Sweets & Treats

Easy Copycat Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

When I first noticed these on the Dairy Queen menu board one October a few years ago, it took me quite a while to finally decide to order one. It seriously did not sound good to me. But once I did, it was love at first bite! I knew I could easily go overboard on these, so I limited myself to two a week.

Pumpkin Pie Blizzard - haphazardhomemaker.com

Fast forward to a few weeks later….I ordered one at the drive-thru window and I was informed that it is a seasonal item and they only serve them for Halloween. It was November 2nd. 

What?  Really? Isn’t pumpkin pie a traditional Thanksgiving dessert? 

Needless to say, I had to wait eleven months to get another one.

The following summer, I started growing my own sugar baby pumpkins just so I could stock my freezer with plenty of homemade pumpkin puree.

I finally learned how to make my own! And that may or not be a good thing….

I use my NuWave Party Mixer or NuWave Twister to make my homemade shakes and smoothies. If I make half of this recipe, I’ll use the smaller one.

Copycat Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Printable Recipe

Prep 5 mins    Servings 2


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup cookies, lightly crushed (use graham crackers, vanilla wafers, butter cookies or shortbread cookies)
  • Whipped topping
  • Optional Garnish: ground cinnamon or nutmeg,  or cookie crumbs sprinkled on top of whipped cream
  • Optional Garnish: a couple of cookies in top of the whipped topping.


  1. In a blender, mix together pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice
  2. Mix in ice cream 
  3. Add crushed cookies to the blender. Pulse for 15 – 20 seconds

To serve, pour into two glasses, garnish with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or cookie crumbs.


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