This 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 Milkshake Recipe

October brings a whirlwind of crisp cool air, leaves, Halloween, and of course, pumpkin! I know I am not the only one who 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 Shake! 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 any time 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 shake 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 Shake in a glass with a striped straw in it.

Ingredients For Pumpkin Milkshakes

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 caramel flavored 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 more easily
  • Milk – to add some creaminess
Ingredients needed for easy pumpkin spice 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, 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 with 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. However, we have a FABULOUS Pumpkin Protein Shake Recipe as well!

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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Creamy Pumpkin Shake in a glass with a striped straw in it.
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Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe

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



  • Measure and combine all ingredients in a blender jar. Puree the 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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