Thursday, October 21, 2010
Impulsive Pumpkin Milkshake
I had a wonderful impulsive pumpkin milkshake experience today! It all started out with me making pumpkin butter - just because I wanted to see what it tasted like. When I was in the dorm kitchen making it my neighbor was there also and asked for a taste. She loved it and we began to brainstorm all the delicious ways we could use pumpkin butter: on toast, in a date bar form, in a tart, a layer of pumpkin butter in pumpkin pie, cheesecake, etc! And then it came to us: Pumpkin milkshakes! I said, "I wish I had a blender!" She said, "I know someone who has a blender!" and we were off, in limited time because she had a class soon! But we were foiled and the girl with the blender was not around; so we decided to use some arm power and a sturdy spatula (thanks mom!) instead. We ran, literally, to the corner store and bought some insanely expensive vanilla ice cream and ran back to the kitchen, where we whipped up the most AWESOME vanilla milkshakes! I added some pumpkin pie spice to mine to make it spicier! I know that it doesn't really look like milkshake, seeing as it is in a ramekin and all. But you'll just have to bear with me until I get some more dishes! Please, do yourself a favour. If you have some pumpkin puree in your fridge or cupboard, make up some pumpkin butter, and then make a milkshake, doable even if you don't have a blender. You will be glad you did. Hmmm, I need to get some straws... as clearly, you never know when the milkshake urge will strike!