Pumpkin Pie Boozy Shake

Pumpkin Pie Boozy Shake

Warm up this Fall with a Pumpkin Pie Boozy Shake made with pumpkin puree, flavorful homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup, and a splash of bourbon! This milkshake can be made family-friendly by omitting the bourbon, of course.

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.

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Making the perfect milkshake:

Every good milkshake starts with the same building blocks and the Pumpkin Pie Boozy Shake 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 the quality will really shine through in the milkshake
  • Every shake 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
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Perfect Milkshake Proportions:

These measurements will make about 2 cups

  • 1/3 cup milk – 2%, whole or a blend of milk and half & half
  • 1 1/2 cups Ice Cream – vanilla usually works best
  • Add-Ins – flavorings, fruits, syrups, candies
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
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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
Author: Cyndy

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

  • Add everything to a large blender and blend on high for about 1 minute.
  • Serve very cold and top with whipped cream, if desired.

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