Pumpkin Spice ice cream is already delicious. But if you thought THAT was good, look out for Pumpkin Crunch: the crunchy, textured, elevated version of pumpkin flavored ice cream
- HIJINX ice cream mix
- 1 ½ cups half & half or water*
- Pumpkin purée (fresh/canned)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
1. Warm the half & half over medium heat or microwave for 30 - 60 seconds (do not boil).
2. Using a blender, combine one packet of HIJINX ice cream powder with the half & half, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Blend for one minute or until thoroughly combined.
3. Stir in roasted pumpkin seeds. For better distribution, freeze for 1-2 hours before adding, or just serve on top.
4. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes on your counter.
5. Transfer to a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid.
6. Freeze for 3-6 hours. Enjoy!
CLICK HERE to read our best practices so your ice cream turns out perfect!
Delicious Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
The only thing more beloved than pumpkin pie is pumpkin spice. And when the people ask for pumpkin spice ice cream, we deliver. Well…maybe nobody outright “asked”, but we know that’s what everyone wants!
With pumpkin spice latte season just once a year, pumpkin-flavored ice cream is an exciting and tasty alternative that might even pack more of a punch. It’s like pumpkin pie — but it’s ice cream: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, roasted pumpkin seeds, half & half, and of course, the magic ingredient that is Hijinx mix. Hijinx can turn ANY of your favorite snacks, drinks, sauces, candy (etc.) into ice cream. In this case, it makes it so simple to capture pumpkin spice autumn, in a bowl. Or a cone–it’s a personal choice.
A Little Crunch
Pumpkin Crunch also adds a layer of texture to your usual pumpkin spice ice cream consistency. Our recipe does this using roasted pumpkin seeds, which you can easily buy online or at your local supermarket.
If you’re wondering how to roast those seeds yourself because you’re an absolute boss, the roasting process is not difficult at all. Simply wash and dry your seeds, then place them on an olive-oil-greased pan. Sprinkle them with salt — or other spices like cinnamon and sugar if you’d like — and bake them at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
Harvest Ice Cream Fest with Hijinx
If you’d like a boozy pumpkin spice ice cream with a similar flavor and more of a punch, try our Pumpkin Bourbon ice cream recipe. Or, if you’d like to combine the two into one extra unique pumpkin-flavored ice cream treat, add 2 oz of bourbon to this Pumpkin Crunch recipe, and BAM: you’ve got the texture of the pumpkin seeds, and the smoky complexity of the bourbon.
Truly, however you make this recipe and personalize it, it’s going to be good. You can even pair your custom pumpkin crunch ice cream with your favorite homemade baked goods, like pecan pie or brown butter chocolate chip cookies. Or you can transform those pecans into a Butter Pecan ice cream and have an Ice Cream Harvest Festival all your own!
Luckily, Hijinx makes it easy — easy as pumpkin pie, one might say — to personalize your pumpkin spice ice cream however you want! You can create a flavor that you could never find in stores–or you’d just have to wait and hope that someone manufactures it.