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Peppermint Milkshakes: Only 3 Ingredients

December 15, 2011

I first made this recipe for Peppermint Milkshakes on my blog in December of 2008 when I literally threw three ingredients together in a blender for my kids instead of taking them to get peppermint ice cream. Since then, I have been making these religiously for parties and for my 3 kids. It has been one of the most heavenly requested recipes from my children’s friends who have come to my house and tried them. Whenever I’m invited to a holiday party, I typically get asked to make these. This past sunday night, I made them for 28 people, and it was beyond an absolute hit. So many requested me to post the infamous recipe one more time so they can make them for their family Christmas events. Here it is…Enjoy!

Peppermint Milkshakes

Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
8 cups vanilla ice cream or low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 cups skim milk
1 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 50)
1 Whipped topping, peppermint sticks, crushed peppermint
1. Combine ice cream, milk and crushed peppermint in a container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Serve in small glasses topped with whipped cream, peppermint sticks and crushed peppermint.

Tip: I crushed the peppermint in a food processor. Another way is to put candy in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; seal. Using a hammer, rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet, pound the candy on a sturdy countertop until crushed.


29 Responses to “Peppermint Milkshakes: Only 3 Ingredients”
January, 03 2012at 09:24 am
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January, 02 2012at 05:51 pm
I'm going to see my mom this weekend and HAVE to make this for her. She LOVES peppermint stick ice cream, and now that Friendly's has shut down, she's lost her supplier. So excited to whip this up for her! Happy New Year !
Wenderly says:
December, 17 2011at 09:14 am
So beautiful and perfect for every occasion!
December, 17 2011at 12:23 am
What a festive treat! Throw some booze in there and you're golden!
tia says:
December, 23 2011at 02:22 am
looks fantastic!!! so easy and such a great idea. my hubby would love it.
December, 15 2011at 08:26 am
yumm !! happy holidays :)
December, 15 2011at 09:04 am
easy, delish, festive. Love this one!
December, 15 2011at 09:05 am
oh oh, yes please!!
December, 15 2011at 09:29 am
My guys love milkshakes, smoothies etc. and would love to move further south right into your house!! :)
gretchen says:
December, 15 2011at 09:47 am
so pretty and pink... peppermint is definitely one of my favorite things about this time of year!
Elle says:
December, 15 2011at 10:15 am
Genius! A must make for the season-my kids (and me!) will love these!
Lisa says:
December, 15 2011at 10:30 am
OMG! To die for
Amy says:
December, 15 2011at 10:35 am
Fabulous photo Alison. I have heard about these from everyone talking for a while...glad to see the recipe
December, 15 2011at 11:13 am
It's my birthday today and I think I'll have to make this as a treat for myself. It looks amazing and your pictures are gorgeous! Do you think this would work with Greek yogurt? Thanks!
December, 15 2011at 11:43 am
Kelly, you could try it for sure. I bet so! Let me know!!
December, 15 2011at 12:50 pm
ooh, these look soooo good. i have everything in the house i need to make one right now - i think i'll treat myself to a mid-day milkshake!
December, 15 2011at 01:14 pm
Jeanette says:
December, 15 2011at 01:56 pm
Can't believe you made 28 of these! Your blender sure got a workout. Super festive drink for the holidays.
December, 15 2011at 02:42 pm
Such a fun holiday treat! I'd need to buy a much better blender to make them for 28.
Alison Lewis says:
December, 15 2011at 02:50 pm
Barbara, you can just do it in two batches
dana says:
December, 15 2011at 06:35 pm
These were delicious, Alison! Thanks for making them for the group-
TidyMom says:
December, 17 2011at 11:33 am
oh YUM!!! I love this!
December, 18 2011at 10:54 am
I love peppermint everything this time of the year! Love this! Yum! Happy Holidays!
LadiFu says:
November, 12 2012at 09:22 pm
We have made this for years. It is our tradition when we take down the Christmas tree. We take all the left over candy canes and stick 'em in the blender and then we add them to either vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream along with the skim milk.
December, 02 2012at 11:08 am
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