This is the ultimate fall indulgence! I adore cooking with pumpkin and we usually have completely gorged ourselves on everything ‘pumpkin’ by the time Christmas rolls around (pumpkin cream puffs anyone?).
This smoothie was a new idea for this year- we will definitely be having it on a regular basis until we use up all of our garden pumpkins!
The best part about this pumpkin pie smoothie is that it is ice-cream-FREE. And though it tastes like dessert, it really isn’t that much of a compromise when you use stevia as a sweetener.
I know, I know… Everyone usually looks to warm drinks for fall, but with our abundance of fresh, raw milk, we usually have a hard time trading in our smoothies for hot cocoa or tea. Who says you can’t have both? 😉
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
3/4 c. pumpkin puree (My tip for making real pumpkin puree, the EASY way!)
1 1/2 c. raw milk (we’ve used both goat and cow’s milk. Or try coconut milk if you are dairy-free.)
2 c. ice cubes
1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice (here’s how to make it yourself!)
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
1 T. blackstrap molasses
Pinch of stevia or a tablespoon or two of real maple syrup (to taste)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until thick and creamy.
Tip: The key to super creamy milkshakes when you don’t use ice cream is the blending. Blend it a lot. Blend it until you think it’s mixed enough, then blend it some more.
Yield: Approximately 2 servings
Can’t Get Enough Homesteading Goodness?
Join over 75,000 others who get the weekly Homestead Toolbox delivered fresh to their inbox. It’s packed full of recipes, ideas, and homesteading tips you can actually use (no fluff), plus a copy of my very popular mulch gardening how-to guide.