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Shake it Up: The Lovely and Amazing Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin Pie Shake
There's a lot of attention given to Thanksgiving Leftovers. From smashed potato cakes to stuffing fritters to creative recipes that go far beyond the standby turkey sandwich, the leftovers are sometimes even more coveted than the feast itself.

However, never until this year had we ever had to worry about leftover Pumpkin Pie. In general, it gets--wait for it--gobbled up straightaway.
However, this year, having made not one but four different pies (more about that in a few days), we suddenly did find ourselves with leftovers. While steaming milk for coffee this morning, suddenly we had a memory of recently having read about a gorgeous-sounding apple pie shake in John T. Edge's Apple Pie book; why not try it with some pumpkin pie?
Now, we're certain that there are a zillion different variations that you could use, but here's what we did--and man, was it delicious.
  • 6 ounces unsweetened soy milk (we're sure dairy milk would be fine too, this just happened to be what we had)
  • Dash of soy creamer
  • small handful mini marshmallows
  • 1 small slice pumpkin pie (we used one on which the crust measured about 2 inches)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to taste
  • Leftover PiePumpkin Pie Shake
  1. In a small saucepan, warm soy milk and creamer; once warm, add marshmallows and continue to warm (but not boil) until marshmallows are fully melted. Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or spices to taste.
  2. Place pie slice in blender.
  3. Pour liquid mixture over pie slice, and add ice cubes
  4. Blend until smooth

Pumpkin Pie Shake
Try to drink slowly; inevitably, it will be so delicious that you'll get brain freeze. Wait it out, then repeat. It's sure to give you energy for all that shopping you've got to do.




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Reader Comments (18)

Hooray for dairy-free milkshakes! This nursing Mama can't do dairy, and oh I do love a good milkshake :)

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterMyrnie

This sounds wonderful! I've been craving a pumpkin milkshake for some time now!

November 28 | Unregistered Commenterdessert girl

What a yummy idea!

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterReeni

oh what a great way to use the pumpkin leftovers i've got floating around in my kitchen. i love a good milkshake!

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Oooh yeahhh baby - now there's something I would love - a healthier option in a shake that tastes like my most favourite pie ever - that's what I call ingenuity.

November 28 | Unregistered Commentergiz

Great idea! Looks super yummy. Something I should avoid making for sure!!

November 29 | Unregistered CommenterRecipeGirl

Hmmm- I'd try this but I'm not sure I'd like it.

November 29 | Unregistered CommenterDana McCauley


this sounds like SUCH good idea!!!

November 29 | Unregistered Commenterraj

Woah!! Too cool! This is exciting. You're right, I've never even thought of using the dessert leftovers for something as neato as this :). Hope you had a great holiday :)!

November 29 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Damn, I've already eaten the left over pumpkin pie!!! I will definitely try making the shake next time. Yum!

Those mini-marshmallows are a very nice touch! A belated Happy Thanksgiving, and happy shopping!

What a wonderful idea!! You've got me drooling on my keyboard!!

December 1 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I don't have any leftover pumpkin pie, but I might make one just to try this!

December 1 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah


December 1 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

omg amazing!!! what an awesome idea.

December 2 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
Umm yea! That looks scrumptious! Too bad I already brushed my teeth or I would make one tonight with my leftover pie!
I was directed to this post from your tweet "For those of you considering a post-Thanksgiving liquid diet / juice fast" - bahaha!
November 26 | Unregistered Commenterfatima
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