BAKING PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIE proved more trouble than it was worth, so I re-embraced my rule of KISS (Keep It Stupidly Simple) and made a pumpkin pie ice cream shake instead. In this video, I give up trying to be something I’m not – an expert kitchen navigator – and resume the role of Amy “Can’t Cook” Cao. I managed the pumpkin part just fine and even crushed graham crackers to bits. Next time, however, I might use less milk and more ice cream. Let me know what you think in the comment box below!

WHAT YOU NEED: blender | pumpkin puree | vanilla ice cream | milk | vanilla | ground cinnamon | ground nutmeg | ground cloves | graham crackers, crushed (optional) | cinnamon stick (also optional) | 2 minutes for prep & 5 seconds to blend

MUSIC: Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight


November 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dessert, milkshake, Stupidly Simple Snacks, videos.


  1. Scootabaker replied:

    Your video is tres cute ma-dear! No awkward silences and well chosen tunes to accompany your cheerfully delivered instructions.
    This is indeed thee month to be making pumpkin EVERYTHING! I may have to make this, sub soy milk though. Me and cow’s milk don’t mingle well together (know what i’m sayin’).

    So a big “Well Done!” to you and until next time!


  2. ScottCanCook replied:

    What a great little video… you are a star of the small screen.

  3. Florentina replied:

    Love the video, good job girly!

  4. maria replied:

    Amy! There is an award for you! Visit my blog.

  5. Sue replied:

    I just discovered you through the Hungry Nation video podcasts, I love your segments! I don’t have much patience to follow intricate cooking instructions, so your Stupidly Simple Snacks are a nice alternative. Must catch up with all your other vids 😀

    • Amy replied:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue! Happy holidays! I need to make candied yams topped with marshmallows today for tomorrow’s Stupidly Simple Snacks vid. Yikes!

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