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This Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake Will Bring All the Trick-Or-Treaters to Your Yard

Not that a Jack-o'-lantern wouldn't be put to good use on your front porch, but let's think outside the box here -- wouldn't it be more resourceful to use it as a cocktail glass instead? Hear us out: Halloween is all about dressing up, and your beverage is no exception. So it goes without saying that our eyes lit up when we found this recipe for a Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake, which takes our favorite fall flavors -- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and vodka (which never goes out of season) -- blends them all together into a frothy, festive concoction, and serves them in a hollowed out miniature pumpkin. What better way to toast the season than with a cocktail that doubles as drinkable décor?  

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 2½ ounces whipped cream vodka
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch cloves
  • Whipped cream, to garnish (1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar)
  • Cinnamon stick, to garnish
DIRECTIONS:
  • Hollow out a miniature pumpkin. 
  • In a small bowl, combine heavy cream, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip thoroughly using a hand mixer until the contents become pillowy and resemble stiff peaks.
  • In a blender, combine ice cream, pumpkin purée, vodka, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and cloves, and blend thoroughly. 
  • Pour the contents of the blender into the hollowed out pumpkin. Top with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, garnish with a cinnamon stick, and serve. 
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