Pumpkin Spice Latte Milkshake

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Did you know that more ice cream is consumed when it’s cold than when it’s hot? For me personally, the idea of ice cream in the heat and humidity is a bit unpalatable, but when the leaves start the fall and the temperatures start to drop, give me a scoop of ice cream any day!

When I first found out that I had been selected to try Godiva’s new Fall coffees as a part of Foodbuzz.com’s tastemaker program, I thought scones … and then pie (more on that later ;))… But then I realized that Godiva was particularly interested in having tastemakers come up with a new beverage using their coffee. Doh! So, one batch of cookie-scones and one pie later, I found myself brewing another pot of double strength Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee for this milkshake. This milkshake: a blended yum-fest of ice cream (feel free to use vegan or regular), pumpkin (which totally makes this healthy, no?), and coffee (a great pick-me-up!). Sprinkled with a few coffee grounds and slurped through a straw mid-afternoon, this milkshake was the perfect way to celebrate the weekend…

Pumpkin Spice Latte MilkshakeΒ (Printable Recipe)


2 cups vanilla ice cream

1/2 to 2/3 cup pumpkin spice coffee (brewed, double strength, unsweetened or very lightly sweetened)

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

handful chocolate chips

dash cinnamon

dash nutmeg

coffee grounds (garnish)


*Blend all ingredients. Garnish with coffee grounds. Sip and enjoy! πŸ˜€

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantraβ€”love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. I’ve been hearing about Starbucks selling this in latte version. I am really curious to try, thanks to your recipe I can now imagine the taste

    • I work at Sbux and the pumpkin spice latte is amazing! I drink mine with soy, no whip, and an extra shot of espresso. Try it!

  2. I eat more ice cream when it is cold because my favorite flavors are cinnamon and pumpkin…holiday tastes! Great milkshake.

  3. Sounds (and looks delightful!!!)

  4. Wow! Chocolate, pumpkin, and ice cream? This sounds like a delicious combination.

  5. OMG this sounds like heaven! I always see plain old pumpkin milkshakes, but I’ve never seen pumpkin latte ones! Great idea:)

  6. Yummy! Such a great way to use up extra pumpkin! Interesting that more ice cream is consumed when it is cold…..but now that I think about it, I probably do consume more when it is cold!

  7. This looks good. By the way I am above ribbing you because my football team scored double the amount of points that your team had. Everybody knows that when you mix blue and yellow it always comes out green.

  8. I loves pumpkin spice latte! In fact I made it a few days ago and this ones is perfect fr a windly and rainy autumn season nowdays πŸ™‚
    that milkshake pic is make ma want to take a “zip” πŸ˜€

  9. Yummy! This looks much better than a pumpkin spiced latte from starbucks. I think I’d spike mine with Bailey’s. πŸ™‚

  10. Mmm, sounds delicious! Great photos, as well.

  11. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

  12. Yes please!!!! Love love anything ice cream, pumpkin, and coffee!!!! Sorry I have been MIA, life has been a bit overwhelming. I hope you are doing well:-) Love this post, had no idea more ice cream was consumed in the winter months, weird:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  13. Oddly, I only like pumpkin when it’s cold. This looks wayyyy better than those pumpkin lattes. πŸ™‚

    Buzz buzz!

  14. If only the husband enjoyed pumpkins I would have made that latte for sure. Classic flavor combo!

  15. I’ll have my ice cream anytime of the year, and this pumpkin latte milkshake looks great!

  16. I agree, I love ice cream when it’s hot, hot, hot! Since it is still pretty warm here, I like the idea of fall flavors in a cool treat.

  17. What a GREAT recipe! I love ice-cream no matter the weather. I try to indulge wisely, but there are days I must heed the siren’s call!

  18. Recipes are becoming so creative these days and your shake is one of it. For me, ice-cream is not about the weather, I find it to be an energy food. So, when I feel weak and tired, I tend to grab an ice-cream.

  19. I’m with you on the ice cream thing. I like ice cream year ’round, but when it is so hot in the summer during the day, I rarely want ice cream. I love the Godiva Pumpkin coffee so I bet it was really great in this delicious milkshake!!

  20. You are so right about cold treats when it’s cold! That’s when I slurp down more smoothies and such, in winter. What a tempting-looking Latte Milkshake. This is something that my son and I can make this weekend, when the mercury starts to take a dip downward.

    Wonderful post and, as usual, beautiful photos.


  21. This Halloween milkshake looks delicious!

  22. using pumpkin is so creative! I hope to try making it real soon!

  23. Yum-fest? Sign me up! This is another one of your super-genius moments. I would absolutely love a sip πŸ™‚


  24. This is the 1st drink with pumpkin I ever saw. I am sure it will taste fantastic!

  25. I love ice cream when it’s cold out! In the summer it just makes me thirsty. I remember one day in kindergarten our teacher gave us ice cream on the playground on a really hot day and it made me so thirsty, I begged the teacher to let me get a drink from the water fountain and she wouldn’t, she kept telling me I couldn’t possibly be thirsty because I just had ice cream. WHAT!?

    Okay that was totally unrelated to this post, but my point is that I like ice cream when it’s cold and I’d drink this latte/milkshake any day!

    • What a silly teacher!!! Kids should be allowed all of the water that they want.

  26. I have been so addicted to the pumpkin spice lattes at starbucks so I know I will enjoy this one!

  27. Do you scan starbucks cards? Cause I want to come over and have this ASAP!! Looks super yummy.

  28. I NEED to like coffee!!!!

  29. OO, pumpkin spice latte milkshake sounds like the perfect thing right now! It looks super tasty and delicious! I bet I slurp down 3 glasses of it πŸ™‚

  30. Sounds so nice…love the latte, shake and the flavor….super:)

  31. I absolutely love pumpkin spiced lattes and so glad its in season at Starbucks right now! πŸ™‚ However, this may just take its place…looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing – I’m on the lookout for pumpkin spiced coffee so I can make my own tasty milkshake.

  32. Congrats on Top 9 Tiffany! I haven’t caught up with you for a while but I hope all is well with you. This pumpkin spice latte milkshake sounds super delish. I enjoy the latte, so milkshake would be even better! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  33. Tiffany,
    Congrats on the Top 9 today! What a creative way to combine a latte and a milkshake, all in one glass, Yum! A nice Fall treat!

  34. Congratulations Tiff, you have won my Blissful Bites cookbook giveaway!! And you’re Top 9 today, well done! Mail me your address so I can get it sent to you asap. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am !! x

  35. Congrats on top 9! The name alone is enough to make me want one of these-yum!

  36. Oh Girl you did one more amazing recipe..what a awesome shake!!! I love your photos and CONGRATS on top 9!!! it is well deserved!!! xoxo

  37. What a lovely recipe, Tiffany! I love milkshakes – so comforting. I can’t wait to try yours!! πŸ™‚ Congrats on Top 9!!

  38. I’m with you on that one – for some reason when it’s hot, I can’t stand the cloying sweetness of ice cream. I prefer it in fall and early spring, and especially in shake form. And love the rich flavor that coffee gives to a shake…

  39. This sounds amazing!

  40. This looks amazing and so festive. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Tiffany…I wait all year long for this flavor to come to my neighborhood coffee shop! And I am with you…much prefer eating ice cream in every season but summer! So this shake is perfect for this time of year! I can’t wait to try it!!! : )

  42. My boyfriend plans to make this recipe apparently. He saw me reading and decided he wanted to make it. YUM!

  43. You have me at warm spiced milkshake! Looks so very tempting!

  44. Oh my goodness … Yummm! Sounds delicious! Great combo of flavors.

  45. I wonder how that would taste!? :O

  46. LOL I always thought summer and ice cream go together. Hey, ice is good anytime, however. This looks like something one would pay a fortune for in the mall. πŸ™‚

  47. Mmmm I love coffee and I love milkshakes… this looks great!

  48. Yum! Tiffany this sounds amazing! Pumpkin shake crossed with a latte? Heavenly! I want one :)!

  49. I think I eat ice cream just to pretend it’s warmer than it is πŸ™‚ I love this! I live in Phoenix, where, unfortunately, it’s still warm milkshake weather. Calling this an excuse to enjoy it thought!

  50. This sounds delicious! You could put Starbucks out of business with this one πŸ˜‰

  51. Wow! Now that is a great use for your Godiva coffee samples. Delicious!

  52. oh my- this sounds completely wonderful!! i love a good winter milkshake!

  53. I must admit I have never had a pumpkin spiced latte before… but this milkshake sounds delicious! I am in for ice cream all times of the year!! hehehe

  54. I don’t even drink coffee and you have made me want one of these!! It looks so delicious.

  55. Your milkshake recipe looks so good! I need to pick up the ingredients to make this stat! I would have never guessed that more ice cream is consumed when it’s cold. Thanks for sharing!

  56. I am sooooo behind with my inbox. How on earth did I miss this one!!! Congratulations on making Top 9 and I wish I had more of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. It was my favorite of the two. This looks like I’d have to make more than one.

  57. A delightful shake for sure!

  58. Definitely a must try! Looks so appealing!

  59. SO amazing. My husband is a coffee fanatic and would absolutely adore this.