There is glory in creating the uncreatable (is that a word – autocorrect says no). When I heard during the DVC Fan Food & Wine review show a few Fridays ago that there would be a Pickle Milkshake this year, I was intrigued with a sprinkle of disgust. How could this be an item? Was it one of Paul Krieger’s DVC-fueled dreams? Was it another one of Phil Murphy’s cruel pranks on me? This is surely an uncreatable (to heck with you, autocorrect. I make my own rules) item that can never be reborn. But after some conversation with a good friend of mine that is a chef and some research into Auguste Gusteau‘s cookbook, I realized that much like life, culinary items find a way. While this is not exactly my gastronomic opus, it did have an unexpected outcome. It was actually good. And not just good but refreshing!

I now respectfully offer this from-scratch recreation of the newest EPCOT Food & Wine Classic: The Pickle Milkshake! 

While my culinary skills are not classically trained (more like 5-star dive-bar trained), I hope that you enjoy the video of this recipe as much as I enjoyed creating it, and I hope that you give it a try. 

Pickle Ice Cream

16 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
5 oz of Chopped or Sliced Pickles
3 oz of Pickle Brine
1/2 Teaspoon of Pickle Seasoning (Optional)

To create a Pickle consume’, blend the 5 oz of chopped or sliced pickles with the 3 oz of pickle brine. After blending, strain through a mesh strainer, pressing down on the mash to get a much linguistic as possible into a bowl. This is referred to as the Pickle Mixture later. 

Blend the heavy cream in a blender on medium speed for 20 seconds, until it becomes a slightly loose whipped cream. Stop the blender and add the condensed milk, the “pickle mixture”, and the pickle seasoning and blend for an additional 20 seconds. Pour into a chilled loaf pan, cover, and put in the freezer for a minimum of 12 hours. 

Pickle Milkshake

5 oz of Pickle Ice Cream (recipe above)
5 oz of Milk 
3 oz of Chopped Pickles
2 dashes of Green Food Coloring (optional)

Blend the Pickle Ice Cream, Milk, Chopped Pickles, and green food coloring in the blender, on half speed, for 30-40 seconds. Pour into your favorite Disney related drinking vessel. Garnish with a pickle slice and a sprinkle of Pixie Dust. 

Enjoy! In all its glory!


The DVC Chef