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« on: July 11, 2011 10:48:35 AM »


While trying to find good recipes for a party before the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, I was really disappointed in the selection of Pumpkin Juice recipes online.  Since I was going to have a house full of people all day long, I didn't want to be trapped in the kitchen roasting a whole pumpkin.  (Let alone squeezing all the pulp!)  Orange juice, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices didn't sound like a great plan either, because the ratios of the recipes online would have made it too thick to sip.  After all, it's not called Pumpkin Smoothie.  It's Pumpkin JUICE! 

So I did some creative thinking....  I remembered that Jello makes a Pumpkin Spice pudding, and thought that Jello might have some sort of beverage recipes online.  (Jello Recipes)  I found one for "Creamy Orange Citrus Breeze", which called for Vanilla Pudding, orange juice, and Cool Whip.  I simply substituted the juices & pudding flavors for a more autumnal themed beverage.

Ice Cold Pumpkin Juice

1 gallon cold apple cider
1 pkg. JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding Mix (4-serving size)
COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping (thawed)

Pour 3-4 cups of cider into the blender, along with about 1/4 of the pudding mix, and a few spoonfuls of cool whip.  Blend till creamy.  Taste.  If you would like a more pumpkiney flavor, add more of the pudding mix and re-blend.  I like to start off with a little, and see how it goes, as everyone's tastes are different. If you would like it icy, add 4-6 ice cubes into the blender.

This really tastes like Autumn in a glass.  Creamy dreamy good.  And before you all freak out that I've given you a recipe, that you can't possibly make in the middle of summer (since Pumpkin Spice Pudding only comes out in the fall), I'll let you know that while I was in Walmart last month I found a huge amount of Pumpkin Spice Pudding mix.  Granted it was in that weird aisle of mixed-up things that are on clearance, but still.  They had tons.  I bought 2 extra boxes while I was there.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011 11:00:59 AM »

I think I could drink a gallon of that without thinking...apple cider, pumpkin, spices, creamy....*drool*
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011 11:19:08 AM »

Sounds yummy! I may have to try this one with hard cider though  Grin!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011 11:20:56 AM »

Even better teachart! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011 11:39:38 AM »

Mmmm...  Hard cider does sound like a great idea.  You just might want to be careful if it's fizzy.  You don't want it to blow up in the blender!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011 01:57:59 PM »

Cider, Awesome!  Pumpkin, double Awesome!!!  MMMMMM!!!  You are full of wonderful ideas today!  That looks so good!  I'm gonna have to whip some up for a fall family party soon!  Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011 02:13:03 PM »

Yaaay! The hard cider idea sounds like fun:) Thanks for this!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2011 01:03:22 PM »

I have a major sad face right now  Cry . Every grocery store I've been to (including our Super Walmart and Winco) doesn't have the pumpkin spice jello.

That being said, i did find the butterscotch flavor and am going to give that a go - should be a super delicious substitute even if it's not the exact flavor. Smiley Yum!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012 08:43:13 PM »

Bookmarked! Definitly going to have to give this recipe a whirl.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012 08:08:35 AM »

Ooooh, I MUST try this.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012 09:45:47 AM »

You might could possibly use butterscotch or vanilla pudding and just add the pumpkin spices from the spice rack if you didn't have the Jello pumpkin. This looks delicious, I'm definitely going to checking and getting the ingredients myself! Thanks for sharing the recipe Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012 10:00:12 PM »

ooh I am glad this recipe popped up on here, I want to have a fall festival with my family and this is perfect!
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