadly disappointed. I wanted to love it! It’s such a cool concept but in reality, just didn’t work for me.

Joanne August 15, 2013 - 5:49 am

I’ve never done stitch fix but I’m so picky about clothing that I can’t imagine I’d get something I like every month or at least something I like ENOUGH to justify the cost!

Thoughts of this milkshake have left me ravenous.

spiffycookie August 15, 2013 - 8:16 am

The first two I got had really cute items, but they were just too expensive to keep it all.

Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com August 14, 2013 - 11:20 pm

That’s a bummer about your StitchFix! I’ve never tried it myself, but I’ve heard numerous other people share similar thoughts–either the clothing wasn’t that cute, or it was way too pricey for the quality. My super-cynical view is that some big bloggers totally talk it up so they get affiliate commissions from all their readers…but that’s not they type of thing most people will admit to, right?

Aaaanyhow, this milkshake looks like it would totally solve any problem! I love the flavor combination!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 14, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Yum! This looks amazing!!

Jen @JuanitasCocina August 14, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Girl, ice cream always makes me feel better than clothes anyways. ;) Also, this? SO pretty!

Candi August 14, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Oh my this sounds terribly decadent and absolutely delectable!!!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 14, 2013 - 5:51 pm

awww bummer about the stitch fix mediocrity. This milkshake def. looks like the perfect way to lift your spirits-I’ve never had nuts in my milkshakes either but I LOVE the idea!

The Ninja Baker August 14, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Love the pecans and honey touch!Your milkshake looks and sounds like a Southern belle’s dream come true.

Susan August 14, 2013 - 4:25 pm

I like a little texture to my milkshakes – so the nuts sound great! p.s. I have those glasses too :-)

Zainab| Blahnik Baker August 14, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I love nuts in my milkshake too!! PS: I spy turkey burger with guac?? Let’s share!

spiffycookie August 14, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Haha it is a guacamole burger, but with chicken. I will share next week.

katie August 14, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Yum! Love the idea of adding pecans to a milkshake!

Jennie @themessybakerblog August 14, 2013 - 10:51 am

Milk shakes are great spirit lifters. This one sounds incredible!

Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen August 14, 2013 - 9:41 am

Thank you for reminding me that I do not make nearly enough milkshakes! Whipping this up asap.

veronica gantley August 14, 2013 - 8:55 am

Your Milkshake looks incredible. I cant wait to try this fabulous recipe!

Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 14, 2013 - 8:44 am

I haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet. Not sure it’s worth it! But I love surprises. On the other hand, this ice cream looks awesome!!

Liz August 14, 2013 - 8:11 am

I think your blender may never want to go back to healthy smoothies! What a delicious milkshake, Erin!

Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) August 14, 2013 - 8:07 am

I wish I had the money for stitch fix… $20 per month is already too much, and since the outfits are in the $100s sometimes… no, I cannot. Oh well. This milkshake looks lovely though!


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