Pumpkins Go Bananas Halloween Freak Shake Recipe

I’ve got another delicious tea infused recipe for you, and this one’s a little spooky. A delicious vegan freak shake, complete with tasty pumpkin – a little reminder to use that pumpkin flesh instead of throwing it away. Unlike our American friends across the pond, only a third of people who buy pumpkins in the UK currently cook the leftovers. That’s a shocking amount of perfectly good food gone to waste.


Pumpkins are packed with Vitamins A, B, E and C, a well as folate, iron, magnesium, potassium and copper. So please, give my freak shake a try.

Of course, if you’re not a fan of pumpkin, please leave yours out for the squirrels and hedgehogs when you’ve finished with it. If you love pumpkin, read on for the recipe.

As a huge fan of cold brewing, this recipe calls for an 8 hour cold brew, so please allow time for this.



(Serves 2 – depending on the size of your glasses)

500ml Koko dairy free milk (or dairy free milk of choice)

3 teaspoons Leaves of the World Pumpkins Go Bananas infusion

4 scoops dairy free vanilla ice cream

Half the flesh of a small organic pumpkin (roasted)

1 small banana

Vegan Squirt Cream

Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon



Cold brew (in a jug or cold brew bottle) Pumpkins Go Bananas infusion in your dairy free milk for at least 8 hours.

Halve, remove seeds and fibres from pumpkin and roast at 180 degrees centigrade for around 30 minutes.

Peel away skin of pumpkin and add half of the flesh to your blender, along with the banana, and infused milk.

Add your dairy free ice cream and blend.

Pour into glasses or spooky skulls, top with vegan squirt cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Add a bamboo or metal straw and enjoy!

Thanks so much for reading. I really hope you have fun brewing this concoction. If you’d like 20% off your first order at Leaves of the World, please use code TEANOMADLYNSEY20 for organic, vegan loose leaf teas in biodegradable packaging.

I have been sent these teas for free from Leaves of the World. All opinions are my own.


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