Wawa’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie Copycat! You’ve just read it, our pastry chefs did a tasting of Wawa’s and managed to replicate it. And personally, pumpkin is one of my favorites flavors.
This smoothie recipe is definitely not a naive recipe, this is creamier and tastier than any other smoothie you can find at a convenience store. According to our taste and palate of course. Want to try it?
It’s October now and autumn’s right behind the corner, and with it comes the high pumpkin season. This beautiful pumpkin is another level of tastiness, it provides incredible textures to any dish you plan to make. It is called: The Red October pumpkin.
Keep reading and print the recipe!
What are Wawa’s Smoothies?
Wawa will always save our day with a tasty snack, a cup of coffee or cappuccino, or even a whole meal to grab and go. But let me tell you… its smoothies are delicious! You may think that they’re not, for the simple fact of not being the specialty of the store but mhm!… you’re wrong.
There are several cheesecake smoothies at Wawas, they call them the delectably refreshing cream smoothies. Its variety of cheesecakes is:
- Caramel Cheesecake Smoothie
- Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake Smoothie
- Original Cheesecake Smoothie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie -seasonal-
Moreover, one of the most delicious facts about this convenience store is that they come out with seasonal products, and our protagonist is precisely one of them. Keep reading because as we mentioned before, we recreated the secret recipe.
Not a secret anymore tho -wink-.
Wawa’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie Copycat Recipe
First, try not to be on a restricted diet when making this for your loved ones, because it’s a serious temptation. The voice of experience tells you, I mean, the writing of experience tells you.
Second, since you now know you won’t be able to control the desire to try it, let’s go for it.
- Immersion blender, or any high-speed blender
- Spatula, to get that glorious mix out of it
- A good taste!
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1/2 cup of Red October pumpkin puree -or the equivalent to 150 grams-
- 1 ounce of cream cheese
- 4 tbsp of honey -or maple syrup-
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground ginger
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of ice cubes
- 1 crushed graham cracker -crumbs-
- whipped cream to garnish -optional-
- 1 cinnamon stick to garnish
Step #1: Blend it up!
Place all of the ingredients in the blender, except for the crakers. Cover and blend until puree-textured. This will take about 30-60 seconds.
Step #2: Serve nicely
Get your pretty smoothie type of glass and serve. Top it with whipped cream, crushed graham cracker, a pinch of ground cinnamon, and if you’re feeling ambitious, stab it with the cinnamon stick.
Step #3: Enjoy!
Take a deep breath, give it a sip and enjoy!
The ice cubes bring air bubbles and freshness to any smoothie or milkshake. If you don’t believe me, try it with and without them and check it out.
Print the recipe!
Make your Own Pumpkin Puree
As we all know, this gorgeous pumpkin can make us feel a little nervous, however, it’s more gentle and easy to prepare than it seems at first glance. Don’t be shy!
It’s very easy, let me give you my cooking technique:
- Rinse your pumpkin. Then cut the stem and the pumpkin in half.
- Remove seeds and fibrous pulp.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
- Place the halves with the skin facing up on a tray. Add 1/2 inch of water to the tray to keep them moist.
- Roast the pumpkin in the oven for 1 hour.
There you have it! You can now make your pumpkin puree and use it for different recipes. You can also freeze some puree cubes, these would last at least 6 months in the freezer. Yay!
Substitutes for a Healthier Option
If you’ll like to give it a healthier twist, feel free to replace cream cheese with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Whole milk for coconut milk or any vegetable milk you’ll like.
Also, remove the whipped cream, and garnish only with the ground cinnamon and the cinnamon stick.
See how easy this was? I’m sure this pumpkin smoothie is making your mouth watering. Mine is! So I think I’m heading to the local market to buy some Red October pumpkins for tomorrow.
Don’t forget to try it out and get one at Wawa’s to compare them!
Wawa's Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie Copycat
- Immersion blender, or any high-speed blender.
- A good taste!
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup Red October pumpkin puree or the equivalent to 150 grams
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- 4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch ground ginger
- pinch ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1 piece crushed graham cracker crumbs
- whipped cream to garnish optional
- 1 piece cinnamon stick to garnish optional
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender, except for the crakers.
- Cover and blend until puree-textured. This will take about 30-60 seconds.
- Get your pretty smoothie type of glass and serve.
- Top it with whipped cream, crushed graham cracker, a pinch of ground cinnamon, and if you're feeling ambitious, stab it with the cinnamon stick.
- Take a deep breath, give it a sip and enjoy!
Tips and TricksThe ice cubes bring air bubbles and freshness to any smoothie or milkshake. If you don't believe me, try it with and without them and check it out. If you want to give this recipe a healthy twist, replace some of these ingredients:
- Cream cheese for Greek yogurt or Cottage cheese.
- Whole milk for Coconut milk.
- Also, remove the whipped cream and leave the ground cinnamon and the cinnamon stick.