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Pumpkin Spice Latte Milkshake with Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream BONUS DISH!

“Breathe in folks, smells like fall.


For the pumpkin spice ice cream:

  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

  • ½ tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

For the milkshake:

  • 1 cup pumpkin ice cream

  • ½ cup Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee in the flavor pumpkin nutmeg

  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

  • Whipped cream to serve

  • Ground pumpkin spice to serve

  • Vanilla buttercream and Halloween sprinkles (optional for decoration)

  • Pumpkin cookie baton (optional for decoration)


For the ice cream:

Without an ice cream maker:

  1. In a large bowl, add the condensed milk, cream, milk, and pumpkin puree. Stir until fully incorporated.

  2. Stir in the vanilla and spices until well combined.

  3. Carefully pour the ice cream mixture into a loaf tin. You can keep the mixture in the bowl, but I find the loaf tin will help your ice cream freeze better.

  4. Cover the ice cream with plastic wrap or beeswax and then place in the freezer.

  5. This is where patience comes into play. To prevent ice crystals from forming in your ice cream, you will need to stir your ice cream every hour. You really don’t have to start this process until it begins to solidify (about 3 hours in).

  6. The ice cream will take about 6-7 hours to fully set, but trust me, it will be so worth it

With an ice cream maker:

  1. Follow steps 1-2 above.

  2. Follow the directions of your ice cream maker using the ice cream base you just made.

  3. Place in the freezer and allow to set for a few hours.

For the milkshake:

  1. In a blender, add the ice cream, coffee, and cream. Blend for about 15 seconds or until thick and creamy.

  2. If you want an added festive Halloween flair, rim your glass with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream and Halloween sprinkles. If you need a good buttercream recipe, I have one here (the green food coloring isn’t needed for the milkshakes, but could totally work for Halloween!)

  3. Pour the milkshake into a glass. Top with whipped cream, pumpkin spice, and add a pumpkin cookie baton if you wish

I thought the Halloween sprinkles around the rim of the glass added a little holiday fun!

Surprise! I have a little bonus dish for you guys before I kick off season 4 in a couple of weeks. Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee was nice enough to send me some of their amazing coffee flavors to use in some of my recipes. I was inspired by their pumpkin nutmeg flavor to make pumpkin spice latter milkshakes because ‘tis the pumpkin season. And I think this milkshake would totally be something Lorelai and Rory would have if there had been more Halloween-themed episodes.

Ice cream is really easy to make on your own, but you can definitely use store-bought.

I wasn’t planning on making my own pumpkin ice cream because this was supposed to be an easy dish since I’m on my break in between seasons. However, when I went to my local Trader Joe’s, they were all out of pumpkin ice cream. Not wanting to drive around to a bunch of different stores in search of pumpkin ice cream, I decided to make my own! So if you want to whip up these milkshakes quickly, you can definitely use store-bought ice cream.

Happy Cooking from the Hollow!

This is the perfect treat to get into the Halloween spirt.

If you missed what I made for the season 3 finale, catch up here!


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