Thursday, November 17, 2011

Grownup Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

I'm going to take a break from inundating you with apple recipes and focus on another fall favorite: pumpkin.

One reason I love reading Jessica's blog is she surprises you with these posts featuring delicious drinks that are just as sweet as her desserts.  She'll turn desserts such as birthday cake and s'mores into these decadent drinks, and best of all you don't really need to add the alcohol.  But, I did.

Even though it's well into fall (and coming up on winter), these grownup pumpkin pie milkshakes are still in season.  The bourbon (we used whisky) and pumpkin flavors balance each other very nicely.  Plus they can literally be whipped up in a matter of minutes and would be very easy to serve at a holiday party.

Oh, and sorry for the lack of pictures.  The motive behind this recipe was to drink it immediately, not photograph it ;)

Grownup Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes
Makes enough for 2 milkshakes

- 2 c vanilla ice cream
- ½ c milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 pureed pumpkin
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 whole graham crackers
- bourbon or whisky (amount is optional, but 1.5 oz = 1 shot)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.  Pour into tumblers and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.  

Adapted from How Sweet It Is


  1. I think I am in love with this milkshake. It sounds so yummy. Even though it is cold outside I would still have some ice cream.

  2. Oh yum! Need to try these immediately :)!

  3. Ummmm, yum. Grown-up milkshakes are the way to go :)


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