Uhhh yes… why yes, I am posting a “recipe” for a milkshake.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes I howsweeteats.com

Feel free to kick me in the teeth.

It’s not that I think you’re too inept to know how to put ice cream scoops and milk in a blender and push “start”… it’s just that I’m not sure you know how to add a few hefty slugs of bourbon.

See? I knew we were in this relationship for a reason.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes I howsweeteats.com

Ooooh and I also really enjoyed this (some would say too much) and didn’t want you to go a day without it. That’s the real reason.

Okay… and the third (real) reason is that my last-minute planned cookies were a big fat fail on Tuesday and my teeth are sweet today. Sue me.

And I’ve already done all the other boring-yet-delicious, typical, !OMGit’spumpkinseason! recipes so what better way to ring in Fall with a refreshing beverage that tastes like pie with a side of liquor?

 

This is my kind of thing. I hope it’s yours too.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes I howsweeteats.com

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

Yield: 2 shakes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cream or half and half
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2-3 ounces of bourbon
frosting + sprinkles (or cinnamon sugar) for glasses

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until combined. Rim glasses with a light coating of frosting then dip in sprinkles. Pour in shake and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Top with whipped cream if desired. Serve!

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes I howsweeteats.com

Oh and these fun autumn sprinkles? They came from Janetha. Man I love that girl.

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313 Responses to “Grown Up Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes.”

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    Selina — September 22, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    looks like german sprinkles, these are our colours :)

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    Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup — September 22, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I feel drunk just looking at it. Bourbon and I = not the best of friends. I have a feeling that if we ever met in person, we’d drink too many cocktails, while discussing eye makeup and True Blood (omg, season finale!) and then wind up making copious amounts of cupcakes and bacon (with a side of cheese!) to fuel our starving tummies. And, yes, I consider this a compliment. Cut from the same cloth, I tell ya.

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:55 am

      Hmmmm that sort of sounds like my dream evening.

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    Brooke @ BittersweetBrooke — September 22, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Mix ice cream with pumpkin and some booze and I’m your girl! Plus pumpkin is a squash so it’s totally healthy, needless to say I’m probably going to have to make this for dinner. Done and done.

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      Exactly.

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    Laurie @SimplyScratch — September 22, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    OMG. YUM!!!!

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    lindsay — September 22, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    you are just EVIL! it is only 9:30 in the morning and i want a bourbon milkshake. no bueno.

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      But it has pumpkin, which has fiber, so it’s totally a breakfast food and I think you’re allowed to have one. :)

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    Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy — September 22, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    I love the sprinkles on the edge of the glass! Great recipe!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 22, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    OMG I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. Jessica, it’s so cute!!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — September 22, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    i can’t even find the right words for this.

    heaven?

    heaven in an autumn glass?

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    Cassandra @ FrillyFabulous — September 22, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    My mouth is watering looking at this! Thanks for sharing! Anything pumpkin is automatically a win in my book :)

    xo, Cassandra
    frillyfabulous.com

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    Maria — September 22, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    So festive and fun!

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    Katie @ Rainboots to Wellies — September 22, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Oh my gosh, that candy corn is giving me an intense 10am craving…lovelovelove

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 22, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    This looks delicious!! And your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

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    Lisa {With Style and Grace} — September 22, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    these would be so fun [& festive] to serve at a party! love, as always.

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    janetha — September 22, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Dude. I have never been a bourbon girl but this may change my tune. You could add wiper fluid to ice cream and I’d like it, I swear. P.S. sprinkles look dope!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 22, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Double YUM. You know, I love “grown up” anything. This looks like sheer bliss!

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    Brittany — September 22, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Oh my goodness, I couldn’t be more in love with this post. I love the idea of an adult milkshake and I LOVE your photos. Genius!

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    Shanna, Like Banana — September 22, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    I’d like to drink this. Right now. And a little bourbon is a-ok when it’s mixed in a dessert type drink right..that won’t harm my baby ;)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 22, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Oh my gosh, I love these pictures! So festive :) Wishing I had some bourbon in the house right now and that it wasn’t 10:45am…

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    Erika Brown — September 22, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    You crack me up :) “tastes like pie with a side of bourbon”.. amazing.

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    Annie — September 22, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Wow. I love the pictures!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:09 am

      Thank you!

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    Cait's Plate — September 22, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    SOLD. I mean, I was sold before those Halloween non nonpareils…but then you added them and now I just will do anything you want me to so long as you let me have that :)

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    Amanda — September 22, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I’m going to make these for my grandma and I was just wondering, because she doesn’t drink, it will taste just as delicious without the bourbon yes??? Or do you suggest adding something else instead?

    Also, what size jar is that??? I CAN’T wait to make these!!!!

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:09 am

      Oh definitely! It’s a 12 ounce jar I believe but it will work in any glass!

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    KatieRK — September 22, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    perfect remedy for you burnt tongue!

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    Leslie — September 22, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    Ooo I just had my wisdom teeth out on Tuesday and this looks like lunch to me!

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — September 22, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    I’m not an alcohol fan but I’ll be making the virgin version fo’ sho!

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    Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen — September 22, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    Great way to get the picky (adult) eaters in your life to eat their veggies. Way more effective than smothering their broccoli in cheese. And if you sub in a little froyo it’s a smoothie… which means it’s breakfast. You’re so smart :-)

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    Allyssa — September 22, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I’m loving the sprinkles around the rim of the jar. So festive! I don’t like pumpkin, but it does look awfully delicious. I may have to give pumpkin a second chance.

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    Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine — September 22, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    That sounds ridiculously amazing. And those pictures make me want fall RIGHT NOW! :)

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    Kelly — September 22, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    Ooh I love that this is the lovechild of a milk shake and a cocktail with a fair bit of pumpkin for good measure.

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    Maia at Sweet Alchemies — September 22, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    There’s a restaurant in LA called “25 Degrees” that not only serves the best fancy burgers in town, but also irresistibly boozy milkshakes; my personal favorite is the Whiskey Vanilla with Salted Caramel. My husband and friends and I often go to In-N-Out for milkshakes only to pour in some whiskey or bourbon when we get home. So suffice it to say, especially as a pumpkin lover, that this is GENIUS!!!!!! I will surely be making these for our Halloween party this year. Couldn’t think of a cuter choice for a grown-up, themed beverage. Thanks so much for the creative recipe – bookmarked!

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    Dani @ Love Life Eat Laugh — September 22, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Well it’s 4.50pm here in the UK, so I think that qualifies as a suitable time to bring out the bourbon. Now all I need is some cute looking sprinkles and I’m all set :)

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    kathleen @ the daily crumb — September 22, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    would it be inappropriate to hand these out to trick-or-treaters?

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

      Haha! Love that.

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    Joy — September 22, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    You are the best! This looks amazing.

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    Marcella @ Sweet Marcella — September 22, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Love the sprinkles! So festive!!!!

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    J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — September 22, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    Love the sprinkle garnish!! So awesome :D

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    Esther — September 22, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    I NEED THAT IN MY MOUTH RIGHT NOW.

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    Jordana Russell — September 22, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Man that looks amazing. I’ll have one of those instead of lunch! ;)

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    Megan — September 22, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Thank you……just…thank you.

    *swoon*

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    Katie — September 22, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Seriously, those sprinkles?! Love and love and love. Also, I really want one of these for breakfast today – yeah, I could use some bourbon in my breakfast. It’s that kind of day already – although I don’t think Adrienne would appreciate it – actually it’d probably put her down for a good afternoon nap. :-)

    Also, “my teeth are sweet today” – I wish there was a day when my teeth weren’t sweet.

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    Andrea @ Vegvacious — September 22, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    Alas, my teeth are sweet everyday and that is why I need to go to the gym every single day :-D Awesome looking recipe. My husband is going to thank you because Jim Beam is his BFF.

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    Deanna — September 22, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    That is the cutest most deliciously festive thing EVER.

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    Amber — September 22, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Love the rimming with sprinkles! And you are killing me here waiting on the chocolate croissants.

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    • Jessica — September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

      They are coming… early next week. :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 22, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Oh dear lord! What are you doing to my waistline? Thank goodness it’s almost get-bundled-up sweater season… that always means I can eat a little more and work on hiding it a little less! ;) Great recipe, Jessica. Thanks for sharing!

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    Encore — September 22, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Did someone say bourbon? I thought I heard bourbon? For the love of Jessica, where is the BOURBON?!?!?!? Sorry, this looks like it might taste good. ;)

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    Megan — September 22, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Um yes!!!!!

    Please I love any and all recipes with Pumpkin!!!!!! :)

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    Melissa — September 22, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Now THAT is one sexy milkshake.

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    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle — September 22, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    So cute!! I love the sprinkles…and the pumpkin…Oh and the whole alcohol part :)

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    Jennknee — September 22, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    Is it possible for me to both love and hate you at the same time?

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    Alexis @ There She Goes — September 22, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    love! especially the bourbon and sprinkles :)

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    Heather — September 22, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    A.MAZ.ING. Thanks so much for this post… I’m telling everyone I know!! :)

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