Lightened-Up Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

If you haven't noticed, I love all things pumpkin. 
I think by mid-November SP gets pumpkined out, but I could eat it forever.
Sweet potatoes too. 


Well, when I heard that DQ makes mini Blizzards, I took that as a sign that I need to try their Pumpkin Pie Blizzard...since it's mini and all it won't totally destroy my weight loss attempts. 

It was love at first bite.

When I got home the first thing I did was search for a similar recipe, finally deciding to try this one the next time I got a craving for a tasty pumpkin treat. I wanted to make it so it wasn't too terrible, that way I can have it more often..hehe So my alterations are in bold blue. 
(But I'm sure the original is super yummy too! )

Doesn't it look delish?! 

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Original Recipe by Our Best Bites

1/3 C pumpkin puree
1/4 - 1/2 C {skim} milk
1/4 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/16 t cloves
1/16 t nutmeg              {I used 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice instead}
2 T brown sugar           {I used 1 Tablespoon}
2 C vanilla ice cream    {I used low fat vanilla frozen yogurt}
1-2 graham crackers     {I used 1 sheet reduced fat graham crackers}

Pop everything but the graham crackers in a blender. Start with 1/4 C milk and then slowly add more if needed to make the blender process it all. Pour into two glasses and top with graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy! 

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  1. I'll have to try these for my girls. They love milkshakes.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. oOOOOOOoooo, these look DELISH! Thanks for sharing!

    Come visit me at BestOfMommaChef.blogspot.com, maybe we can do a fun blog recipe swap!

  3. I love pumpkin anything. This sounds great. Yum!

  4. Oh crap. You had me at "light" and "pumpkin milkshake." It's after 10 pm here and I think this calls for a run to the store. :)

  5. Thanks so much for linking-up! I would love to try this!

  6. I'm with Madigan, I love all things pumpkin and especially pumpkin spiced-can't wait to try this!
    I will need to add this shake to my list of pumpkin lovin' good stuff.
    Thanks for sharing, I stopped by from Sunday Showcase.

  7. My hubby just bought me a new Magic Bullet it came yesterday in the mail. I can't wait to try this out! Love the adjustments you made to make it a bit lower in fat and healthier. MMMM! I don't know if I can wait till dessert to try this out!


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