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Homemade pumpkin spice isn't only for lattes and pies. When combined with pumpkin puree and the nostalgia of a classic malted milkshake, this creamy, blended drink meets all seasonal dessert requirements. Caroline, Recipe Hunter

Caroline Cassard


Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

A favorite latte flavor turned cool and creamy

Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

A popular pumpkin spice latte can give you that extra boost to start the day on a cool fall morning, but it probably won’t meet your dessert time cravings. And there’s no sense in waiting for Thanksgiving to roll around to warrant pumpkin-focused desserts. Enter the pumpkin malt milkshake.

Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

This is the classic vanilla malt with a twist– a seasonal flavor you won’t find on a the menu at a 50’s-style diner. Pureed pumpkin adds a creamy texture that blends with ice cream and whole milk, without the artificial flavors of store-bought pumpkin ice cream. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom contribute necessary factors of your favorite pumpkin spice drink– without asking you to buy a pre-packaged pumpkin spice mix. Toss everything in the blender, and allow the malt powder to mix in a sense of nostalgia with hints of that distinct Whoppers-like, yet unexplainable taste. This pumpkin spice malted shake is the cozy treat you’ll crave at the start of fall.

Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble


Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup pumpkin pure
  • ½ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Gingersnaps or crispy oatmeal cookies, crumbled

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into two glasses, and top with whipped cream and crushed gingersnap or oatmeal cookies.


For the Creamiest Milkshakes, Blend on Low Speed

When blending milkshakes, forget the higher speeds. A lower speed will blend the ingredients together while still keeping the milkshake thick.

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  • Allie|Baking a Moment

    Wow I am so in love with anything malt but I’ve never thought to combine it with pumpkin and spice! What a brilliant idea!