It’s no secret I love pumpkin and these pumpkin malted milkshakes are no exception!

milkshake in glass with whipped cream and spices

What do you need to make Pumpkin Malted Milkshakes?

I really wanted some pumpkin ice cream and I couldn’t find any and I didn’t want to make it myself. 

Instead, I went out and got some ingredients to make Pumpkin Malted Milkshakes!

Vanilla ice cream and malted milk were actually all I needed to run out and buy. 

You’ll need: 

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Malted milk
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Half and half
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream
milkshake in glass with whipped cream and spices

Optional ingredients include (to increase the pumpkin flavor): 

  • Pumpkin pie extract
  • Pumpkin pie creamer
milkshake in glass with whipped cream and spices

How to Increase the Flavor of your Pumpkin Malted Milkshake

Your first step is to taste your milkshake.

If you don’t think your pumpkin milkshake is pumpkin flavored enough there are a few things you can do:

Pumpkin Spice Creamer: You heard me!

You can add some pumpkin spice creamer, you might already have it in your fridge!

Pumpkin Pie Extract: Yep, you got that right.

Another flavor addition you could try is pumpkin pie extract.

I find this addition to be a bit harsh so keep that in mind while adding the extract to your milkshake. 

I would start small (maybe 1/8 tsp) and give it a taste.

Add more if you need to!

milkshake in glass with whipped cream and spices with a spoon.

Adding Whipped Cream to Your Pumpkin Malted Milkshake:

Even though it is very cold in NY, I think this is a perfect fall treat.

And while adding whipped cream is optional, you might as well top this pumpkin milkshake off with a hefty helping of whipped cream!

Make sure to hop over to the Homemade Whipped Cream recipe!

After all, what is a milkshake without a perfect dollop of whipped cream? If you ask me the only thing missing here is a cherry!

a glass filled with a milkshake, whipped cream, cinnamon, and a spoon.
Pumpkin Malted Milkshakes
Yield: 4

Pumpkin Malted Milkshakes

This malted pumpkin milk shake is!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 Tbsps malted milk
  • Homemade whipped cream
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg


  1. In a blender, combine half & half, ice cream, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and malted milk.
  2. Cover and process until smooth.
  3. Pour into four small glasses.
  4. Top with homemade whipped cream and nutmeg.
  5. Serve immediately. 


Adapted from Taste of Home

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g

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