This peppermint milkshake is the perfect sweet treat for this holiday season. It's thick, creamy, and loaded with fresh peppermint candy flavor. And, of course, it's topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Honestly, it might be the most satisfying milkshake ever. Best of all, you can make it in just 1 minute!
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The Best Peppermint Milkshake Recipe
If you love peppermint candy canes and creamy milkshakes, then you're going to love, love, love my take on the ultra-popular Chick-fil-A peppermint milkshake. With a smooth, creamy texture from vanilla ice cream and a dash of fresh peppermint flavor, milkshakes simply don't get any better than this! Truly, though, this homemade version might be even better than the one Chick-fil-A serves!
The process of whipping it up is a breeze, too, and takes no more than 5 minutes. You basically just have to add all of the ingredients into your blender and blend. It's as easy as that!
Ingredients For Peppermint Milkshake
- Vanilla ice cream- or this peppermint ice cream for an extra peppermint flavor.
- Peppermint bark- or a chocolate bar and candy cane.
- Milk- I used full-fat milk, but any regular milk or nondairy milk works great.
- A few drops of peppermint extract
- Whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies or candy cane for garnish.
By the way, if you have some leftover milk and ice cream after making this milkshake, you can use it to make this Oreo McFlurry next.
How To Make a Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake
Step 1: Crush The Peppermint Bark
First, you're going to prepare the peppermint bark - it's what gives the shake its peppermint chocolate flavor.
So, to do this, you'll want to grab a large Ziploc bag and fill it with the peppermint bark. Again, if you don't have any peppermint bark on hand, you can add the chocolate candy bar of your choice and a candy cane or two to the bag instead.
Now, seal the bag - squeezing all of the extra air out of it when you do - and crush everything up with a rolling pin. You don't have to go crazy, just crush everything up enough so it will fit in the blender.
Step 2: Blend The Milkshake
Now it's time for the fun part, actually blending the milkshake!
So, take out a blender - or food processor - and add the vanilla ice cream to it along with the milk, peppermint extract, and crushed peppermint bark - or chocolate and candy canes.
Then, blend everything together until it's fully combined and a thick, creamy, peppermint shake forms.
Step 3: Serve
Finally, pour the milkshake into a glass and top each shake with a generous amount of whipped cream and some crushed peppermint candies - or candy canes - on top. Enjoy!
How Long Will My Milkshake Last?
This peppermint shake is definitely best enjoyed fresh, but if you can't finish it, you can store it in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Then, whenever you're ready to enjoy this delicious copycat Chick Fil A peppermint milkshake again, either let it thaw in the fridge, or put it in the blender with a little bit of milk, and enjoy!
More Holiday Desserts
If you loved this holiday-themed peppermint milkshake recipe, we have a ton more on the blog just like it. Here are some of our favorite holiday desserts to try next:
- Christmas crack
- Christmas cookie fudge
- Peppermint brownies
- No bake Christmas cookies
- Gingerbread cookies without molasses
- Place the peppermint bark (or chocolate and candy canes) in a zip-lock bag and crush it using a rolling pin.
- In a food blender, add ice cream, peppermint bark, milk, and peppermint extract.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into one large glass or two glasses and top with whipped cream, and add some crushed peppermint candies on top.
- Serve and enjoy.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g