boozy milkshakes with midnight in pearis



We’re whipping up something special this holiday season: boozy milkshakes made with our Midnight in Pearis jam. It's the perfect pairing (pearing?!) of ice cream, bourbon, and our pear butter spiced with vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A frosty treat that'll warm you up and let you raise your glasses to the holidays.  It’s reminiscent of a frozen eggnog with the taste of rich bosc pears. 

We chose Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream because not only are they committed to using Fairtrade certified vanilla and chocolate but they also have one of the densest ice creams out there.  (To check, look at the grams per ½ cup on the nutrition facts.)  A denser ice cream means a thicker milkshake and that’s how we like them! 

Take away: Milkshakes? Good. Boozy milkshakes? Even better. Boozy pear milkshake? Hands down winner.  Happy holidays!


Yield: two servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


1 pint vanilla ice cream
3-4 oz. bourbon
3 oz. milk
6 oz. Midnight in Pearis jam
Whipped cream
Ground nutmeg


Combine first three ingredients with a dash of nutmeg in blender. For bourbon, add 3 oz. if you want bourbon flavor or 4 oz. if you are a real bourbon fan. Remember you can always add more but you can’t take it back so add to taste. (Note: if you want a “virgin” milkshake, add extra milk in place of bourbon.) 

Blend until combined and creamy. Don’t go overboard with your blender or your milkshake will go from dessert to liquid beverage. (If this happens don’t worry! Pop the whole blender “jar” into the freezer for 10-30 minutes and let it freeze and then stir.) 

Pour the milkshakes into two glasses and add 3 oz. of Midnight in Pearis into each glass. Hand stir in jam to preserve jam consistency (you’ll thank me later when you get one of those soft pear chunks – mmm, yummy). Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy!