Monday, November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

We have a couple of old fashioned hamburger joints
in town that are famous for their pie shakes.  When
ever they make a shake based on a pie, they throw
in a little crunch of graham cracker or cookie to be
like the crust. 

I really had a desire to put together a recipe that was
something like they would serve - a pumpkin pie ice cream.

I wanted something with a light pumpkin flavor but a great
spice so I chose to use gingersnaps for the "pie crust" crunch.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe

2 C. whipping cream
2 C. half and half
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. canned pumpkin
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
small jar marshmallow cream
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C. crushed gingersnap cookies

Mix everything except the cookies in your mixer until
mostly smooth.  The marshmallow cream might not be mixed
in completely.  

Process in your ice cream maker.  I love the 2 quart Cuisinart
ice cream maker.  It makes enough for the family and is able to
process it until it is quite firm.

Meanwhile place a pan in the freezer to cool it and place
the crushed cookie crumbs in the pan so they are cold 
when you mix the ice cream in.  

When the ice cream can hold its shape, transfer it quickly
to the pre-chilled pan, stirring in the cookie crumbs.

Return the pan to freezer to harden or ripen the ice cream.
This is the hard part - waiting.  

When firm, scoop and serve with additional gingersnaps
if desired. 

Everyone loved this creation.

It would be a great addition to any Thanksgiving dinner.
It is light and flavorful and has the surprising gingery crunch.

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  1. It looks so yammie yammie !!...i wish i could taste it........happy day Ria....

  2. Looks great Jacqueline! I'm sure it will be a big hit for Thanksgiving:@)

  3. Oh my goodness, this sounds utterly heavenly.

    I think it was the words 'marshmallow cream' that firmly caught my attention!

    I could it that on its own!!


  4. It looks decadent..I bet it is delicious.

  5. What a lovely looking treat! I've got to get an ice cream maker... in the meantime, I'll be living vicariously through your blog! :)

  6. love the combo, my lips are smacking~

  7. love that big ceramic pumpkin in your last post, gorgeous. pumpkin ice cream...mmm! i just had pumpkin die for! just the perfect little amount, you know how gelato always comes in small cups. otherwise it'd be overload!

    so glad you stopped by! thanks for your kind words, always a pleasure.

  8. I love pumpkin ice cream - this looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Oh, is it pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling for the pumpkin ingredient?

  9. I love it that it doesn't have eggs in it -- this would whip up so quickly. I think the addition of gingersnaps would tast fab. Joni

  10. Jacqueline,

    Too bad we've passed Thanksgiving in Canada already, otherwise that would be our dessert. I am a ice-cream lover! Simply my favorite thing to eat. I must say that a pumpkin ice-cream makes me wonder... am I going to like it? I guess the only way to find out is by trying, right? ;-)

    Every time I come here my grocery shopping list grows.. lol Love having new ideas.

    Thank you, Jacqueline for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. I also love real estate/architecture and I am thinking of becoming a realtor next year, after both of my little ones are in the school. :-)

    Luciane at

  11. What a great idea! I know I would love it. Gingersnaps are a favorite too. Have you tried Biscoff cookies? They're made in Belgium and Walgreens is the only store that imports them that I'm aware of. Delicious gingersnap cookies if you don't have time to bake.

  12. This is such a fun fad right now, and the possibilities are endless! Your pumpkin-gingersnap would be a big hit at my house.

    Yesterday at Costco I got a new Patagonia jacket ($99.000). I got the lime-gray and they had it in purple and chocolate. I thought of you! They were flying out the door in Boise. Just a heads up...

  13. Yikes...$99.000! Take off a zero please. It's not that great!

  14. MMMMM, this sounds absolutely delicious! I've got to get myself one of those ice cream makers!

  15. I wish I had one of these right now! It sounds absolutely tasty!

  16. Jacqueline, your pumpkin ice cream looks delicious, so creamy and full of flavor :-)

  17. Hi Jacqueline,

    I'm going to have to remind myself how not hungry because this looks like heaven in a pretty bowl.



  18. Hi J,
    Caught up on you last posts, love the island scape.
    The ice cream sounds wonderful. I was going to put my machine away, but this sounds so good!
    My gkids are too little for Harry. I taught 4th grade for 33 yrs and the better readers were into it, not easy reading.
    Loved the Kevin so and so story! :)

  19. What an enjoyable bowl that would be to eat.

  20. This looks great, if you haven't checked out ND Kitchen's holiday treats page, please consider linking to it.
    The candy store above is amazing! colorful and beautiful!

  21. I was out of town yesterday and obviously behind on my visits to PCH. This looks yummy! ~ sarah

  22. I love Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream! Thanks for sharing your recipe - looks delicious.

  23. Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! We hope to see you again this Monday we will be featuring our "Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes", so come back and link up again! Thanks a million!


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