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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

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Simply The Best Pumpkin Pie Milkshake | ASpicyPerspective.com #halloweenThis easy to make Pumpkin Pie Milkshake recipe has pumpkin, spices and gingersnaps blended in, making it the perfect treat for fall!

Pumpkin pie milkshake with pepitas, ice cream and gingersnaps on top.

Why We Love This Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

October brings a whirl-wind of crisp cool air, leaves, Halloween, and of course, pumpkin! I know I am not the only one that is obsessed with all things pumpkin spice this time of year, right?

To make the easiest fall-inspired treat, you can make a simple Pumpkin Pie Milkshake! It is basically like a slice of pumpkin pie without the pie crust, and therefore, without all the work.

Not only am I pumpkin spice crazy, but I am also milkshake crazy. Milkshakes are so easy to make and such a delicious treat! They are perfect anytime of year, too. In the summer, I love my Peach Milkshake recipe and my Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake recipe!

But when it comes to fall, a pumpkin milkshake is the way to go. This Pumpkin Pie Milkshake recipe was a treat I served to our Halloween party guests several years back and it’s bit a seasonal favorite in my house ever since.

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake in a glass with a striped straw in it.

Ingredients You Need

This Pumpkin Spice Shake recipe uses simple ingredients to create the best fall-inspired treat there is. If you have extra pumpkin puree from a previous recipe, that is perfect to use here! The gingersnaps add a little extra flavor and thicken this shake up. After you blend it up, don’t forget to top it off with some whipped cream!

  • Pumpkin Puree – make sure to use canned pumpkin that is 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling!
  • Brown Sugar – for a caramely sweetness
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – to make it taste like real pumpkin pie!
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – don’t be shy with the scoops of ice cream!
  • Gingersnap Cookies – break them up into small pieces so they blend easier
  • Milk – to add some creaminess
Ingredients needed for easy pumpkin pie milkshakes.

How to Make This Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe

Pumpkin milkshakes are SO easy to make! Simply puree all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Garnish with extra cookie pieces, whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, and some pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and a drizzle of caramel sauce!

Pumpkin shake ingredients in a blender.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a healthy pumpkin shake?

To make a healthy pumpkin shake, simply replace the ice cream for plain yogurt and the cookies with a banana! You can skip the brown sugar, but I recommend adding a little bit for that hint of sweetness.

Can I make a vegan pumpkin pie milkshake?

Absolutely! Make a vegan pumpkin pie milkshake by using non-dairy milk, plant-based vanilla ice cream, and vegan gingersnap cookies!

Can I make a pumpkin pie spice blend at home?

Definitely. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can combine 1 teaspoon each of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon! Mix it well and use 1 tablespoon of the mixture in this milkshake and keep the rest for other pumpkin recipes!

Overhead shot of a pumpkin pie milkshake with gingersnaps and ice cream on top.

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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Easy to make Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe, with pumpkin, spices, and gingersnaps blended in! This silky pumpkin shake recipe is the perfect treat for fall!
Servings: 1 large shake



  •  Puree all ingredients in the blender until smooth. Garnish with extra cookies pieces or pepitas (pumpkin seeds).


Serving: 1shake, Calories: 678kcal, Carbohydrates: 83.4g, Protein: 12.9g, Fat: 32.8g, Saturated Fat: 18.5g, Cholesterol: 185mg, Sodium: 416mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 54.2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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65 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Milkshake”

  1. What a great way to get some pumpkin! Healthy and delicious. I love the extra cookie crunch on top.

  2. Sommer’s house is da bomb on Halloween! I would not have believed the madness if I had not been there. So much fun and so many people! Can’t wait to try this milkshake!

  3. What a  perfect Fall milkshake!

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  7. Pumpkin in milkshake sounds so good! Making Java-Squash this weekend.

  8. Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

  9. Wow. I utterly adore the Halloween spirit in your neighborhood! I have no idea how you manage to cook/bake for 80 guests and hand out treats to 1200 AND get your own kids out the door for trick or treating. But I bet everyone appreciates it. Can't wait to see what you post next.

  10. Wow, sounds like your house is the place to be for Halloween. Love the milkshakes, how creative!

  11. Pumpkin snap wins.

  12. How fun, to have such a motivated street, our is very boring….I love these milkshakes and the topping are fab, have fun creating new treats!!


  13. These shakes are perfect. I have never thought of using pumkin to make a shake and now im thinking how i lived all this time without this wonderful idea. Looks gorgeous!

  14. Great pictures of your decorated house for Halloween!

    Those pumpkin smoothies look incredibly tasty!


  15. Lovely smoothies and a great fun idea!

  16. Wow, love how you go all out for Halloween! It was always my favorite. fun "holiday". Fantastically ghoulish looking shakes :)

  17. Wow! These are such a fun idea for halloween!!!

  18. Three great ideas…they all look tasty. I think the pumpkin-snap would be my fav.
    Can't imagine getting so many trick-or-treaters…we get about 5!

  19. These sound fantastic! I love pumpkin, but would have never thought of making a milkshake with them. Now I'm thinking smoothies, and that coffee one would be perfect for fall mornings. So glad you found me–I've bookmarked your blog, cause everything looks delicious.

  20. Java squash milk shake sounds delicious. They all do! Love the decorations:)

  21. Delicious. I love what you did with the photos. They look spooky :)

  22. I love all of the three pumpkin milkshakes – so creative!

  23. We live in a neighborhood with Halloween Fever too! We host a party and sit on the front porch because there is no sense in ever closing the front door. I love seeing the little kids in costumes, even dogs and of course grown ups too. I have never put pumpkin in a drink but hey, why not?? It sounds delicious and I love your spooky colored photographs, you're really getting me in the mood:)

  24. Sounds like your house is the place to be on Halloween (my favorite holiday :) Love these milkshakes, the Java squash sounds wonderful :)

  25. Sommer, I think it's so cool that your neighborhood goes crazy over Halloween. I wish that it was like that where I live. I love Halloween and I think it's great to see the occassional house on the block that goes all out with the scary stuff on the lawn. I would get a kick out of seeing every house on the block decked out. That must be so much fun for your kids!

    The milkshakes all sound awesome. I really like the way the banana pumpkin one sounds. I wish I was invited to your party!

  26. Sommer, I was dreaming about pumpkin milkshakes the night before last. You know, when you're in that state of half asleep/half awake? I started to dream/think about pumpkin milkshakes (smile). Yours sound delicious!

  27. I think I love Halloween much more as an adult than as a kid. Don't get me wrong, I loved it as a kid, too. But as an adult I love getting in costume and going to a party with all my "grown up" friends. It's just fun. Our dogs are so obnoxious with trick or treaters, Halloween night is always stressful. My poor husband sits on the couch and holds both of our oh-so-tough, viciously barking, scary Dachshunds while I pass out the candy. It's a real team effort. (I think I should post a blog entry about this now) I can't imagine having to deal with that with 1200 little goblins coming to our door. I think all 4 of us would need anti-anxiety meds!

    On another note, the milkshakes sound delicious. I especially like the first one garnished with pumpkin seeds. I should make these when I have my annual pumpkin carving party (also with my adult friends, but kids are welcome too! ;) )

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  29. Hi-Nice blog you have! I put your banana pumpkin shake on my recipefood review site and credited you so perhaps you will get some traffic!

  30. Wow – these sound great! And the color enhancement you've done with the photos makes them look super-spooky. :)

  31. I cannot pick which one I like best…I know my kids would go for the bana-umpkin shake. It's right up their alley. I think the most kids we have ever had trick or treat is about 350. I just cannot imagine 1200!!!

  32. Hi dear,

    Thanx for the recent visit to my blog!!Keep visiting!!Lovely milkshake…i love milkshakes…



  33. Each and every one of the pumpkin milkshakes sound incredible :)

  34. fantastic stuff! love it

  35. What a fun neighborhood! Your house looks so great :)…as do all of these shakes…YUM!

  36. The Halloween decoration is so fun and I almost got the goosepimples just looking at the pictures. Love the shakes…I have not tried using pumpkin in making shakes as yet.

  37. Halloween is not celebrated, neither here in paris nor in BA…We certainly miss the fun! VERY creative milkshakes!! I love the atmosphere!

  38. Your neighborhood looks so fun! I'm jealous! :)

    Your milkshakes are perfect for my pumpkin-obsessed cowboy! Thanks a million!

  39. Absolutely fantastic pictures and shakes!

  40. Ok, now I know where I'm trick or treating this year. I thought our neighborhood got into it but clearly we don't! That's amazing! Your desserts look spooky and delicious all at once. What time should I be there? :)

  41. Those decorations look so wonderfully festive and fun! The kids must love it! Those milkshakes look absolutely delicious! I think I would like the pumpkin snap milkshake for the spicy sweetness.

  42. OMG!!! I just saw the ghoul in the window ROFL

  43. We don't do Halloween over here on such a grand scale – wish we did though! To most people, it's just the last day of October *sigh* Your neighbourhood looks like so much fun – LOVE the Hitchcock movies on the sides of houses :D

    Your shakes sound gorgeous and the spooked up photos are so fitting!

  44. You live in the kind of neighborhood I dream about! Halloween is my favorite holiday – my neighborhood is lame. I love all your shakes – especially the pumpkin snap!

  45. wow great milkshakes was so much fun to meet you come to Winston Salem next time he he Rebecca

  46. What an interesting milkshak…can't say I have ever thought of a pumpkin milkshake…may have to try this come Halloween!

  47. I love the pictures of the shakes. They are really modern! I can't wait to try out the pumpkin shake.

    We have a neighborhood like yours that goes all out at Christmas. In fact, it's a requirement to live on that street! I think it's great that you participate. Did you run out of candy your first year?

  48. you really do Halloween right in your neighborhood!! we get maybe one or two kids….no one really decorates…its just not the same when they come out in the daylight, modern times have really taken the fun out of Halloween…sigh…
    I could use a good party, yours sounds like it would be a blast!!! and I am really diggin' that banana pumpkin shake!!

  49. I'd like to try each and every one of those! I love how festive your street gets :) We have a neighborhood like that for Christmas- Juniper Lane..its like they had to do it just because of the name! Halloween is so much more fun though!

  50. I've been adding pumpkin to my milkshakes too! It makes such a difference…I feel like I'm sipping on Fall! I loved the different varieties that you created, and I'm eager to make my own pumpkin milkshake a bit more exciting!

  51. I love Halloween food! And that banana pumpkin shake looks amazing! Um, if I call it a smoothie can I have it for breakfast even though it has ice cream in it?

  52. how fun! those are so cool! i am jealous of your neighborhood- looks like a ball!

  53. Wow! What delicious looking milkshakes! I wish I lived in your neighbourhood, it looks like so much fun:)

  54. I love your milk-shakes. My son would love them too.

  55. Great recipes! I have to try some of them…I found you through MBC…Thanks for sharing.


  56. I love this milkshake:) it sounds really good. I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Gorgeous milkshakes! I particularly like the Java-squash one… I wish our houses in Switzerland would be decorated like that!



  58. This is just what I ♥ about October! Fab ideas!!

  59. Wow! You really make Halloween a BIG treat. I love these shake ideas. They all sound yummy to me! I think the most we do is carve a few pumpkins and make some tasty festive food. I can't even imagine giving away that many peices of candy,can you ask for tricks instead?

  60. How fun to live in a neighborhood like that, I couldn't imagine passing out that much candy…that is insane! I love the decorations, I bet it is such a sight on Halloween night:) All these milkshakes sound yummy, I have to try them all!

  61. I love the milkshakes! Yumm!

    The decorations are adorable!

  62. You had me at "pumpkin," but when I saw "java-squash," you sealed the deal.


  63. The shakes look great! What a fun fall treat :)

  64. The milkshakes look so good! And the neighborhood really fun!!

  65. These shakes are spooky!! Great way to get into the festivities. I LOVE your neighborhood. I wish everyone could grow up in a fun neighborhood like that – where trick or treating hasn't lost its cool.