Friday, October 29, 2010

Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Shake & Smoothie

And I love it! Anyone have a great pumpkin drink recipe to share? I do! Two of them and they're simple too! I love just about anything made with pumpkin. I've had all warm pumpkin dishes, deserts, soup, drinks, but what about cold  pumpkin beverages?  Check out this simple recipe from family fun!   It seems really simple, you should try it!

Pumkpkin Smoothie


1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup milk or vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar
4 ice cubes

Combine ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
Pour the smoothies into small glasses (this drink is rich) and garnish each with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or whipped topping. For a fun touch, add a pinch of cinnamon or a few colored sprinkles. Serves 2 or 3.

This one is a must try!
Pumpkin Milkshake


1 gingersnap, crushed
1 tablespoon caramel sauce
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup milk
2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 ounces White Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce vanilla vodka
Pinch pumpkin pie spice
Whipped cream


Place crushed gingersnap in a shallow dish. Coat rim of a glass in caramel sauce and dip in gingersnaps.
In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, liqueur, vodka, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared glass and top with a generous amount of whipped cream.
*Make kid friendly by leaving out the White Chocolate Liqueur and Vanilla
No picture for this drink, but you can image just how good it looks! Or check out CBSnews for the video

Recipe from The Early Show