Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Simply The Best Pumpkin Pie Milkshake | ASpicyPerspective.com #halloweenThis silky Pumpkin Pie Milkshake recipe is the perfect treat for fall!

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October brings a whirl-wind of crisp cool air, leaves, and Halloween. Growing up, my family never really made a big deal over Halloween. Some years we trick-or-treated, some years not.

So you can imagine what a shock it was to buy a house in a neighborhood with Halloween Fever!

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Yes, we live in one of those neighborhoods… Every town has one.

A spooktacular neighborhood where houses are decked out in ghoulish garb, children and adult alike are adorned in ghastily get-ups, and candy flows like milk and honey one night a year!

It just so happens that we bought a house on the main drag, so our road actually gets closed off for hundreds thousands of people to stroll down Halloween night.

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Year after year we watch our neighbors out-do each other with magic shows, man-powered floats, and Hitchcock movies blasted on the sides of houses. A former art professor down the street, carves masses of the most amazing pumpkins you’ve ever seen and hangs them in trees! It’s a full-moon affair, you could say.

The candy has become an issue. Last year we gave out 1500 treats! No, that’s not a typo. Can you imagine buying enough treasures for 1500 little goblins?

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We have to buy bigger items so we can give each child one, in order to keep count for the next year. It’s part of the package deal, living in this neighborhood. We’ll just consider it an association fee.

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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.

We tested multiple milkshakes that year, but the Pumpkin Pie Milkshake was the winner!

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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Prep Time
3 mins
Total Time
3 mins
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
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 678 Calories from Fat 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.8g 50%
Saturated Fat 18.5g 93%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 416mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 83.4g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 54.2g
Protein 12.9g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (LARGE scoops)
  • 6-8 broken gingersnap cookies
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk


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

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65 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

  1. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 19, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply

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

  2. Betty Lynneposted October 18, 2016 at 11:57 am Reply

    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. Mariaposted October 18, 2016 at 9:55 am Reply

    What a  perfect Fall milkshake!

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  7. Hyosun Roposted October 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm Reply

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

  8. Sophiaposted October 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm Reply

    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. Miss Meat and Potatoesposted October 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm Reply

    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. Gitteposted October 16, 2010 at 9:03 am Reply

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

  11. Rickposted October 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Pumpkin snap wins.

  12. sweetlifeposted October 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm Reply

    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. Joudie's Mood Foodposted October 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm Reply

    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. Sophieposted October 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Great pictures of your decorated house for Halloween!

    Those pumpkin smoothies look incredibly tasty!


  15. Sanjeeta kkposted October 10, 2010 at 11:41 am Reply

    Lovely smoothies and a great fun idea!

  16. She's Cookin'posted October 10, 2010 at 6:43 am Reply

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

  17. Letizia Golosaposted October 10, 2010 at 2:09 am Reply

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

  18. Karenposted October 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm Reply

    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. Maryposted October 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm Reply

    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. Cake Duchessposted October 9, 2010 at 3:24 am Reply

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

  21. Nisrineposted October 9, 2010 at 1:49 am Reply

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

  22. 5 Star Foodieposted October 9, 2010 at 1:40 am Reply

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

  23. Pacheco Pattyposted October 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm Reply

    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. Magic of Spiceposted October 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm Reply

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

  25. Marisaposted October 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm Reply

    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. Stellaposted October 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm Reply

    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. Emily Zposted October 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm Reply

    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. samanthaposted October 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm Reply

    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. Tasty Eats At Homeposted October 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm Reply

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

  31. Kristenposted October 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm Reply

    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. <br><br><br><br><br>Dr.Sameena Prathapposted October 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Hi dear,

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

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  33. Laurenposted October 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm Reply

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

  34. Suchitraposted October 8, 2010 at 10:58 am Reply

    fantastic stuff! love it

  35. girlichefposted October 8, 2010 at 10:48 am Reply

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

  36. Angie's Recipesposted October 8, 2010 at 9:35 am Reply

    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. fromBAtoParisposted October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am Reply

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

  38. DessertForTwoposted October 8, 2010 at 3:41 am Reply

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

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

  39. Mother Rimmyposted October 8, 2010 at 2:18 am Reply

    Absolutely fantastic pictures and shakes!

  40. julieposted October 8, 2010 at 1:45 am Reply

    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. Fresh Local and Bestposted October 8, 2010 at 1:32 am Reply

    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. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am Reply

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

  43. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted October 8, 2010 at 12:53 am Reply

    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. Reeniposted October 8, 2010 at 12:14 am Reply

    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. Chow and Chatterposted October 8, 2010 at 12:05 am Reply

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

  46. A Little Yumminessposted October 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm Reply

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

  47. Nirmalaposted October 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm Reply

    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. Chef Dennisposted October 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm Reply

    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. Evan @swEEtsposted October 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm Reply

    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. Monetposted October 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm Reply

    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. [email protected]posted October 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm Reply

    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. claireposted October 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm Reply

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

  53. Sprinkled with Flourposted October 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm Reply

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

  54. Katerinaposted October 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm Reply

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

  55. Jo's Health Cornerposted October 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm Reply

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


  56. blackbookkitchendiariesposted October 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm Reply

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

  57. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted October 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm Reply

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



  58. Deeba PABposted October 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm Reply

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

  59. Meganposted October 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm Reply

    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. Camala - CC Recipeposted October 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm Reply

    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. Emily Malloyposted October 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm Reply

    I love the milkshakes! Yumm!

    The decorations are adorable!

  62. High Plains Driftersposted October 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm Reply

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


  63. Debbie B.posted October 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm Reply

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

  64. Cherineposted October 7, 2010 at 6:38 am Reply

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

  65. Belinda @zomppaposted October 7, 2010 at 3:47 am Reply

    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.