Monday, October 26, 2009

pumpkin milkshake

OK, so not exactly pumpkin, this milkshake helped to use up yet another portion of my huge supply of squash puree. So I guess you could call it a squash milkshake, but that isn't nearly as sexy and it might deter some folks. Don't let it though, stay the course!

I picked up the inspiration for this treat over at Closet Cooking where a pumpkin milkshake was recently featured. I was, however, lacking frozen yogurt, cloves, and gingersnap cookies so I made some alterations. Damn tasty if I do say so myself, it really does give you an autumn sensation....although one lucky recipient said it reminded them of Christmas.

The List:
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup squash puree
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon crumbled graham cracker

Blend everything together until the right consistency, adding more milk if needed. Insert a straw, sprinkle a little garnish, and enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Is the squash raw? A friend of mine keeps trying to get me to try raw kale smoothies. I have resisted so far, thankfully.

Chris said...

Nope the squash wasn't raw. I baked a bunch of squash off in the oven and then pureed all the deliciously soft insides. Raw kale smoothie you say. Sounds um...interesting.

Sherman said...

Sounds more like a dessert you can drink. What a fabulous idea! It's tasty, it's dessert-like and it's portable! Also, you get your veggies! Fantastic!

Chris said...

Ssssh. Don't tell anyone Sherman, but I think your right with the 'dessert you can drink' thought.

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