“ 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 ”
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.
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
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutesYield: 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
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into two glasses, and top with whipped cream and crushed gingersnap or oatmeal cookies.
When blending milkshakes, forget the higher speeds. A lower speed will blend the ingredients together while still keeping the milkshake thick.Read the full tip >
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