Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin MilkshakeSo my pumpkin recipe galore is still going strong! Check out my other recipes here and here. This afternoon I had a chocolate craving and decided to whip up something quick with a little leftover pumpkin puree. A chocolate milkshake sounded perfect. To get this shake thick and creamy I added in some guar gum, a natural thickening agent available at health food stores or online.

This recipe is adapted from Serious Eats. Theirs uses ice cream but I wanted to keep things a little healthier. So I mixed in some almond milk, agave nectar and then topped it off with fall spices for an added kick.

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Milkshake

  • 2 cups almond milk, melted
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon guar gum, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • a dollop of whipped cream, for topping (optional)

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve in glasses and garnish with whipped cream and cocoa powder or ground cinnamon if desired.

Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: serves 2
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