Monday, September 10, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Frappe... In The Raw



Is it just me, or is anyone else done with summer?

Maybe it's because I'm currently lugging around a 2 1/2-pound watermelon in my stomach, but I am totally over this season.

It doesn't help that Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I probably got a taste of it too early going up to Canada a few weeks ago. I want it to be here NOW!

I want cool, crisp air. I want jeans and sweatshirts. I want fallen leaves and apple-picking.

I want PUMPKIN SPICE!

Who's with me on that?

I recently applied through BlogHer to review In The Raw sugar, and when I was looking at their collection of amazing recipes, I noticed all the fall-themed ones were jumping out at me.

So naturally, I had to make the Pumpkin Pie Frappe ... which totally lives up to its name, and gets me even more excited for the upcoming season change!

Is it wrong that I want to swim in this creamy, pumpkiny goodness?


But in all seriousness - for those of you who are regular readers, hopefully you know by now that I'm very picky about my reviews. Making money off of a hobby is great, but that's not why I blog, and I would never personally endorse a company, product, or recipe I didn't truly like.

So that being said, I highly recommend checking out In The Raw's products. Like me, you've probably seen their sugar and Stevia packets in coffee shops and the like, but did you know that these products are also offered in bulk for baking and cooking?

Check out the lineup of goodies I received from In The Raw, which included their all-natural Turbinado sugar, organic agave nectar, and zero-calorie Stevia. So fun!


In all honesty, I was a strictly-white sugar type of gal until a couple years ago when I was diagnosed with a hormone imbalance; it puts me at a higher risk for diabetes if I'm not mindful about my carb intake. So at that point, I started looking into less-refined sugars and sugar alternatives and was pleasantly surprised to find out there are some really great options available.

For one, Stevia is the only low-calorie sweetener that I actually enjoy - I think it tastes the closest to 'regular' sugar, and I love that it's natural, not made from chemicals.

Agave nectar is great too because it's slightly sweeter than sugar, so you can use less, and it has a lower glycemic index. (In The Raw's Agave is also organic, so that's a bonus!)

But if all that health stuff doesn't tickle your fancy ... I recently discovered that In The Raw has this hilarious Au Natural In The Raw app that will 'censor' your sassy food photos.

Yep you heard me right. You can blur out your goodies', umm ... goodies?

In the age of 'pinning' and 'food porn' sites, one of the most fun things about baking is sharing your creations via photo. And now your hottest desserts can go "au natural" on the internet... without fear of showing too much!


How cute is that?? To view other photos or make your own, just visit hotintherawaction.com (and perhaps warn your significant other first, in case they see the site in your browser history - ha!)

And if that wasn't enough fun for you ... In The Raw is also giving you all a chance to win a $100 Cooking.com gift card! Entering is easy peasy, just visit the recipe section of their website, and leave a comment on this post telling me which recipe you'd most like to make.

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c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 9/10/12-9/30/12.
Please also be sure to visit the In The Raw brand page on BlogHer, where you can read other bloggers' posts and get more chances to win.

In the meantime... bring on the pumpkin spice!

Pumpkin Pie Frappe
  • 1/3 C. canned pumpkin puree*
  • 1/4 C. Sugar In The Raw®
  • 1/4 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 t. ground allspice
  • 1 C. whole milk
  • 4 C. vanilla ice cream (slightly softened)
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish
Combine all the ingredients in an electric blender and blend until smooth. Serve in frosted glasses and garnish with the nutmeg. Makes 4 servings, about 3 1/2 cups.
*Be aware that there is a difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie canned mix. The pumpkin puree works best for this recipe.
Note: The frappe can be stored in the freezer if not serving immediately. The consistency will be like soft ice cream.

Recipe from In The Raw

79 comments:

  1. I'd make the coffee Baked Beans - hands down!

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  2. Pumpkin Pie Frappe, absolutely would be my favorite too!

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  3. I would like to make the No-Bake Cocoa Crisp Squares
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  4. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/245320300126928896
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  5. Pumpkin anything is ok with me!

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  6. wow, what a deal! I think the Dark Chocolate Pudding looks goos!
    Thanks for a chance to win
    Mary P
    mperkins@gwtc.net

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  7. Mmm... the coconut rum balls sound fantastic! Love Sugar In The Raw!

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  8. I tweeted about it!
    http://twitter.com/PoetInThePantry/status/245892661771378688

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  9. Awsome! The Dark Chocolate pudding sounds great!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out! If you want to enter the giveaway though, you need to leave me a way to identify/contact you in the event you have the winning comment! :)

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  10. would like to try the chocolate cheescake

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  11. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/246273148041953281

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  12. The reduced fat balsamic vinaigrette looks like it would be wonderfully pungent on a roasted delicata squash salad!

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  13. Mulled apple cider would be so incredible.

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  14. Holy cow! Do I really have to pick just one! I want to make and then sample one of everything.....

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  15. I would have to try the rubyrita (on the porch with friends)

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  16. I would make No-Bake Nutty Oat Bars.

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  17. I guess your pumpkin recipe doesn't count even though I am going to try it as soon as possible, from their website, I would like to try the coconut rum balls!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  18. I tweeted to
    https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/246961185767948288

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  19. i saw a recipe called Celebration Cake that I would like to try

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/247118140910231552

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I'd like to make Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  22. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/247548209608679424

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  23. I would make the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/247764883725242368

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  25. I just had to say that the the 'censored' is adorable! (sorry, just had to interject!)

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  26. With so many delicious looking recipes to choose from, it was difficult to pick just one. I thought I might try the Coffee Baked Beans first.

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  27. wow, many yummy recipes. I want to try this Dark Chocolate Pudding the most. so decadent. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  28. tweeted: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/248288966615388161

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  29. frappie looks delicious, I want to try the coconut rum balls.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  30. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/248336844557787136
    songyueyu at gmail

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  31. Red Berry Popsicles I love fruity desserts :)

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  32. tweeted https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/248454276035268608

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  33. the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad sounds great and not too challenging

    seanm1999 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I want to make the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding. Sounds delicious.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  35. I'd like to make the Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake! Actually I mostly just want to eat it... but I guess i'd have to make it first :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. The Pear Tart looks yummy!
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  37. I love the raw cane sugar product. We use it to make our Honey roasted almonds: http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/08/12/spiced-honey-roasted-almonds/ and those get made about every 2 weeks at our house. We love them and the raw sugar is best for the coating.

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  38. Shared on Twitter :) https://twitter.com/NatashasKitchen/status/248794214169710592

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  39. Chocolate Cheesecake
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  40. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/248803539365810176
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  41. Pumpkin pie frappe definitely signals fall!

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  42. tweet https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/249199958299914241 thismomwins@gmail.com

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  43. I would like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies thismomwins@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to try the Spiced Apple Quesadillas.

    gmissycat a tyahoo dot com

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  45. Tweeted too

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/249284947905507328

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  46. My favorite recipe to make would be No-Bake Cocoa Crisp Squares.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. From The Raw website I want to make the Chinese Chicken Salad recipe.

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  48. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/249343864438145024

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  49. I would like to make the Coconut Rum Balls


    rounder9834 at yahoo dot com

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  50. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/249655743119233024

    rounder9834 at yahoo dot com

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  51. I would love to try making the Coconut Rum Balls - mm! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Spicy Fiesta Slaw sounds Yummy! Love to try that first.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  53. I would make the Chocolate Cheesecake.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  54. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/250400892363341825
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  55. Definitely want to try the Mulled Apple Cider!
    http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/mulled-apple-cider/?ref=search

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  56. I'd like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  57. I want to make the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole recipe!

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  58. tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/251517321909252097

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  59. I want to try the coconut rum balls. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  60. I really like the look of the No-Bake Nutty Oat Bars. They sound so much healthier than the standard bars.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. I'd most like to make the Rosemary Orange Spritzer. It sounds wonderful to have a glass in the afternoon while it is still hot in California.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  62. I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/251591204792315904

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. I'd like to make their No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies, as the appearance and ingredients remind me of a certain store-bought cookie my husband and I indulge in on a semi-regular basis. Love to have a homemade alternative!

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  64. Tweeted- https://twitter.com/monikeeta/status/251869646532276224

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  65. The Pumpkin Pecan Muffins recipe sounds perfect for fall! :-d
    http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/pumpkin-pecan-muffins/?ref=search&product=sugar-in-the-raw&page=1
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  66. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/252073980406677504
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  67. I would love to make the turkey sloppy janes yum sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  68. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/252175433448173569

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  69. I would like to make the unstuffed cabbage.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  70. I would make red berry popsicles.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  71. the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole sounds amazing

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  72. tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/252523817421914112

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  73. I want to make the mulled-apple-cider:
    http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/mulled-apple-cider
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  74. blogged:
    http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/09/win-100-cookingcom-gc-from-blogher.html

    slehan at juno dot com

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  75. i would make the Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
    thanks for a great giveaway
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  76. tweeted: https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/252578580272390144

    thanks for the great giveaway

    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  77. i'd like the mulled apple cider recipe
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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