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Pumpkin-spice Mascarpone Smoothie

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2009-10-28 Beverages
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This beverage combines pumpkin, yogurt, Chinese 5-spice powder, orange juice and sherbet, with richness from mascarpone cheese and a topping of gingersnap crumbs.

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

8 oz Mascarpone Cheese, softened
1× 15-oz can Pumpkin, chilled
1 cup Plain Yogurt
⅓ cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, slightly thawed
1½ cups Orange Sherbet
½ tsp Chinese 5-spice Powder
1½ cups Milk
1 cup Crushed Ice
4 Gingersnap Cookies, crushed

Directions:

Process all ingredients (except cookies) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into chilled parfait glasses. Sprinkle crushed cookies over top and serve immediately.

Helpful Tips:

This fragrant, spicy-smooth drink is perfect for dessert or a quick on-the-go breakfast. Pumpkin and orange are a great dynamic duo, and Chinese 5-spice powder adds the extra "pow" that makes this an extra-special smoothie recipe.