Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake | The Rising Spoon

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

An over-the-top delicious milkshake recipe using a big slice of leftover pumpkin pie (yes, the whole thing - crust & all)! It blends up in less than 5 minutes and is simple to make dairy or gluten-free if desired. If you've ever needed an excuse to bake a pumpkin pie (besides Thanksgiving) and don't have any leftover right now - this is it!

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Put on your comfiest stretchy pants cause things are about to get real cozy.

Especially if you love...

1) milkshakes

2) pumpkin pie

3) burying every slice of pumpkin pie under a mound of whipped cream (the logical thing to do)

If you said yes to any of the above, then you NEED this pumpkin pie milkshake in your life ASAP. (Lemony Strawberry Shortcake Milkshakes, too!)

I'm not exaggerating in the slightest when I say it's glorious. Imagine a milkshake that's uber creamy, thick, and not too sweet with plenty of vanilla bean + pumpkin pie spice flavors AND even small chunks of actual pumpkin pie. Sounds heavenly, right?

You might be wondering how I came up with the crazypants amazing idea to put a whole slice of fresh pumpkin pie in a milkshake.

Easy Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Andy's Frozen Custard is to blame. Every time I take a trip to Costco to stock up on coffee & sparkling water, I drive past Andy's on the way back. In late September or early October (I can't remember exactly), my I-can-resist-all-forms-of-ice cream-willpower was at an all-time low. So, I stopped to get a malt.

After ordering at the walk-up window, I saw an advertisement for a pumpkin pie concrete (basically a blizzard for Dairy Queen fans). It bragged about the concrete containing a whole slice of fresh pumpkin pie. Say what?

As I drank my malt in the parking lot (which turned out to be far too milky for my taste), I couldn't get that pumpkin pie concrete out of my mind. Apparently, pumpkin pie milkshakes are a popular fall drink at fast food joints. I rarely frequent those types of places since I seek out real food (and their food usually upsets my stomach), so naturally, I had no idea this existed until now.

Best Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe Using Leftover Thanksgiving Pie

Fast forward a month and a half to Thanksgiving and I happen to have leftover pumpkin pie. How fortuitous. I seriously didn't plan it. My beau's just not a big fan of pie (how awful).

Which brings me to today, as I'm now sharing this stuff-of-dreams pumpkin pie milkshake with y'all.

As much as I love a good slice of homemade pumpkin or sweet potato pie with lots of whipped cream on top, the milkshake form is just...superior. I  mean, it has ice cream. Any time you a la mode a dessert it's instantly better. Like a homemade beer float, for example. Or ice cream cookie sandwiches.

I'm not saying to ditch the traditional pie for milkshakes. Heck no. What I encourage you to do instead is bake an extra pie while you're at it (easy) or just buy one of those ginormous ones from the store so you have leftover slices.

And this is a very flexible recipe so feel free to use whatever substitutions you want so it fits your dietary needs or cravings at the time. For example, I used a goat's milk ice cream, unsweetened almond milk, and homemade maple-sweetened whipped cream this time around. There are SO many choices when it comes to milk and ice cream these days (local, grass-fed, dairy-free, low-carb, etc.), so the sky's the limit!

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

More Pumpkin Recipes (For Your Pumpkin Spice Fix):

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Yield: 2 small shakes OR 1 medium shake
Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins
An over-the-top delicious milkshake recipe using a big slice of leftover pumpkin pie (yes, the whole thing - crust & all)! It blends up in less than 5 minutes and is simple to make dairy or gluten-free if desired. If you've ever needed an excuse to bake a pumpkin pie (besides Thanksgiving) and don't have any leftover right now - this is it!


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  1. Add pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 the ice cream, and the milk in a blender. Pulse a few times until just blended (we don't want it too liquidy). Add the other 1/2 of the ice cream and mash into the shake with a spoon until it's mostly mixed in (this gives the milkshake some thickness). 
  2. (Optional) Pour a bit of water onto a small plate and a bit of the granular sugar onto a second plate. Dip the rim of your glass(es) into the water and then into the sugar until coated.
  3. Pour the pumpkin milkshake into one or two glasses (depending on how many you're serving) and garnish with plenty of whipped cream, an extra sprinkle of infused sugar, and a pinch or two of pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately. 
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An over-the-top delicious milkshake recipe using a whole slice of pumpkin pie, vanilla ice cream & lotsa whipped cream. Fill up your plate with Thanksgiving leftovers then blend up one of these simple & easy shakes in minutes to serve as a drool-worthy dessert. TIP: Bake an extra pumpkin pie or two so you can enjoy this all fall & winter long.

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