pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

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this week has been AWESOME! it’s my birthday week and i’ve been loving the perfect fall weather. in honor of the perfect fall weather, here is a perfect fall treat! just in time to celebrate pumpkin season and the lady behind the curtain dessert challenge:

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Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

 ingredients:
for crust:
1 1/2 c gingerbread crumbs, i like to use gingersnap cookies!
1/3 c butter, melted
for cheesecake:
2 pkg 8oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 10oz canned pumpkin
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
for milkshake:
vanilla ice cream
whip cream
sprinkles

directions:
prepare crust:
1) mix gingerbread crumbs and butter and press into 9″ springform cheesecake pan

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

prepare cheesecake:
1) mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and eggs.

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

2) scoop 1 cup batter and set aside
3) add pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

4) mix well and pour pumpkin cheesecake mixture into crust

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

5) drop batter in spoonfuls into pumpkin mixture and marble.

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake
6) bake cheesecake at 350 degrees for 55 mins.
Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

now those of you who love love pumpkin and love love cheesecake. stop here. eat a couple pieces. those of you who are only so-so pumpkin cheesecake lovers, move on to next step…

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

 throw a piece or two into the blender with some ice cream

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

blend and serve.

Carissa Miss: pumpkin cheesecake milkshake

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