Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes

Pumpkin Bourbon ShakesRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik


If you prefer your shakes thicker, just follow the make-ahead directions.


Serves 8
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 662
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Protein 12 g
Fat 37 g
Satfat 22 g
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 2 g
Sodium 158 mg
Cholesterol 239 mg


4 1/2 cartons (14 oz. each) vanilla ice cream such as Häagen-Dazs, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup milk
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
About 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (preferably freshly ground)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sweetened whipped cream (optional)


1. Whirl a third of the ice cream, pumpkin, milk, and bourbon at a time in a blender until smooth, adding sugar and spices to last batch. Pour into a large bowl and stir to combine.

2. Ladle shakes into 8 tall glasses and top each with a dollop of whipped cream if you like and a little nutmeg. Serve with straws.

Make ahead: Up to 1 hour through step 1, freeze airtight; stir before ladling into glasses.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.