Vegan Pecan Pumpkin No Ice Cream Needed Shake

Vegan Pecan Pumpkin No Ice Cream Needed Shake

I love the flavors of pumpkin and pecan together. This is a no-ice-cream-needed shake, which means you thicken the homemade nut milk with ice and chia seeds. You can also use your choice of sweetener. There is even a nut-free version, which makes this perfect for all diets.
Servings 2 shakes
Calories 196kcal
Author Kathy Hester


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ½ cup of ice and blend, then add more in ¼ cup increments until it’s as thick as your blender (or undertaker) will allow.


Make this nut-free: Substitute 1¾ cups of you favorite nut-free nondairy milk in place of the water and pecans.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g