Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Welcome Fall with this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Made with pumpkin puree and flavorful homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Pie Spice

This milkshake is family-friendly but you can spice it up for adults by adding a splash of bourbon!

Every Fall my teenagers start asking for Pumpkin Pie Shakes, so why not make them at home? I want their food to be as natural as possible, so this is a super quick treat. As the leaves start to turn, why not also treat the adults at the party with a pumpkin pie boozy shake?

Overhead view of 2 pumpkin shakes

How to make the perfect milkshake:

Every good milkshake starts with the same building blocks and this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is no exception. My first job was making milkshakes at an ice cream store so I can honestly say I have probably made hundreds of milkshakes over time!

Milkshakes are super simple to make but there are some key tips that will make your shake perfect every time

  • Use the best ingredients because there are only a few
  • Every milkshake has 2 staples – ice cream and milk – the rest is just flavoring
  • Use 2% milk or higher for the creamiest results, but never heavy cream (that will turn your shake into butter!)
  • Always add the milk to the blender first, rather than the ice cream, because that will get the blender moving
  • Make sure all ingredients are as cold as possible because once everything is blended the shake will automatically warm up
  • Chill your glass ahead of time to keep your shake cold
  • Milkshakes can be made with an immersion blender, as well as a regular blender
  • Any small flavoring add-ins, such as sprinkles and chocolate chips, should be added in by hand at the end otherwise they will be pulverized by the blender

Use the best ingredients

  • We make our shake with pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie blend, but either will work. Pumpkin pie blend is sweeter than pure pumpkin puree
  • You can use either Pumpkin Pie Spice or Pumpkin Spice Syrup in this recipe but we like to use a combo of both!
  • We use vanilla bean ice cream to add more flavor
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix ingredients in 6 tins

How to make a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake:

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
  • Chill glasses for serving
  • In a blender add milk, pumpkin puree, either pumpkin spice or pumpkin spice syrup (or a little of both), and ice cream
  • Blend on high for about 90 seconds or until very well blended
  • If adding bourbon blend in now
  • Pour into chilled glasses
  • Add whipped cream topping
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • Serve

Looking for a quick Pumpkin Spice Syrup?

We love making our own syrup because it’s easy and doesn’t have added artificial flavors. Use it to make your own Pumpkin Spice Lattes or Pumpkin Martinis too!

Perfect Milkshake Proportions:

These measurements will make about 2 cups of any flavor shake

  • 1/3 cup milk – 2% or whole milk makes the creamiest shakes
  • 1 1/2 cups Ice Cream
  • Add-Ins – flavorings, fruits, syrups, candies
2 pumpkin spiced shakes
2 Pumpkin Pie Shakes with whipped cream and pink straws
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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Shake made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice syrup and vanilla ice cream. Add Bourbon for a boozy milkshake!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 Ounces
Calories: 422kcal


  • Blender


  • cup milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree, cold
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice Syrup, or 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice blend
  • cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Tbsp whipped cream, optional
  • 2 Tbsp Bourbon, optional


Note: If all of your ingredients are very cold you will have better success.

  • Add milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice or syrup, and ice cream to a large blender and blend on high for about 1 minute.
  • If adding bourbon add now and blend briefly
  • Serve very cold and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, if desired.


Calories: 422kcal

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