Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots

Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots -

Remember that stuff in a blender I’ve been teasing you with on Facebook and Instagram?

It’s time, friends. I’m really excited about this one.

Especially since it starts off looking like this:

Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots -

I know, right? Good grief.

And they’re actually not too bad for you. Maybe even… *gasp* healthy. They’re also vegan, grain-free, and nut-free. I think just about everyone will be happy with this one.

Oh, and they taste like frozen pumpkin pie.

I shared the step by step instructions for these Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots over at Cara’s Cravings, but there recipe is also below. She’s having a Clean Eating Cocktail Party with lots of clean party food ideas!

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Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots


1/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 of an avocado
3 dates, pitted and halved
2-3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
About 3 cups of ice cubes


Combine all ingredients (except the ice) in your power blender (i.e. Vitamix, Blendtec) and blend until smooth, scraping the sides if necessary. (If you use a Blendtec, run the "sauces" program twice, scraping the sides between runs.)

Add the ice, about 3 cups, or until the contents of the blender measures around 4 or 4 1/2 cups. Blend again (use the "ice cream" program on your Blendtec twice), pushing the ice down if necessary.

Divide into glasses and serve immediately.

Nat's Notes:

1. If you don't have a power blender like those mentioned above, make the base in your food processor, then transfer the contents to your blender before adding the ice. Add 1/2 cup of warm water to get things moving. The texture isn't quite as thick, but it really works nicely.

2. Unfortunately this isn't a make-ahead type of dessert. If you put it in the freezer for more than a few hours, it will become rock solid. You can, however, make the base ahead of time, refrigerate, then blend it with the ice when you're ready to serve.

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4 Responses to “Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots”

  1. #
    Cara — November 20, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    Love this recipe!! I would even venture to say that *some* people (not you, not me of course!) could easily throw some rum or bourbon in the blender for a treat :) This recipe is all around delish and I love how healthy it is!


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 20, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    These sound totally lovely!


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