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
🚦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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