10.29.2015

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream - Lightened!


A light and creamy pumpkin spice ice cream that tastes like a pumpkin pie only without the crust, except its frozen!  I know it's October, but I love to eat ice cream 12 months out of the year!

I  wanted to lighten the pumpkin spice ice cream recipe, so I decided to use Fat-Free Milk, opt for less sugar, and less whipping cream.  Also, I used 1 cup of fresh pumpkin puree which I posted the other day.  Smooth, creamy and very light! The taste of this ice cream is as good as it looks, with a subtle flavor of pumpkin- not overpowering.

Homemade ice cream is easy, cheaper to make and healthier to eat.  I wanted to revive this one from our archives again since pumpkin spice flavor happens to be one of our favorite flavors.

If you have pumpkins outside your door, now is the time to bring in the smaller ones to make pumpkin puree.

A few years ago, while everyone was out buying the iPhone, iPod or the latest gadget in the tech world, I was looking for an ice cream maker.  Oh yeah... you could say I am a kitchen geek, and found one I liked.  I bought a Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, and since then, we have been making all kinds of fabulous flavors!

If you don't have one,  I highly recommend getting one.  It's fun for the whole family making home-made ice creams, yogurts and sorbets!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!  Enjoy!


Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream - Lightened!
  • 1 +1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup Fat-Free Milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

In a medium pot. Heat whipping cream, milk, sugar, spices and salt.
Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and bubbles form around the edge of pot.

Remove from heat.  Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin puree.
Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until the mixture is cold.  About 3 hours, or overnight.
Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
About 25 to 30 minutes in the ice cream maker. And you are done!

Yields: 1 + 1/2 Quarts 
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21 comments:

  1. I have seen alot of recipes for pumpkin around the web but not one for ice cream. This must taste amazing. Wow!

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  2. Your ice cream looks delightful! Like you, I love ice cream all year...I especially love pumpkin spice ice cream :)

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  3. Pumpkin spice makes my head spin and my taste buds so happy. this looks awesome!

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  4. What a lovely refreshing dessert for Thanksgiving - so glad not to put away the ice cream maker!
    Mary x

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  5. I love my ice cream maker! This sounds fantastic! I may have to get it back out again. Good one

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  6. Well I know what I'll be making this weekend!! Looks amazing!

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  7. There's a store nearby that carries pumpkin ice cream this time of year and I always pick some up to have at our Thanksgiving meal. It's always such a treat. I never thought to make any since I do all the cooking and it's just one more thing. Your recipe sounds so good that it would make perfect sense to make it a week ahead and then just store it in the freezer until Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing this. I'm saving this to share with my family turkey day!

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    1. Hi Vicki, this is the reason why we made this flavor ice cream, because we couldn't find this flavor any where. You're lucky that you have a store nearby that sells it.

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  8. I'm going to put this on my gingerbread!

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    1. That sounds wonderful - this ice cream on top of gingerbread! Yummy!

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  9. I gotta get a ice cream maker, this looks amazing!

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    1. Pam, its so nice to see you again. This is really a fantastic flavor, you have to try this ice cream.

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  10. Yum. This is an ice cream that's perfect for the season. I've been making ice creams all year round ever since I got my ice cream maker too. :)

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  11. This is such a perfect seasonal flavor and I love that it's lighter than normal!

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    1. We enjoy this one more than the store bought brand - less fat for sure!

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  12. MAKING THIS TONIGHT! I mean how can I not. it look amazing

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    1. Jessica- it's a no guilt ice cream so indulge !!

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  13. I think this would be even be awesome served with a piece of pumpkin pie too. Pumpkin all the way! It sounds so good :)

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    1. Yes it would be so yummy served with some pumpkin pie! Super idea! Thanks Sue.

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  14. This is calling to me! I think pumpkin is my favorite ice cream flavor, and I love that you've lightened it up a bit, so I can eat more of it, right?

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    1. Thanks Sue! I love this one - light enough to have seconds so enjoy!

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