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Prescription: Milkshake

Simple and easy creamy recipe for Pumpkin Milkshakes laced with spices and a touch of molasses. Whipped cream is a must also!


Prescription: Milkshake

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There are very few times in life when you’ll hear this from your doctor: You need to drink more milkshakes!

But that’s honestly what Betsy’s doctor told her a few months ago. She was a bit behind on the weight gain for the pregnancy and in fact she lost weight for the first four months or so.

I guess it turns out that isn’t so uncommon, but I was freaking out a bit because if I can’t fatten up my pregnant wife, it could be argued that I have failed as a food blogger.

So when the milkshake prescription came in, I kicked it into high gear. This creamy, spicy pumpkin situation was one of the best ones we’ve made over the last few months. It’s easy to mix together and has great fall flavors.

Secret ingredient of these Pumpkin Milkshakes: Molasses

Pumpkin Milkshakes

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Simple and easy creamy recipe for Pumpkin Milkshakes laced with spices and a touch of molasses. Whipped cream is a must also!


1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Whipped cream, for serving

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1) In a large blender, add pumpkin, milk, and vanilla ice cream. Drizzle in molasses and spices.

2) Blend until smooth.

3) Serve milkshakes topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Pumpkin Milkshakes

Flavors and Spices

The only important thing to note about this recipe is to make sure you buy pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling which has all kinds of additives in it. Just get the 100% pureed pumpkin and then you can add in the spices you want.

For these Pumpkin Milkshakes, I chose cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice!

spices for Pumpkin Milkshakes
Good spice flavors!

Is a milkshake even a milkshake without whipped cream?

If you make it yourself, just whisk together some heavy cream with a pinch of sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Easy enough.

Quick whipped cream - Pumpkin Milkshakes
Quick whipped cream.

Making the Shake

Guys, this isn’t quantum physics.

Put the stuff in the blender.

Don’t forget the molasses.

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Everybody in the blender!

Blend it up until it’s smooth and creamy!

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Quick blend!

Serve it up in glasses with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

These Pumpkin Milkshakes are rich and creamy and even a small serving of it is really filling and a perfect dessert.


Bets is eating better these days and has been gaining weight (healthily), but I’ll be honest… we still eat milkshakes a few times a week.

Doctor’s orders.

Pumpkin Milkshakes: Creamy pumpkin milkshakes with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon whipped cream!

5 Responses to “Prescription: Milkshake” Leave a comment

  1. Milkshakes are always a good idea and this one looks delish! If it makes you feel any better on the weight gain, I’m naturally very thin and my metabolism kicked waaaay up when I was pregnant; I ate a lot but only gained 16 lbs with my first two babies, and both were over 8lbs at birth. My third was also a low weight gain pregnancy (only 14 lbs, but I delivered a month early because of placenta previa, he was still 6.5 lbs).

    1. You could, but I find cloves to be super-strong and might overpower some of the other stuff going on here. I would go very light on them… ground clove is a common pumpkin spice though. :)

  2. Perfect! I have a 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée leftover from some pumpkin muffins. This sounds like the perfect excuse to use that up :)

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