Jack in the Box Pumpkin Pie Shake copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Jack in the Box Pumpkin Pie Shake

Score: 4.43. Votes: 7
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There's no need for artificial coloring or flavoring when recreating this chain's 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. It's 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 you will have 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.

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  • 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
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      Jack in the Box
    • Instructions

      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.

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Score: 4.43. Votes: 7
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Mary H
Nov 27, 2013, 22:00

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!!

Nov 27, 2006, 22:00

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.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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