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Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake for Halloween

Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 small servings
Calories 97 kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • sweetener of choice to taste (maple syrup, stevia, monk fruit, and soaked dates all work well)
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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 1/2 cup of ice and blend, then add more in 1/4 cup increments until it’s as thick as your blender (or undertaker) will allow.

Recipe Notes

To make this nut-free, simply substitute 1 3/4 cups of your favorite nut-free nondairy milk in place of the water and pecans.