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Tis the Tweason {Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes}

We are in a strange weather pattern here in Kansas City. In the morning, there is a slight chill in the air and I crave layers of clothing and warm cups of coffee. By the time afternoon rolls around, we’re in the 80’s and I’m tearing off my layers, cursing hormones for the flashes of overwhelming hotness that come over me and looking everywhere for something cold and tasty to cool me off. Yes, my friends, we are in between the seasons of summer and fall. I’ve decided to affectionately name the in-between “Tweasons”.

Pumpkin is definitley a fall flavor, right? Ice cream, probably more of a summer treat (although my husband would argue this point). Merging the two seasons into a treat appropriate for the Tweason, I decided to use my new Blendtec Blender to whip up a Pumpkin Spice Milkshake. (Sidenote – don’t forget to enter my Blendtec Blender giveaway!)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret to the most flavorful, perfect milkshake, ever. I add 2 Tablespoons of Jell-O instant pudding mix to each milkshake I make. I’m not sure why, but this addition adds such a wonderful, full flavor to milkshakes and gives them a truly great creaminess you can’t get without it. Try it with the next milkshake you make… adjusting the flavors of pudding to whatever you think would go well with the flavor of milkshake you are making.

Are you experiencing the Tweasons where you are or are your feet firmly planted on one side or the other? I’m enjoying the lingering bit of summer but am honestly totally ready to jump head first into fall. Bring it on.

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

A thick and creamy shake with the fall flavors of pumpkin spice.


  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice flavored Jell-O Instant Pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup crushed Biscoff cookies for garnish


  1. Place everything but Biscoff cookie crumbs into your blender.
  2. Secure the lid and blend on medium until everything is processed and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour into tall glasses, topping each glass with crushed Biscoff cookies.
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  1. I’m *so* trying the pudding mix in the milkshake trick! I’ve never heard of it, but it makes so much sense. And what a perfect milkshake to try it with, too. Yay for pumpkin “tweason.”

  2. No tweasons here – we kind of go from flip flops to boots in late November lol! This sounds sooo good! Love the idea of adding pudding mix.

  3. Glad and proud that Nick carries on the family tradition of ice cream, any time any where, and as much as possible! I hope this gets passed on to your kids too! Nice post, Kristen – thanks!

  4. This is perfect for Florida weather right now too. I crave fall flavors, but it is still so hot!

  5. Let me peel myself off the floor – because I’m pretty sure I just fell out of my chair.

  6. Tweasons! That’s just the word I was looking for when I published my post today This milkshake sounds so tasty, love pumpkin.

  7. I’m attempting a recipe this weekend for a milkshake to feature on my blog and I will definitely try your secret ingredient! I’ll let you know how it goes.

  8. These seriously look so good. Can not wait to try them and so glad I found your site this morning! I would love it if you would link this up at my travel/food blogs new friday recipe link up! http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/09/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-1.html

  9. I could go for one of those right now. It looks fantastic!

  10. Evil brilliant genius!

  11. Linda S Davison says:

    yummy going to make this!

  12. Linda S Davison says:

    yummy going to make this!

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