Here in New England, ice cream consumption doesn’t really drop off with the leaves in autumn as you might expect.
After working at a small ice cream company for a few years, I realized that September and October were two of our biggest months!
Our biggest seller by far this time of year was this super dense, creamy, and delicious Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream.
The big secret to making this flavor so luscious on the tongue is to add lots of dried milk powder. The milk powder mixes with the water content in the pumpkin to form a sort of pumpkin milk that prevents the whole thing from getting icy.
Finish it off by mixing in graham crackers to emulate the classic pumpkin pie crust.
Step 1: Mix up the milk powder, sugar, salt, and gelatin. Pour hot milk and cream over this mixture to dissolve it.
Don’t stop at pie, people. We have all kinds of pumpkin goodies worthy of your feast. Bars, gingerbread, cheesecakes, cobbler… welcome to pumpkin paradise.
Dan Whalen thinks pumpkin beer is gross, pumpkin lattes are OK, and pumpkin ice cream is amazing. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food In My Beard; check Dan’s Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!