This Skinny Pumpkin Spice Malted Milkshake is made in under 5 minutes, and is under 300 calories! It is a creamy and delicious blend of pumpkin purée, low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt, malt powder, vanilla extract, and spices. You'll love it from your very first sip to your last!
This delicious frozen pumpkin smoothie can be enjoyed throughout the year. Since it's cold and creamy, it's also refreshing to drink during the dog days of summer, not just during pumpkin season.
I originally shared this recipe in 2014. I've recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card, complete with nutritional information. The recipe itself, however, has remained unchanged.
- 🛒The ingredients
- 💡What's the difference between a shake and a malt?
- 🔔Why this recipe works
- ✎What is the difference between pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie filling?
- 🛑Can pumpkin pie filling be used in this recipe?
- ☑️Gluten-free substitutions for malted milk powder
- 🚦Is canned pumpkin purée good for you?
- 🔑More information regarding the health benefits of canned pumpkin purée
- 📌Additional canned pumpkin purée recipes:
- Printable Recipe Card
💡What's the difference between a shake and a malt?
Malted Milk Powder - This ingredient is what makes this particular pumpkin spice smoothie different than any others you may have found. The malted milk powder works in rounding out all the flavors and gives an updated twist to an old-fashioned classic. Of course you can leave malted milk powder out, but why would you?
A pumpkin spice milkshake won't use the malted milk powder.
🔔Why this recipe works
What's that, you say? You love pumpkin pie but not all the calories that go along with it!
My Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie Malted has all the flavors you love in a big slice of pumpkin pie, but with only a handful of calories.
✎What is the difference between pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie filling?
Canned pumpkin purée won't include any sweetener or spices included in the ingredients. A can of pumpkin purée is a mashup of cooked winter squash of the orange variety (i.e. pumpkin, butternut, acorn).
Canned pumpkin pie filling will already have the spices and sweetener added to the mash of cooked orange winter squash making it a tad more convenient to use in baked goods if you're in a pinch.
🛑Can pumpkin pie filling be used in this recipe?
It can, however, since (as mentioned above) pumpkin pie filling already has the sweetener and spices added, the calorie count listed in the printable recipe card will increase significantly.
Malted milk powder is a combination of wheat flour, malted barley extracts,
powdered milk, salt, and sodium bicarbonate.
It is found in the baking aisle possibly close to the evaporated and sweetened condensed milk, and/or by the chocolate drink mix powder.
No. Malted milk powder contains wheat flour.
Sure. In a pinch I say GO FOR IT!!
☑️Gluten-free substitutions for malted milk powder
Coconut milk powder and also Maca powder will make great gluten-free substitutions for malted milk powder if needed.
🚦Is canned pumpkin purée good for you?
Often, fresh fruits and vegetables are far better for you than their canned counterparts. However, the health benefits of fresh pumpkin puree versus canned pumpkin puree are identical.
Both choices are excellent and a source of Vitamin A, iron, potassium, and nutrients. Canned pumpkin puree is also low in sodium (somewhat unusual for a canned vegetable), packed with fiber, and low in calories.
🔑More information regarding the health benefits of canned pumpkin purée
Check out this informative article from Eat This, Not That!
📌Additional canned pumpkin purée recipes:
- You'll be pleasantly pleased after your first sip of this Pumpkin Spice Martini. After your second sip, you'll be warm all over. You're welcome!! 🙂 Enjoy Responsibly!
- Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp is an easy and seasonal way to upgrade a family favorite. Get ready for rave reviews when you set this thirty-minute meal on the table!
- Don't serve your family and friends boring looking Pumpkin Hand Pies! Charm them first with their looks, and then dazzle them with their taste!
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Printable Recipe Card
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Malted Milkshake
- nutmeg grater optional
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
- 1½ cups low-fat, low-sugar frozen vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon malted milk powder (original flavor)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 cup ice
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
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Never had a pumpkin pie milkshake before. This is incredible! Even my picky eaters loved it, thanks!
I'm glad this was a hit with your picky eaters. That's awesome!
I can see this becoming my new fall drink! The flavor combo is perfect!
So glad you enjoyed it, Phoebe. Thank you!
This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family
It's so nice to be able to please the entire family.
Thanks for letting me know, Shadi!
JAANKARI HO ACHHI says
Zero Calorie Foods says
Love the recipe, i thinks its healthy and easy to make as well.
you had me at pumpkin, fantastic idea and love the idea of adding malt
Sounds fantastic! I could definitely do well sipping on one of these malts.
Kim Bee says
Shut the front door, this is amazing. I am so blown away by this one.
Angie Barrett says
mmmmm I that I'll have this WITH some pumpkin pie hee hee. Love it!
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
I love malt. I never mixed it with anything but chocolate or coffee before. Great idea!
Karissa K. says
I love malted milk powder. This recipe sounds amazing!
I am ok with drinking my pumpkin pie! 😉
Nutmeg Nanny says
This milkshake looks amazing! I love that you threw in a little bit of that pumpkin pie flavor...yum!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
Such a great way to get your pumpkin fix without breaking the calorie banks!
Angela | Mind Over Batter says
Lightened up, you say? Looks indulgent to me!! Gosh, when will we have a future where I can ask for something and it will materialize in front of me?
Ginny McMeans says
This looks so satisfying and low calories too? Fantastic!
Erin Dee says
This sounds like the best use of malted milk powder ever! And love that there's half a can of pumpkin per serving. That makes this practically health food. 😉
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
Ahhh this is great for the fall! Pumpkin pie in a glass!
Back for Seconds says
Oh my goodness. I'd love one of these right now!
Cookin' Canuck says
What a fun way to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie without breaking the calorie bank!
Wow! Malt AND pumpkin!? How seasonal of you! Thank you for sharing!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Ohhhh, yes! Malted milkshakes are my FAVORITE, and I am totally digging the sound of this pumpkin one. Sounds like we need to make a birthday toast with two full glasses! 😉 Hope your day is fantastic, Renee.
Love this, Renee! A welcome change from all the pumpkin pie lattes and such that are so typical for the season.
Sounds de-LIGHT-ful, pun intended!
Lauren Kelly Nutriton says
A low calorie milkshake? I'm in!
Camilla Mann says
Okay, Renee. I'm officially smitten. Thanks for sharing this with #SundaySupper. I'll make this soon.
Yum yum yum! This looks fantastic, I love pumpkin and ice cream together.
Constance Smith says
Oh. My. Heavens. This looks AMAZING!!!
Shaina Wizov says
Yum!! This will totally satisfy my pumpkin-loving sweet tooth!
Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says
I always forget about the malted milk powder in our pantry. My hubby would love this!
The Ninja Baker says
Yummm! The combo of pumpkin and frozen yogurt is delicious. Great looking photo, Renee =)
Susan Pridmore says
This will be perfect this coming week. I have a new blender and am making smoothies and such every day!
Sarah Reid says
Julie @ Texan New Yorker says
I love this so much!!! Pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert - unoriginal, perhaps, but true. A couple years ago I made a pumpkin pie milkshake, but I just chunked a piece of pumpkin pie in the blender along with milk and ice cream. So... yours is much healthier! I must try it this season!
Wendy Wofford-Garcia says
Yum...this looks really good! I enjoy pumpkin most in the weeks ahead of Thanksgiving!
Bobbi Burleson says
Ooohhh this sounds so good! I love that you put malt in it, I am a HUGE malt fan!! And well, I am addicted to pumpkin right now 🙂
Amanda Boyarshinov says
What a lovely way to sneak some orange vegetable into dessert!
Chris Baccus says
Love that you decided to make one of the world's heaviest drinks "light"! Looks yummy.
Tara Noland says
What a great idea, my daughter would love this!!
Laura Dembowski says
This is the perfect holiday treat! All those classic flavors without all the calories!
Liz Berg says
What a terrific autumn flavor! It looks so rich and delicious!!!
Stacy Rushton says
This sounds fabulous, Renee! And so thick that I could eat it with a spoon!
Awwww this sounds delicious! And it's perfect also for us down under, as it is a pumpkin cold treat, great for our warm weather!