Healthy Pumpkin Soft Serve


My Two-year old still believes everything that I say.

So when I tell him that his Aunt Celia, who lives in Chicago, will clap for him from afar if he eats his vegetables.  He believes that.

PLUS, when I tell him in the morning, that I am going to make him ice cream for breakfast, he doesn’t even get suspicious that it might turn out to be something healthy.

I love it 🙂

I have been offering different smoothies in the morning, and calling them milkshakes, mostly because I am trying to get some more milk in the little guy, plus I can add other healthy things too.

This morning, we had Pumpkin ” Ice Cream” and it won him over with flying colors!  If you are looking for more fun banana ice creams.  Check out my 13 Healthy Banana Ice Cream Post. 


Healthy Pumpkin Soft Serve ( Serves 1-2) 


1 Cup of Sliced Frozen Bananas

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin

1 teaspoon of Almond Extract

1/2 milk  ( any milk of your choice) 

1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Pumpkin Pie Spice will work as well. 


Blend them together.  That’s it!

* Note:  I like to add milk to my soft serve mixtures gradually.  If you add too much milk the texture will be more like a milkshake, rather than soft serve.  If your mixture turns out more like a milkshake, it will still be FANTASTIC.  But you might want to play around with what texture works for you.



This was a large portion for such a little boy.  He ate about 1/2 of it, and I helped him polish it off.  I am playing with the idea of adding some coffee to this.  Maybe cold brew concentrate?






  1. Yum!! I need to freeze banana slices so I can make this ASAP. I love the clapping story… 🙂

  2. Sounds delicious! So funny that you “trick” your son into eating healthy by having ice cream for breakfast. He’ll thank you for it one day by being nice and healthy!

  3. This looks SO GOOD!

  4. I love the fall because I would eat pumpkin flavored anything. This ice cream looks mad tasty, and I would say you should totally try adding a little bit of coffee into the mix!

  5. Bonnie @ wemake7

    That looks really good. I have really got to get a blender so I can start making things like this.

  6. Oh wow that looks SO good! I will definitely be having one of those real soon

  7. my whole family drinks shakes and smoothies after a nap! this a genius recipe i can try tomorrow! gives that health boost for my family thank you!

  8. That looks delicious. I love soft serve, and I love pumpkin. This is perfect for me!

  9. This looks delicious! Pumpkin and almonds are both really good for you. I could see making this with something like soy milk. Yum!

  10. This looks so good! We’ve been making a lot of smoothies here lately, I will be trying this recipe!

  11. I love soft serve pumpkin ice cream! I have it ever fall. I added this to my reading list to save to make later this month!

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  13. Crazy Cupcaker

    Wow! My mom loves Pumpkin so I will probably make this 4 her 33 birthday.


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