Two years ago when I featured It's the Great Pumpkin Recipe Week here on Chasing Fireflies, I shared a few pumpkin or "faux pumpkin" recipes. This past weekend after roasting my first "faux pumpkins" of the season here in Mississippi I created a new pumpkin recipe--a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake--after inspiration from the classic autumnal dessert.
If you like pumpkin pie and if you like milkshakes, you'll be sure to like this.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup "faux pumpkin" or canned pumpkin
1/4 cup milk or half-and-half
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
sprinkle of cloves
sprinkle of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 crushed gingersnaps
white chocolate shavings
Place ice cream, pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, spices, and vanilla in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into two tall glasses and garnish with crushed gingersnaps, white chocolate shavings, and a straw. Enjoy!
The kids had great fun helping put all the ingredients in the blender and then tasting and slurping every last bit.