Ah mid August…Where you can taste sweet fall on the horizon but it’s still blazing hot outside. What you need is a gateway drink to satisfy your need for autumn, but give you just enough of brain freeze to forget your troubles. 

I suggest this Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake topped with double the ice cream treats (pumpkin ice cream sandwich from grocery store and ginger pumpkin cone from Trader Joes) for a little razzle dazzle. Vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, crumbled graham crackers, pumpkin pie spice…..and bourbon make up this front porch sipping, fall dreaming delight. 

Just want to dive in!

Not a bourbon drinker? Try a fall whiskey or spiced rum or just omit the alcohol all together especially if making a batch for kids. 


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  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1/2 cup Milk

  • 1/4 cup Half and half

  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 cup Pureed pumpkin

  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie spice

  • 2-3 oz Bourbon

  • Chocolate frosting

  • Sprinkles


  • Coat the outer rim of the glass with chocolate frosting and add sprinkles. Put in the freezer to set up.
  • Add remaining ingredients in the blender and blend until mixed through.
  • Pour into a glass and top with a pumpkin ice cream sandwich and small pumpkin cone.

Enjoy responsibly and let me know if you have any questions!

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