Different names for one delicious, delightful, delectable, luscious, scrumptious delicacy!
This is one of one of my favorite “THM” fall frapuccinos and I am not sure why I never thought to make it “keto-friendly” until today. And today, Autumn absolutely loved it….along with a few of her sisters, whom I had to make another batch for! I am quite sure this will be served on Thanksgiving day 🙂
Here are the ingredients: (For specific ingredient amounts, click on the Recipes” tab) Please note: To make this shake, you will need to have already frozen “coconut milk cubes” – unsweetened coconut milk that has been frozen in ice cube trays.
First measure your cream in the blender. Blend until cream becomes “whipped,” now remember this is not going to look like much – but wait!
Next, measure out cream cheese, unsweetened pumpkin, sweetener of choice, pumpkin pie spice, and a dash of salt. Also, add a bit of vanilla or maple flavoring or a bit both. Put all ingredients into the blender.
Next, place the specified amount of frozen unsweetened coconut milk cubes in a plastic bag, crush them up and place them in the blender.
Blend until consistency of a thick shake. Serve up deliciousness from the blender into a special glass, or freeze if you like it more like ice cream, and indulge in pumpkin keto-yumminess – even as it drips all over you!
This recipe comes from Dawn Martenz’s blog at ketocook.com. Dawn is the author of “The Keto Cookbook.” This is the cookbook I mentioned in both the video and under the “Resources” tab. As I have stated before – we lived in this cookbook; it was the foundation for everything we made when we first started out on the diet. There is soooo much good information on her blog, so make sure you check it out!
You could add a bit of pumpkin pie spice to these to give these a “Thanksgiving Flavor.”
For anyone reading this who may be in a different place in life than where you expected to be, you might enjoy the following poem/essay. It was written in 1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley, about having a child with a disability, yet its message applies to “multitudes.”
“Welcome to Holland”
When you are going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make all your wonderful plans: the Coliseum, Michelangelo’s David, the gondolas in Venice. You may even learn some handy phrases in Italian. It’s all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, “Welcome to Holland.”
“Holland ?!?” you say. “What do you mean Holland? I signed up for Italy! I’m supposed to be in Italy. All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy”
But there has been a change in the flight plan. They’ve landed in Holland and there you must stay.
The important thing is that they haven’t taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It’s just a different place.
So you go out and buy new guide books. And you learn a whole new language. And you meet a whole group of people you would never have met.
It’s just a different place. It’s slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you’ve been there awhile and you catch your breath, you look around and begin to notice Holland has windmills- and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone one you know is busy coming and going from Italy…and they are all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say, “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go. That’s what I had planned.”
And the pain of that will never, ever go away, because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.
But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, and very lovely things about Holland.