This cool & Refreshing Peppermint Milkshake is a simple, quick and very tasty holiday treat everyone will enjoy.
Peppermint for days
This peppermint milkshake uses vanilla ice cream and candy canes, but if you are lucky enough to snag a container of peppermint ice cream that works just as well! You can either add extra mint and crunch with the candy canes or omit them.
This really is a simple treat, and one the kids love to eat and one they love to make themselves! You could easily add a bit of a chocolate punch with a drizzle of chocolate syrup or by adding in chocolate chips. You could even start with chocolate ice cream. Either way, this is sure to be a favorite!
Just blend + enjoy!
BLEND. Add ice cream, milk, crushed cane pieces and peppermint extract to a blender. Mix until well combined.
SERVE. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and candy cane pieces.
Tips + Storing Info
Dairy Free: Many grocery stores offer dairy-free vanilla ice cream using soy or a nut based milk. You can combine your preferred dairy free ice cream with its liquid milk counterpart. I don’t know exactly what the dairy-free ratio will be so I suggest adding the milk slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
- Milk: Whole milk makes a creamier shake, but any kind of milk also works.
- Ice Cream: Allow the ice cream to soften a bit before scooping.
- Thickness: Adjust the thickness with the amount of milk you add. If you accidentally make it too thin, just add a bit more ice cream.
- Don’t use ice. The ice will melt causing the shake to be thinner.
- Stay Thick: If you need your milkshake to stay thick for longer, then place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- This recipe is pretty peppermint-y. If you prefer a more mild version only use half of the extract.
Do not STORE leftover shakes in the fridge for very long or they’ll melt too much. Leftovers should be FROZEN. Allow them to soften a bit and eat it with a spoon like ice cream, or you can put it into the blender to make it creamy again.
Another really fun way to save leftovers is to make popsicles. Pour the milkshake into popsicle molds and freeze.
for more MilkShakes, try:
Peppermint Milkshake Recipe
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup candy cane crushed
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- whipped cream
- Add ice cream, milk, crushed cane pieces and peppermint extract to a blender.
- Mix until well combined.
- Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and candy cane pieces.