Pecan Pumpkin Shake is one of my favorite fall treats! This recipe is from The Ghoulish Gourmet by Kathy Hester, a book full of Halloween recipes and tips for planning the perfect party. You won’t need any ice cream for this Pecan Pumpkin Shake thanks to chia seeds.
Doesn’t this shake look wonderfully creamy? I think it’s such a great idea to use chia seeds as a thickener. It’s really easy to make, too!
Kathy was kind enough to allow me to share her recipe for Pecan Pumpkin Shake with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Pecan Pumpkin Shake (Vegan)
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds (or ¼ teaspoon xantham gum)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 1 pinch cloves
- pure maple syrup to taste (or stevia, monk fruit, agave and soaked dates all work well)
- 1/2-1 cup crushed ice
Make your own nondairy milk by adding the water and pecans to a blender and blending until mostly smooth. At this point, you can strain the mixture or leave the tiny bits of pecan in to add texture to the shake. I like to leave them in.
Next add the pumpkin, chia seeds, spices and your choice of sweetener to the blender with the nondairy mixture. Blend until smooth, taste and add more sweetener if needed.
Add ice and blend until it looks like a milkshake. Please note that if you do not have a powerful blender you may need to add the first ½ cup of ice and blend, then add more in ¼ cup increments until it’s as thick as your blender (or undertaker) will allow.
Make this nut-free: Substitute 1¾ cups of you favorite nut-free nondairy milk in place of the water and pecans. Recipe by Kathy Hester from The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes copyright 2016 printed with permission
Kathy has so many fabulous recipes in her book The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes.
Check out these Deviled Purple Potatoes!
I also love her Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice.
Other recipes in the book include Swamp Monster Slow Cooker Jackfruit Gumbo, Gruesome Forbidden Rice Mousse, and Bats and Cats Chocolate Graham Crackers. I’m telling you, if you enjoy Halloween, you have to get this book!
Besides the recipes, I am so impressed with Kathy’s decorating ideas. She is so creative and makes it easy for anyone to throw a festive bash. Personally, I enjoy celebrating at home with my family, and this book makes it easy and fun!
After making your shake, you can use your extra pumpkin puree and chia seeds to make Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, either for breakfast or dessert.
And for another Halloween recipe, you may enjoy these Halloween Mummies English Muffin Pizzas.
What are your favorite Halloween recipes? Please let me know in the comments!
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