Pumpkin Pie Kahlua Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Kahlua Smoothie | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on November 22, 2011 · 17 comments

Told you my stack of pumpkin recipes to try was getting smaller. One more down! And honestly, I think I might ditch the others in my pile. I’m a little pumpkined out.

Anyway…I made Pioneer Woman’s Pumpkin Smoothie within 20 minutes of spotting it. It was good. But it didn’t taste like pumpkin pie. Granted, the title was simply Pumpkin Smoothie, not Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. However, she used pumpkin pie filling, so you can understand my expectations, right?

It left me disappointed. And dreaming of pumpkin pie.

So I went searching, and found this one from Nestle. I was getting closer. But it wasn’t sweet enough and still not quite pumpkin pie enough. I increased the amount of sugar and spice. And then I really did something not usually in my repertoire – I added booze. It was clutch, I tell ya.

Pumpkin pie lovers will either drink all five servings by themselves, or they will share and simply make it again every single day for the entire week.

I think a little glass of this would be a fantastic way to greet your guests on Thanksgiving day. Or you could just give them a glass of straight Kahlua. You know your family better than I do!

Pumpkin Pie Kahlua Smoothie
Serves 5
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin, chilled
• 1 can (12 ounce) Evaporated Fat Free Milk, chilled
• 1 cup crushed ice
• 1 container (6 ounce) vanilla yogurt
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 3 tablespoons Kahlua liqueur, or to taste
• Crushed cinnamon graham crackers or whipped cream

Directions
Combine all ingredients (except the graham crackers) in a blender; cover. Blend until mixture is smooth. Poor into tumblers and top with the crushed graham crackers or whipped cream.

(adapted from Nestle Kitchens)

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alicia October 1, 2014 at 3:36 am

When you say pumpkin do you mean the pumpkin thats in a can the one used to make pie

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Amy @Very Culinary October 1, 2014 at 5:44 am

Yep!

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Miss Meghan @ scratch-made wife December 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I’m debating as to whether I need to share this with the husband if I make this recipe. Hhmm. He is the one who made me try – and fall in love with – pumpkin pie. Ah, it is almost Christmas. I guess I could share. This sounds so good!

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

Booze was my idea.

I don’t know how to make a slightly drunk emoticon, so here: `)

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Rebecca November 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

*GASP* You broke out the hooch! Okay. I’m totally making this too. My print button is getting exhausted on your site today while I catch up.

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Julia November 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

So, I already made it. Told you, I kinda loved the idea. And now, I can say I actually love it, not theory, but in reality. And I just downed 2 servings. Oops. Folks, this is good stuff!

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Amy November 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Hee hee! Don’t you just love recipes you spot that need to be made immediately…and they live up to your expectation? Yay! Thanks for stopping back over, Julia :D

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Julia November 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

I saw this and immediately thought, “Can I have this for dinner tonight?” Answer: Yes, yes I can. And I will.

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Joanne November 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Gotta be honest…I’m totally not the sharing type. Now. If I can find a way to hide a bottle of this from my roommates…

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lo November 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

You say smoothie, I think breakfast.
You say Kahlua, I think coffee.
You say coffee, I also think breakfast.
Ergo, I could probably drink this for breakfast ;)

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Jen November 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Is this how you will greet us on Thursday? You have my vote!!!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy November 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

This looks perfect for this weekend! So glad the weekend is coming early this week!

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Christine November 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

You never disappoint! I was wondering what the next pumpkin recipe on your repertoire would be, and this satiates my curiosity quite nicely. I do have a son and some friends that don’t drink, so will this recipe taste alright without the Kahlua? Should I add something in place of the Kahlua for my non-drinking friends? Thanks!

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Amy November 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Yay! I aim to please! I tested it without the Kahlua for my kids, too. It is completely yummy and non-drinkers won’t know anything is missing.

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pam November 22, 2011 at 9:51 am

Oh yes!!! I knew I bought those 4 cans of pumpkin for something!

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Stephanie November 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

Booze fixes everything. That is all. :)

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Jenna November 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

Looks delish, Amy! I just ran out of Kahlua after using 1 bottle (very little by very little) for almost 2 years–it was left over from our New Years party in 2009. =) This recipe will help me consume the next bottle of Kahlua a little faster, heh heh.

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