Today is National Pumpkin Day so it seems only fitting that we share with you a pumpkin recipe. This recipe hails from Walt Disney World. More specifically, it is from Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The recipe does require some time and an ice cream maker but… it looks delicious and definitely worth trying!

Oh, and if you want to wait until after Halloween to try out this recipe? Chop up (and remove any wax) those Jack-O-Lanterns, bake them for an hour at 350 degrees, and then puree them for fresh pumpkin in your milkshake. You can also freeze the puree for future use.

Geek Eats Disney Recipes: Pumpkin Milkshakes – Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

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Servings: Serves 4-6

Geek Eats Disney Recipes: Pumpkin Milkshakes - Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Geek Eats Disney Recipes: Pumpkin Milkshakes - Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge


    Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • 1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whiskey
  • 3 cups Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, plus more, if needed


    For pumpkin ice cream:
  • Whisk pumpkin and vanilla in a small bowl until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Combine egg yolks, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup heavy cream, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a bowl, whisking until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Whisk over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually whisk 1/2 cup of warm cream and sugar into egg mixture until smooth. Pour egg mixture into saucepan with cream and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes, or until custard is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, but not boiling.
  • Strain custard through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Place bowl in an ice bath and stir to cool. Whisk pumpkin mixture into custard. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly to top of custard. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add bourbon during the last minute of churning. Store covered in freezer until ready to serve.
    For milkshakes:
  • Place ice cream and heavy cream in a blender. Blend on medium speed until smooth, adding additional heavy cream if milkshakes are too thick.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

A big thanks to the Disney Parks Blog for sharing this recipe. Have you tried it out yet? How did you like it?