Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

This is my attempt at re-creating Culver's pumpkin concrete shakes that I used to get on vacation with my family at this time of year in Wisconsin.  Pretty much the only difference was the more drinkable consistency.  But if I'm honest, I always found fighting with 'concreteness' of a concrete shake to be a bit frustrating anyways.  If you prefer a ridiculously thick shake, all you need to do is reduce the amount of milk to your preference.  Simples!

You will need:
1/2 cup milk (fat-free is fine)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
Approximately 1/3 cup pumpkin
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cloves
 *Go easy on the nutmeg and cloves, as unless you are working with very very finely ground high quality spices or it will affect the texture

Yield: 2 small or 1 large milkshake

There are two options for mixing this.  Either throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Or, combine in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.  This method works fine, and is the way I went since I do not currently have access to a blender.