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Cereal: it’s a college kid staple. But by your six hundredth bowl of Special K, it’s understandable if you’re ready for something a little more gourmet. Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City makes an absolutely delicious concoction known as cereal milk ice cream, which tastes about like what you’d expect if you took that sugary, syrupy liquid you find at the bottom of your bowl after all the cereal has gone… and blended it….and turned it into ice cream.

In the spirit of Momofuku, here’s an insanely good cereal smoothie.


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1

1 cup flake cereal (try Frosted Flakes or Raisin Bran)
1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
¾ cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup, agave or honey (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


1. Add cereal, pumpkin, milk and cinnamon into a blender.

Photo by Aja Frost

Photo by Aja Frost

2. Blend until smooth.

Photo by Aja Frost

Photo by Aja Frost

3. Add your seasonings and blend until they’re fully mixed in.

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4. Place your smoothie in the fridge and wait ten minutes for it to thicken.

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Tip: This will last several days in the fridge, so feel free to wait more than ten minutes if you want to save it for later!

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