Happy Halloween everyone!
So, we’re set here at the Choi household. After a trip to ALDI for all of my candy (saved some money = no brainer), an emergency trip to Target, rattling through what was left in the Halloween costume section, browsing wigs, tutus, finding some really cute hair accessories and rummaging through my daughter’s closet for the closest thing to “princess” shoes I could find, we now have a Queen and a Princess.
You should know that a week ago, these kids of mine were perfectly happy wearing costumes they already had here at home. . but then they talked to their friends at school . . and the mention of the school Halloween parade messed them up so we had to up the ante and get new costumes. Anyway, I’m happy for them. . this is their first Halloween here in Wisconsin and my neighborhood gets all into the Halloween spirit. There will even be a real-ish haunted house right down the street. My neighbors supposedly go all out so I can’t wait to check it out.
In the midst of traveling and figuring out what my kids were going to wear, I completely forgot about my own costume! I think I’m just going to wear a black trash bag with a belt and I’ll pick up a witches hat from Target. Pretty inventive, huh?
Well, one thing I did not forget. . and this is probably the most important thing: the treats. And I’m talking the after trick-or-treating treats for me, my friends and the kids.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good milkshake. Takes me back. . and I’m so happy I picked up these milkshake glasses from Amazon. So, after a little thinking and testing, I came up with this fabulous milkshake: My Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. Everything you love in a pumpkin pie. . but in a milkshake!
I started with Pacific’s NEW organic pumpkin puree (which comes in a BOX which I love). It’s 100% USDA Organic, non-GMO pumpkin (that’s it!) sourced from Washington, Oregon and California and is packaged in recyclable, 100% BPA-free cartons. “The innovative packaging seals in freshness while preserving texture and flavor, giving you the closest thing to homemade pumpkin puree, minus the heavy lifting.”
And of course some ice cream and my Diamond of California Chopped Walnuts! You could absolutely use pecans too!! If you look in my pantry, I always (always) have a good amount of nuts on hand. Pecans, walnuts, pine nuts and almonds. I love texture so I always add some nuts over savory dishes or toppings for sweet treats like this!
Here’s how it went down. You will have Pumpkin Pie Milkshake goodness in 3 minutes flat.
Blend together your vanilla ice cream (feel free to use pumpkin ice cream if you have it), the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and a splash of milk.
Puree and then add in some sugar or pumpkin cookies (whatever you have at home)
You can add some honey or maple syrup to sweeten it but I just stopped here. It was delicious and sweet enough for me. Then, serve in glasses, top with whipped cream and chopped walnuts and chocolate sprinkles! Voila! How easy was that?!
“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. . And they’re like. . It’s better than yours. . Damn right it’s better than yours. . I can teach you but I have to charge.” lala la la la ..
Come on!!! it’s a MILKSHAKE RECIPE!!! Enjoy. . and adults, pour a little bourbon in there and have a happy Halloween!!
- 5 scoops vanilla or pumpkin ice cream
- ¾ cup Pacific's organic pumpkin puree
- splash of milk
- 1½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 to 2 sugar or pumpkin cookies, crumbled
- whipped cream
- chopped walnuts
- chocolate sprinkles
- Blend together the ice cream, pumpkin puree, milk and pumpkin pie spice until combined. Add the cookies and blend again, until the cookies have been incorporated. Taste and adjust any ingredients as needed.
- To serve: serve in milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkle on chopped walnuts and chocolate sprinkles. Enjoy immediately.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Diamond of California and Pacific Foods. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting me in working with the brands that I use and love.