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Jack in the Box Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe
Jack in the Box Pumpkin Pie Shake
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 1170
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.4 (7 reviews)
There's no need for artificial coloring or flavoring when recreating this chains delicious "limited-time only" holiday milkshake. Real canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices will do the trick in this Top Secret version. For the spices, rather than gathering up four costly bottles to use only a small amount from each, toss some pumpkin pie spice into your basket. Its a handy blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice that will be near the other spices in your market - McCormick makes a small size that's cheap. Combine everything below in a blender until smooth, and in a flash youve whipped up two servings of a delicious duplicate that can now be enjoyed any time of the year.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" by Todd Wilbur.

3/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (pure pumpkin)
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
canned whipped cream
2 maraschino cherries

1. Dissolve the sugar in the milk in a measuring cup or small bowl.

2. Combine the milk and sugar mixture with the ice cream, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender on high speed. Blend until smooth, stir if necessary, and then pour the shake into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish each with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Makes two 16-ounce shakes.

Too much pumpkin taste
Mary H  
Submitted on: 11/27/13
I know, sounds silly but its true! It tastes more like raw pumpkin and less like pumpkin pie. Some people, like my hubby, likes that. I just don't feel it's spot on for jack in the box. What I do is 3 c ice cream, 1 c milk, and 1/4 pack of a limited edition pumpkin pie jello pudding box, then sprinkle pumpkin pie spice to taste. GL finding your perfect blend!!
Submitted on: 11/28/06
Made this before Thanksgiving because my son was begging me (he's 6). I don't particularly care for pumkin pie, so this wasn't my cup of tea. I tried it anyway, and wow, it really does taste like pumpkin pie, just cold and without crust.
Submitted on: 11/26/06
This is fabulous, we made it over the weekend. We live in an area without a Jack In The Box so this is a real treat! A note on the honey, your body processes sugar and honey identically so it doesn't matter which you use.
Submitted on: 11/25/06
I haven't had the Jack In the Box version to compare this to, but I have to say it's very very good!!! I never would have thought to make this myself, but now that I have the recipe I plan on making it often! It's super easy too!!
Submitted on: 11/22/06
It's a great shake! I use honey to taste instead of sugar, it's healthier.
Bon Braaten  
Submitted on: 11/20/06
Great recipe! Tastes good w/some egg nog in it too!!
ChezGery,Chef in Medford Oegon  
Submitted on: 11/20/06
I've tried both, Jack in the Box and TSR's, why buy take-out when you have this great recipe to make at home. But don't just let this great drink pass after Thanksgiving. When Christmas comes around kick this clone up a notch by adding your favorite spirit of Brandy or Rum. For the Adults, of course. I also sprinkle a little of the pumpkin pie spice on top of the whipped cream.