I know - the recipe sounds WEIRD, but also strangely delicious, you have to admit. And if you’re like me, then you suck down plenty of pumpkin and nog-flavored stuff, especially during the fall/winter. Considering the ingredients, you'd think it'd taste more like a shake, but it's definitely more of a smoothie-worthy drink.
I took the basic recipes from my ice cream maker and screwed around with it until I could finally put pumpkin in it, because I'm kind of obsessed with the stuff. I’d imagine if you use some non-dairy cream for the last cup of the nog-flavored milk, it’d turn out as more of an ice cream. Warning – the more pumpkin you use, the more pumpkin texture. Have fun!
PUMPKIN NOG SMOOTHIE - Serves 2 to 4
2 c nog-flavored non-dairy milk (Vitasoy/Silk)
1/2 to 3/4 c sugar (I used 3/4 c and it came out tasting really sweet)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp brandy extract
1 tsp rum extract
up to 1/2 c pumpkin puree (I could imagine pumpkin pie mix being okay, too)
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin pie spice and one cup of non-dairy milk with a hand-held mixer for one to two minutes. Add rest of ingredients, mix. Dump into your ice cream maker and let it go for half an hour. Even my husband was taken by the fact that I didn't screw it up. I was proud ;) Also - it'll probably taste better if you let it 'mature' in the freezer for a couple hours.