Warm Pumpkin Custard Drink (and my typo confessions)

I’m about to share my Warm Pumpkin Custard recipe with you, but…

Just so you know, it is very hard for me to type the word “pumpkin” without automatically adding a “g” to the end – making it “pumpking”. This is what happens when you type words ending with “ing” frequently.

For the record, because of my blog name, I also type the word “heavenly” so often that I can’t tell you how many times the word “have” first comes out “heave”. For instance, every time I’m sharing about my ebook “Have Your Cookie…and Eat it Too“? I almost always first type “Heave Your Cookie…”  It is a huge problem. But you probably didn’t even want to know that, did you?

And ultimately, that was a terrible thing to write about when I’m posting a new, delicious recipe. Try not to think about heaving your cookies, and instead, focus on the pumpking. Um, pumpkin.


We have a friend who absolutely loves anything pumpkin. Since he was coming for a visit on a cold, drizzly day – I was brainstorming as to what I could quickly mix up that would satisfy his pumpkin craving and warm us all up.

Turns out, I didn’t have to think very hard. I simply grabbed my trusty Warm Vanilla Soother recipe and pumkinized it. Easy and delicious! Our friend loved it and had two huge mugs full!

This is a great dessert – or because it’s so full of rich, hearty, nutritious ingredients – I think it will be great for breakfast. As a matter of fact, it would be heavenly. (See? Told you I use that word a lot.)

Warm Pumpkin Custard Drink

Warm Pumpkin Custard Drink (and my typo confessions)
Serves: 3-5
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ⅓ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup canned or pureed pumpkin
  • 2 Tablespoon arrowroot powder or corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, pumpkin, arrowroot powder, and spices.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (I use a whisk) until mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat and add  vanilla.
  4. Stir until creamy.
  5. Pour into mugs and serve warm.

Am I the only one with potentially embarrassing typo issues?

Don’t even ask me about the time I accidentally left out the “r” when I was writing about how I store bulk grocery items in my “pantry”. Worst typo ever. Kinda makes you want to heave your cookies, doesn’t it?


  1. Missy says

    This sounds AH-MA-ZING!! Thanks so much! Love your vanilla and chocolate soothers – what a great addition to the choices! :). Need to introduce the soothers to my boys!


  2. says

    This looks so yummy. I will have to make this for breakfast next week (after I have more eggs!)

    I’ve been known to make a few crazy typos, but I am obsessive about checking my spelling so it doesn’t usually get posted. :D


  3. tulip says

    That looks SO yummy….I love pumpkin, too…might have to make that for the kiddos in the morning!

    Worst typo ever: When I was a kid, I participated in a week-long camp at the YMCA. The first day when the director did roll call….I waited and waited for him to call my name. My last name at the time was Whithead. Finally at the end of the list, they asked if there was anyone there whose name was not called. Naturally, I went up and the director and I scanned the list. Unfortunately, due to a clerical error, my name was changed, or rather the “W” in my name was changed…..to an “S”.

    Soooo glad he didn’t try to pronounce that one….in front of everyone!

    Thanks again for the yummy treat!


    beetree Reply:

    Ha- can’t even imagine!!! They must’ve had a good laugh about that one later!


    Kathryn Reply:

    I am laughing loudly enough to wake my kiddo. You definitely win the worst typo prize- thanks for sharing!


    Birdie Reply:

    Oooh you poor gal! My sweetheart and I feel so sorry for you.


  4. Rochelle says

    Funny!! What I really hate is when your “smart” phone substitutes a word that is totally opposite of what you want to say….I have sent a few texts that don’t make any sense because the phone filled in a word for me:0)


  5. Leanne Black says

    I, too LOVE anything pumpkin. However, I think we’ll add a dallop of whipped cream to the top! ;)

    As far as typos…our Pastor had a funny one the other day on Facebook. A friend who’s first name was “Sherm”, short for Sherman, was having surgery. Pastor asked us to pray for him, but replaced the “h” with a “p” accidentally. We all LOL! Of course, if it were our name, it probably wouldn’t be as funny!


    Birdie Reply:

    Oh My Leanne! What a oh oh moment :-)


  6. Karen Dee says

    That recipe looks so good, you can talk about anything you want to and it won’t keep me from making it! :) Sounds yummy!


  7. Tina says

    Thank you for reminding me to laugh my way through life and our mistakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You make me laugh every time I read through your blog. My kids always have to run over to see what is so hilarious. Then I get to explain our silly adult humor that makes no sense to them at all. Thanks for the great laughs.


  8. Bunni Rankey says

    Too halarious,…love your writing style…I’m going to make this and take a double, maybe triple batch to my prayer-shawl meeting Nov 2nd, I know all the ladies will love it. Thanks for a great sounding recipe.


  9. Cami says

    I’m pre-diabetic, so always look for foods with high fiber content and low sugar. This sounds yummy and fairly okay for my diet. Wondering what others out there might be using to substitute for maple syrup? Agave?

    If nothing else, I’ll make this for my kids’ breakfast next week. (They love your donut recipe… time to make more of those, in fact [I make a batch and freeze them; take out on rushed mornings before school])


    Laura Reply:

    Hmm, I think agave might work for this.


  10. Kathryn says

    My 3 yr. old is addicted to your warm vanilla soothers (okay, maybe I am too). And my husband loves pumpkin, so I will definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks!


  11. says

    Oh my goodness this sounds so delicious! I’m going to try it out tomorrow, especially since this it finally got cold outside again this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing it!


  12. Bethany B. says

    Oh Laura, you gave me several good laughs on a day when they were needed :) Thank you!!!!

    Can’t wait to try this!!


  13. Holly says

    Made this the other night, but used honey instead of maple syrup. Hubby & I LOVED it. Then, the next night I made a “chocolate soother” and hubby said it was the best drink he’d ever had. Thanks!!


  14. Nia says

    LOL so hard! Laura I think we would have defintely NOT have appreciated your food storage in you “Panty” instead of your pantry. Thanks for sharing though, definitely needed this laugh.


  15. Christi says

    I am a former book editor so I have a whole bunch of favorite typos. The one my colleagues and I laughed about for years was leaving the “r” out of breast-feeding! :)


  16. karen in ND says

    I write lots of documents seeking public comment in my day to day work… if you remove one letter from public it can be embarrassing. I have taken to telling Microsoft word that that embarrassing word is not a word. I just remove it from the spell check dictionary. The head of my agency signed a letter that went out to all employees once that had the embarrassing word in it… I would not have wanted to be the person who wrote and proofread that letter!


    Denise Reply:

    LOL!!! I am a newspaper copy editor, and I have seen several instances ot “public officials” minus the “l” – once in a headline! O.o


  17. Kelly says

    My 6 year old son’s name is Levi and whenever he writes a letter he automatically writes, “Lovi, Levi”. So now we say “I lovi you” in our house. :)


  18. Emily B says

    And I was wondering what to do w/ my spare 1 c. of pumpkin left over from freezing in pints! Now I know! Thanks!


  19. Victoria says

    A pastor’s wife was just telling me the story the other day about how their new congregation wanted to throw them a pantry party. Well, in the bulletin, the “r” was left out, so it read “panty party.” LOLOL. She said some of the older gentleman were a little bit concerned….


  20. Carrie Bell says

    This looks so yummy! Do you think it could be made ahead of time and reheated?? I love to drink something warm in the morning on my way to work and this looks amazing!


    Laura Reply:

    Yes, that will work!


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