We have reached a stage of the year best described as “seasonal confusion.” It feels a little bit summer, a little bit fall, and 100% a reason to sip a frosty Pumpkin Milkshake.

Healthy Pumpkin Milkshake. Like pumpkin pie in a glass! This yummy fall dessert is a great way to use up leftover pumpkin puree. Made with banana, frozen yogurt, pumpkin, and warm fall spices. Recipe at wellplated.com

On the summer side, I never want to put away my flip flops. I’m still savoring fresh tomatoes, and I might just cry when the last juicy peach leaves the produce shelves.

At the same time, however, I’d be fibbing if I didn’t admit that these Vegan Pumpkin Muffins and this Pumpkin Granola have me craving warm fall flavors.

Fall in a glass! Healthy Pumpkin Milkshakes. A great way to use up leftover pumpkin. Ready in 5 minutes! Recipe at wellplated.com

About This Pumpkin Milkshake

Every year, I feel guilty rushing fall, because summer feels so short. Can’t I have my fall and my summer too?

This Pumpkin Milkshake recipe says YES. It’s the cozy flavors of fall transformed into a cool, creamy treat that’s perfect for these last warm days.

A lightened-up version of a pumpkin pie milkshake, this healthy pumpkin shake recipe tastes anything but!

Here’s the scoop, er, sip on the ingredients:

  • Canned pumpkin. Hello, vitamins!
  • Frozen banana. My trick to making the shake taste thick, creamy, and sweet, and sneaking in a serving of fruit at the same time. I tried the recipe both with and without it, and I definitely preferred the version WITH the banana. It was sweeter, frostier, and the banana flavor was nearly undetectable. All you’ll taste is pure pumpkin spice bliss.
  • Lots of warm spices.
  • Graham crackers. The “crust” to this yummy pumpkin pie–inspired dessert.
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. A freezer staple in our ice-cream-loving household.
Best Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. Easy and delicious! Recipe at wellplated.com

Pumpkin Milkshake Topping Options

  • Whipped Cream. Top your milkshake with a heap of whipped cream for an extra decadent and tasty option.
  • Graham Cracker. For the ultimate pumpkin pie experience!
  • Chocolate Sauce. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup over the top for the chocolate lover in your life.
  • Caramel Sauce. Pumpkin + caramel = the perfect combination.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake made with banana, frozen yogurt, spices, and pumpkin puree. Recipe at wellplated.com

More Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

This Pumpkin Milkshake takes less than five minutes to throw together, is easy to scale up or down, and is an excellent way to use up any bits of canned pumpkin you have leftover from other baking recipes too.

Cheers!

Healthy Pumpkin Milkshake. Like pumpkin pie in a glass! This yummy fall dessert is a great way to use up leftover pumpkin puree. Made with banana, frozen yogurt, pumpkin, and warm fall spices. Recipe at wellplated.com

Pumpkin Milkshake

5 from 2 votes
Healthy Pumpkin Milkshake. Like pumpkin pie in a glass! A yummy fall dessert made with frozen yogurt, pumpkin, and warm fall spices.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins

Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana cut into chunks and frozen (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt slightly softened
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus a pinch each of ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 full sheet graham cracker plus additional for topping
  • Whipped cream optional for topping

Instructions
 

  • To a high-powered blender, add in order the pumpkin puree, milk, banana, frozen yogurt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Break the sheet of graham cracker into a few pieces directly into the blender. Blend until smooth, adding more milk 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  • Divide into glasses and top with additional crushed graham crackers and whipped cream. Sip immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 2), without whipped creamCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 8gFat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 161mgFiber: 11gSugar: 17g

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  1. This sounds absolutely delicious! We’re all so concerned with lattes that I’ve never thought out a pumpkin milkshake before, great idea!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! The lattes are delicious, but I think milkshakes are perfect for when we’re still holding on to summer!

  2. This milkshake looks amazing. Definitely something I will try, just going to pop some chopped, bagged bananas in the freezer. I feel the same as you. Our summer here in England is always a bit hit and miss. Yet this year by mid August, Autumn seemed to be creeping in, only to have sweltering, humid heat at the end of the month. I wish I had had this recipe then!

  3. seasonal confusion. Haha yes, I get it! But I say bring on the pumpkin. This is the perfect transitional drink!5 stars

  4. This is crazy – I went to college in Columbus and then moved to Denver where I was for 4.5 years! You must (MUST) hit up The Mercantile in Union Station while you are in Denver. I am not exaggerating when I say it is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. I hope you get a chance to try it!

    1. Shannon, how funny! And GAH, Mercantile was on our list, but we ran out of time. I must try it next time. We’re already planning to come back!

  5. This sounds exactly like me! Not quite ready to give up summer, but sort of ready for flavors of fall. I think this is an excellent recipe to accomplish both. Plus being here in Madison, I’ve had Kemps and have always loved it!

    1. Hi Fran, I haven’t tried making this dairy free myself, but you could try this recipe using your favorite dairy-free vanilla ice cream and whatever type of nondairy milk you prefer!

  6. So, we ne Ed to buy a pumpkin and cook it to get Purée? Can not use Pumpkin pie filling? May be too labor intensive for a milkshake, even though I really like Pumpkin flavor and they are quite nutritional!

    1. Sandy, you can buy pumpkin puree! That’s what I used. Pumpkin pie filling comes pre-sweetened with other ingredients. What you want is pure, canned pumpkin.

  7. Definitely feels like “seasonal confusion”. I just can’t wait to make this amazing looking milkshake. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Could I use frozen plain greek yogurt sweetened with a bit of stevia in this recipe instead of the kemps frozen yogurt?

    1. Hi Helen, I haven’t tried it that way, so it’d be an experiment! I’d taste as you go and adjust sweetener as needed. I hope you enjoy!