With Halloween being just days away, I thought I should share another recipe from Kathy Hester from her e-book The Ghoulish Gourmet. This Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake is the perfect treat to serve at Halloween parties. It’s also a healthy indulgence that’s sure cure any pumpkin spice cravings!
The Ghoulish Gourmet is full of frightfully fun recipes for Halloween, from snacks and main dishes to desserts and drinks. If you’re having a Halloween party, this e-book is a must-have! Kathy shares her Halloween party tips, to ensure that guests have a super spooky time. The book is packed with gorgeously grim photos, most of which Kathy took herself. And the book’s design was done by little ol’ me!
The Ghoulish Gourmet is available for Kindle from Amazon or as a pdf that you can read on your computer, iPad or phone. You can also open the pdf using the free Kindle or iBook software on your mobile device.
Kathy Hester's Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake
- 1¼ cups water
- ½ cup pecans
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds or ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- pinch cloves
- sweetener of choice to taste (maple syrup, stevia, monk fruit, agave and soaked dates all work well)
- ½ to 1 cup crushed ice
Make your own nondairy milk by adding the water and pecans to a blender and blending until mostly smooth. At this point, you can strain the mixture or leave the tiny bits of pecan in to add texture to the shake. I like to leave them in.
Next add the pumpkin, chia seeds, spices and your choice of sweetener to the blender with the nondairy mixture. Blend until smooth, taste and add more sweetener if needed.
Add ice and blend until it looks like a milkshake. Please note that if you do not have a powerful blender you may need to add the first ½ cup of ice and blend, then add more in ¼ cup increments until it’s as thick as your blender (or undertaker) will allow.
Note: Make this nut-free: Substitute 1¾ cups of you favorite nut-free nondairy milk in place of the water and pecans.
Recipe and photos by Kathy Hester from The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes copyright 2016 printed with permission