Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pumpkin Smoothie

More pumpkin love. Pumpkin ice cream is at the top of my list of favorite pumpkin treats. If you ever get the chance to try DoubleRainbow brand Pumpkin Ice Cream, it's sinfully delicious. My local Trader Joe's used to carry it around this time of year, but they haven't been stocking it. This pumpkin smoothie recipe is an easy to prepare and much healthier alternative to pumpkin ice cream anyway.

Pumpkin Smoothie

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp. packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground ginger

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1/2 cup crushed ice

If you prefer your smoothie thick and slushy, freeze the pumpkin puree in ice cube trays or in dollops on a small baking pan lined with waxed paper first. Otherwise, you can simply use room temperature pumpkin puree in your smoothie.

Dollops (or chunks) of frozen pumpkin puree:

Combine pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, spices and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve with a dash of ground cinnamon on top.

Enjoy! :)


  1. Looks so delicious! I'll try it when the cold's gone. :)

  2. You've gone pumpkin crazy Christine. LOL Looks yummy!

  3. Christine, you should think about writing a cookbook!! All these wonderful recipes. Wow.

  4. You KNOW I'm printing/copying all these pumpkin recipies, right? I have a family who loves these... My husband will love this one, I'll just have to replace the sugar with Splenda, lol!

  5. Um, kinda like a pumpkin pie smoothie, right? *G*

  6. Jace : Feel better soon!!!

    Leslie : I know! I almost hesitated to post another pumpkin recipe. Almost. ;)

    KB : Aw, you're sweet.

    Hilcia : You are? What a compliment. :)
    I hope your husband likes the smoothie!

    Brandy : Yes! It's like drinking pumpkin pie filling just without the eggs! Mmmm! ;)

  7. Oh that sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. YUMMMMMY!!! Definitely printing this out and making it :)

  9. That would be perfect on a day like today, when it's rather warm here (21 degrees Celsius).

    Would the recipe work with berries? *thinks of boysenberries on the vine*

    And I agree with KB! A cookbook!

  10. Hi Sheila! I hope you give the recipe a try! : )

    Hey Kiwi!! Yummy, indeed. I hope you like it!

    orannia, you're torturing me again with talk of boysenberries from your own yard. I mean, I certainly do love my pumpkin, but ... berries are sublime!

    If you want to make a boysenberry smoothie, I would freeze a good cup worth of berries first, then combine them with 1/2 cup milk or yogurt, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/2 cup crushed ice in a blender and blend till smooth. Yum!

    A cookbook? You flatter me. *blushes*

  11. sounds very good. I will have to try it!

  12. I just followed over here to your site. I was browsing around and found this delicious sounding recipe. My son loves pumpkin so I am going to try this tonight with our frozen pumpkin. Thanks wonderfully sounding recipe.

  13. Hi Melissa!
    I'm so glad you found your way here to my blog.

    I hope you get a chance to try the Pumpkin Smoothie recipe and that your son enjoys it! For the record, my daughter liked it with a bit more sugar than I called for in the recipe.

    Please visit again! :)


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