Drinking and driving with a Kidd in the passenger seat. It’s fall,

Drinking and driving with a Kidd in the passenger seat. It’s fall, which means there’s an abundance of pumpkin flavors circulating around town, everything from pumpkin bread, to lattes, to martinis to the little guy in the photo — the pumpkin milkshake. Pumpkin ice cream is probably one of my all-time favorite desserts, especially the kind with bits of pumpkin pie mixed in, like a Dairy Queen Blizzard. This shake from the Greenlake Kidd Valley ($2.69) is not one of those. In fact, there’s really no actual pumpkin in it at all. It’s vanilla soft-serve with some pumpkin flavored syrup squirted in and hand-blended. When I inquired about the brand of ice cream used, I got a solid: “Soft serve. Some generic kind.” Always a crowd favorite. The taste is what you expect it to be: spicy, sweet and smooth, almost chai-like. Seriously, go get one of these shakes. It’s an old-fashioned, classic shake — nothing groundbreaking — but it will take the edge off of the cold weather creeping in.


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