Spicy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe

Spicy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

We like the way the cayenne cuts through the sweetness of this spicy chocolate milkshake, but if you're not a fan of heat, you might want to dial down the cayenne by half.

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  • Yield:makes 2 servings
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream (about 6 medium scoops)
  • Garnish: whipped cream and chocolate to grate on top


  1. 1.

    Add milk, pumpkin, cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to the jar of a blender. Add ice cream and pulse until smooth. Divide between serving glasses and garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate if desired.