spicy ice cream shake

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert, Gluten Free, Guest Posts, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

Yep. These are all over the place, and I had to make one too.

This is very different from my pumpkin smoothie, which I could easily have with breakfast. This one includes ice cream, making it a dessert. At least eat breakfast first.

spicy ice cream shake

vegan, gluten free, dairy free

serves two

2 scoops pumpkin ice cream*
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut milk (carton)
2 tablespoons chai tea powder (Natures Flavors)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

In blender, combine ice cream, pumpkin puree, coconut milk – blend until smooth. Add chai, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, pulse blender to combine. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. 

*For a smoothie rather than a dessert, replace the ice cream with two scoops of vanilla protein powder and another cup of coconut milk.

Mmm. I wait to make that ice cream all year long. I really don’t like to see anything holiday related before Thanksgiving, except for that nog.

The other fun thing going on today – I am once again guest posting over at XGFX! Go check it out – there is another fun thing about these pepper jacks I shared over there…someone famous (and fun!) tweeted about them! :D

 

{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Curt October 25, 2011 at 5:09 am

Mmmm, why wait! I could go for that anytime of the year. But you’d have to make your own pumpkin ice cream.

And I love egg nog. I always get that around Christmas time!

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2 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

I do too – kinda glad things like that are not available year round, it makes it more special and kinda marks the beginning of the holidays, right? :)

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 25, 2011 at 5:11 am

I liked the page yesterday – hope it helps!! And I just don’t know if it is the recipes or the photography I like most.

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4 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

thank you, Heather!! you are too sweet !! :D

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5 Abby October 25, 2011 at 5:13 am

I won’t be making this as it involves making ice cream and soy (an intolerance to both, on my part,) but I have to say that a) I voted and retweeted, as your recipe kicks dupa and b) your pictures in this post are stellar. I love the colors and the composition of things so much that I actually felt compelled to comment on photography. I never comment on photography ;)

Good luck!

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6 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

well, I’m honored to have your vote, Abby! and THANK YOU for your awesome compliments. those kind of things just make my day. really. XXO!

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7 Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 25, 2011 at 5:29 am

YUM! I just had a smoothie but I would have taken a glass of this instead! :D

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8 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

right?? it’s still sorta healthy… ;)

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9 panda cookie October 25, 2011 at 5:38 am

Yesterday there was a pumpkin parfait in a pretty glass and today this. I need to up my drinking vessel game and get on this pumpkin train.

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10 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

yes you do! pumpkin parfait… I need to go find this one… ;)

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11 panda cookie October 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm
12 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

thank you!! there are SO many blogs to follow this month, I can’t keep up on all the gems! :D

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13 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

I just had my breakfast, I’m ready for this now :) I wish I had some pumpkin ice cream! (or an ice cream maker)

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14 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

pumpkin ice cream should be out anytime now, right? :D

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15 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 25, 2011 at 7:05 am

Just pinned that second pic to my Pinterest account. It was just so perfect!

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16 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

aw, thank you!! if I ever pinned things… ;)

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17 (what runs) Lori October 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

Oh deliciousness!

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18 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

hi Lori!! :D how are you?

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19 Lisa B October 25, 2011 at 7:37 am

Oh….this sounds so great! I love not trying to health-ify things sometimes too—just make it dessert! (although, I do love the healthy-breakfast-smoothies too)
Thanks for sharing!

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20 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

yep – sometimes you just need an ice cream milk shake, you know!? :D

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

Oh my gosh I NEED this! Absolutely beautiful and I bet the flavor is amazing! I hope you win the contest. I love those little jack-o-lanterns! Too cute!

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22 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

thank you SO much for your vote, my friend! I’m in third place right now (which still wins a prize!) but I want to get back to FIRST! I was first place on the first day… ;) need to UP my campaigning…

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23 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

Congrats on being the finalist!

That shake has my name all over it! Holy yum!

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24 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

thank you, Kiran!! :)

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25 katie October 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

First, CONGRATS! I was happy and proud to vote for you!

This pumpkin shake looks delicious!!!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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26 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

thank you SO much for your support, Katie – I appreciate it more than you know! Happy Wednesday!!

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27 Lisa October 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

Your photographs are always amazing. I really like this one.

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28 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

thank you, Lisa! …so, are you going to BINGO tonight!? :D

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29 Lisa October 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

Not tonight but we will in the future! That place you sent me sounds fun. How often do you go?

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30 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

we haven’t been for a while… we used to go at least once a month, we’d meet a friend there on Sunday or Monday nights for a couple hours after work. really fun! well, enjoy date night whatever you do!! :)

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31 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty October 25, 2011 at 9:25 am

yum yum yum!!

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32 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:09 am
33 Christin@purplebirdblog October 25, 2011 at 9:26 am

Shake perfection right there! Do want :)

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34 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

mmm HMMM! :D

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35 Dorry October 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’m spreading the Jack-o-Lantern love, my dear! I hope you win the contest! And I’ve been loving Chai tea lately – it’s such a delicious holiday flavor that I really only enjoy Oct-Dec. xo

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36 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

thank you SO much, my dear Dorry – I appreciate it… I love to bake with chai anytime, but I really only drink it this time of year too… it’s very holiday!

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37 Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} October 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

Seriously love those peppers! I could definitely wash it down with one of those shakes!

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38 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

thanks, Krista! :D it’s fun too see them all over the internet – they’re everywhere! :D

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39 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

this is beautiful!! the photos are just so bright and pretty!

and i saw your green pancakes on FG last night :)

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40 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

thanks, Averie! seeing your photos over there never gets old, does it? :D

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41 Nichole October 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! WINNER!!!! WINNING, whatever. Sold, LOVE this! xx

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42 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

haaa. winning.

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43 Helen October 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I am SO going to make this with So Delicious Coconut Nog! Thank you for sharing!

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44 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

yes, Helen, that will be AMAZING!! cheers!

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45 Tiffany October 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

OMFG, once again, beggin you to open up your own place! Make it happen :)

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46 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

I know… I really should… :D

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47 bitt October 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I told someone else but I should tell you too, I think your picture are some of the best I’ve seen online.

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48 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

oh, wow… thank you SO much. seriously, that just made my day!!

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49 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Too cute! Just voted for your peppers :)

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50 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

thank you, my friend!

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51 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama October 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I need you to come over and make me some of that pumpkin ice cream so I can have one of these shakes! Please?

I will definitely go and vote for your adorable jack peppers!

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52 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

ah, that would be FUN!! :D thank you for your vote, my friend!

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53 rachelsdigestif October 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Such a great idea! Love the idea of using coconut milk in it, yum!

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54 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love coconut milk. Mmm. makes a nice shake, you know?

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55 hihorosie October 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Oh my I want that! Off to vote… :)

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56 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

thank you SO much, my friend!! :D

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57 Kris | iheartwellness.com October 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Congrats my beautiful friend!!! WOOO Hoooo!! I’m off to vote!!

This shake sounds blissfully AMAZING!!!! WOW!!
xxoo

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58 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

aw, thank you Kris! your support is like a big warm fuzzy! XO

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59 Jeni Treehugger October 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I voted, now…..make me a pumpkin shake mama!

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60 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

thank you, Thank You!! and if I could, I WOULD! XXO

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61 Brandy October 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

Can’t find the recipe for the pumpkin smoothie you reference..?!?!!! Although this sounds amazing, I believe I’m a bit lazy and a smoothie would be just that much easier!!

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62 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

I will be posting the pumpkin smoothie soon – I was going to do it with this one, but didn’t want it to get “lost” so a post of it’s own will be coming soon. :D

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63 Kath (My Funny Little Life) October 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, nom nom. :) (Just give me almond instead of coco. ;))

‘f course I voted for you! :D

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64 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

thank you SO much!! :D

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65 fionawebster October 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

these are too cute! they remind me of River’s jack-‘o-lantern stuffed peppers from a few MoFo’s ago (http://wingitvegan.blogspot.com/2008/10/veganmofo-halloweegan-stuffed-peppers.html).

adorable!

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66 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

aw, so cute!! thanks for sharing.

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67 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli October 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Chai and pumpkin…my two favorite fall flavors! Beautiful!

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68 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm

oh, I KNOW!! mine too… I pretty much have pumpkin year round, but chai is such a cold weather flavor for me.

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69 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) October 28, 2011 at 3:27 am

Mmm, I love chai and pumpkin together! This sounds wonderful and I do have pumpkin ice cream in the freezer :)

Congrats on the little pepper jacks!

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70 spabettie October 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

of COURSE you have pumpkin ice cream!! :D I would expect nothing less.

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71 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Are you implying I have a dependence on pumpkin or ice cream? You’d be wrong. (It’s both!:))

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72 spabettie October 29, 2011 at 12:58 am

not saying a thing, my friend ;) I can help you with your excess supply, though. :D

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73 Stacey C October 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I love chai, it would be good with pumpkin!! :)

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74 spabettie November 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

it is a great combination! :)

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75 Kelsey October 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm

YUM. that is all ;)

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76 Orie November 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

had these with lunch today, YUM!!!

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77 jennifer @ peanut butter and peppers November 17, 2011 at 7:38 am

I love Pumpkin and this is a nice spin to a shake! I need to find Chai Concentrate.

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78 marla November 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm

This pumpkin shake looks crazy good girl!

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79 spabettie November 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

thank you, Marla!

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80 Jen Pierson November 23, 2011 at 3:37 am

this is amazing! I cheated and bought some pumpkin ice cream (lol!) and made these last night. YUMMO!

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81 spabettie November 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

hey Jen, so glad you liked! ;)

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82 Karen November 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

found this on Bon Appetit (congrats!), sounds tasty!

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83 spabettie November 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm

thanks, Karen! :)

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84 Rachel @ Following In My Shoes April 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Gorgeous photos! I adore chai anything…

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85 spabettie April 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

thank you, Rachel! I love chai too. I need to make this one again…

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