I'm one of those people that believes that during fall, pumpkin belongs in all the foods. Empanadas, soups, pies, lattes, cookies, and so much more — but especially milkshakes. When I want to switch it up from the classic pumpkin pie (especially on those slightly warmer fall days), I'll make this pumpkin milkshake instead. The cozy flavors combined with the cool and refreshing consistency of the drink hits all the right spots, and we have a feeling it would fit perfectly on the menu at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.
Making the drink can be as easy as combining the standard milkshake ingredients with some pumpkin and the right spices, but this recipe from Chowhound makes it even richer. I love the milkshake recipe as it is, but I decided to jazz up the embellishments a little bit, mostly because I believe in putting sprinkles on all my desserts, but you can easily just enjoy this as a milkshake with no frills. It will be just as delicious. I recommend blending one of these up to enjoy while watching your favorite thriller movie on the couch!
- 1 (14-ounce) tub super-premium vanilla ice cream (such as Häagen-Dazs), softened
2/3 cup pumpkin purée
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnishing
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cream cheese frosting
- Spread cream cheese frosting on the rims of the glasses and coat with sprinkles.
- Whirl together all ingredients (except the whipped cream) in a blender until smooth. Pour the shakes into two tall glasses.
- Top each with whipped cream, an additional sprinkling of nutmeg, and a couple graham crackers, and enjoy!
- 2 milkshakes
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds