Each autumn, as Halloween and Thanksgiving roll around, pumpkin lovers crow about pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pies, and all sorts of other pumpkin-filled goodies.
Cooks and decorators race to pumpkin patches in Wisconsin and across the United States for the best pickings. Others open cans of pumpkin puree to whip up their most cherished seasonal recipes.
Here’s a fall favorite recipe for pumpkin and ice cream lovers.
First, gather the ingredients for a Yummy Pumpkin Milkshake.
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup skim milk (or 1-2 percent)
- 7-8 ounces pumpkin puree – canned or homemade (7.5 ounces is half of a 16-ounce can.)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon sticks
Next, follow these easy instructions to make a Yummy Pumpkin Milkshake.
Scoop vanilla ice cream into a blender. Pour milk in, and add the pumpkin puree. Sprinkle in the pumpkin pie spice.
Cover the blender, and mix the contents well. Do not over-blend, and try to work quickly, so the ice cream does not melt.
Pour the Yummy Pumpkin Milkshake into a tall glass, top it with whipped cream. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick, and serve immediately.
This recipe for a Yummy Pumpkin Milkshake may be doubled, tripled, or otherwise multiplied – as long as it fits in a blender.
- Pumpkin or cinnamon ice cream, often available during the autumn season, may be used in place of vanilla.
- For a new twist, try using pureed squash or sweet potatoes, instead of pumpkin.
- Frozen vanilla yogurt (especially frozen Greek yogurt) makes a delightful substitution for the ice cream in a Yummy Pumpkin Milkshake.
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