It is finally September, that means cooler weather and the invasion of everything pumpkin. For me, the pumpkin invasion is a welcomed sight.
This is my first year spending late summer/early fall in the south and it seems like the cooler weather is never coming. Low 90's as the high almost everyday this week doesn't make for the perfect weather for a pumpkin spice latte. I imagine a piping warm cup of pumpkin, tall boots, sweaters, college football and the crisp wind biting at my ears but here we are still in shorts, flipflops and carrying around sunscreen in my purse, sigh....where is fall.
So to get my pumpkin craving under control, I switched it up a bit. Honestly I have never tried a cold pumpkin drink but the outcome was wonderful. Something I could sip on while I watch my kids play on the tramploine and in the pool dreaming of those cooler days to come.....well hopefully!
Here is what you will need:
1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin
2 cups of your favorite vanilla milkshake
3/4 teaspoon on pumpkin pie spice
nutmeg and cinnamon
Add the pumpkin, ice cream and pumpkin pie spice into the blender.
Blend until nice and smooth.
Transfer the milkshake to a cup and garnish with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon on top.
You could add some whipped cream and crushed vanilla wafers to the top for an extra little garnish.